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Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 01:01 AM

So if you look to the left below my ava, you can see my name. Same goes for anyone else who's chosen to put there name there...

But here's my question.

How do you feel about a TH'er using your name by looking there even if they don't know.

I.e. if you post a thread and they respond with "I agree with that Kaila" or something like that and you've never formally met them.

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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 01:05 AM

Oooh, I love it. I hate when people call me lost-myself, how impersonal! Use my name! I put it there for a reason


   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 01:07 AM

For me this question is a little redundant given that my username and real name are the same, but I think if I did have an alternate username that I would prefer people addressed me by my actual name.
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 01:11 AM

YES I agree with lost-myself (hahaha jk Amy) I hate it when they call me Mexico...I have my name there look. Andrea.


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 01:12 AM

If people call me by my username it annoys the heck out of me. When I had my other username I got super annoyed when people were calling me "Concrete" or "Girl" when my name was beneath my username the whole time. xD People just seem more friendly when they say your real name in their replies.




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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 01:20 AM

I definitely prefer that they use my real name. It just seems so much more personal and makes TH feel like a big family and not like the mean, lawless internets


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 01:23 AM

This has never really bothered me before. I started out by going on forums that only had a username spot- no space for your real name at all, unless you happened to have your real name free as a username. I don't really mind if people call me Nat or Strider, either way I'll answer


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 01:28 AM

Since my username is my name this doesn't exactly apply to me. I do have my name set to a shorter version of my full name, but have no preference to which I'm called. If my username weren't my name, though, I'd definitely prefer my name to be used!



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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 02:30 AM

I rather people use my name, i react to it better and it catches my eye better if i am just barely looking through something. Like if you call me by my username i sometimes don't notice it.


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 02:55 AM

I like it when someone is like "Hey, Holly" before a message. It's nice. But when It's someone I don't know being rude in a forum like "Holly, that was one of the dumbest posts ever!" I really want to say don't use my F'in name if you're not going to use it right.

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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 03:19 AM

Well, I'm in the same situation as Jessie and Rob. My user name is my real name
Though with a different user name, I would definitely want people using my real name. It makes me feel kinda like a family. It makes it more personal.
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 10:08 AM

Im honestly not fussed, there was a time when I chose not to have people see my name on here... Buut now it is, if they want to use it, feel free



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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 10:27 AM

I prefer for my name to be used, I wouldn't have put it there otherwise. I do get called Rach too because of the end of my username too and that doesn't bother me.

I have been called Razz before and that struck me aa quite odd, if you were going to shorten my name to a 4 letter word then Rach makes more sense. It didn't bother me too much though.
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 10:28 AM

I much prefer it. I hate being called anything other than my real name, and I don't see why only people I know should use it.




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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 10:29 AM

I like it, it makes me feel special


   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 10:31 AM

Well, my username is my name so it's not like they've looked at my name and decided to use it but back when I was using chalkboards, I prefer it a lot more then they used my name instead of my username because it showed they made that effort to look and call me by my name instead of the username. I try to do it myself as much as I can.
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 12:51 PM

I get angry when people call me Matt as my name is PAUL.



   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 01:44 PM

I'd rather be called my real name simply for the convenience of whoever is talking to me. It's alot easier for people to say "Yo...RHIA!" instead of "Well, 20 Dollar Nose Bleed" or even just "Nosebleed".

But if people didnt want their real name being used by other members then i'd ask them WTF they're thinking by putting their name in their info for everyone to see.
When I first joined here I didnt put my real name. The people that spoke to me or reffered to one of my posts had to call me Nosebleed but then I got alot happier with the idea of my name being here as I got more comfortable here.
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 02:25 PM

I like it when they use my name but LM is cool too.


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 03:57 PM

Question is redundant for me, but I like to be called by my real name, Matthew.
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 03:59 PM

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I get angry when people call me Matt as my name is PAUL.
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 04:24 PM

I'd rather people just use my name. I hate being called 'secret', or even worse 'useless'. Not exactly the nicest thing to call someone is it?
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 04:58 PM

urm well seeing as my username is just Elle with x's i guess it doesn't make too much difference. but yeah, i prefer people to call me Elle. i don't really care THAT much though.


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 05:20 PM

Okay well I'm just about to confuse things.
Mia is NOT my real name...its a kinda far-off variation of my real name which I'm not happy giving out on the internet cos there's not that many of me haha! If anyone wants my real name, PM me or whatever (but I'm sure its no big deal). But I'd prefer to be called Mia as opposed to littlemadangel
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 05:21 PM

If my username wasn't already my name, I'd much prefer to be called by my actual name rather than my username. Some people like to shorten my username which is cute too. I remember before the reset when I used to have a username and a pseudonym, I much preferred to be called my my pseudonym... it was even nicer to finally get round to just using my real name.
It just seems a lot more friendly and personal to call someone their actual name rather than their username.
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 05:40 PM

I don't mind either way, as long as people don't go abreviating Fictional :P


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 05:54 PM

I don't mind people calling me by this name because it's actually a very old-school nickname of mine. Only people who REALLY knew me would understand what this username means.

But yeah, if people really want to know my real name it won't really take much effort to find it if you look in my profile. Use what makes you happy.
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 05:57 PM

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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 06:07 PM

After the reset I seriously thought about making my real name my username, but Katie is so common I figured it was already taken so I didn't bother. I'd much rather be called by my name.
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 06:27 PM

Haha, there's totally both the same, so I'm not bothered.
if someone's going to call me Jessica though...I might just have to eat them


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 06:40 PM

My username is near enough for me. I really don't know why I add an extra "n" onto the end of Jen sometimes but it doesn't really make too much difference; I just like to be different .


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 06:46 PM

Well, again my username *is* my real name, so I guess it doesn't really matter. When my username was dancingirl though I always liked it when people called me Ellie. Especially in chat. I always remember when I first joined Sylvie asked me my name in chat and then the next time I logged in she remembered and it really meant a lot. I think it's one of those little things that means a lot. It isn't exactly hard to check for someone's real name if it's there
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 08:03 PM

I don't mind either way. I'm fine if people call me Grizabella, and Jessica or Jess is good too. I just don't like being called Jessie.


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 08:30 PM

I prefer for people to call me my name but then my username is my nick name with xx's added either side so Paige or Paigie are fine to call me lol
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 09:08 PM

The fact that people call you by your actual name is one of the first thing i noticed about TeenHelp and i loved it. I thought it was great and immediately felt at home.
   
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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 09:37 PM

I love being called by real name in posts and stuff, it makes it all feel so personal

I don't mind people referring to me as x.mysterious.x (I still regret not changing it after the reset ) but I prefer Faye


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Re: Using your name? - September 16th 2009, 11:03 PM

Well, for one thing many people have a different name there than their username, but it isn't actually their real name. For awhile before the shutdown, I had my name as "Toast" instead of Katelyn. Also, I really don't see why you should get mad at people for calling you by your username. If you don't want to be called by your username, make it a different username The internet IS impersonal, whether you are referred to by your username or the name you claim to be your own.


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Re: Using your name? - September 17th 2009, 12:38 AM

I'm allright with it. Makes me feel like i'm respected


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Re: Using your name? - September 17th 2009, 12:43 AM

I think that if people use you're real name it shows how much they care, they actually pay an interest in you. I also like it in chat if people welcome you by you're actual name.. so mines Jaz if you didn't know





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Re: Using your name? - September 17th 2009, 02:09 AM

Feels nice and personal when people use my real name I like it. But I don't mind being called by my username either, since I like how it sounds. Though because of the length it sounds better when people just call me "Serious"



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