Please don't use your real name!!!

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  • #3669

    Daisy
    Keymaster

    Selco and I want everyone to be safe and maintain their privacy while enjoying the forum. PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR REAL NAME AS A USERNAME!!!

    If you’ve signed up under your real name, it’s easy to change. Simply go into your profile by clicking your name in the top right-hand corner. Then click Edit. Then type the name you’d like to use in the box and click “Save Changes.” BOOM – you’re done!

    Thank you!!!

  • #3830

    Casper Ship
    Participant

    No worries. This isn’t my real name. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • #3835

    Daisy
    Keymaster

    ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a really great username though!

  • #4004

    Ozark Mama
    Participant

    If you’re new double check this. I thought I was good then posted something and realized I wasn’t.

  • #4210

    fake name
    Participant

    and that is why ah use a fakename user name……..

    • #30130

      RBnoBS
      Participant

      I know I didn’t use my real name but I don’t know why I checked it when I read this. LOL

  • #4330

    woodsrunner
    Participant

    If you have a ham radio license it’s not a good idea to post your call sign either.

    It is easy to find your real name and address in a database.

  • #5556

    michael goulish
    Participant

    Hi!ย  I just logged in for the first time. I see my real name in the upper-right corner where it says “You are logged in as Abraham Lincoln” <span style=”font-size: 80%;”>(sorry, that’s maybe not precisely what it says.)</span>ย  But when I signed up I provided a username which is not my real name.ย  My username is “Amras“.ย  Did I do this right? Is my realname visible, or are you just seeing “Amras” ?

     

     

  • #5557

    michael goulish
    Participant

    Hmm. I’m thinking I did it wrong.

     

    • #6706

      Bobkitty
      Participant

      I think I did the same thing. I’m glad I came to this thread first.

  • #5664

    Selco
    Keymaster

    @michael goulish

    What excatly user name you want to use? Amras?

  • #6713

    Daisy
    Keymaster

    Everyone squared away?

  • #6873

    Littlesister
    Participant

    I to am glad I came to this section first. Got it taken care of though.

  • #7793

    paladin712
    Participant

    Glad I came here first before posting.

    • #8170

      Scratch
      Participant

      Palladin. I like it.

  • #8168

    Scratch
    Participant

    Well, it looks like my name is Scratch. I think it’s appropriate. Just checking in and saying hello. Well, this is certainly starting out well………….ย ย  Can management change it?

     

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  Scratch.
  • #8783

    Elara
    Participant

    Just logged in and changed mine.ย  Thanks for the reminder.

     

  • #8942

    SarahConnor
    Participant

    Think I got it right!

  • #8966

    Hmm both of interesting and okay regarding on this, ย I for one have been using it for pretty much quite some time now. ย Of course just used my initials as for my name part of it.

  • #9712

    ironfeather
    Participant

    just trying to see if I did it right

  • #19453

    Stitch
    Participant

    Thanks

  • #21530

    Pink Coconut
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Just trying to see if I did it right also.</p>

  • #21531

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    @Pink Coconut,
    What is it you are trying to do?

  • #21536

    Pink Coconut
    Participant

    Trying to see if I changed my name correctly.ย  Not sure why all the other text showed up.

  • #21539

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Well, if your intent was to change your name to Pink Coconut, you have succeeded!
    Awesome name too!
    Now if we can find a avatar of a pink coconut, you would be all set!

  • #22422

    swt pea
    Participant

    Did i get it right? ๐Ÿค”

  • #22527

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    I think so!

  • #24288

    MOMMA Smith
    Participant

    Hi just signed in for the first time and notice my picture is of me andย  was wondering if I should change that as well as using another name MOMMA Smith.. Just thought it was weird to have a matching picture and not a matching name.ย  lol.ย  If I need to change it can someone please help me as to how to do so.ย  Thank you MOMMA Smith

  • #24292

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Welcome Momma Smith!
    While we do not recommend it, if that is the pic you want to use, by all means!

  • #24794

    john Frei Frei
    Participant

    I have always used a fakename when signing up for things non financial or none of your business. So I hope to continue this.

    signed

    Bill Gates

    PS If you think either this or the name under the picture is my real name, I have some ocean beach front property to sell you in Arizona.

