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What's in a User name ?

PostPost by: knotnuts » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:19 am

Mine is from my boat, it just has so many meanings. :lol:
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:35 pm

elanner wrote:Mine is explained by a stunning lack of creativity..... my eBay username is no better. :-(

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I know what you mean... Mine is first initial then last name shortened to 8 letters.. From my first bulletin board circa 1990... Still used by me everywhere!
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:55 pm

Like one or two others, I can never think of a fitting username when needed. I had pretty much composed my first post for this forum but was at a complete loss as to what username I could use. :?
At the time, my daughter & her teenage friends seemed to refer to everything as ?awesome?, then one of them referred to my Capri as ?nice wheels, mate, awesome?. Coincidentally, that evening my wife brought home a DVD of the film ?The third man?, starring Orson Welles, & the idea of Orsom Weels was born. After all, what could be more apt when talking Lotus Elans? :wink:
My lack of creativity, coupled with plain laziness, means he also now visits a few other forums. :oops:
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:13 pm

Not sure where mine came from.
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PostPost by: Tahoe » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:28 am

It came from where I live. Easy to remember unless I start having dementia. Now what was this thread all about again? :?
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PostPost by: jimj » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:30 am

I couldn`t choose my username from where I live as I feel my erudite remarks might lack gravitas if I was called Foolow.
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:38 am

Like some others on the forum, mine was due to a lack of imagination. I'm not aware of any other Lotus based in Galway. :roll:
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:59 am

I couldn`t even think of one, but what is this about eight letters?
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PostPost by: mbell » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:12 pm

Mines a sanitized version of the username i almost always use that i came up with when I was too young to know better. Basically relates to some of my name plus a 3 digit number, I dropped the three digit number for this forum.
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:40 pm

Mine's far far far too obvious - but I made a mistake using an '_' as the convulated key strokes on an iPhone are a real pain in the ****.
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:01 pm

Heh Heh, I've been using BillWill as a user id since the first days of online bulletin boards, (CiX) back in 1987.

Shortened version of my own name of course.

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:10 pm

Tried to use "?M miles" to boast of the car's mileage (M is engineering for million) but it wouldn't take the ? and just got out of hand. Then I hijacked Meg ...
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:22 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:Then I hijacked Meg ...

Bet she wasn't very amused! :lol:
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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:54 pm

I have been known as Aussie John at NYLOC for the last 10-15 years so I thought why not! It does confuse folks as I have lived in Yorkshire for 22 years..
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:08 am

AussieJohn wrote:.... as I have lived in Yorkshire for 22 years..


I'm sorry... ;-)
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