How did you choose your username?

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There are a lot of interesting and unusual usernames on the board, and I have been wondering how different people have come up with theirs.

Pranav is my real name and hence my username.

How did you come up with yours?
 

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Danger
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There is a previous thread on this very subject, which might be of use to you in regard to people who no longer post.
In my case, though, I'm known in my town as Danny Danger (or sometimes Dangerous Dan). Danger is the name that I use on pinball machines, video games, and such like, so it was no big stretch to apply it here.
 
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I like Serena
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It's a secret I only divulge to my closest friends.
Do you already know it?

People's first guess is usually that it is from Serena "Black Booty" Williams, but that's not it! :wink:
Others though I was female myself until I put up a picture on my profile! :biggrin:
 
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There is a previous thread on this very subject, which might be of use to you in regard to people who no longer post.
Sorry, i did not know that. :)
 
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It's a secret I only divulge to my closest friends.
Do you already know it?
Nope. :biggrin:

People's first guess is usually that it is from Serena "Black Booty" Williams, but that's not it! :wink:
Others though I was female myself until I put up a picture on my profile! :biggrin:
I too thought the same. :rofl:
 
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Sorry, i did not know that. :)
Why on Earth would you feel sorry about that? It's not as if there is an index of obsolete topics handy. Besides, most currently active members weren't here when it was last used. It is therefore largely irrelevant.
 
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Nope. :biggrin:
Actually, the secret was out in my visitor messages.
Luckily Greg became convinced he should wipe all VM's! :approve:
Pheeeew!! :smile:
 
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Actually, the secret was out in my visitor messages.
Luckily Greg became convinced he should wipe all VM's! :approve:
Pheeeew!! :smile:
Lol, i was too lazy too go through all your VMs. :biggrin:
 
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I like Serena
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Lol, i was too lazy too go through all your VMs. :biggrin:
Aaaah, then you also probably do not know what my avatar represents! :rolleyes:
 
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Aaaah, then you also probably do not know what my avatar represents! :rolleyes:
Yeah i don't know. :)

Seems to me a lego structure.
 
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Yeah i don't know. :)

Seems to me a lego structure.
Yep. It is! :smile:

When micromass realized what is was, he went straight for his legos to see if he could build it too! :cool:
 
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Yep. It is! :smile:

When micromass realized what is was, he went straight for his legos to see if he could build it too! :cool:
Wow, your avatar looks really cool. :)

Was MicroMass successful? :D
 
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I really like Escher. Do you have a larger version of that I.L. Serena?
 
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I've been asked this Q before. So why not sharing:)
The REAL reason behind my name was an advice I decided to follow;

"be like a drizzle, never harming but useful, where ever it lands"
 
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I've been asked this Q before. So why not sharing:)
The REAL reason behind my name was an advice I decided to follow;

"be like a drizzle, never harming but useful, where ever it lands"
I had assumed it was from ATHF.
the_drizzle.jpg


It's probably pretty obvious where my name came from. Generic, I know.
 
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I've been asked this Q before. So why not sharing:)
The REAL reason behind my name was an advice I decided to follow;

"be like a drizzle, never harming but useful, where ever it lands"
Nice name drizzle. :)

Btw, i have always been wondering what those squares represent in your signature? :)
 
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Btw, i have always been wondering what those squares represent in your signature? :)
I always assumed that they were Braille, which led me to wonder of what possible use they could be on a computer monitor.
 
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I always assumed that they were Braille, which led me to wonder of what possible use they could be on a computer monitor.
Braille? They seem to me completely empty squares. Maybe a font problem.
 
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I'm pretty sure it's braille. It says "Truly it is not the eyes that are.." Then I got tired of staring at the dots!
 
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Wow, your avatar looks really cool. :)

Was MicroMass successful? :D
I don't really know... micromass, were you?

I do know he suddenly had in interest in quantum physics.... :P
Did he perchance approach you QuarkCharmer?


I really like Escher. Do you have a larger version of that I.L. Serena?
Just google for images of Escher and it'll be on one of the first pages (I did :wink:).



I've been asked this Q before. So why not sharing:)
The REAL reason behind my name was an advice I decided to follow;

"be like a drizzle, never harming but useful, where ever it lands"
I had assumed it was from ATHF.
Ah! That doesn't sound so harmless! :biggrin:
 
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I'm pretty sure it's braille. It says "Truly it is not the eyes that are.." Then I got tired of staring at the dots!
It's from the Quran.
I did wonder why drizzle put that in her signature.

Drizzle, what's your reason?
 
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Braille? They seem to me completely empty squares. Maybe a font problem.
That could be. I sometimes get the same thing on sites that are designed strictly for Windows-burners. If neither Safari nor Leopard recognizes a character, a small square appears in its place.
 
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That could be. I sometimes get the same thing on sites that are designed strictly for Windows-burners. If neither Safari nor Leopard recognizes a character, a small square appears in its place.
But i use Chrome with Vista. :)
 
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But i use Chrome with Vista. :)
Don't come crying to me about that; it was your choice. :tongue:
 
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Nice name drizzle. :)

Btw, i have always been wondering what those squares represent in your signature? :)
Thanks Pranav.

I've been asked that too, funny enough by the same person. Hi there! :biggrin:
It's English barril, look it up... If you can! :biggrin:
 

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