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Log-In, Call Sign, Alias, Handle, etc.
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:18 AM

I've noticed we have quite a variety so, for all of those who do not use their name (though you guys can play too, of course), how or where did you pick up your screen name?

Being a former Navy diver, mine should be fairly obvious, but I've had several other call sign in the past. Some of you guys seem to have pretty special handles. So, what's the haps?

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:20 AM

HooYah Deep Sea

I've noticed we have quite a variety so, for all of those who do not use their name (though you guys can play too, of course), how or where did you pick up your screen name?

Being a former Navy diver, mine should be fairly obvious, but I've had several other call sign in the past. Some of you guys seem to have pretty special handles. So, what's the haps?

 

StrayCat is my trucking name and the 1911 refers to my favorite handgun. 

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:23 AM

At one point I had to shake off a tenacious troll that was dogging me around the www. 

Current one is a favorite long passed relative.

 

bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:32 AM

Mine came from when I started an auto body shop.  There was a Velvet Hammer in another city.  Called mine Goldhammer, thinking people would think gold standard of work.

Still use it, because of my gold mining activities.

The avatar is for the 4x4 club I formed, Wolfpack 4x4's

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:37 AM

My first name is Anthony, so I shortened it to To

My middle name is Joseph, so I shortened it Jo

The 72 was my radio call sign at work for 27 years

So I came up with Tojo72

Not because I'm a fan of a certain aircraft or a certain WWII Leader

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    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:59 AM

My wife helped me pick it because when I joined this site after a long time just being a lurker I had to pick a name.  I had a lot tank models laying about, so that was it.  I realy dislike nick names.

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    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:04 AM

From my cowboying days I was a brushpopper or 'outrider', which became my callsign for a lot of things during my time in the military. Now, of course , because of the way things are around military types, that occasionally got changed to 'outhouse rider', much to my dismay. But all in all, other than the diving related Nom-de plume I use on forums, 'Outrider' is still used too. 

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:04 AM

I was looking for a new on-line identifier, so I just looked around my apartment and picked a couple of random things.  A painting of an eagle that I have in my "dining room" (its pretty much my building area now, I don't eat there), and a bottle of Danny Cash hot sauce...after that I just picked some random numbers.  Had some trolls I had to ditch from my days of posting videos on YouTube.  That was the end of "social media" for me.  Too much drama, and too many sick people runnin around on those places.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:27 PM

midnightprowler  is my old cb handle. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:03 PM

Mine is my favorite sword from the Lord of the Rings novels and movies.  Can't beat a "Foe Hammer!"

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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    January 2013
Posted by seastallion53 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:32 PM

I got mine from being an aircrewman on RH-53D Seastallions in the Navy.

fox
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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:38 PM

The name on my sailboat was "Sea Fox". Used it when on CB. When I joined the Forum, I used just Fox.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:31 PM

Fox, I just realized where Narvon is. I grew up halfway between there and Philadelphia, in Paoli, along US 30, the 'Main Line'.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:20 AM

Well, my name is Robin Gronovius, but my family has always called me Rob since I was a kid. Anyone who calls me Robin doesn't know me. If someone knows me and calls me Robin, I am often in trouble.

My wife only calls me Robin, so I'm always in trouble with her.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:36 AM
I was at a Padres baseball game 3 rows behind home plate and at that time we had a player named Fred McGriff.  And back in the day there were commercials about safety with an anthropomorphic dog named McGruff that advised folks on locking doors and crime related issues.  So everyone called McGriff "The Crime Dog".   Me and a few buddies were watching the game and Crime Dog became <insert name here>Dog.  My sur name is Keaveney so that’s how I got to be KeavDog - there are many more <insert name here>Dog friends of mine
 
EDIT:  Avatar is me in my Boss 302LS on Chuckwalla

Thanks,

John

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:50 AM

It's one of my favorite drinks.  shot of crown royal with 7up in a tom collins glass. kicked up 7n7 thats pretty good to..

 

Nick.

