Author Topic: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?  (Read 1448 times)

tct855

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Hi all,
         I was sitting here reading all the interesting topics & comments and noticed all the interesting & cool forum ID's and was wondering why we have chosen the names we do.  Mine is TCT855.   Thom's Custom Trains and the Alco Century Locomotive C-855 is my favorite Diesel.  Well I'm sure more of us are curious to learn about yours as well.  Thanx Thom... of course BTW, abbreviated names are easy to guess as to why, ;) the rest not so much...

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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 01:30:46 AM »
Good question...

I have never understood this very well.  This is a closed, essentially, forum so someone from the outside cannot see very far into this.  None of us are putting our bank tracking numbers on here so I have never quite understood.

I put my name up........... mostly so I could remember who I am.

Of late...... more and more of the regulars are putting at least our first names up as a salutation.

So maybe we are moving in the right direction.   Some photos have gone up and identified people also and that is really cool.

But the line and road names are cool and creative so let's see where this goes.

Thanx Thom
Bob
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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 07:13:17 AM »
Since I'm an Atlantic Coast Line fan, I chose ACL1504. The 1504 is the cab number of the ACL 4-6-2 P5 Pacific on display in Jacksonville, Fl.

My name is at the bottom of my posts so people know the name and ACL1504 go together.

Here is a picture prior to the most recent cosmetic restoration.

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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 08:30:54 AM »
Great topic Thom.....I've always wondered what the story was behind some of the forum names.

Like Bob, I just went with the real thing. Mainly because I couldn't come up with anything that was witty or didn't make me sound like a blithering idiot. For those that don't know the "G" is for Greg.

The yellow logo was pilfered from the Terminal Railroad Association in St. Louis, MO. They originally built the St. Louis Union Station, own several bridges spanning the Mississippi, a number of freight yards and take care of the transferring and handling the large volume of traffic around St. Louis, on both sides of the river.

My connection is from the great memories when I used to travel in and out of it when I was a kid going from Ft. Lauderdale to visit relatives on my mom's side of the family in central Missouri. Also at the beginning and end of each school year while attending the University of Missouri until the late 60's.

Looking forward to hearing stories from the other members.  :)
Gregory P. DeMayo
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St. Louis & Denver Railroad
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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 08:34:59 AM »
"Raymo" is short for Raymond, my last name. At one point we had 3 Dans working on the racecar, so I was called Raymond, then it became Raymo.

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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 08:44:29 AM »
Mine gets complicated. First to decode it wins a Raymo vehicle! 😜

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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2017, 08:53:18 AM »
Mine is the initials for the name of my layout S&S RR - The Superior & Seattle RR. I also use my name for my posts. I try not to say anything in posts that I need to hide from so a fictional name is not necessary. 
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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2017, 09:02:53 AM »
Mine is very simple.
My name : Eric, And I live in ... Québec city. In past I've had a some very  bad comments about my English on other forum (not train related). I've found That people are more complaisant with my poor langage when I'm specify that I'm Quebecer ( in fact I was born in France but leave in Canada for more than the half of my life and be a real Canadian... but that's an other story)
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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2017, 09:58:53 AM »
Mine is very simple.
My name : Eric, And I live in ... Québec city. In past I've had a some very  bad comments about my English on other forum (not train related). I've found That people are more complaisant with my poor langage when I'm specify that I'm Quebecer ( in fact I was born in France but leave in Canada for more than the half of my life and be a real Canadian... but that's an other story)
Eric Quebec city


Eric,
Your English is a lot better than my French, which I never studied and my Spanish even though I sat through 2 1/2 years of high school Espanol.
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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2017, 10:22:10 AM »
Good Morning All. I like the idea, but most of us have simple forum names, myself included. As a youngster, I grew up near the Erie Railroad. Four house away from our house, to be exact. As a little kid growing up in the 40's, we did not have all the distractions that we have today. The local railroad was our entertainment, until we finally got a TV. As a youngster, every time we heard the whistle or chuff of a steam engine, we would run to the "cut" to see an engine hauling freight or passengers. Times were different. I guess I could have used "ERIEKID", but that was a long time ago. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


Frank / Erieman

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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2017, 03:02:45 PM »
Mine is my first name Jan which is the equivalent of John in Dutch, and my nickname for more then 30 years now Bouli.

Bouli is a French cartoon character, a snowman, he has a round face and laughs and smiles all the time , one of my friends back then thought that was what I was like so he started calling me Bouli, nowadays almost all my friends call me Bouli.

I chose to put Jan in front of it because Bouli on it's own is used a lot by other people on other forums and such.

I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2017, 04:04:13 PM »
Mines the company name and on other none rr sites I use Spyder62 for my Corvair my 62 Corvair Spyder Convert. have used Spyder ever since I got on the net in the old AOL days like 89 or so.
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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2017, 04:15:52 PM »
Of course, there's the old joke, "Great Chief, how do Indians get their names?"


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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2017, 04:54:51 PM »
Like a few here, I was not averse to using the "real" thing. Secondly, my name is not a "usual" name even in my native Italy, so I figured if I use my name, no one else could or would.




(p.s. that is my first name)

Thanks,
Donato

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Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2017, 05:15:05 PM »
I truly enjoy these questions, as the answers reveal some very interesting facts about the person. It helps me know the person better.
A picture also brings a closeness. Yes, very cool.
I am ed keen, I was born in Reading, Pa. 74+  years ago. But I live on planet earth in Lithia, Fl.
I am a business owner, my wife Barbara is a nurse at Tampa General. I will not say she is best lady in the world, but until proven wrong, I will say none are better.
We have adapted nine dogs together. I adapted many before that. Out latest is Satchel (named after Satchel Paige). He is an American dog. Shepard, Pit, Hound, but who cares.
I am big on pop culture, been to close to 3k concerts, read two books a week, played baseball for 41 years plus many other sports. High school and college wrestling among my favorites.
Served in the Army. Much more, but I have bored you enough.
With respect to all.
ed

 

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