posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 03:10 PM
Hello everyone. I was thinking about an ATS members name recently, after reading a posting of theirs and it got me to thinking:
HOW DOES ONE PICK THEIR NAME for ATS? I couldn't find any forum that I thought I could post this in as in most of the older members (I believe)
could careless about telling how they chose their ATS ID. So then I thought, why not try to get the new folks coming on board to tell a little about
their name selection (if they desire to).
A friend of mine gave me a re-built computer so he and I could play an old PC game on it (Veitcong-yes I know-old school). Anyway, I got home-hooked
it all up-turned it on and the screen saver eventually popped up and I saw a big blue ANON moving all around the screen.
I called him up and said what is ANON? He laughed and then told me he does that to all of his computers that he re-builds. He choose that as a short
name for: anonymous. Well, I kept the name for the PC game (hello if any of you remember AnoN from V.C-hello).
Well, when I would try to join different things over the years, I saw that anon was used very often-as well as accompaning numbers (anon1, anon2,
anon3 etc). Well I went with 72 at that was my old football number. I put it in and it worked. Been that way ever since. I originally liked the
whole anonymous name idea but that all went away after awhile. Now it just sticks with me.
See, that wasn't hard or bad. I am just the kind of person who looks at members ID and some of their responses and then try to imagine what/who they
are. I seriously hope I am not the only one who thinks like that.........
So, if you new members are reading this (and any older ones who wish to participate) please tell us (me) about your name, what it means to you and why
you picked it.
Mods, I attempted to generate interest in this topic for the new people so I put it on this forum as oppossed to, say BTS, as more people will see it
here etc. I will understand if you move it. OR if you really like this idea, maybe we could do it in another format etc.
Thanks everyone and welcome to ATS.
[edit on 4/27/2010 by anon72]