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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #75 on: November 03, 2011, 04:42:58 PM »
The reason I always use an alias on the 'net is because my workplace has an incredibly draconian internet representation/usage policy.  If I am posting under my name and a student/parent finds me posting on a beer forum, I could be dismissed for it.  It could be viewed as promoting alcohol use and when you work with in schools that is generally frowned upon in my neck of the woods.  Crappy reason but one I have to live with if I want to keep working here. 

That said, I try not to be a jerk and like to think I would say what is said here to a person, not just a text box. 

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2011, 04:59:13 PM »
I personally don't care one way or the other. If someone acts like a jerk the mods here will take care of it whether we know your real name or not. ;)

Which begs the question:  "Mr. Prosit, what does your middle initial Y. stand for?"  :)
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #77 on: November 03, 2011, 05:54:47 PM »
I personally don't care one way or the other. If someone acts like a jerk the mods here will take care of it whether we know your real name or not. ;)

Not true. I'm still here.


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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #78 on: November 03, 2011, 06:16:28 PM »
So, maybe a dumb question, but if someone is going to act like an ass here, what's to stop them from using a real sounding, but fake name? I could easily put my name out as Mike Geisler, and no one would ever know the difference.  But like many of the posters on this thread, I have always used this handle, it is a part of who I am, not just a facade to hide behind.
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #79 on: November 03, 2011, 06:45:59 PM »
I personally don't care one way or the other. If someone acts like a jerk the mods here will take care of it whether we know your real name or not. ;)

Which begs the question:  "Mr. Prosit, what does your middle initial Y. stand for?"  :)

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #80 on: November 03, 2011, 08:10:21 PM »
I personally don't care one way or the other. If someone acts like a jerk the mods here will take care of it whether we know your real name or not. ;)

Which begs the question:  "Mr. Prosit, what does your middle initial Y. stand for?"  :)

Y is the Spanish word for AND. 

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2011, 10:13:41 PM »
Interesting topic, I followed this same topic at the old NB stomping ground which lead to me putting
my name in my signature line. I have Kroll protecting my identity. PM if you want info...(I know, shameless plug)

But as much as I would like to say that there is no threat because the net is too big, it is more of a "I
am really not that worried about it." situation. You want a back story? You got one...

8 months into my tenure at United Airlines, I took a trip to Australia. My best friend from high school
also went. (I got him hired there too).  So here we are walking down one of the streets in a suburb of Sydney
when a person walks by with a chihuahua on a leash. He jokingly pointed at the diminutive dog and exclaimed,
"Aah! Rabid dingo!"   Back then I thought nothing of it. But then surfing the net and I noticed that websites began
asking for "user names" and not wanting to not follow in the lemming-style using aliases, I thought for a moment
and chose Rabid_Dingo. I have managed to be the 1st on any of the sites I have visited. Only once or twice have
I had to choose a different user name. Oh well..

My dad is a published Organic Chemist and has contributed to more than 40 patents, and several
published papers. So even if I google MY name my dad shows up. Technically I am the 3rd...My
son the 4th...But I didn't add the labels as I remember a friend in school with III in his name and he
got beat up a lot... 8)

I'd like to say my real name is Rusty Shackleford.
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #82 on: November 03, 2011, 11:11:28 PM »
Rusty Shackleford,  hmmm...  Interesting mental image.  Very nice to meet you formally Rusty.  

Can I still think of you as rabid_dingo?  When I fly from ITO to DEN I was planning to bring pepper spray, not WD 40.    ;D

Technically I am the 3rd...My son the 4th...

My son and me too!

My grandfather was Carl Senior, my dad Carl Junior.  My mom and dad decided that they didn't want me to be "Carl da Turd" so they gave me my middle name after my Uncle Larry.  My wife and I gave our son a Hawaiian middle name, Kai Kane.

People often call my son Carl Jr.  He corrects them, "I'm not junior, my grandfather is.  I'm Carl the 4th."  In response to this, our good friend Diki Short christened him "C4"  My son thinks that is very cool.

Growing up I NEVER intended naming my son Carl.  It was totally my wife's idea.  Twelve years later I cannot imagine him being named anything else (except, perhaps, C4)


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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #83 on: November 04, 2011, 12:38:23 AM »
Really? Your friend "Diki Short"? I no longer believe anything you say.

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #84 on: November 04, 2011, 12:44:50 AM »
Really? Your friend "Diki Short"? I no longer believe anything you say.

Indeed!  The founder, owner, and operator of Short Dick Brewery, Hilo, Hawaii.
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #85 on: November 04, 2011, 02:01:24 AM »
Cool...!
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #86 on: November 04, 2011, 05:32:57 AM »
Cue banhammer in 3...2...1... ;D

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #87 on: November 04, 2011, 06:42:08 AM »
I'd like to say my real name is Rusty Shackleford.



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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #88 on: November 04, 2011, 06:45:03 AM »
Cue banhammer in 3...2...1... ;D

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #89 on: November 04, 2011, 07:04:01 AM »
Really? Your friend "Diki Short"? I no longer believe anything you say.

Indeed!  The founder, owner, and operator of Short Dick Brewery, Hilo, Hawaii.
Diki has been featured in Zymurgy when he cleaned his brewery (lot of stuff!) and has been active on Tech Talk. 
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