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Burchey

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 24, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
Do you guys own your shet?

Ran into a couple very nice lady climbers at JT this weekend.

Supertopo came up, and one was very reluctant to say that she lurked, and only after a little pressing did she tell me the screen name of her boyfriend.

I'm curious about the whole "staying anonymous / hiding behind your avatar / writing things or acting in a way you wouldn't own in person" nonsense that pervades.

Of course, some of you make no mystery of who you are, and are probably the same way in person that you are online. For example, if I saw a duck rapping off El Cap on a 1000 foot static line, I'd know him anywhere.

Why the hiding - the rest of ya'll? Anyone have any good reason?
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:06pm PT
My name is Jason Chinchen. My wife thinks I am an as#@&%e. I probably am. Merry f*#king christmas.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
I've met quite a few ST lurkers. We climbed for a bit, they asked "are you weschrist from supertopo?" I asked "why, are we going to fight?" They laugh, say how much they enjoy my posts, and we continue having a good time.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
I do use my real name. What?

Direct your complaints to this a-hole:

Noobie Ferrata
Noobie Ferrata
Credit: Jebus H Bomz

A be-prana'd JEbus caught mid-yammer
A be-prana'd JEbus caught mid-yammer
Credit: Jebus H Bomz

Jebus is more relaxed than you
Jebus is more relaxed than you
Credit: Jebus H Bomz

Jebus is pretty and witty
Jebus is pretty and witty
Credit: Jebus H Bomz

Jeebz. The men want to be him and the women want to be with him.
Jeebz. The men want to be him and the women want to be with him.
Credit: Jebus H Bomz

Double 0 Jeebz, discerning man of taste
Double 0 Jeebz, discerning man of taste
Credit: Jebus H Bomz
Burchey

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 24, 2012 - 09:10pm PT
recognized from pictures, I'd guess?

They usually guess me by smell.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:10pm PT
i use my real name as well. um... sorta...
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:10pm PT
Well, you are TOm Cruise so why do you use "burchey" ? I mean........TOM CRUISE !! WOW !!!! Maverick in Top Gun ! WOw !!! Whoooooo..........



Mary Zmas Tom. Gladjer on this silly forum. We need more celebs.





Grin & Snicker.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:12pm PT
kennyt from woodfords sh#t I'd be pretty easy to find
Credit: kennyt
Credit: kennyt
need a beelay?
Burchey

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 24, 2012 - 09:12pm PT
Burchey is what my Nanna used to call me.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
It's called research. Try some.
Burchey

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 24, 2012 - 09:16pm PT
Research what?

I've heard tell of some forum members hooking up with the FBI to find the IP address of places other users worked 8 years ago.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:22pm PT
Pay attention to half of what you read, and believe even less.

A lot of times "hooking up with the FBI to get info" translates to "I just spent 6 hours obsessing on Google and found out sh#t that doesn't mean sh#t anymore, but I will try and act like it does and I got it through my CONNECTIONS."

I'm free with my info to anyone who asks, and respect the privacy of those who wish to remain an avatar. Even when they are complete asses when instituting the General Dickwad Theory (See Below)

What makes a troll tick...
What makes a troll tick...
Credit: Vegasclimber

The only exception to this rule is Cragman, because I am always trying to send him a PM about some plane crash or climb and his PMs are off :D Irritatin'!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:26pm PT
I'm tired of getting swarmed by the motherf*#king papparazzi everytime I lace up boots, so I gotta fly under the radar.

American Legend, bitch.
Burchey

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 24, 2012 - 09:33pm PT
I'm likin' some of these answers so far. We should have a contest to see who can post the most personal info on the board.

My name is Adam Burch, my ex-wife thinks I'm an as#@&%e (so does the chief). I'm an internet wonder boy, apparently, so there is no shortage of pictures of me.

The FBI thing is a long story - I didn't buy a word of it, but it still provided for some good lulz.

I'm a firm believer that some of us bumps heads online, but would get along just fine in person.

I'm also a firm believer that I don't have much use for a slight majority of the people I meet.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:38pm PT
I mean this thread, or something VERY effing similar has been done before.
There's nothing new under the Sun...
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
Good one bvb.


I make no effort to hide behind anything. I am the same opinionated stubborn bastard in person as I am here on the forum. I am also equally funny in either venue. I stand behind, beside, infront and all over what I say in posts. I have no need of false avatars to hide my opinions. I am sorry some do have to hide. Could it be abject embarrasment?

I've met quite a few ST lurkers. We climbed for a bit, they asked "are you weschrist from supertopo?" I asked "why, are we going to fight?" They laugh, say how much they enjoy my posts, and we continue having a good time.

This is funny as I have had many of the same encounters. When some one says "oh i read what you posted" I usually respond sorry if I offended and we go on with the day just fine. I do get many more positive comments than my detractors might believe.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
They usually guess me by smell.


That's why I don't generally hang out with people from Supertopo. They smell like Burchey.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 24, 2012 - 09:48pm PT
May I burn in the Flames of hell if anything I've ever posted on any thread is untrue.

It was the first iteration of Mouse from Merced who tried that, the second iteration who decided to forgo that, and the third coming was the one everyone "knows" now.

I thought about rehab, going on the Taco Wagon. I still may, it's a new year, WTF.

Burchey & Bermingham & kkBombz, we're all in a closet smoking a reefer, see, and burchey can't find the door handle! Sheeit! No wonder we all stink of weed! I'm up on the top shelf, kkBombz is flat on the floor, and Burchey can't open the goddam door!

It's all true, if you want it to be. Don't hide behind an "onimitee" tree.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Dec 24, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Dude, I think you're projecting.


Edit: IOW, few are really anonymous here. Many know each other. You not knowing someone isn't an indicator of someone being anonymous.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 24, 2012 - 10:04pm PT
i been clean and off the taco for seven days. waiting to get back on till the time is right (or not).



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