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#1 User is offline   Hendra 

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:02 PM

Just curious, I see some interesting username on this forum.

As for mine, is is a combination of three Indonesian word
manusia = man / human
tidak = no
biasa = ordinary

so it's translated as "no ordinary man" or "not an ordinary man"

As for why I choose that name, back then when Gmail first come out, I got invited
I try to register as manusiabiasa (ordinary man) but it's already taken,
so I end up with this one

What's your story?
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#2 User is offline   jschall 

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:23 PM

View PostHendra, on 25 July 2011 - 01:02 PM, said:

As for mine, it is a combination of three Indonesian words
manusia = man / human
tidak = no
biasa = ordinary

so it's translated as "no ordinary man" or "not an ordinary man"

As for why I choose that name, back then when Gmail first come out, I got invited
I try to register as manusiabiasa (ordinary man) but it's already taken,
so I end up with this one


I missed your point. What has "manusia tidak biasa" have to do with your user name, which is "Hendra", which in turn sounds like a fairly common Indian/Asian name?

My nick, "jschall", is the name my very first email service (Bell Canada's "Envoy" service) gave me back in the 1980s, and I have kept it ever since.

Yes, I'd love to hear why Sirweasel calls himself thus!
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#3 User is offline   jarope 

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:16 PM

first two letters of all my names

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

It's my name + tron :P
in fact I think Jason came up with it
and 13 is just a random number.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:50 PM

actually started as Relonar Myzzrym, which was a alternate spelling of a minor character from a book series I was reading (and still most of my avatars tend to be illustrations of drow). I kept tweaking the name as I jumped between various games and finally settled on this iteration, which I plan to keep for quite a while.

Relonar Myzzrym - chosen from the forgotten realms universe for a Guild Wars character.
Trace.Op - Trace Operator, trace taken from circuit board traces, operator from the mathematics definition. Chosen pretty much at random when picking out a new gmail address.
Relonar 'Trace' Myzzrym - In the game Entropia a middle nick-name was required, I liked Trace and eventually shortened the display name by dropping Relonar entirely.
Trace McVera - After dropping the previous first name, I didn't really have any more attachment to the Mizzrym name. Vera was chosen from the latin for 'truth', so the name could be roughly read as follows the truth.

Trace McVear - change of spelling to a more natural sounding name so it works just as good as an internet handle as a pseudonym. Even had Jeff call me Trace in idle conversation a few times; I've taken it as my own and basically answer just as fast with my chosen or given name at this point.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:07 PM

In a time long long ago when I was in college I took to signing my name Rbt. Y-Lee. 'Y-Lee' was my youthful attempt at a variation in the spelling of my 'legal' name, Wiley. I still sign my name that way whenever I can and online use variations on it like ylee, y_lee and so on. I also have a Rainbow Family name I use online for some things but that is another story.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:45 PM

View PostM1C4HTRON13, on 25 July 2011 - 05:17 PM, said:

It's my name + tron :P
in fact I think Jason came up with it
and 13 is just a random number.



I did was the name I gave your first linux box whilst installing it...after trashing your xp install..by accident of course


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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:23 PM

Nice and very interesting stories here^^. Mine is just derived from the chemical called "Toluol" (dunno, if it's the same name in English...EDIT: wikipedia says it's called toluene) plus a good sounding - at least for me - suffix.
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#9 User is offline   Hendra 

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:30 AM

Interesting stories :D

View PostJeff Schallenberg, on 25 July 2011 - 04:23 PM, said:

I missed your point. What has "manusia tidak biasa" have to do with your user name, which is "Hendra", which in turn sounds like a fairly common Indian/Asian name?


Ups, I forgot I choose to write down my name rather than my usual nick
since that's easier for others to call me in this forum :P
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:46 AM

I've had people liken my playful attitude to that of an otter, so there's the first bit. Then I thought it would be kind of cool and clever to make it a play on the word 'automaton', but nobody seems to get it. So it's either too clever, or not clever enough. Probably the latter. :/

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:17 AM

Shortened Esperanto "Hundo Viro" which means "dog man". (I work with dogs.)
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:48 AM

Mine is simple: First name shortened + place I live
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:14 AM

View Postottermaton, on 26 July 2011 - 06:46 AM, said:

I thought it would be kind of cool and clever to make it a play on the word 'automaton', but nobody seems to get it. So it's either too clever, or not clever enough. Probably the latter. :/

I got it right away, actually.

Mine is a shortening of The Chip Doctor. Back in the dim ages, I used to go visit people's houses to fix their computers. To show you how long ago this was, I'd bring along a copy of The Computer Shopper and if you needed hardware, we'd browse through that rag and find something that would work. You then ordered it and when it arrived, I'd come back and install it for you.

If I couldn't fix the problem, you owed me nothing. I only walked away unpaid twice in seven years.

I registered ChipDoc.com early in the history of the internet (about 1983) and I've renewed it twice now. The name actually came from my ex. I thought it was cute and have been using it ever since. Incidentally, I tried to get ChipDoctor.com, but it was already taken!

You can actually go there now, but I don't really have much of anything active.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:02 PM

When I was younger I was a bit of a hippie, and as Jarope knows I come from ome of the better countries in UK (Wales). People from wales are "affectiontley" known as taffs (because of the River Taff)== Hippytaff
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:42 PM

I believe the meaning behind my username is too complicated to explain here :P

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:30 PM

View PostJeff, on 26 July 2011 - 01:42 PM, said:

I believe the meaning behind my username is too complicated to explain here :P

~Jeff


Ditto... :P

Though the story of how and why I came by this name is somewhat more interesting, as it isn't the name that was on my original birth certificate.... (it is the name that's on it now, though. ;)) Perhaps that'll be for another time, though. For those inclined, it has to do with a Buddhist legend about somebody I consider the original feminist... :) You can read a brief version of the story in the Wikipedia article on White Tara.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:33 PM

My name is just my first name. ^^ Nothing complicated!
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:17 PM

Mine's easy - I'm a duck ;)

Actually it's because my last name is Donald.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:41 AM

View PostJeff, on 26 July 2011 - 01:42 PM, said:

I believe the meaning behind my username is too complicated to explain here :P

~Jeff


I think we need your parent to explain that :D
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:19 AM

Username is "betazed" it is a planet from the Star Trek universe inhabited by telepathic aliens. I just picked it cause it sounded cool and was not commonly used even on Star Trek sites. I actually started to use "betazed" as the hostname for my desktop before using it as an online moniker.
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