SANParks.org Forums


Previous topic | First unread post | Next topic
Page 1 of 7 [ 93 posts ]
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 7  Next
Post new topic Post a reply
Print view

Forum member names

Offline
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:44 am
Posts: 23
Location: Krugersdorp
Profile 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:24 pm Unread post
this is probably covered somewhere but I could not find a topic relating to it, so here goes:

why do most forum members use a pseudo name?

some other popular forums do no allow its forum members to use pseudo names for many reasons. whether one is complaining, complementing, contributing or just posting for the love it why not be transparent who you are?

Cheers!
Last post


Re: forum member names

Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:44 pm
Posts: 2756
Location: Welkom
Profile 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:28 pm Unread post
There was this guy in the KTP who wanted to donner one of the forumites who took a picture of this him feeding hyenas. If your real name is known such threats could become reality.


Re: forum member names

Offline
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:44 am
Posts: 23
Location: Krugersdorp
Profile 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:37 pm Unread post
Howzit AWB, yeah I hear you.

this is actually one of the reasons why on one of the very popular 4x4 club forums members must use their real names, sometimes hiding behind a pseudo name makes it easy to flame another person....

have you seen how some of the Lancruiser versus Landrover debates have gone...boy that gets really nasty sometimes and personal sometimes

Cheers!


Re: forum member names

Offline
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Posts: 17943
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
Profile  WWW 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:57 pm Unread post
There is another answer to using aliasses too: work!

If you could look at the statistics you would see that an enormous amount of people log in via work. Not something you want the boss to know...


Re: forum member names

Offline
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:44 am
Posts: 4755
Location: On the edge of heaven
Profile  WWW 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:57 pm Unread post
:funny: :funny: :funny:


Re: forum member names

Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9671
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
Profile 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:00 pm Unread post
If aliases are used, like on this forum, I think that people should respect them and not use the owner's real name in open forum even they know it.


Re: forum member names

Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:14 am
Posts: 2385
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Profile 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:23 pm Unread post
Good post Daniel.Koch!! :thumbs_up:

I for one prefer using my real first name and the first letter of my surname as my user-name. The reason for using my real first name is that it is easy to introduce myself during a get together! I will just say I'm TheunsH and most will connect my user name to my real name!! :thumbs_up:

On the other hand, it's a personal choice, but to know someone as XXX on the forum and to meet him as YYY can get a bit tricky! :lol: :lol: What do you call him/her...XXX (easy) or YYY ( :doh: )?


Re: forum member names

Offline
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:44 am
Posts: 4755
Location: On the edge of heaven
Profile  WWW 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:24 pm Unread post
:funny: :funny: :funny:


Re: forum member names

Offline
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:51 am
Posts: 2159
Profile 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:26 pm Unread post
But Oom Theuns that is not your first name, has it not got an I in it somewhere? :twisted:


Re: forum member names

Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 2:15 pm
Posts: 1892
Location: Johannesburg - too far from the closest Sanpark
Profile  WWW 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:31 pm Unread post
Bush Baptist wrote
If aliases are used, like on this forum, I think that people should respect them and not use the owner's real name in open forum even they know it.

I agree (except for some cases where the 'mite includes their name in their signature, like DinkyBird/Dalene and Rumurut/Andy)


Re: forum member names

Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:28 am
Posts: 14217
Location: Pretoria, RSA
Profile 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:32 pm Unread post
So daniel.koch .... what is your real name? :twisted:


:wink:


Re: forum member names

Offline
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:44 am
Posts: 4755
Location: On the edge of heaven
Profile  WWW 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:35 pm Unread post
I agree with what you're saying Josh.
I have had pm contact with a lot of mites and I know a fair share of their real names, but if it's not in the signature, forumname etc I will never use it in the open.
Let everybody have his/ her privacy if he/she so desires.


Re: forum member names

Offline
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:44 am
Posts: 4755
Location: On the edge of heaven
Profile  WWW 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:36 pm Unread post
Imberbe wrote
So daniel.koch .... what is your real name? :twisted:


:wink:


Maak nie saak nie Oom Boom. :naughty: :naughty:


Re: forum member names

Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:14 am
Posts: 2385
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Profile 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:39 pm Unread post
True Sprocky, there should be an i in there, but the name everybody is calling me is without an i!! :lol: :lol: I'm glad that I know your real name Sprocky! :thumbs_up:

Imberbe, who are you really? :hmz: 8) I think you are well connected or perhaps the contact!! :lol: :lol:


Re: forum member names

Offline
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:44 am
Posts: 4755
Location: On the edge of heaven
Profile  WWW 
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:41 pm Unread post
TheunsH wrote
True Sprocky, there should be an i in there, but the name everybody is calling me is without an i!! :lol: :lol: I'm glad that I know your real name Sprocky! :thumbs_up:

Everybody can find his nameif they look close enough. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:


Last edited by michel367 on Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Top

Post new topic  Post a reply
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 7  Next
Page 1 of 7 [ 93 posts ]
Previous topic | First unread post | Next topic

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest





Search for
Jump to