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glenzinho
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I was browsing the Zandronum forums and saw this topic there and thought it would be interesting to see the stories and (possible) funny stuff behind usernames here.

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BloodyAcid
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Nothing. Just thought of it on the spot. No it does not have anything to do with a girl, so fuck off with that theory (to those zan fags)

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glenzinho
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Mine's a nickname I picked up from some friends from a certain South American country, not that interesting at all...

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GreyGhost
I have a custom title now!


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It's self-explanatory, I'm grey and ghostly.

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Krispy
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Mine's the nickname my friends gave me.

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Technician
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A whole lot of nothing.

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hex11
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Real coders hack on 10, but mine to to 11.

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Megalyth
I embrace change


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meg·a·lith [meg-uh-lith]
noun
A stone of great size, especially in ancient construction work, as the Cyclopean masonry, or in prehistoric Neolithic remains, as dolmens or menhirs.

I went through a few screen names in times of yore, but they all had one thing in common: they all began with the letter M and contained 8 letters. When I wanted a new, more original name, I used the most unoriginal method possible and consulted the dictionary. I happened across the word "megalith" and I thought to myself "that's the best thing ever because I'm a teenage nerd" and I began using the name immediately.

Then, one fateful night a few weeks later, as I was signing in to IRC to partake in whatever passed for discussion at that time, I made a startling, wonderful mistake that changed the face of internetdom for all time: I pressed Y instead of I, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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yukib1t
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Mine actually has quite a bit of personal meaning behind it. My old handle on here was "partition36", which is my band's name, while I used "djharuko" elsewhere. When I came out as transgender I figured I should change my handle into something with some meaning behind it, so I looked at gender-neutral Japanese names. "Yuki" stood out since it means "snow", and I happen to love both snow and cold weather. Then since I love computers, I added "bit" at the end of it, but with the I changed to a 1 to symbolize my appreciation for hacker subculture. Thus, yukib1t (or sometimes, yuki_b1t)

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Snakes
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EDIT: The other vid had lame Tommy gun noises.

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Xane123
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Mine's obvious: My name's Xane, plus I added 123 just to do what people do when their username's taken: adding pointlessly random numbers to it!

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Nomad
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Roamer, wanderer, nomad, vagabond, call me what you will.

But actually I got it from this:

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rf`
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Stands for ravagefox`

Because all the good names were taken. Being furry doesn't help matters.

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purist
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When I joined DW I couldn't be bothered to download any source ports so I declared myself a vanilla purist instead.

Shortsightedness, in other words. I wish I just used my name now.

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ArmouredBlood
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It's not a great story. Take the magic; the gathering card wall of blood. Think; armored, like the cells of blood are protected, hardened to attack (I'm a bio major, we think of things like this). Oh wait armoured looks more flavorful. And there you have it.

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Technician
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Nomad said:
But actually I got it from this:
Thank God.

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printz
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I chose printz so as not to stand out. I love how it looks like prince or prints, and that z just looks crazy.

purist said:

Shortsightedness, in other words. I wish I just used my name now.

Ask an administrator if you really want it changed :)

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Dragonsbrethren
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Just two words put together for no particular reason.

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Avoozl
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Before I got it changed I based my username on the rumored code name of The Elder Scrolls 5 before it existed which was "Doomsfall" because I couldn't think of a good username at the time and loved to play Oblivion, after my disappointment of TES5 when it did come out I didn't want the username anymore and got it changed to what it is now which is the name of The Dark One in Quest for Glory IV.

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purist
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printz said:
Ask an administrator if you really want it changed :)


I've considered it. Particulary around the times Johnny Rancid became 40oz and Doomhero85 became General Rainbow Bacon... But it's a bit late now. It's too confusing to have multiple aliases especially if you map.

I don't hate the name, it's just unrepresentative.

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[PROTOTYPE]
Well it's obvious I haven't learned anything.


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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...x-PROTOTYPE.png

Oh yeah, that's me, bitches, with my ultra-cool gimp suit on!

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DoomUK
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I wasn't really thinking too hard when I registered.

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Doom Marine
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I just wanted to take this name before someone else does.

... You jelly?

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RTC_Marine
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This is an old name I use because I still can, most people know me by my other nicknames

I joined a project many years ago called TRTCC and the main fellow (iirc who was obsessed with Twin Peaks) Maonth now Shaviro suggested I use this instead of UAC_Marine since they were both in competition I think

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Planky
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Planky means fuck you

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Eris Falling
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Actually it means you're a length of wood.

Mine just refers to this.

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Doom Dude
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Years ago, I heard there was going to be a new doom game (Doom 3), so I was poking about for news and found Newdoom. While registering I kinda just came up with this thing and didn't think Id be stuck with it. So when I registered here I figured id use the same name...

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schwerpunk
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A lot of cool names here. Fun thread idea.


BloodyAcid said:
Nothing. Just thought of it on the spot. No it does not have anything to do with a girl, so fuck off with that theory (to those zan fags)
I would've guessed it came from the Alien(s) movies, but maybe that would be AcidyBlood instead. ;)

I came up with my name when registering for some multi-player Warhammer game (my usual handle, JM_Zen, wasn't accepted, and even if I modified it, it didn't really fit). So I came up with 'schwerpunk' on the spot - thinking I was so clever, taking the 't' off the end. Turns out there's a German punk band by the same name. :P

I've been slowly registering and re-registering, under a different name, all over the internet, so if you see a newbie with a signature that says 'Formerly known as schwerpunk,' that's me.

EDIT: unless it isn't

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Joshy
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My close family/friends call me Joshy Poshy, so it's Joshy for short. I used to be under the handle 'ghost' on newdoom forums, and when I signed up here, I didn't want to be the inferior ghost to GreyGhost (the name was taken anyway heh).

And guess what my real name is. Prizes for those who gets it right.

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General Rainbow Bacon
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I chose three things that make absolutely no sense being together and made it my name because randomness is awesome. There, I explained it.

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