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#1001363 - 11/22/17 12:26 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: Medic Mike]  
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Originally Posted by Medic Mike
This is the reason I use a "handle". I have a very unique last name, and these boards can be seen by non-memebers. Call me a conspiracy nut, but I do not like my real name out in the internet world without my say so. FB, I have my security settings on the max, and even then it is hard to find me. This is for personal privacy. We cannot be "unplugged" in our current society, though I am not going to just be freely giving my info out there.
That is my 0.2 cents worth.

Mike


Pretty much the same here. I do have a linkedin account that I really should close because it's useless to me, but other than that, I have a few boards that I've been to and registered. No facebook, twitter, snapchats, etc. My internet world is within the few boards that I visit. It's my little bit of personal security, while it may not be fully effective, it's good in my mind.

Also, everyone I meet does not get the pleasure of knowing my last name. I don't introduce myself with "hi, I'm Richard Jones",...it's simply, "hi, I'm Richard". If'n there's a reason you need-to-know more, I'll give it to you, but until then, I'm Living the Dream


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#1001364 - 11/22/17 12:32 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: Mike]  
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Originally Posted by Mike
Just for the record, my real first name is Vladimir. cool


I always thought it was just Vlad. Who knew you weren't telling the truth???
whistle


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1001409 - 11/22/17 10:32 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: chrisd]  
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Originally Posted by chrisd
Originally Posted by Mike
Just for the record, my real first name is Vladimir. cool


And just to double check, you’re over that “little misunderstanding” of ours, right?


Nyet.


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#1001440 - 11/23/17 01:43 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: Mike]  
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Originally Posted by Mike
Originally Posted by chrisd
Originally Posted by Mike
Just for the record, my real first name is Vladimir. cool


And just to double check, you’re over that “little misunderstanding” of ours, right?


Nyet.


Oh shyet.

#1001491 - 11/24/17 04:43 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Interesting, When I asked to join and paid my 1,790 dollar dues I was kinda new to the internet, While filling out the background check sheet I made the error of using my password of my name .... than using my dogs name as a user name . Sooooo I have been Tank ever since. Woof


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#1001496 - 11/24/17 06:50 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Tank,

When I joined the dues were $2,100. I guess you got a lower price for getting in early.. wave


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1001514 - 11/25/17 03:28 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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#1001681 - 11/29/17 05:58 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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I think the secret identity usage is with us because there are soooo many people with the same name. For example, a search on linked-in for Mark Goodrich results in nine pages of MGs with 10 MGs/page. Now some of these might be repeats, but you get the idea. Some forums have 10s of thousands of members.


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#1001682 - 11/29/17 06:11 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: longjohn]  
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Originally Posted by longjohn
I think the secret identity usage is with us because there are soooo many people with the same name. For example, a search on linked-in for Mark Goodrich results in nine pages of MGs with 10 MGs/page. Now some of these might be repeats, but you get the idea. Some forums have 10s of thousands of members.



FYI. We have over 27,000 registered users.


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#1001684 - 11/29/17 07:04 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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That’s a big number but probably doesn’t accurately represent who uses this site. How many of those 27,000 have posted in the last six months?

I’ve had to join sites to open a picture, or respond, but seldom or never returned to the site.


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