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  Reply # 1143325 29-Sep-2014 10:09
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heylin - welsh orgin name from my SCA days
b4 - my favortite car (Legacy spec B)
nz - new zealand (so people in Battlefield 1,2,3,4 etc knew it was a kiwi whipping them)

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  Reply # 1143326 29-Sep-2014 10:16
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heylinb4nz: heylin - welsh orgin name from my SCA days
b4 - my favortite car (Legacy spec B)
nz - new zealand (so people in Battlefield 1,2,3,4 etc knew it was a kiwi whipping them)

It's interesting to see the breakdown - if I'd looked at your name "standalone" then I'd have wondered what "heyl" meant and why it was "in before NZ".

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  Reply # 1143332 29-Sep-2014 10:21
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Back in 1994 I think I was doing a summer research project at the Otago Uni Psyc department (on reward structure influence on behaviour in animal and human child populations) and part of the analysis involved using SPSSX on the departments VAX. So, I had a login on that, and that gave me email and actual internet access.

I was pointed by a fellow researcher to a MUD called Foothills and at the time I was a big Red Dwarf fan, so when asked for a username I just picked the silliest character on the show... The Talkie Toaster... I entered it as TalkietToaster (capitals like that) and while it accepted it, you just have to love the lack of real input validation or user friendliness of systems that age. The MUD truncated my name to 7 characters without telling me, so it became 'TalkieT', and that stuck.

So. gulp... That's ~20 years on the same handle.

Cheers - N

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  Reply # 1143334 29-Sep-2014 10:29
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I couldn't think of anything for a Xbox live account a few years so I started along the idea of a name not being a name and came out with TheNamless1. So now I normally stick with that or some variation along the same lines.

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  Reply # 1143338 29-Sep-2014 10:39
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Talkiet: O entered it as TalkietToaster (capitals like that) and while it accepted it, you just have to love the lack of real input validation or user friendliness of systems that age. The MUD truncated my name to 7 characters without telling me, so it became 'TalkieT', and that stuck.


I have news to you! The lack of real input validation or user friendliness of systems is alive and kicking in today's systems as well...






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  Reply # 1143340 29-Sep-2014 10:40
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When i was 12, i was just putting letters randomly together and got my username, beauty is no-one has the same




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  Reply # 1143375 29-Sep-2014 11:11
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Ive been using my username for many years- cant remember when now. Anyway im a Psychiatric Registered Nurse. Thats the field of nursing im in but I was trained as a Comprehensive nurse so means I can work in any field of nursing.





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  Reply # 1143379 29-Sep-2014 11:18
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  Reply # 1143381 29-Sep-2014 11:21
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I also use xpdnz where xpd isnt available....  for gaming now Im tending to use "demisenz", (demise being the "D" in XPD) - had fun times using XPD once in a game of CS....  was a player with the nick "PDX" and he was accused of having a bot in-game - me. ;)





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  Reply # 1143407 29-Sep-2014 11:32
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Talkiet: I was a big Red Dwarf fan, so when asked for a username I just picked the silliest character on the show... The Talkie Toaster...

Howdy doodlie do!

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  Reply # 1143410 29-Sep-2014 11:35
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I've always loved growing things... Demeter was my IRC Mod handle on ZANET in the 90's. It was registered on NickServ at the time. =)

http://www.greekmythology.com/Other_Gods/Demeter/demeter.html


If I find I need to sign up for something and Demeter is taken (it usually is) then I just use 8BitGirl.




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  Reply # 1143419 29-Sep-2014 11:42
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Behodar:
Talkiet: I was a big Red Dwarf fan, so when asked for a username I just picked the silliest character on the show... The Talkie Toaster...

Howdy doodlie do!


Would anyone like any toast?

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  Reply # 1143422 29-Sep-2014 11:45
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The Clutch song, Burning Beard.




My very metal Doctor Who theme

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  Reply # 1143445 29-Sep-2014 11:57
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ummmm ... I'm showing a complete lack of imagination aren't I ? 

:-)

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  Reply # 1143455 29-Sep-2014 11:58
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I can't really remember why I chose "DravidDavid".  I've been using it since my early Battlefield 1942 days.  I think I looked up things that rhymed with David and smashed the two together.  My CounterStrike/Battlefield 2 handles were hardly appropriate for a technology forum, haha...But they had a much more in-depth history. :)





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