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OT, but gotta know... Forum-names??

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BikeMedic2709, Sep 18, 2006.

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  1. luv2byte

    luv2byte Member

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    Its from the pc days of BBS (bulletin board systems...pre internet) that I came up with my name - byte = computer bite so it was luv2byte; it is also an old joke among some of my friends as well, yes it has a dual meaning. :p It is also my email and personalized license plate on my suv. I've use it for about 17yrs now.

    edited to add: forgot I use my acutal name on this forum, normally it is luv2byte or a variation of.

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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Nothing whatever to do with my heating fuel of choice. Picked it up somewhere along the way in my 30+ year career as a Navy ship propulsion engineer. I was personally involved in burning more oil than most people can even imagine. When I was Chief Engineer of a conventionally-powered (oil-fired boilers) aircraft carrier, the nickname "fossil" distinguished me from the guys on the nuclear-powered ships (my ship's Doc kept wanting to call me "steamer", but I had to keep reminding him that the nukes just made steam too). These days, it's probably becoming meaningful in a whole other way. Rick
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    [quote author="BikeMedic" date="1158635824"]How did you come up with you username here on Hearth.com forums?

    Last name is Snyder. Need I say more? ;-) It's been with me since grade school.
    Snyde
  4. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    My location speaks for itself. Home of the evil pine tree and heating with it 8-10 months at a time.
  5. karl

    karl Minister of Fire

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    Karl is what the witness protection people told me to go by.
  6. rathmir

    rathmir New Member

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    heh, well im a fantasy reader...and an rpg player extraordinaire...yeah i know, lame...

    but my character name has always been rathmir lolauc....

    but you guys can call me rath ;)



    lol
  7. 11 Bravo

    11 Bravo New Member

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    "11 Bravo" was my 'job' in the army. The "11" means infantry, and "Bravo" is leg or light infantry. 11 Charlie is infantry with mortars, 11 Mike is infantry in Bradley fighting vehicles, etc etc........
  8. High_Iron

    High_Iron Member

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    I am a member of Ironworkers Local 361.

    High Iron is a name we call each other in jest.
  9. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    On a bow hunting related site (from which I am purposely banned... but was congratulated for myexit by other members) I would pick names that I would hope to offend the uptight members there... there was a dances with squirrels, so I was "Danceswithmen", "Dancesinspeedo", and some I can't remember. Adios Pantalones is the name of a band from UNH- I don't actually like them, except for the name. Plus- I like to post in the nude... and think about all you guys... MWUHAhaHhaha
  10. Chardler

    Chardler New Member

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    My nickname growing up was Chard, a different take on Richard, my full name. Some call me Rich, some call me Chard or Chardler, so I use it on the net, works for me. These days it's taking on a woodburning meaning too I suppose.
  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Well I've had many knicknames over the years.

    In high school one of the more popular girls started calling me Oliver after an ABC After School special that had a nerdy-looking angel named Oliver. Yeah, I loved having that knickname for the next four years. Karma is great though . . . at the last class reunion this popular girl was rather rotund and had two or three kids (of course I'm also rotund and I can't even blame my figure on childbirth. :) )

    In college I picked up the knickname Psycho . . . something about managing to tick off every Greek fraternity when I sent in what was supposed to be a "Name Withheld" letter to the campus newspaper about the Greeks heavily promoting drinking at the expense of academics . . . well that and a rather nefarious letter I sent to a professor on campus which I am rather ashamed of to mention today, but back then it was sent rather innocently . . . and then there was the time I took the Do Not Enter sign at the local dump -- bringing it back to my college dorm room on a 10-speed bike . . . and then there was me running around the campus in my home-made Shadowman the SuperHero costume (OK, I made that last part up.)

