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Windows 7: Ever Googled your online name?

17 Feb 2011   #1
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Ever Googled your online name?

Hi, I just did something I've never done before and Googled my johnwillyums name.
I discovered there is at least one other johnwillyums out there( I only did the first couple of pages)
Also there are loads of references to my posts on forums from way back. Forums I'd forgotten I'd even joined, forums I'd joined and never posted on, manufacturers forums, Opera Unite (?) and so on.
Quite interesting and a bit embarrassing to see some of the naive questions I posted a few years ago.
Also interesting was that there are no links or any reference to this forum which is the only one I've ever been really active on and posted more than a couple of times.
I even seem to have a Youtube channel with no videos posted!
I wonder why there are no links to SF posts when really banal stuff and even just having registered type stuff is there?
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17 Feb 2011   #2
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I wonder why there are no links to SF posts when really banal stuff and even just having registered type stuff is there?
Usernames are just search engine polution, I work the magic so only the posts realy count
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17 Feb 2011   #3
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ah. Yes, I get you. Good idea.
Thinking about it when I have googled question that I've already asked on here I have seen my post on SF in a link.
Nonetheless, quite interesting.
I asked some really dumb questions a few years ago and it's both nice to see I've made some progress but also makes me feel a bit humble and prone to noob hugging
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17 Feb 2011   #4
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I've done that before for other online nicknames I've used. I decided to go with my first name because if you search Bill on Google, I'm sure it would take a very long time to find me.

Bill
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17 Feb 2011   #5
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

haha. I.ve always been johnwillyums.Iimagine you can guess why
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17 Feb 2011   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

That's the same with Bongo it will not find me

But I have googled my real name (not a common name) & found a guy in Florida with the same, then about 2 or 3 months after he called me it was weird to see my name on the caller id
Jerry (my nickname since birth)
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17 Feb 2011   #7
BugMeister

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

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17 Feb 2011   #8
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

... yes I have, but not to find my name, lol
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18 Feb 2011   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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18 Feb 2011   #10
Julio Cortez

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 Windows XP SP3
 
 

I'm a Bolivian footballer. And a photographer.
And it looks like on Youtube there's footage of me singing Latin songs
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