    • #24797

      Crow Bar
      Keymaster

      Well said Bill!

      Hey, can you re-instate support for Windows XP?

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • #24878

    Cambria
    Participant

    Testing Testing

    • #24882

      Daisy
      Keymaster

      Hi, Cambria – we read you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • #24887

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    . . . loud and clear!

  • #26285

    This is my name
    Participant

    Is this an ok username?ย  I just signed up! ๐Ÿ™‚ **Edit: I had to fix it because my real name showed up instead of my user name. LOLย  Now it’s all hunky dory. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • #26290

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    That is a great username!

  • #26737

    Vigilant Rogue
    Participant

    I think I am good? Just checking!

    • #26740

      Crow Bar
      Keymaster

      I would say you are good!
      Welcome!

  • #27837

    jackalope
    Participant

    Thanks for the warning, Daisy! I was able to fix this before I started posting.

    • #27872

      Crow Bar
      Keymaster

      Great name, great pic!

  • #28031

    Morris Luther
    Participant

    test

     

     

  • #28032

    namelus
    Participant

    I see you morris luther

  • #29837

    madwolf
    Participant

    Testing for username.

  • #29838

    madwolf
    Participant

    There, fixed.

     

    Take another look at your register page, it’s FUBAR.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

  • #30038

    Cimeter7
    Participant

    This is great! Why have I not jumped on board earlier??

    Also username test.

  • #30074

    Sarah
    Participant

    Test….ย  -sarah

  • #30076

    Tall Tree
    Participant

    Hello!

  • #30078

    Island Girl
    Participant

    Strange to think that I never checked to see if my totally legit username came up.ย  How could I have forgotten that.

  • #30084

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Howdy all!

  • #30215

    Bellatrix
    Participant

    Oh gosh, this is so much harder for an elderly brain to figure out how to use than FB!!ย  I respect your decision to archive your social media groups, but I do hope I am able to figure out how to use this! For now, it is terribly confusing ๐Ÿ™ย  Maybe it’s tru about old dogs and new tricks.

     

  • #30218

    The Mama
    Participant

    Thank you, now I need a very long tutorial with some hand holding to figure out a profile photo. (I’ll get a kid to show me.)

    • #30226

      Varnishe
      Participant

      I just did mine by poking around My Profile. Theres a place to edit and add a photo from your phone or PC.

  • #30244

    Jay Rephan
    Participant

    Why not use the real name? What should I be afraid of?

    • #30250

      Crow Bar
      Keymaster

      Daisy is big on privacy and feels it best not too.

      But if you are so inclined by all means!

  • #30323

    Gigglytomboy
    Participant

    The page says I’m currently logged in as (my real name), so I’m just posting here to see what my username will show.

    • #30324

      Crow Bar
      Keymaster

      Unless your parents had a very interesting sense of humor, I would say that is not your real name!
      I could be wrong! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #30439

      Noway2
      Participant

      I had (have) the same question. When I signed up, it had a section for name (first, last) and one for username. On the main screen it said “Welcome My Name” “You are currently logged in as My Name”. Under the profile, though, it is @noway2 – my username / handle.

      In either case, I changed the profile for Name to be the same as my handle so there should be no issue, but I am curious as to which it would have posted as, username or name.

  • #30450

    GA Farm Prepper
    Participant

    I had a Technical glitch signing up, but I’m here now, and hopefully got the name thing right. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • #30451

    BarrensHomey
    Participant

    Got this username thang working?

  • #30510

    Louise Curtis
    Participant

    Well I didn’t use my real name, and now I’m not sure that anyone who knew me on FB (where I was using my real name) will realize that i’m the same person over here. . .

     

  • #30511

    Sally Seashore
    Participant

    Thanks, I will go back and change it. I have a healthy suspicion of using one’s legal name on the internet, I’ve been investigated for jobs and really don’t want my prospective employers to know what I post on the internet or what else I’m interested in besides making lots of money for them or making them look good..

  • #31780

    Veronica Sprague
    Participant

    Mine just looks real. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #31782

      Crow Bar
      Keymaster

      Yeah, I was just thinking that too!

      Welcome!

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