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    Using Members' Names

    James, why do you insist on using the correct names of new comers? I find it offense and I'm so glad you did not use mine.

    If these people wanted to acknowledge who they are, I'd think they'd register with their given names. I, for one - because of my history and personal life - would rather not banter my given or usual name about.

    Just because you know it doesn't mean you've been given permission to use it. So why do you continue to do so? I think you're taking advantage of your position.

    Do you ask people first if you can address them by their given names, or would they rather you use their 'handle'?
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    Re: Using Members' Names

    I feel that this would be better handled in a private message rather than out in open forum. Since James has always done this to every one of us and obviously no one else has complained until you. To me that makes this a personal problem and has no business here. If I'm wrong and other's also object than you all have my apology for interfering.

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    Re: Using Members' Names

    Odd I was very pleased to be addressed as Wayne, even if there are thousands of other Wayne's in the world.

    Felt very personalized and warm.

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    Re: Using Members' Names

    yikes!!! a lot of us use our names and not our member name.... I dont have a problem with it....

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    Re: Using Members' Names

    It keeps people a bit more honest and I guarantee that people start to think a bit more about what they write. I think it's good that people are woken up from the illusion of anonymity when they come here.

    I'm sure glad I kept my first name a secret.

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    Re: Using Members' Names

    Quote Originally Posted by bio6464 View Post
    So...your name isn't "Stephanie"?????
    Please, call me Yog-Sothoth. I also answer to the name Jah.

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    Re: Using Members' Names

    I agree to Yog-Sothoth´s first statement.
    My nic is a kind of tradition but my official name is no secret, because I´m
    integer.
    You (all) are invited to google for my first name, and see who I am!
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    Re: Using Members' Names

    Actually I think it's nice that we know each others' names. It's more open and friendly, and makes for a warmer and closer atmosphere.
    The reason I started to greet people by the first name is because for the first 6 or 8 months as a Moderator I didn't realise that I was the only one who could see the names when a new member joins. The reason I didn't greet you by your real name is because you didn't provide it, GarterGertie.
    No one has complained before, but of course if they did I would edit my post to remove their name. If they don't like it, they can tell me themselves, I don't think they need you to champion them. I haven't used your name, so what's the problem?
    I notice you addressed this thread to James, and not to adamanteus.
    James.

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    Re: Using Members' Names

    Just like Yog-Sothoth or Udo, I don't mind if people adress me with my real name. In fact, most forums I subscribe to these days (not a lot, but if I do so) I actually use the username "Sjoerd van Veen"
    I actually like it when people call me Sjoerd instead of Reptileparadise of crazy reptiles or van_veen456 (just a bunch of forum names).
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    Re: Using Members' Names

    I am sorry GarterGerty but i agree 100% with James. I was actually online and talking to him when he discovered he was the only one that could see members names.
    It had become obvious that you have a personal issue with this but i don't believe he has ever used your name. This is because you never provided it.
    I don't understand why you thought you needed to bring this up when it doesn't involve you.
    I perfere people to use my name. if i didn't i wouldn't have given it at any point.

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