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:16 AM

Here is an older thread on here with the same subject. 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/t/106467.aspx?page=1

 

They seem to pop up every two to three years or so due to forum member turnover...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:30 AM

I played a role in a couple of stage re-creations of the old "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" radio & TV series.  My name is Chuck, so "Cadet Chuck" became my handle.

 

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:35 AM

    I like armor, and planes,and sci-fi, and cars, and ships. Mostly armor, mostly.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    January 2020
Posted by Space Ranger on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:50 AM

My forum "handle" comes from the old "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger" TV show of the 1950s, a show which was said to have been an inspiration for Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek." My avatar is an image of Rocky's ship.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:22 AM

My name is...well...my name.

However, my avatar is my 'cosmic twin,' Wile E. Coyote -- "Genius" -- for whom things will...occasionally...not go quite according to a brilliantly-thought-out plan.

(I have a small inkling of what that can be like....)

 

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:52 AM

Way back in the late 80's my friend and I used to play a lot of arcade games. When you get a high score, you could put in your initials. I would put in MRX. Mr. X.  A couple of years later my friend and I started logging into BBS's using his brand new super high end 486dx-66 computer. Stick out tongue I logged into a new BBS that didnt use your real name and I had to come up with an Alias. I tried MRX, MR-X and every combination of it, but they were all taken. I was and am a huge fan of an electronic band that has a song called Deviate. They remixed it and called it DV8, so I used that as my new alias online. I used this for years. One day my future wife's brother (who also used BBS's) called me Deeve. Ever since then, I have used Deeve. Big Smile

 

Oh, and my sig picture is me back in 2006 riding through the Tail Of The Dragon on my old 96 Shadow ACE 1100. 

 In Progress.

1/72 Revell Arado AR-240-c2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

Deeve_

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    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:02 PM

I'm a born-again Christian. The verses are in my signature section. 

For the profile pic, I just like the boxing cats. 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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    February 2016
Posted by lowfly on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:15 PM

My name comes from when i was flying R/C Aircraft. My flying buddies dared me to fly my aircraft lower than my knees and i did it and earned the name Lowfly.  and no, I did not crash the aircraft Big Smile

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:30 PM

Well;

      This is interesting.  Mine comes from a Hobby. I like to Scratch-Build H.O. Tankers and Supertankers. I started this when I Captained for British Shell Petroleum Co. My last first Mate actually came up with it in an E-Mail!

 Before all the Fine Scale Modeler site mess-ups with me I had an AVATAR-It was a photo of a completely hand carved Gentlemen's Speed Boat.( I used to make them as gifts to my " Boating" friends!)

     

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    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:20 PM

Just a mix of my initials and last name.  Being a Nationals fan the #11 is Nats great Ryan Zimmerman.  The picture of the horizon is a bit more interesting.  My wife and I started taking pictures of horizons while on vacation.  We have the pictures  enlarged to 36"x30" and framed.  We just got back from Aruba when I joined the forum.

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:39 PM

I love nicknames. Its a fairly common Aussie trait and I tend to name my pets with weird and wonderful tags. Some years ago I had a pet cat who went everywhere with me and he had some funny behaviour traits and I called him Dodgy. We lost Dodgy to cancer and I still miss him, so when I started on this forum I used Dodgy as a way of remembering him. For your entertainment here are the nicknames of some of my mates: Mental; Diamond; Winkie; Ferret; Noddy; Have a chat; Crabman; Pud; Postie; Rowdy; Mongrel and Blue. My Avater is just me at the helm of my boat.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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    June 2017
Posted by Chemteacher on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:30 PM
Mine is self-explanatory. I teach high school chemistry. I haven’t developed an avatar yet.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Revell 1/25th Kenworth

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:18 PM

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:37 PM

Hey stikpusher, you got a point here or just being obstinate? So what if there was an earlier thread of this nature. Everybody else seems to be participating and enjoying it; what's your issue?

And, if you're going to point it out, at least make your links clickable; otherwise you are just being obtusive.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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