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Windows 7: Where did you username come from?

12 Jul 2014   #1

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Where did you username come from?

I've always wondered where a lot of usernames came from, some are pretty easy to figure out I think but others not so much. I don't know if anybody else would be interested but I'd certainly like to know where our members' usernames came from and how they were thought up.

Mine dates back to the mid to late 90s, an old mate of mine used to call me 'big buzzard' in a terrible Jamaican accent so it always came across as 'Cha biiiig boozad'. When I first started posting on forums years ago I couldn't think of a decent name to use so just chose Boozad, it's followed me around the internet over many different forums ever since and has often been mistaken for meaning I have an alcohol problem.
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12 Jul 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Mine is simple - it is just my initials. I use it on all forums sometimes appended with 37 (my birthyear) because WHS was already taken.
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12 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Mine was from the first part of my first ever email address.

My full name is Paul Pickering. My mates used to call me Picks and I was 21 years old at the time.
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12 Jul 2014   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My father was a consummate salesman and listening to him answer his calls "Linnemeyerhere" has always stuck with me and something I've adopted in my life !
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12 Jul 2014   #5

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Mine comes from an album from DRI "Dirt Rotten Imbeciles" called ThrashZone

Oops why ?
My other handle is top secrete
Beside it was the less docile one,
Not sure how John would of taken the band Suicidal Tendencies or Death Threat
I like the bands and album art so it seemed as good as anything
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12 Jul 2014   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Professional (both x64)
 
 

Butters from South Park. Now I kind of wish I'd picked a different username; Butters isn't usually what I go by on the internet.
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12 Jul 2014   #7

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

An Admin will be able to change your username for you if you ask then nicely.
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12 Jul 2014   #8

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
My father was a consummate salesman and listening to him answer his calls "Linnemeyerhere" has always stuck with me and something I've adopted in my life !
Yours was one of the ones that got me thinking about this thread Alan.
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12 Jul 2014   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Professional (both x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
An Admin will be able to change your username for you if you ask then nicely.
Well that's good to know, thanks.
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12 Jul 2014   #10

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Mine originated back in the "Qlink" days (which is now AOL). I had a TTC Corp "Fireberd" T1 link tester/Bit Error Tester (Device) at work. When I first signed up for Qlink and entered a user name my Daughter suggested "firebird" but it was already in use so I went with the "fireberd". I've used it ever since.

As a side note, when I first got on Qlink it was with a Commodore VIC 20......

Jack
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