    However, my knickname here I picked up after starting work at the Bangor FD. A little trivia . . . in Boston they used to (and may still) call probies Jakes. For me, working in the "big" city of Bangor was akin to working in Boston so when an Assistant Chief started calling me Jake I thought it fit . . . or at least it was better than being called "Lt. Goober" or "Mittens" for the next 25 years. It wasn't until the knickname had stuck that I learned I was actually named after the Assistant Chief's pet bassett hound Jakob . . . probably appropriate considering we're both short and fat . . . I still don't think my ears are abnormally large though. Ironically enough, Jakob had a "girlfriend" named Heidi . . . which happens to be my wife's name.
  12. ScottF

    ScottF New Member

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    Well its a funny story but when I first signed up I was anxious to get started asking question because I read some very intelligent well thought out answers to other questions. I had so many things to ask. In my haste to sign up I didnt realize that one should be creative in their username. So I entered Scott. to my dismay it had already been taken so I hit the first letter I could find on my pointer finger of my left hand on the keyboard . Hence the "F" and the rest is history. Believe it or not but it is all true.
    ScottF
  13. jwscarab

    jwscarab New Member

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    Well, My initials are JW. I love boating and always wanted a Scarab. So knowing I was going to buy one, I came up with that name years ago - used it ever since.

    Never did end up owning a Scarab. Instead I ended up with an 18' pontoon boat. Didnt have the nerve to change my screen name to JWPontoon.

    Broke my leg in February and since sold the pontoon so I wouldnt have to look at it sitting in the driveway unused. Used the $$$ to buy my PE T6 on order with Tom!!!
  14. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Ya know what a Scarab does, right? Rolls up big balls of poop and pushes them across the desert. It's a dung beetle (or pushes the sun into the sky, for you ancient Egyptian wood burners).

    I may just refer to you as poop bug, because it would amuse me. :)
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    jwscarab New Member

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    I've got no issues with that name either. I also always wanted to go to Burning Man. I bet a lot of people do that in the desert during Burning Man too!!

    PoopBug, JWPontoon, pretty much all in the same catagory. Sometimes I feel like a poop bug using these damn crutches!!
  16. ScottF

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    It is amazing that the dung beetles have the ability to roll balls of dung that weight up to fifty times their own weight.

    They are mighty strong for their size
  17. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    LOL! I know how you feel. I was on crutches a couple years ago. You aint lived until you've lit serious fireworks and tried to get away on crutches while you're smashed.
  18. GunSeth

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    My name is Seth. Several years ago I was travelling through Troy, NH on the way to Keene and passed a sign for Gunseth's ATV Repair. I thought it was funny and it became my handle when I play online computer games. The name is somewhat misleading in that I've never fired an actual gun.
  19. bears12th

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    So boring am I.

    Bears - my favorite pro football team since 5th grade.

    12th - my ultimate dream of being that 12th player (best fan) on the field and cheering my team on.

    Thus, everywhere I go, every web site I have ever been on since 5th grade, my username has always been Bears12th (that lonely sole rooting for a team that has not won since 1985).

    A bit sad, and after three last play losses so far this year, I have thought about changing all of my usernames to "Help me get over my obsession with this team that loses in the last second of every game, every time. I need help and will not create another username for my beloved Bears". ------or at least a user name close to this, this could be too long.
  20. RonaldAdams

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    a favourite character in the Lord of the rings novels :)
  21. EddyKilowatt

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    Name's Ed.

    I work in power electronics.

    When I was a kid the power company bills all had this lil' guy on them:

    [​IMG]


    A little goofy, and a little out of place on a woodheat site, but it's been with me for quite a while now in various online forums.
  22. BurningIsLove

    BurningIsLove New Member

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    Simpsons reference on mine....combination of a few minor character quotes.....
  23. tg4360

    tg4360 New Member

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    first and last initial and badge number..... easy to remember.

    Pants.... wasn't it Donnatello that got called "Pants" because he was contracted to paint drapes over the nude figures that Michealangelo painted on the alter wall of the Sistine Chapel?

    I'd thought of that because of your Avatar.

    TG
  24. RedRanger

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    I had already started working in my father`s store when I was only 10 years old, and one day I went to the bank and discovered I had way more money in my account than could be possible. Reason=George A Hill (father) and George A.W.Hill (son).. Banker said that this won`t do, so what are we gonna call you? Can`t recall for sure, but it was something like "your`re a bright lad, so why not use Sonny"?


    Started with that, and then my teachers in school and friends started calling me by that name. So it has kinda stuck. Although, only my very old friends that are still amongst the living use that name today.

    Sonnyinbc is because british columbia,canada is where I live.

    I actually prefer the name Sonny, because it makes me feel younger :)
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    You just know you're in some place special when Reddy Killowatt and Michelangelo are mentioned within two posts of each other.

    Now all we need are Shakespeare and Willie Wiredhand.

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