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martin goddard

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« on: May 30, 2020, 08:46:29 AM »
Just a short post about names.
Not my usual "use a name for politeness".

Instead a real thank you to those using first names.
This is the only gaming group on the internet that has such a practice (I think?).
I think it is making the group more pleasant to visit.
It is quite an achievement to have an internet  group of folk confident and nice enough to use names.

This is  a very precious thing in these days on "anonymous snipers".
This is a relatively small group in terms of internet chat groups. However I personally do find it more comfortable.

Thanks from me and most others I think. :)
Keep it up.

Your thoughts?


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Re: Names
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 09:41:17 AM »
I was brought up to believe that if you are not prepared to put your own name to something you have written, then don't write it. I even put my name in the "comments" box of anonymous surveys and questionnaires. I understand that there are reasonable exceptions to this, where someone's job etc may be at risk.
In the meantime I agree with Martin that this is a friendly and constructive site and long may it continue to be so. Perhaps we could reverse the situation and do a survey of members' alter egos.
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Re: Names
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 09:43:44 AM »
I find it makes discussions sound more friendly. Use of a first name is hardly going to reveal anything sensitive or personal in most cases (I assume there maybe the occasional exception).

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Re: Names
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 09:50:13 AM »
Yes, it does make for a much friendlier feel to the forum, particularly as so many people sign off each message with their name.

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Re: Names
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2020, 01:32:39 PM »
I think i usually sign off as Mike. But Trigger always calls me Dave

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martin goddard

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Re: Names
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 01:36:37 PM »
If your first name is beelzibub then you are outed. :)

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Re: Names
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2020, 01:43:48 PM »
When dealing with young folk they often like to use initials to give them some special "gang" status. Odd thing is that I have dealt with many TJ, CJ, JJ etc. and they are more common short forms  than their actual given names. The prevalence of a "J' is very common in these monikers too.  Sometimes words have unfortunate interpretations outside of their initial  culture. I have enough trouble with chips in the US :) Not to mention the big pharma (pronounced farmer).


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Re: Names
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2020, 02:05:06 PM »
Yo MG,

Can I be in your gang?  ;D

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Re: Names
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2020, 02:54:09 PM »
Martin, oddly enough I have, in the past, been known as JJ. My dad was also John and so I was known by some as John Junior or JJ.
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Re: Names
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2020, 05:43:27 PM »
Signing off with your name makes this a more pleasant discussion group I feel.
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Re: Names
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2020, 08:58:14 PM »
I agree with using first names. Should I occasionally default to "blank" and not use my name, it is usually being too hasty or forgetful. I will endeavour harder.
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Re: Names
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2020, 11:19:07 PM »
But in your case, we can usually work out your name,  Mike.

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Re: Names
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2020, 08:53:52 PM »
Agreed Martin and John, most aliases are just crass.

I also was brought up to believe that if you are not prepared to put your own name to something you have written, then don't write it.