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What are all your old forum nicknames? 
 PostThu Jan 03, 2008 7:25 pm
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Changing avatars is a time honored tradition of internet forums. Changing an avatar is like putting on a new suit of clothes, or donning an amusing mask.

But changing your profile name is a different story. Names are tremendously important for interpersonal relationships. Language occupies a special place in our minds. Words are more than just pieces of information, and names are more than just words. A name is like a key that unlocks a whole set of memories about a person, and when that name is changed, the new name can become a whole separate person in the minds of others.

I remember a lot of old OHR users who have gone away. I am certain that some of them are still here, but that I don't even realize that they are the same people because their profile names have changed. Sometimes people announce that their names have changed-- sometimes I even remember those changes, and manage to merge the two identities in my mind... but not always.

So post here a list of all the forum/chat/irc/whatever nicknames you have used in the community. Maybe we will re-discover some old friends!

* SPAM Man (no longer used because "spam" isn't funny anymore)
* James Paige (my real name)
* Bob the Hamster (I let him use my computer)
* Grishnak (Only on IRC, when I can't remember my nick password)
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 PostThu Jan 03, 2008 7:56 pm
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When I first joined CP back in 2003, I picked RedMaverickZero, simply because I was quite the Megaman X nut, and saw in MMX4 that Zero was once a Maverick a long time ago. So I thought that was cool, and put it together. It's kinda stuck ever since.
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 PostThu Jan 03, 2008 10:19 pm
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I have gone by pretty much the same forum handle since I joined up with this community in March 2001 (except for a short stint as The Lone Chimaera when I first joined CP; got tired of people not knowing who I was, and the ones who did know still called me Uncy anyhow). Any time I've been tempted to go with something else I decide against it, just because I'm already known by this name.
I do sign my Hamsterspeak articles as King Rockwell, which is what I go by offline, but usually keep Uncommon in parenthesis just for familiarity's sake.
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 PostThu Jan 03, 2008 10:26 pm
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ive been the dude257 ever since i was 10 and played neopets (LOL). by now i forgot why i picked that name. i think 257 use to be my bus number in elementary school...
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 PostThu Jan 03, 2008 10:38 pm
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Once I turned 13 (The age that CP required its members to be), I immediately signed up with the name 'Siamese Hamster';however, I didn't actually participate in the community (not even as a lurker) until half a year later when I thought I had a relatively playable demo of 'Exposing the Unknown'.

Unfortunately, I had forgotten my password to the account, so I had to re-register as 'TwinHamster', which has served me pretty well for a couple years now.

Quite a whiles later I made and alternate account (Out of sheer boredom of CP's inactivity) named 'Inspiration', but this got old pretty quickly.

With the opening of this forum, I smooshed together the two names and came up with 'Twinspiration' (Genius!)

Now it's Twinconclusion because Fortis wanted it to be.
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 PostThu Jan 03, 2008 10:46 pm
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My history is obvious.

Castle Paradox: Newbie_Power, because I was a Newbie, but I flaunted power. Or something.

Slimesalad & Walrus Forums: Kitten Master.

I think I might go ahead and post in Fortis' thread.
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 PostThu Jan 03, 2008 11:52 pm
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I've been Machu darn near the whole time. I think sometimes I use Majinchu if that name is taken somewhere, and that's supposed to be some joke with Dragonball Z and Pokemon. And recently, I've used the name Seydaschu in... stranger places where I don't want people to immediately recognize me.
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 PostFri Jan 04, 2008 2:08 am
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PK-Fortis until 2001, when I got tired of people calling me "PK".

PK was from Pseudo-Kefka, my name on the old square.net forums, about a year before I found the OHRRPGCE (which had to be the summer of 1998? 4 MAP LIMIT REPRESENT)

Fortis originally comes from a magitek armor boss in Kefka's tower named, obviously, Fortis. It was supposedly his personal magitek armor.
When I dropped the PK I looked into it and 'Fortis' is actually 'strength' or 'bravery' in latin depending on who who ask/how you translate it. I really admire courage above all else, so I decided to go with the 'bravery' translation and it stuck ever since.

I don't think I EVER deviated from the 'Fortis' formula ever since I was a part of the OHRRPGCE community. I have gone by 'Funky Fortis' 'Funky D Fortis', and countless other "**** Fortis" type names.

I have also gone by anagrams of 'Funky Fortis' and 'PK-Fortis', including 'Frisky Futon' and 'forkspit'.

If any of you were in the AOL 'Final Fantasy VII' chat room back in 1997-1999, I have gone by the following AOL/AIM names: CaitSth644, SephyCait (ugh), AtmaWeap644, and finally, I am NOT kidding, Kefka. I had the screen name 'Kefka'.
One day I tried to sign in to 'Kefka' and it wasn't mine anymore. Apparently some AIM hiccup in the night caused it to become available and someone snatched it up. I was pretty upset.
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 PostFri Jan 04, 2008 3:21 am
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Around the OHR community I've kept my name as Jack; which is a nickname my friends gave me in middle school (which was also around the time I found the OHR). On some forums I've used voodoocrispy, holyromanstyle, and presently LeTrompe; which I also use for gaming. I think my first AOL name was KToot14.
 
 PostFri Jan 04, 2008 4:06 am
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DPG > ~1997-1998
Jigglypuff > ~1998-1999
Xerian Master > ~1999-2000
Xerian > ~2000-2003
Only One In All> ~2003-Now
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 PostFri Jan 04, 2008 5:54 am
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Oh my goodness!

Only One In All is Xerian Master!?
KittenMaster is Newbie_Power?

And even though Twinspiration and Twinhamster both start with "twin" I had forgotten that you were the same person.

It makes me feel good to know you all are still around!

Am I the only person this happens to? Do I suffer from some kind of name-change-agnosia? Am I the only one who attaches a person's whole identity to their name?
 
 PostFri Jan 04, 2008 6:05 am
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JSH and Rinku still refer to me as Xerian, despite my current name, so maybe not?

And yeah, I've been with the OHR since its four map days, where we had to email you with a game to get the version without that limit. :P
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 PostFri Jan 04, 2008 6:30 am
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The current handle comes from the nickname given to me in high school, which I earned by being the worst shot in basketball anyone had ever seen. Of course, I was crappy at all sports, but I think people admired that I tried so hard at basketball, so they deemed me worthy of the honorable moniker "no shot."

Other than the "Princess Lana" episode, I haven't gone by anything else.
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 PostFri Jan 04, 2008 12:56 pm
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no_shot wrote:
Other than the "Princess Lana" episode, I haven't gone by anything else.


He admits it!

I've always been JSH.
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 PostFri Jan 04, 2008 1:13 pm
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JSH357 wrote:
no_shot wrote:
Other than the "Princess Lana" episode, I haven't gone by anything else.


He admits it!

He'd admitted it before.
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