Author Topic: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?  (Read 1423 times)

JusticeCity

  • One Hundred Post Club
  • ***
  • Posts: 152
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2017, 10:13:49 PM »
There are two answers to why may handle is "Justice City Diorama".

1. The simple answer is because I wanted a "crime gone right" vibe as a small harbour town grew from a pirated infested drunk fest into a "safe" city. It allows lots of scope and depth to want would fit in the diorama. Rather than have my name be confused with another forum member I wanted to eliminate the human element and have the threads/posts represent the diorama.

2. The more complicated answer is I was bored and was looking for a good name of the layout/railway that better represented what I wanted to do; create a living realistic micro environment with tons of details and satisfy my OCD needs. I tried "M&K Railway" as the forum name, but that is less than 10% of what I wanted to model and did not represent my dreams. I tried "MOjaste", but that is boring, much like me, and "Marty" seemed redundant since I sign with "Marty" all posts. I thought of calling it "Tom" but that did not make any sense either. Tom in his posts always seemed to mention this ethereal character "The Judge" and it started my down the path of crime. This eventually lead me through tons of variations on crime and punishment, but that was too long (heeee). The good in me led to the flip side of crime - Justice. The rest was easy from there and the light came on with the realization that I did not want to model trains or build a layout I wanted to build a city diorama. Bingo! The birth of a forum name/handle that made sense - at least to me.

Or, as my wife say's "...so what..." Geez!!!
Marty

tct855

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 795
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2017, 08:30:11 PM »
Very cool reading through all the great responses on forum names & avatars.  I find so interesting how others pick the cool names they do!  Thanx Thom...

richbeau

  • Junior - 50+ Posts
  • **
  • Posts: 69
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2017, 07:55:47 AM »
Okay I'll play...
And as someone mentioned the name-tag background reveals a little nice-to-know info about the member.

Both my wife and I have extensive backgrounds in the early frontier of computers. Now we're not the folks that get written about but when the tide comes in... We were in the boat. Want stories I got 'em.

RichBeau is pretty simple. It comes from the early days of the Internet. Arapanet actually. I worked for Honeywell in the mid-to-late 1970s and we had a H316 connected to the BBN40 node. Standard login was first four letters of your first name and the first four letters of your last name.

-----------------------
--Rich

rpdylan

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 686
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2017, 09:56:32 AM »
Mine is a bit silly:
   rp : my first 2 initials
   dylan: I play guitar and when I was younger I knew every Bob Dylan song, so back then my fellow musicians started calling me Dylan
   66 : year I was born
Bob C.

deemery

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 1561
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2017, 10:39:41 AM »
Okay I'll play...
And as someone mentioned the name-tag background reveals a little nice-to-know info about the member.

Both my wife and I have extensive backgrounds in the early frontier of computers. Now we're not the folks that get written about but when the tide comes in... We were in the boat. Want stories I got 'em.

RichBeau is pretty simple. It comes from the early days of the Internet. Arapanet actually. I worked for Honeywell in the mid-to-late 1970s and we had a H316 connected to the BBN40 node. Standard login was first four letters of your first name and the first four letters of your last name.

-----------------------
--Rich
Not many people with that much on-line experience.  But I'm still using the same email from 1985, grebyn.com is the 20th oldest domain on the internet (and yeah, you can look it up).  Next month marks my 39th year owning some sort of personal computer (first was a TRS-80 model I, and I paid an extra $300 to bulk it up to a full 16kb of RAM.)

dave
« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 11:11:42 AM by deemery »
Modeling the Northeast in the 1890s - because the little voices told me to

Mike Engler

  • T-Shirt - FORUM SPONSOR
  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *
  • Posts: 750
  • Karma: +5/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2017, 11:27:03 AM »
My forum ID was "RUNNER" for several years but I changed it to my real name as it was causing some confusion or other. Might have been when somebody with a name tag came up to me at a forum get together at an early EXPO and I had no idea who it was until he said I'm tct855. Duh!


I also put my email address at the bottom of my signature block because I don't want Jimmy reading my emails if I go thru the forum email system.  ::)
THE Runner- Mike Engler in Lakeville, MN
mike.engler59@gmail.com

tct855

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 795
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2017, 01:16:16 PM »
Hey Mike,
            As Urkel would say...  Did I do that?  ;D

Since you brought up JD.  I always referred to him in the written form as "Tizzy".  Because many moons ago, he was kind enough to build me start my original Thom's Custom Trains website, matching some biz cards I had for "The brass doctor.com" which I still have today, but pointed to TCT which I finally built myself.

Anywho, Jimmy is a computer wizard, me? not so much.  So when I'd send a barrage of html. questions to him, he'd sometimes get into a tizzy with me.  So I just naturally started calling him Tizzy.

Of Course this might be my last forum post if he doesn't like I let the cat out of the bag on that! ;D  That's my story and you know the rest.  Thanx Thom...

LongHornCaddy

  • One Hundred Post Club
  • ***
  • Posts: 248
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2017, 01:19:55 PM »
Like some others here my handle comes from my favorite songs by Stevie Ray Vaughan., "Good Texan".
  in the song he mentions his longhorn caddy has got a great big tank. I've been toting a great big tank around for years so the name seemed to fit.   Side note: SRV  played in my blues bar in 1982 and I've been a big fan (figuratively and literally) ever since.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 02:36:29 PM by LongHornCaddy »

Mecrr22

  • One Hundred Post Club
  • ***
  • Posts: 224
  • Karma: +1/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Why do you have a forum ID other than your name and what does it mean?
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2017, 02:21:58 PM »
Mine comes from modeling the Maine Central (MEC). And my birthday 22nd. But I just realized the MEC  should be all caps just never noticed it wasn't oh well Scott Hurley
Scott Hurley (MECRR22)

 

SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal