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  • #1036095
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    always wondered what makes people choose their screen names…

    A couple of years ago – I was helping some people sort out the power in a large building they were in – to do this you have to identify and trace the distribution boards (fuse boxes) and their sub circuits (what they connect to). in large premises there are a lot of them, so its useful to make notes when doing this..

    Anyway I’d written down on a sheet of paper

    A/RYB1 – 6A – General Lighting

    This is an electricians term for the house lights of any building – and usually the first circuit you check as it doesn’t use a lot of current and won’t make such a big “bang!” if its short-circuited (plus it means you can see what you are doing)

    Anyway I thought it would make a good screen name as I try to “shine a light” on things when issues are being discussed and provide reliable facts and advice. (It also means if nosey people google my screenname they get a load of info about lamps and other ‘leccy stuff rather than anything that would give me away too much 😀 )

    Its sometimes mis-spelt as “lightning” – easily done I suppose, and a previous avatar I used (the electric hazard symbol) increased this confusion; but sparks and flashes are something I usually try to avoid (they mean short circuits and other hazards!)

    but what made you think of yours?

    #1063461
    Avatardirt_bird
    Participant

    dirt bird comes from the greek meaning ……..

    nah, dirt birds just a name i grew up wiv along wiv onion!

    Merry christmas by the way

    😀

    #1063438
    AvatarAnonymous

    my name is well old and doesnt quite make sense….when i had to log onto computers at 14 in school, the password was bits of your name, then a number…mine was ausmal1668 or summat and me and my mates got stoned and were playin around with the names, so ausmal became uuzmal, and it stuck! over the next couple o years, the mal dropped off, and every one in school called me oooze, but i was writin graf and didnt want lots of ‘u’s, an changed the spelling to use, because of that the pronounciation is different for when people met me, but most of my crew still call me uuuz….random and boring, see…

    wierd thing was, by the end of school, only a couple o people knew how i got the name, so in loads of my goin away messages was weird suggestions as to why i was called it….that i used girls, oozed like toothpaste (pisstakes, as im not like that at all) or that i was well use full, or had many uses, which i obviously like more!

    liked general’s tho, i thought it would be summat like that 🙂

    #1063452
    AvatarLeon_Domiti
    Participant

    It’s an anagram of Demolition

    #1063449
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant

    my first and surnames are really common, so trying to use them for email ady´s etc end up with addresses like ´myname12billionandone´

    globalloon is the only thing i can remember and i use it for everything.

    can´t remember how i got it tho :confused:

    #1063393
    AvatarAnonymous

    mkp
    m- Michael
    k- not telling
    p-Palmer

    It makes sense really

    And does anyone want to explain these “rep point” thingies, i mean, ihave one- so i´m obviously safe- but how do you get more?

    #1063451
    Avatarsambo303
    Participant

    My name is sambo…and i added the 303 bit cos i really like those roland tb303s in acid techno.
    my name on squat juice is auntydrugs. i thought that was amusing – have got quite a lot of abuse on that site though due to being a bit aunty-ish. Think i just take on another persona over there and get on my high horse. Cant help it though, everyone seems so like they need a word of friendly advice but it comes out all fogeyish. Nevermind…old fogeys like raving too har har.

    #1063423
    AvatarTechno Viking
    Participant

    I chose my nick because although I have my own ideas, this site was always meant to be about communication in general and others people’s opinions rather than my own…

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    MKP wrote:
    mkp
    m- Michael
    k- not telling
    p-Palmer

    It makes sense really

    And does anyone want to explain these “rep point” thingies, i mean, ihave one- so i´m obviously safe- but how do you get more?

    From the manual: ‘User Reputation’ in its simplest form is a ranking of your user’s benefit to your forum. Its basis comes from the opinions of all of your forum users that choose take part in it.

    Users gain and lose reputation based on how their posts are scored by other forum participants. Users with the ability to affect reputation, will either give or take aways points by approving or disapproving with a post’s content.

    You influence a user’s reputation through the scales icons on the top left of a post…

    #1063460
    Avatarmry
    Participant

    Well – mry (which, of course, is mister why) is and old friend of mine. I wrote a short story about him on a shirt + tie, with silver paint. And later on, a quasi-similar project, this time on paper though. He’s a factory worker (chocolate) and he has a humming sound in his ears. The shirt is long lost – and so is the chaotique nonsens poetry written on it – but the name remains.
    Anyway! I’m spending NYE in London and I’m looking for some nice little harsh electro party, preferably a live act, a nice dirty one. Any ideas? (Unfortunately, i don’t really know where to find information in England, I’m Danish…)

    #1063434
    AvatarBioTech
    Participant

    Mines a bit lame. It’s the name of the rig I’m a part of.

