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Old 11-25-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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I like knowing first names

It's all well and good to have user names for forums, but I really like to address someone by his or her real first name when I am "talking" to them, and I like them to address me by mine.

In some other forums where I'm a member, the protocol is to post with your user name after the title, but to sign it by your real first name at the bottom of the post. I like that.

Feels odd and detached to address some of my budding online friends by their user names only.

I sure understand the wisdom of some internet anonymity and security, but come on, pdswife, ironchef, Deadly Sushi, Goodweed of the North, My Leg's Big (where has he been, BTW?), kleenex, etc. .... can't we call you by your real first names when we are replying to your posts?

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Old 11-25-2006, 09:25 PM   #2
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Lee, it is a choice everyone makes here, and the etiquette is that unless the person signs their name or gives you permission to use their name you should use their User name.

I like to use people's names too, but absolutely understand why they aren't used here all the time.
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:11 PM   #3
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Gee QSis, I understand your point, but I kinda like user names.

It is a chance for each person to demonstrate a persona of his/her choosing.

And perhaps the persona we choose reflects a part of us we can only express in an anonymous setting.

I don't need to know Goodweed's name, or Sushi's, or My Leg's Big (I have no idea where that came from either, but don't really care).

I just know the people here, in MHO, are great. And if we hide behind a bit of a facade, well, that is the wonder of the internet.

Again I understand your point, and anyone, I believe, is free to use their real names.

I may seem quixotic to cling to a user name, but I kinda like the anonymity.

Just auntdot's opinion.

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Old 11-25-2006, 10:39 PM   #4
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:47 PM   #5
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Superman never used his real name while in the suit and cape.
I enjoy using individuals sceen name. But if anyone wants to know my name is Borat. j/k..... its Paul
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Originally Posted by QSis
It's all well and good to have user names for forums, but I really like to address someone by his or her real first name when I am "talking" to them, and I like them to address me by mine.

In some other forums where I'm a member, the protocol is to post with your user name after the title, but to sign it by your real first name at the bottom of the post. I like that.

Feels odd and detached to address some of my budding online friends by their user names only.

I sure understand the wisdom of some internet anonymity and security, but come on, pdswife, ironchef, Deadly Sushi, Goodweed of the North, My Leg's Big (where has he been, BTW?), kleenex, etc. .... can't we call you by your real first names when we are replying to your posts?

Lee
I suppose if this is your preference, and if you correspond with a person long enough to know and trust them to your first name, then you should PM them and strike up a conversation.
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