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Old 12-17-08, 02:00 AM   #1
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So how did you come up with yours. Some are obvious but others have to have a story behind them. Myself, on many other forums I go by BigUgly but someone here already had that. I say the big part was obvious but the calling me ugly was jealousy.Since that was taken I go by youcoming. Basically all I ever heard when I joinied th ecycling club was, youcoming, so I thought it was a pretty good handle. Now I use it in reverse....haha!
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The name of my bike.
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Back in March of 2000 when I started cycling again, I jokingly asked my wife if I looked like one of those winos' in the neighborhood you see riding beat up old bikes down to the liquor store. I thought the name was funny because wino rider is the exact opposite of what I am and what I ride.

Its just a funny handle I like.
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Old 12-17-08, 04:06 AM   #4
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When I was a yearold, my Daddy sat me on his knee and said, "'from this moment on, you shall be known as Mr. Beans".

Lots of friends, all my uncles, half my cousins really do call me Mr. Beanz. Dad calls me "Beans". I just changed the 's' to a 'z' for the cool factor. Didn't help though!

There it is, right there on my bike!

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Old 12-17-08, 04:35 AM   #6
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So how did you come up with your [Forum Name]. Some are obvious but others have to have a story behind them...
See this previous thread with 97 posts, "What's the origin of your user name," started 8-22-02, through 8-28-08:

What's the origin of your user name.

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Jim from Boston. D'uh.

I occasionally call into radio talk shows as Jim from Boston (I'm sure they would disallow my real moniker of Dr. Perfect.) My favorite calls have been to a couple of WRKO Boston hosts, in particular Howie Carr, who have railed against bicyclists. My subtitle when I call or write the station is "Your Number One Fan among Boston's Bicycle Commuters."
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Old 12-17-08, 05:47 AM   #7
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See this previous thread with 97 posts, "What's the origin of your user name," started 8-22-02, through 8-28-08:

What's the origin of your user name.
Yeah, but that isn't in the Clyde section, it is in General.


I have always been "flipper", but flipper was taken on the first forum I joined 15 years or so ago back with my 9600 baud modem. I was also a street rodder for many years and built many engines so the 18436572 was second nature to me also. I just put them together. For those of you not car freaks, 18436572 is the firing order of a small block Chevy.
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Old 12-17-08, 05:54 AM   #8
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First initial, last name.

Creative huh?
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Yeah, but that [previous thread about Forum Names] isn't in the Clyde section, it is in General.
This is off-topic, but I read about 14 Forums, and I find there is a lot of cross-over. For example a lot of threads about winter cycling are found in the Commuter and Road Cycling Forum, even though there is a Winter Cycling Forum. Likewise, some threads of interest to Clydes and Athenas might be found in the Training and Nutrition, and Fifty-plus Forums.
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Jim,

I got your PM. I think there is always a lot of crossover when you have that many different forums within a site. But, I usually spend my Bike Forums time in Clydes. I have posted in Road and Triathlon but very limited. This was the first time for me in the General forum that I can remember, unless it was like your post where someone posted a link to another forum thread.
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Mine was created for a Nascar fantasy racing league. It is a takeoff off Face the Nation utilizing race for the racing league and my last name is Nation.
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Old 12-17-08, 08:03 AM   #12
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I've always been a very mechanical thinker. I think in gears and numbers, hence gearhead, followed by the year I was born. People who don't recognize gearhead as a "car guy" kind of term assume that I have headgear like the kind used in orthodontics work.
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Old 12-17-08, 08:04 AM   #13
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Mine's a carry over from my vintage motorcycle hobby and a forum I used to hang out in.
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Mine's a combination of what I do for a living and probably my main hobby.

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Old 12-17-08, 09:15 AM   #15
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Mine was chosen for me as a reaction to a silly indiscretion on my part. I signed a newsgroup post with my title "Historian, Pennsylvania State Chess Federation" beneath my name. And for years this is what I endured:

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"As noted, every reader on this forum understands that "The Historian"
refers not to exceptional status enjoyed by The Historian but to the utter
pomposity of someone who would arrive on this forum by referring to a
meaningless title and who will not simply say, "Okay, that was a pompous
gesture. I really ought to laugh at myself a bit more because I would then be
less laughable."

Readers know the phrase, "The
Historian," appertains because The Historian is a pompous nit.