    The usual screen name I use though is Totem. It comes from previously being a lanky git and having dark(ish) skin (I say previously because now i’m wider and not so dark… I haven’t got shorter) So mates used to call me chief totem pole. Then I used Totem as a dj name and it has stuck since then.

    Boring 🙁

    #1063445
    AvatarMariasupial
    Participant

    My name is a really old nick (going back maybe 8-10 years)……..it was more a general term used, rather than my specific nick………..we called a girl that was really into her gabber and that was a proper hardcore raver a ‘gabba bitch’. I fell into said catagory so when I first logged into DC that was the name I used.

    Not so into my gabber these days though, I have a lot wider music taste. My (visual) name on SJ is no longer G_b (is now raMia) and is just an anagram of my real name.

    #1063435
    AvatarBioTech
    Participant
    Gabba_bitch wrote:
    My (visual) name on SJ is no longer G_b (is now raMia) and is just an anagram of my real name.

    The mind boggles. What could it be?!

    🙂

    #1063446
    AvatarMariasupial
    Participant
    BioTech wrote:
    The mind boggles. What could it be?!

    🙂

    Answers on a postcard to……….

    #1063441
    AvatarDJ FATTMAN
    Participant

    my username is my dj name. **No Shit** 🙂

    But i got it cause i eat loads and never put ne wait on. Thats right i am a skinny fucker.

    #1063436
    AvatarBioTech
    Participant

    I used to be like that until I reached 22ish then suddenly my metabolism changed and I’ve put on loads of weight.

    I think it probably had something to do with cutting out chemicals and increasing the beer intake.

    #1063442
    AvatarDJ FATTMAN
    Participant
    BioTech wrote:
    I used to be like that until I reached 22ish then suddenly my metabolism changed and I’ve put on loads of weight.

    I think it probably had something to do with cutting out chemicals and increasing the beer intake.

    prob dude, if that happens to me i am gonna b fucked. i luv my food, but the other thing which helps me is that most of meals consist of meat.

    #1063457
    AvatarAndy_Aztek
    Participant

    erm, im andy……..and im from AzTeK Sound System…………..i’m also A.T on SJ.
    A.T coz it stands for my real name Andy T*****
    & it cunningly also stands for Acid Techno, my fav music.

    #1063394
    AvatarAnonymous

    hi ya!my Bulgarian name is Plamen that mean Flame.So here comes Flambinity for better sound! 😉

    #1063432
    Avatarskattyasfuk
    Participant

    Well I am always the one people laugh at on a come down, as it would take me about an hour to make a simple cup of tea! (seriously people have to keep reminding me what im actually doing) and im shore you’ve all done the one where you walk into a room and forget what you went in there for, hence skattyasfuk!! 😀

    #1063433
    Avatarskattyasfuk
    Participant

    Not very origanal I no!! 😮

    #1063462
    Avatarelretardo87
    Participant

    you know the kid who gets coaxed into doin the totally retarded plans….like try an eat that bag of paperclips….yeh thats me…hence the name an coz its my year o birth

    #1063426
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    elretardo87 wrote:
    you know the kid who gets coaxed into doin the totally retarded plans….like try an eat that bag of paperclips….yeh thats me…hence the name an coz its my year o birth

    I knew people ate strange stuff in the North and Scotland – but paperclips really are a bit much – the only edible office supplies I have encountered are the corn-based “packing peanuts” that sometimes were used to protect circuit boards sent via courier in my previous employment. I think the idea was they were biodegradeable and/or you could feed them to pets/livestock/random animals if you wanted. (Another project engineer in my department used to eat the things at his desk to freak out secretaries …. probably would fit into category of “random animal”….. )

    #1063467
    Avatarfunny cat
    Participant

    :p
    well my boyf thinks I’m like a cat (craves attention and constantly needs feeding) and well for a cat I’m kinda funny looking, (no cat ears or tail etc). there you go, pretty self-explanatory really!

    😉 :rolleyes:

    #1063463
    Avatarelretardo87
    Participant

    but paperclips really are a bit much

    break them in half chew them into a ball swallow….not to hard
    just fuckin stupid an fairly sore later….the same night i also set fire to my leg…was in a bit of a state like.

    #1063458
    AvatardeltaX
    Participant

    i love to eat loads and never pass 195. my name originated a couple of years ago but like some of u now its changes over the years. i was at the mall one time with my freind lew and thier was a place that made army dog tags. i always wanted to be a dj so i thought of a name for my dog tags and it was delta light. about 2yrs ago a went to a rave in hartford and they gave me a card for a raver site in the area http://www.fortheravers.com i went their and dropped the light and loggoed on as delta and 2yrs later i found partyvibe and choose delta x and so my freinds thats me story.

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