Page 1 of 31 1234526 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 757

Thread: An invitation for members to use their real name

  1. #1
    Site founder Scott Tichenor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Lawrence, KS
    Posts
    5,216
    Blog Entries
    103

    Default An invitation for members to use their real name

    I've had a number of people ask to have their user name changed to reflect their real name of late, and I applaud this change. I'd like to invite anyone wishing to do so to post your request as a replyhere, and I'll be happy to. Certainly not for everyone, but those of you that have been around and are staying around, there's simply no reason to not use your real name. Using your real name adds credibility to your participation. We will not entertain changes of anonymous to anonymous, ie., if you're wanting to change from 'bubba61' to 'tatereater419.'

    Please let this post/thread stand as is and not have it be a place to post silly comments about user names. Thank you.
    Last edited by Scott Tichenor; Jul-12-2010 at 1:07pm. Reason: Correcting some information

  2. #2
    Mandoholic Mike Bullard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    104
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Scott, I think this is a great idea....Please change my user name from MikeB42 to Mike Bullard
    It cost no more to go first class...You just have to pay a little longer....

    All Bluegrass Videos ---> http://www.youtube.com/mikeb43

    Or ---> http://www.facebook.com/StanleyandCompany

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    stuck in the recession
    Posts
    862

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Thanks for the recommendation Scott, and this is not your first request for this as I recall, therefore I always signed my name. And I have to say that it does work, this past weekend I was playing at a local festival and after using my name on stage I was quiclky approached by another Cafe member who I enjoyed meeting. So I am ready to drop the Mando-lynn part and just be called Bill, I'll send an Email but not just yet as I assume you are a little full of messages right now.

    Also thanks all for listing your location along with your real name. It make this place feel a lot more human.

    Thanks Again
    Bill

  4. #4
    Registered User Chris Biorkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Camarillo, CA
    Posts
    2,275

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Me too. Chris Biorkman.
    Heiden F-5 #110
    GMC Terrain VIN 2GTEC13Z871107423
    2007 Tempurpedic mattress
    $1.35 in assorted change

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    2,234

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Do we change by requesting via this board or do you want an e-mail from us. If this is the venue, and seeing how much I respect and enjoy the Cafe I will go along. Please change the ADG to Denny Gies. Thanks.

  6. #6
    Registered User Markkunkel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Carrollton, GA
    Posts
    379

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Sounds like a great idea, Scott, and wish it were more common practice all over. Great way to build trust and community...

    Mark Kunkel (yes, my real name)

  7. #7
    still Lefty & French Philippe Bony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    South Burgundy FRANCE
    Posts
    226

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Me too.
    Philippe Bony

  8. #8

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    I prefer to keep Tone Monster, and I always have my real name and a link about me at the end of my post(see below). Also we must remember that there are some celeb's out there that would rather be more obscure.

  9. #9
    Registered User Dave Hicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Northeastern Indiana
    Posts
    272

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Never!

    D.H.

  10. #10
    MandoBen
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Galena, Missouri
    Posts
    12
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Could you please change my user name to Benjamin Farnum.
    That would be great.

    Thanks.

  11. #11
    The Forrest Gump of Mando Rob Powell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Reston, VA
    Posts
    766

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Rob Powell is good for me. The last time you requested something like this is when I put my name in my sig. I can leave the beergeek for other forums.
    "If you can make it to 50 without growing up, you don't have to..."

    Rob Powell AKA The BeerGeek

  12. #12
    AKA BBQ King Dan Eaton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Meridian, CO
    Posts
    72

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Count me in.
    Dan Eaton

    Thanks !!
    Dan

  13. #13
    Mandogal Barb Friedland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    434
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Turn Mandogal into Barb Friedland please. (Do you also pull rabbits out of hats?)

    Great idea BTW.
    BRW SP-H3 2 point
    BRW LP-H3 2 point
    Weber Bighorn oval hole
    Weber Bighorn Mandola
    Weber Octar D-hole
    -------------------
    "The creative is the place no one else has ever been... What you will discover will be wonderful; it will be yourself." Alan Alda

  14. #14
    Registered User Tom Sanderson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Saint Augustine, FL
    Posts
    502

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Scott,
    Please change my user name to Tom Sanderson.
    Thanks

  15. #15
    Registered User Jude Reinhardt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Weaverville, NC
    Posts
    60

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Works for me. Please change my user name from heyjude to Jude Reinhardt.

  16. #16
    Registered User Chip Booth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Hailey, ID
    Posts
    2,111

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Since the day I signed up and I realized the password I set to log in with would be my actual screen name I've been wanting to change "chipbooth" to Chip Booth.

    Thanks.

  17. #17
    Registered User Dave Harbst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    West Mifflin, PA
    Posts
    120

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Scott,
    I'm glad you started this topic because I have thinking about making a change for some time now. I don't feel at all uncomfortable showing my name in my posts.
    If it's as simple as requesting the change via this post, then please change mine too. The name is Dave Harbst.
    (aka: harpoon).
    Thanks.

  18. #18
    Registered User Bruce Evans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    530

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Yeah, sure. I'm Bruce Evans.

  19. #19
    Registered User Bruce Evans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    530

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    WOW! That was fast.

  20. #20
    Site founder Scott Tichenor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Lawrence, KS
    Posts
    5,216
    Blog Entries
    103

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Changes made. I was surprised at the number of requests, not having any experience with this type of change. There were far more requests made privately that have also been handled, and I anticipate many more in the near future. While this certainly isn't for everyone, I was very encouraged by the response.

  21. #21
    Site founder Scott Tichenor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Lawrence, KS
    Posts
    5,216
    Blog Entries
    103

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Also, as I quickly found out, it's really not necessary to log out and then back in if this change is made while you're online and have an active cookie already set. Just remember that if you do log out, the next time you log in you'll need to use your new board 'name' which for most of you is simply your real name.

  22. #22
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    47

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Great idea. Please change Uncle Tuffy to Thomas Chapmond.

    Thanks

    Thomas
    Uncle Tuffy

  23. #23
    Unrepentant Dilettante Lee Callicutt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    559

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Sure, why not, I'm not a famous player and never will be, and my real name is in my signature with each post anyway, so what the hey?

  24. #24
    Site founder Scott Tichenor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Lawrence, KS
    Posts
    5,216
    Blog Entries
    103

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    If you have business in this thread, please state it. Otherwise, prefer the chip shot comments I referred to in the original post be saved for the General Discussion area. Thank you.
    Last edited by Scott Tichenor; Sep-27-2008 at 11:09am. Reason: Removed quoted user comment that had nothing to do with the business of this thread.

  25. #25
    Registered User Doug Hoople's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Wellington, NZ
    Posts
    1,138

    Default Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Please change doughoople to Doug Hoople.
    Thanks!
    Doug Hoople
    Adult-onset Instrumentalist (or was that addled-onset?)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •