Old Chesnut: Why did you pick your screen-name?

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Old Chesnut: Why did you pick your screen-name?

Post by Cliffjumper » Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:35 pm

Mine? Impactor & Smokescreen were taken [the latter's posting regularity rivals my own], just seen "Changing Gears", signed up as Cliffjumper. Several cases of mistaken identity, innumerable flame wars [which I always won :p] and 600 posts alter, I decided Pietro fitted nicely.

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Post by BigMaki » Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:38 pm

It's my last name with "Big" in front of it. So it sounds like Big Mac but it's not. Or something. I may just go Denyer style eventually and change it to "Josh Maki" but it'll likely be taken by then anyway. ;)

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Post by Redstreak » Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:40 pm

I started with Prowl, Rodimus Prime, Springer, Bluestreak, Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Starscream, Galvatron, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. All were taken, so I decided to use one of my own creations, as I was determined to not have to use a number in my name this time, so I went ahead with Redstreak.

I'd initially planned to stick around just enough to get the seeker rank...oh how plans changed...

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Post by Strafe » Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:41 pm

I honestly don't know why...I guess after I stole Compy's name at TFans I wanted to keep the technobot theme going. Eh.

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Post by Sixswitch » Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:46 pm

Well, Sixshot kicks arse, Quick Switch kicks arse. Both names were taken... I combined them both. And Quickshot sounds like an early spunker :) *lowers the tone*

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Post by Zombie Dave » Thu Dec 12, 2002 6:26 pm

I wanted a little anonimaty... Well, I wanted people to be able to work out who I was with little difficulty, whilst remain hidden to those who didn't really bother with my posts.

And I like digitiser.

And I used it as my dark alter ego. I had a lot of **** to deal to deal with at transfans at the time, so had to remain 'pleasant'.

Here, I wasn't bound by such constraints.
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Post by Savannahtron » Thu Dec 12, 2002 6:47 pm

Well, I picked Savannah-tron because I live in Savannah, Ga, I know how original, but this was the first Transformer forum board I registered on.

I was trying to create a collector club for my area for a while, but most of the ppl who were interested kind of just moved on, so I just stuck with the name.

Auros gave me the nick name of Savvy T one night, and I kind of like it, so there you have it.

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Post by Starscreamsghost » Thu Dec 12, 2002 6:54 pm

Jesus, can't even remember what I tried before I got to this...probably Starscream, Galvatron, and Devastator, I would think...in hindsight, I guess I'm glad I didn't sign up as Devastator...Clay and I woulda been a little too close for comfort.

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Post by Lord Zarak » Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:07 pm

I'd just read the Headmasters comics, and got inspiration from them. Also, it has a 'dark' feel to it. I liked it basically, and Scorponok kicks butt.:)
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Post by Sir Auros » Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:23 pm

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Post by Computron » Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:34 pm

Thought Slag would be a bit naughty for a message board name, suspected Snarl was taken (or perhaps it was - can't remember), Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, wasn't sure how to spell Strafe and was too lazy to look it up so decided I'd just go for his bigger ego and picked Computron
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Post by Optimus' » Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:50 pm

I like Optimus Prime. The ' came about because someone got Optimus before me.
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Post by Halfshell » Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:58 pm

Originally posted by Computron
wasn't sure how to spell


Doesn't seem to have stopped you since...

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Post by Quick Switch » Thu Dec 12, 2002 8:41 pm

I own the toy, like the tech spec and nature of the character, and there you have it.
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Post by Ravage_mk2 » Thu Dec 12, 2002 8:44 pm

I had just seen part 2 of "The Agenda" from Beastwars season 2.

I was still searching for a name for Yahoo mail. So I wanted to use Ravage, big surprise: already taken :( So I added the _mk2. I've used it online ever since.

Some of you may think MK2 refers to Mortal Kombat 2, but it doesn't. Mk is the abreviation used in M.A.X. for denoting the Mark(as in version) of a unit.(higher number = more upgraded)

Thus I am the upgraded Ravage :)

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Post by Denyer » Thu Dec 12, 2002 8:55 pm

Well, whilst I tend to agree with Grimmy's no-nonsense approach to things, I prefer one name for more-or-less everywhere... and included my first name to avoid routine questions... at a few other places, I'm simply sDenyer.

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Post by LigerZero » Thu Dec 12, 2002 8:59 pm

I picked LigerZero because I like Zoids. LigerZero was always my favorite. It seemed like me tough, adaptable, smart, and has a sence of humor. And I like cats too.
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Post by Shrapnel Clone » Thu Dec 12, 2002 9:43 pm

I just like the yellow, black and purple Transformers....
I'm thinking of changing my name (There's another Kickback out there, and I've had people asking me if I was him), but I don't know into what... No, Mook is not a good idea.
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Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Thu Dec 12, 2002 10:00 pm

Skywarp sounded much cooler than Cliffjumper :p

Seriously though, I decided to change my name to Skywarp when I created The TF Mausoleum....sleek black jet, was always cool :)

The StoneCold bit got tagged on after the AWF RR....like Denyer, it's pretty unique to me....helps when I visit other places :)
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Post by Zath » Thu Dec 12, 2002 10:36 pm

Zathras, a character from Babylon 5 is the basis for my name. I use either Zath, Zathras or Ranger1.
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