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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2010, 08:52:59 AM »
Thread Bear was a deliberately obscure name for the fun of dropping a few acid drops before folk twigged it was me, Alan Hitchcock. Now I am kind of stuck with it even though the joke and topics are long since dead. I ought to change it to something more appropriate really, like Big Al. Not sure how to do that.
Interestingly there is a reason for eBay names to be obscure. It often pays not to offer to much info or the dodgy types will be round to lift bits since you are advertising swag to stolen in their minds. Unfortunately the same dodgy types use the multiple names to do unspeakable naughty deals and scams. I am not sure RUMcar offers huge scope for trade though it does have info on who has swag so could be used for the wrong reason. However that is what moderators are for and I would think they would pick up on most odd behaviour patterns. Is there a policy for periodically spring cleaning the IDs on the site to remove those no longer used? I happen to know several folk who never post but read the forum to know what is going on so some of those apparently dead names are mute but observing. Each to his own.
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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2010, 08:58:35 AM »
Sorry to shatter your illusions Alan, but myself and at least one other forumite twigged it was you from your very first post, your character shines through the verbiage!!!
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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2010, 09:09:03 AM »
As in most things, pretty visable. It was worth the effort though. Is forumite like formica, acid resistant?
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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2010, 09:11:10 AM »
Yes, plus your photograph was a dead give away :D :D

I think to change you ID name you go into your account settings. I have never tried it but I think thats the route.

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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2010, 09:30:29 AM »
What like this
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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2010, 09:46:05 AM »
Hey! Well done.

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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2010, 01:25:02 PM »
Is there a policy for periodically spring cleaning the IDs on the site to remove those no longer used?

no policy at the moment, no reason to remove them really.  They don't take up much space, just some 1's & 0's.


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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2010, 01:56:34 PM »
Would it be of interest for the forum to let each other know what is in our collection?
Now i know some people might not want to advertise they have 20 cars in one lockup, but even if the list was annon, it would just help some of us relevant newbies to learn more on cars we have never seen or heard of.
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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2010, 09:15:31 PM »
Hi Milnes. Perhaps you can start the ball rolling and tell us what you have?

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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2010, 10:48:19 PM »
 Plus some of us have put a list of the cars we own under the line below what we write, whatever that area is called....

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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2010, 07:20:36 AM »
Skirting board?
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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2010, 05:24:51 PM »
thats below the belt  ;D
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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2011, 01:40:55 AM »
I am actually Adi, I ended up with that name kind of by accident, nobody quiet knows why. People just started to call me that when i was a kid, and now I am officially adi.

I work in the great cesspit that is the music industry, and in my spare time i mess around with old cars. It all really started because old cars are interesting, and they are cool to drive around in and turn up in and make an impression, and people notice them, you know, something different. New cars are boring. My friend has a V8 merc, sure its a very comfortable, powerful, fast and nice to drive car, but nobody pays any attention to it. People always notice the various things I drive.

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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2011, 07:37:00 AM »
nice idea ! i hate this " secret names "on forums ... haven't they got balls to accept their names and writings ???
in my case no ! my name is jean-do jacquesson , and all my web signatures are "jean-do"
just because now since  30 years family,friends , and customers calls and knows me ( worldwilde ! ^^ )as jean-do ...
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Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2011, 10:20:29 AM »
Dear Jean Do

Good to hear from you as always. I do not know why we are encouraged on forums to adopt pseudonyms, as we have nothing to hide. Is this the same in France?

I agree with you that my name is my name and it will always be, and I have no reason to adapt a new name. However like most people I have followed the trend. Perhaps we should rethink this practice. Does having a pseudonym (handle) protect us from criminals and low life, or does it protect them from us?

Changing the subject slightly are there any magazines printed in France that specialise in Microcars like Rumcar News?

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