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by , 28th September 2012 at 04:01 AM (1144 Views)
This is just something I've been thinking about lately when observing other's interactions on the forums. How open are you with your name here? Do you prefer to be called by your real name or your username? How is this different to how you'd be called on Skype or other communication channels?

And in case you couldn't tell from the board at the side, I'm Joel and I prefer to be called Joel. :3

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  1. Pyradox's Avatar
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    Frankly, I despise being called by my real name absolutely anywhere, online or in person. But this is an interesting thought, I'd like to see where it goes.
  2. Tsutarja's Avatar
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    I'm okay with either, to be honest. I like being called Tsutarja, I like the nickname Tsu and a lot of people already know my name is Ben (Benjamin). :D

    So yeah. ^^
  3. Winterdaze's Avatar
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    I don't really care much for my name, so people not using it is fine by me.
  4. 捷克羅姆's Avatar
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    I feel uncomfortable revealing my name to strangers online, but I wanted a username that I can associate myself with. As a compromise, I decided to make it unreadable to the majority. :>
  5. Yato's Avatar
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    I usually like being referred to my username. People are more comfortable with my previous username Destiny Queen (or DQ for short), and I like that as well.

    I don't want my real name tossed around in the net space, though.
  6. Synthesis's Avatar
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    I don't really care which people use, although most people call me James now.
  7. Dragonfyre's Avatar
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    I don't like my real name floating around on the Internetz. It bothers me, for some reason.
  8. HumanDawn's Avatar
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    @捷克羅姆;

    Quote Originally Posted by 捷克羅姆
    I feel uncomfortable revealing my name to strangers online, but I wanted a username that I can associate myself with. As a compromise, I decided to make it unreadable to the majority. :>
    It only took me around 30 seconds to find that your name is Zekrom in Taiwan. Badass Turbine and Zekrom as your pic in your profile page and favourite Pokemon makes it obv :P

    All that people have to do to know your name is to bother xD.
    捷克羅姆 likes this.
  9. Akuraito's Avatar
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    Yeah, I'm fine with people knowing it, so long as it's only my first. /shrug

    I don't really care either way. ^^; [s]Though I really like being called III, for some reason, so... x3;[/s]
    Momoka likes this.
  10. Seizon Senryaku's Avatar
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    I don't mind if people know my name's Thomas, but I don't tend to get called that by other members, except sometimes on Skype. I prefer to go by my username, too, but as it's a tiny bit longer than some, it tends to get shortened. 'Misheard' is odd because I think it sounds weird to call somebody an adjective like that. 'Tiny' or something like that is one thing, but 'Misheard' just . . . yeah.

    So G-Mama came up with the idea of calling me M-Dub. It's not what I'd have picked for myself, but I do like it.
    Gama likes this.
  11. Force Fire's Avatar
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    My name is Jay

    But in all seriousness, I don't really give out my name out on the internet. Cause you know, identity fraud and such.

    my name isn't Jay by the way
  12. Froakie's Avatar
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    I really don't mind, probably prefer my real name actually. Croag is just an ugly name :b
  13. Gama's Avatar
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    I don't really like being called by my real name online. Most people call me GaMa or Gama which is short for my old username Gastly's Mama. I didn't come up with that nickname but I quite like it now.
  14. Seizon Senryaku's Avatar
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    The best nicknames - or at least, the ones that stick - are the ones that your friends pick for you, it seems. ^_^
    TheCapsFan likes this.
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    It really makes no difference to me. Though most people still call me Ebail, my name is incredibly common. And it's not like I hide it, given that I use it on Skype, as well as always using it as my trainer name in games. It's Eric btw.
  16. Zeems's Avatar
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    I'm very open about my real name because of how common it is, but I don't want to be called by it due to possible confusion.

    My real name is Emily.
  17. Jack Pschitt's Avatar
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    I'm not completely secretive about my name, though I usually prefer people calling me Jack, for simple posterity. I've revealed my name a couple times, but people barely use it.

    And my name is Blaize, by the way.
  18. Soulweaver's Avatar
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    I don't see it as a problem really. I don't go around spreading it, but I sure might've told my first name in some bandwagon blog earlier, and e.g. via Facebook it isn't hard at all to figure my last name as well.
  19. Crossover's Avatar
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    I don't really care if people know my name, even though my internet friends call me 'Cross' more.

    ...My real name is Justin, btw.
  20. Setra's Avatar
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    I've mentioned a few times that my name is Danny. And I honestly wouldn't care if someone called me that.
    Data-Roxas likes this.
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