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by , 28th September 2012 at 04:01 AM (1143 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. Oswin's Avatar
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    I was a little bothered at first, but now when I think about it, it doesn't bother me. Surname is a different matter though, but only 6/7 people know that and I trust them :b

    As for nicknames, I've been called Greenie a fair bit, and sometimes Pkmn, but either is good.
  2. Karamazov's Avatar
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    I don't mind it when people call me by my real name (Johnny.) But Kara's usually the one people go with.
    Updated 28th September 2012 at 07:38 AM by Karamazov
  3. Mijzelffan's Avatar
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    Ever since I got skype I'm used to people calling me by my real name, which I don't mind. I think I might actually prefer it some situations. Though of course, I don't mind if people call me by my username (or more commonly, a nickname based on my username) either.
  4. winstein's Avatar
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    Well, I am usually referred to as winstein, because that's all I refer myself as. To be honest, I don't mind if I am referred to as my real name (Edwin), but sometimes having a virtual identity for the purpose of the forums is what I prefer, and it may come in handy for security purposes. In fact, I kind of like my username.

    If I were to be referred to as Edwin now, it would sound odd because I am always referred to as winstein up to now.

    Thanks for reading.
  5. Orion's Avatar
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    I've mentioned my name on a few bandwagons (Nick), but I don't like people using it.
  6. 捷克羅姆's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Human
    @捷克羅姆;



    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.
    Oh, I wasn't referring to this username. I was referring to one of my previous username in here and the current one in the wiki. But even then, the characters aren't exact and two of them isn't a part of my name. (Then, there's also my English name... :]

    捷克羅姆 isn't limited to Taiwan only
  7. Please Understand's Avatar
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    I don't really reveal my name, but my username has my name in it.

    As in, my previous username.
  8. FinalArcadia's Avatar
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    I don't mind either, but I like going by my username, since I love the sound of it. ^^;
  9. Momoka's Avatar
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    I don't mind being called by my real name since I like my name. Because it doesn't sound or look too typical.

    Although I like being called my nicknames or username on here.
  10. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    People would much rather call me Missy than Steve. I don't care what you call me as long as you don't call me late for dinner. All of my IRL friends call me Cheney.

    To answer the question, I have no problem with people knowing either one of my names.
  11. Shiny Celebi's Avatar
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    My real name is Brenna, and some people know me by that name here. Honestly, it kinda catches me off guard when anyone except Neosquid calls me that, but I don't really mind. If you would prefer to call me by my real name, go ahead.If you don't that's ok too, you can use whatever name you like as long as it isn't rude, insulting or weird. However, if I know someone else's real name,whoever it is, I won't call you by it unless specifically asked out of politeness.
  12. Sunburn's Avatar
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    I don't really care which name people use for me, I don't like Andrew very much but if anyone uses that name, it doesn't really bother me.
  13. SharKing's Avatar
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    I'm certainly open enough with my first name (Devin), as I let it be seen on my videos (where my trainer name is) and Twitter. That's as far as I'll let myself be open with my name, though; as things stand, my middle and last names are my business and mine alone.
  14. Shadow Raikou's Avatar
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    My name is Aaron, and even if I prefer Raikou, or even Shadow, (Discord is just a temporary name, It is actually Shadow Raikou.) I don't care if people call me Aaron. I'm fine with both. However, it will take me a few seconds to figure out who you are talking to. xD
  15. GatoRage's Avatar
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    I don't really mind being called by my real name by the people here who know it (pretty much the people here who have me on skype). I don't have any problems with people knowing it either (it's Axel).
  16. Shinobu's Avatar
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    My name is Joseph. It's such a rare name that I'm sure you can all find my identity now.
  17. Soulmaster's Avatar
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    I don't really care if people know my real name but when I picked Soulmaster a few months ago that is the name I prefer to be called by, or some variation there of. My real name is John btw.
  18. Fennel's Avatar
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    I don't really care either way, but most people know me by my various screen names (Fennel, Saffron, Kirthey, among others). My real name is Agnes.
  19. Data-Roxas's Avatar
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    The original username I had on Bmgf actually contained what more people tend to call me IRL. Online, though, I prefer my username, as having a computer (or someone via the compy) call me by my real name is disconcerting, so I personally prefer Rockman(.exe) or Data-Roxas. To this end, I've stopped using my name on video games, and people who I meet on Wi-Fi tend to think my real name is Chris or Curtis.
  20. Vanillish Twilight's Avatar
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    For some reason I don't want people on the internet to know my real name, even though it's pretty common, just call me by my username. But my trainer name is my real name so you'll probably find out sooner or later anyway...
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