Readers are aware that I titled one rgcp participant, "The Historian," because
he appeared here signing himself as the historian of the Pennsylvania State
Chess Federation in an exercise of absurd pomposity. My point was that the
phrase, "The Historian," is a way of pigeon-holing a prancing nit. The phrase
was an exercise in irony. [Another poster] argued that I misrepresented the rgcp
participant's self-description which was, in one instance, "Historian PSCF."
The point was that Our Historian only thinks of himself as a historian rather
than as "The Historian." I said bunkum to that. The phrase, "The Historian," was clearly meant as an
exercise in irony -- whether withering or heavy-handed was and is up to the
reader to judge.

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There's a lot more, but more only means louder in this case.

Well anyway, after a couple of years I adopted the screen name "The Historian" and jokes stopped. I'll let you folks determine if I've stopped being a pompous, prancing nit.
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Like bautieri, I have never had an original or creative idea in my life

To the crossover subject. I like it here. Its big, warm and fuzzy.

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I work for a video game hardware and software review website, GamingNexus.com

We all have user names for xbox and the like so we can identify each other in games.

I like technology and i have always seemed to know a lot about it, so technology became TechKnow, add the GN for Gaming Nexus and there you have it. I go by a different handle in hockey forums.

And I visit other forums based on what I want to talk about. Here its mostly clyde specific or about my rides as I am a clyde, my rides belong here. But I wont hesitate to hop over to commuter to learn about commuter gear, or to the triathlon thread to do some learning there as well.

I spend most of my non-clyde time in Foo though.
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Lots of Character rolled into your forum name, in more ways then one.

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Evey time I try to come up with an INTERNET name it has always been taken.
So after five or so trys I give up and go with simple.
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Old 12-17-08, 09:47 AM   #21
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I work with html and other web languages. In html there are open html <html> tags and close html tags </html>.

The close tag basically means it is ending that piece of html.

So </intolerance> basically means end intolerance.

I think I used it as my name because at the time I was getting an electric bike and everyone was putting me down for it. The electric bike actually turned out to be a really big (and heavy) mistake.
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1 = my jersey number when I played goalie
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I ride so hard so fast for so long I am always looping back to collect stragglers

or

I am the straggler, and where I am, is the loopback address
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Neil, you can be one, but you're OUR pompous, prancing nit and we've grown used to you and wouldn't have you any other way.


Mine is my real first name and my old radio handle when I was trucking. I got tagged with Stormcrowe because I was a wizard at routing, and in the winter, if you ever wanted to find me, pick the point where the winter storm was the worst and chances were that that's where I'd be at.

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Mine was chosen for me as a reaction to a silly indiscretion on my part. I signed a newsgroup post with my title "Historian, Pennsylvania State Chess Federation" beneath my name. And for years this is what I endured:

*********
"As noted, every reader on this forum understands that "The Historian"
refers not to exceptional status enjoyed by The Historian but to the utter
pomposity of someone who would arrive on this forum by referring to a
meaningless title and who will not simply say, "Okay, that was a pompous
gesture. I really ought to laugh at myself a bit more because I would then be
less laughable."

Readers know the phrase, "The
Historian," appertains because The Historian is a pompous nit.

Readers are aware that I titled one rgcp participant, "The Historian," because
he appeared here signing himself as the historian of the Pennsylvania State
Chess Federation in an exercise of absurd pomposity. My point was that the
phrase, "The Historian," is a way of pigeon-holing a prancing nit. The phrase
was an exercise in irony. [Another poster] argued that I misrepresented the rgcp
participant's self-description which was, in one instance, "Historian PSCF."
The point was that Our Historian only thinks of himself as a historian rather
than as "The Historian." I said bunkum to that. The phrase, "The Historian," was clearly meant as an
exercise in irony -- whether withering or heavy-handed was and is up to the
reader to judge.

*********

There's a lot more, but more only means louder in this case.

Well anyway, after a couple of years I adopted the screen name "The Historian" and jokes stopped. I'll let you folks determine if I've stopped being a pompous, prancing nit.
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I was working at an auto dealership and was basically named SpeedXl by racer/mechanic friends when I use to race cars.

Its was derived from one guy ( Jamaican) calling me speed racer extra large, so speedXL came about. Its been my handle on every forum I have joined for the past 14 years. Its sounded funny when my buddy said it with his accent and 6 redstipe beer's! yeah Mon!

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