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  Reply # 1143480 29-Sep-2014 12:33
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Mark: ummmm ... I'm showing a complete lack of imagination aren't I ? 

:-) your name Mark ? ;)

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  Reply # 1143533 29-Sep-2014 13:18
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When I was a kid, my Dad talked about going to the quack to get sorted. So I just went DrQuack because it literally meant Dr Dr and I found that funny (as things do in your own head) I also picked 32 cause that was the number Magic Johnson wore. I needed one and I figured most forums were going to need a number so picked that one.

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  Reply # 1143553 29-Sep-2014 13:52
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ME? Well I was a CAD Tech that worked on 3d Studio Max a lot... that was back in the day when Max had just come out.... good old autodesk.

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

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  Reply # 1143602 29-Sep-2014 15:52
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Sittingduckz comes from an online fighter jet game I played years ago. I was originally called 'Dead Meat' from the Hot Shots movie but some other little b!#@# started using it so I changed to Sittingduckz as I sucked at the game and got shot down every 10ms. tongue-out

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  Reply # 1143615 29-Sep-2014 16:06
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I've been Elpie for over twenty years. It has a double meaning - my initials are LP, and ie for Ireland. I answer to Elpie, Elp and Elps, but don't often get called by my legal name. I've got a couple of other names floating around from the dim dark ages but rarely use them now. 

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  Reply # 1143637 29-Sep-2014 16:26
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I don't think I can point to a specific origin.

I have a vague recollection of some cartoon or tv program where the ending 'tastic' was added to many things - maybe I had been watching it?!

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  Reply # 1143668 29-Sep-2014 17:17
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I am old, I am a Man and everything is a trap of a magnitude that I simply cannot repel.

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  Reply # 1143730 29-Sep-2014 18:36
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I was at the vets one day with my male cat...who later lost his family jewels and I gained a name ;-)

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  Reply # 1143780 29-Sep-2014 20:04
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Most people that know me, know me as Rhodar (from the books by David Eddings) and that was the name I used in he days of Bulletin Boards, but when I made my first character in Everquest back in '99 it was already taken. I started thinking Hitchhikers Guide and as I didn't have a copy handy thought Vroomfondel was spelled Brumfondl (I pronounce it Broom fondle). I have stuck with it in games and as my Internet persona because it is unique to me.


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  Reply # 1143853 29-Sep-2014 21:53
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I lurk... Found out about the term during my early days on the net, in the Babylon 5 usenet groups.
My avatar is from an old Infocom game, The Lurking Horror. Usually the handle is taken though, not very unique I guess.
I have a few others up my sleeve.

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  Reply # 1143877 29-Sep-2014 22:24
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Mine was originally from a personalised plate I got for my 21st.
See ya bro!
I still have the plates but not on anything at the moment.

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  Reply # 1143884 29-Sep-2014 22:48
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Since you were being nosy, I wanted to replace a much older nym from Usenet days and at the time I looked after the glassware for a beer tasting group.  Glassboy seemed to reflect the hollowness of an Internet identity.  

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  Reply # 1143885 29-Sep-2014 22:48
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My first name is Mick and I had a bit of a tan and a mate called me "Mika Blakamin" afte Mika Hakkinen, because of the way I drove (but I never won any titles).
I used the blakamin bit for my first email address and now if I put "blakamin" into any website and it says "username is taken" I know I've been there before :D 

Stuck with it.

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  Reply # 1143896 29-Sep-2014 23:26
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I'm originally from Wimbledon in UK so I was Womble, I joined a gaming clan for Wolfenstien (RtCW) called SPQR so I romanised Womble to Wombus.

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