RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Community > Salon
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Salon Just hanging around...
(Social area, where non-retouching talk is encouraged)

How'd you pick your nick?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-26-2007, 01:53 PM
Doug Nelson's Avatar
Doug Nelson Doug Nelson is offline
Janitor
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,068
Blog Entries: 21
How'd you pick your nick?

People on here, most of them anyway, have such fascinating usernames. I was going through my boring phase (lasting from the mid-90s until...well, I'm still in it) when I decided not to use one here. But I'd love to know how you arrived at yours.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 11-26-2007, 01:59 PM
Swampy's Avatar
Swampy Swampy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Swamps of Florida
Posts: 4,418
Re: How'd you pick your nick?

Mine goes waaaaaay back to the '70s and CB radios. I moved a lot as an Army wife and was always on the road so a CB radio came in handy for a woman traving with kid, a dog, hampster and a gold fish. LOL I used the CB handle of "Swamp Witch" (I'd tell truckers I lived in the swamps and I looked like a witch<g>)

Anyway, when I became a netizen in 1983, I frequented the GEnie chat area and used my old CB handle. Well, friends got tired of typing all that and shortened it to "Swampy". Been Swampy ever since.

BTW... my kid used "Son of a Witch" for a long time... LOL
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 11-26-2007, 02:34 PM
Frank Lopes's Avatar
Frank Lopes Frank Lopes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Northern Hemisphere
Posts: 889
Blog Entries: 27
Re: How'd you pick your nick?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Swampy View Post
I frequented the GEnie
Holy smoke... that brings back memories LoL

Did you use Aladdin to connect to it?
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 11-26-2007, 02:37 PM
lurch's Avatar
lurch lurch is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 574
Re: How'd you pick your nick?

Since I suffered a cerebellar stroke in 2000, lurch just sorta came naturally.

<C>
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 12-01-2007, 11:13 PM
Craig Walters's Avatar
Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
Blog Entries: 4
Re: How'd you pick your nick?

i didnt know you were on GEnie, dee dee. boy, those were the days. CIS and GEnie, lol, forerunners of the internet that died at the inception of the internet. those were the two places i used to go for online, multiplayer gaming. island of kesmai, air warrior and dragon's gate. island of kesmai is where i thought up my last name of my nick.

you see, my full nick is Kraellin Celebnoli. the Celebnoli comes from Tolkien's vocabulary. it means literally, silver knowledge or more loosely, sacred lore.

and 'Kraellin' comes from a name i made up while writing and designing an online game i owned. it was a MUD, a (M)ulti (U)ser (D)ungeon. in my game there was a region of desert and rock inhabited by a nomadic, trading, thieves, assassins type people. i named them 'the Kraellin'. it has no particular meaning i know of. i just liked the name and thought it fit those people

so, Kraellin Celebnoli, thief of the sacred lore. or, if you want to put a more benevolent spin on it, trader of sacred lore or follower of sacred lore. i'll let you decide
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 12-02-2007, 03:14 AM
jannetie's Avatar
jannetie jannetie is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New York & New Jersey
Posts: 35
Re: How'd you pick your nick?

Mine is the name my older cousin called me when I was born. She couldn't pronounce Janice. We were surprised many years later to learn that with our Dutch ancestry, Jannetie would be my name exactly! And no one else seems to have it, anywhere - lol.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug Nelson View Post
People on here, most of them anyway, have such fascinating usernames. I was going through my boring phase (lasting from the mid-90s until...well, I'm still in it) when I decided not to use one here. But I'd love to know how you arrived at yours.
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 12-02-2007, 07:04 AM
lkroll's Avatar
lkroll lkroll is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 4,746
Re: How'd you pick your nick?

Cool info and background. Wish I were as creative as you are, but alas, I'm not. Wish I would have stuck with my usual handle (lylejk), but for whatever reason, I changed it to lkroll here. Together, you now know my name.
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 12-02-2007, 08:27 AM
Swampy's Avatar
Swampy Swampy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Swamps of Florida
Posts: 4,418
Re: How'd you pick your nick?

Craig, I was the forum manager of the Macintosh Rountable (aka forum) on GEnie for a number of years. John, my SO, and I meet in the GEnie chat room in 1987!! Imagine the difficulty of explaining to my friends here in the swamps how I met this guy on my computer. They didn't understand email in those days, let alone chat rooms. LOLOLOL
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 12-02-2007, 08:33 AM
Frank Lopes's Avatar
Frank Lopes Frank Lopes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Northern Hemisphere
Posts: 889
Blog Entries: 27
Re: How'd you pick your nick?

oK .... since we are reminiscing ...

anyone here used prodidgy?

What about BBS systems?
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 12-02-2007, 11:10 AM
lurch's Avatar
lurch lurch is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 574
Re: How'd you pick your nick?

I used to use Prodigy, on my first computer. It was an Apple II+, with a whole 64K of memory, and a ssslllooowww dialup connection (can we say 300 baud?). Used to start a load of laundry or make a cup of coffee while waiting for a page to load. But I could buy (a few) gifts on line with it.

<C>
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Community > Salon


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pick up underlying colour in Photoshop? BadBoy House Photoshop Help 2 11-28-2007 06:45 AM
golden retriever smudge - how'd i do johnnieB Photo-Based Art 26 07-04-2006 12:01 PM
Digital Camera and scanner - help to pick Marthig Hardware 4 01-21-2006 05:39 PM
can a script pick a random action? okplayer Photoshop Scripting 4 03-31-2005 04:12 PM
Hiya, Nick Doug Nelson Salon 0 04-25-2002 07:14 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved