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What made you choose your username?

whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
Mine was totally random.
The word whistle came up on the subtitles and I thought yep that's fine. 
Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.

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  • dottydottydottydotty Member Posts: 294 Pioneering
         This is a question I ask myself ,    can I change it to   Waitingforthebrownenvelope     
  • GeniedebsGeniedebs Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    Being an amateur genealogist helped me choose my user name.
  • exdvrexdvr Member Posts: 326 Pioneering
    Being a former professional driver was why I picked mine.   Happy days long gone sadly.

    Best wishes.

    DLTBGYD

  • sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    s = first initial
    doc = abbreviation/nickname of my surname
    94 = year of birth

    And there we have it!
    Shady.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
         This is a question I ask myself ,    can I change it to   Waitingforthebrownenvelope     
    I still am from the 23 Feb.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello every body I am called the Spiceman because of my interest in Herbs and Spices.

    Because I use them for my own well being and health.

    This is a subject I will one day discuss in depth.  Besides if I did I am not sure about how far I can explain their uses.  With out infringing the rules by SCOPE.

     I had this name for a long time.  Used by a lady from Holland and Barrett who coined the name.

    So it stuck.

    Since then use it as I have said for al my recipes see my posts.

    Take care



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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Pretty obvious
    I am a Cockney and a Rebel LOL

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,540 Disability Gamechanger
    Never ever used by d.o.b. in any user name or email etc. It's a recipe for being easily hacked. 

    Mine is... my name... plus where I'm from.
  • sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    Mike,

    Ive always maintained that if you are succeptible to a hacker you shouldnt be on a computer! Lol. 

    Ive taught online safety by demonstrating how easily I can hack various networks.

    If anyone would be interested in an online safety post i am happy to oblige.
    Shady.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,540 Disability Gamechanger
    sdoc94 said:
    Mike,

    Ive always maintained that if you are succeptible to a hacker you shouldnt be on a computer! Lol. 

    Ive taught online safety by demonstrating how easily I can hack various networks.

    If anyone would be interested in an online safety post i am happy to oblige.
    We’re all succeptible to hackers. However, we have some control as to the extent of that and not using your DOB is definitely one small element of that. 
  • sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    Yes if you use DOB in passwords you are right there.

    Ignoring optional extra security measures is another.
    Shady.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,540 Disability Gamechanger
    Using DOB in user names and emails leaves you as vulnerable as you’re basically broadcasting info. people would otherwise struggle to find and simultaneously suggesting yourself as a target as your password won’t be that difficult if so little thought went into the other stuff.
  • sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    I would offer every penny I have to someone who could crack any of my accounts lol.
    Shady.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,540 Disability Gamechanger
    Hmm, given my general IT and network engineering qualifications I'm not sure that's a challenge you want to issue :)
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Or maybe you don't have many pennies :)

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    I chose mine because it had a certain ring to it and what it stands for? and is very appropriate meaning for our Government, and I reckon most of you will also agree why I chose it.

    G.A.Joke :D
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    Pretty confident due to Computing and IT being the degree I hold. Lol.
    Shady.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello every body I am called the Spiceman because of my interest in Herbs and Spices.

    Because I use them for my own well being and health.

    This is a subject I will one day discuss in depth.  Besides if I did I am not sure about how far I can explain their uses.  With out infringing the rules by SCOPE.

     I had this name for a long time.  Used by a lady from Holland and Barrett who coined the name.

    So it stuck.

    Since then use it as I have said for al my recipes see my posts.

    Take care



    I like using alternatives to conventional medicine.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • dottydottydottydotty Member Posts: 294 Pioneering

    wistles  23 Feb  mine was sent 15 Jan,  still awaiting a decision ,    Alternative medicine yes . and good wholesome food .  if possible  " eat like our Grandparents did "

  • Salamka101Salamka101 Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    I have to point out in my own defence that my eldest daughter is a linguist. Even at school she passed 7 language GCSE's. Also it was my son and his friends at work who persuaded me to give 'World of Warcraft' a go many years ago. I had to find a name for my character and, being interested at the time in the peninsular wars (Duke of Wellington and all that) I intended to use one of the major battles.
    My daughter suggested Salamka as it was close to Salamanka. She didn't tell me any more than that. It was months later when a Hungarian young lady informed me that in her country a salamka was a small sausage.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,540 Disability Gamechanger
    I chose mine because it had a certain ring to it and what it stands for? and is very appropriate meaning for our Government, and I reckon most of you will also agree why I chose it.

    G.A.Joke :D
    As was once said, no matter who you vote for, the government always get in.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,540 Disability Gamechanger

    sdoc94 said:
    Pretty confident due to Computing and IT being the degree I hold. Lol.
    So you do realise I hacked you like three hours ago :)
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    I guess there is always that risk that the dob on show isn't actually the real one. ;-) 
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger

    wistles  23 Feb  mine was sent 15 Jan,  still awaiting a decision ,    Alternative medicine yes . and good wholesome food .  if possible  " eat like our Grandparents did "

    I got the decision then. Just received the paperwork today with assessment. 

    I miss my grandad. 
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • ColourfullColourfull Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    I Chose mine because I love Colourfull walls paint clothes ECT.



    Colourfull.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Mines boring, my name and age 
  • sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering

    sdoc94 said:
    Pretty confident due to Computing and IT being the degree I hold. Lol.
    So you do realise I hacked you like three hours ago :)
    Yep and pigs can fly. Lol
    Shady.
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 763 Pioneering
    i use deb74 because my name is debbie and i was born in 1974. not very imaginative!
  • BarbiesnemesisBarbiesnemesis Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    I chose mine because I am the total antithesis of a Barbie Doll in looks. I would also like to gather all the Barbie Dolls in the world and put them on a fire. I would watch their faces melt, whilst cackling insanely!!! (please note I am not really a homicidal maniac, honestly)
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Never been into dolls personally, matchbox cars yep.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • BarbiesnemesisBarbiesnemesis Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    @whistles matchbox cars are nice and friendly but dolls, well, I can't say I'm into them either - hehe
  • itsafeethingitsafeething Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Mine itsafeething is my bow page on face book and cause fee is short for Fiona.
  • MKMaleMKMale Member Posts: 24 Courageous
    I'm in Milton Keynes hence the MK and I'm male which is why I'm MKMale
  • shaziershazier Member Posts: 82 Courageous
    iv tried to change mine but cant, think its pretty obvious what my name is but why i put the ier on the end i dont know, 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @shazier, if you get in touch at [email protected] and let us know what you'd like it changing to, we can do this for you!
  • shaziershazier Member Posts: 82 Courageous
  • sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    Possibly a homage to Hozier? lol
    Shady.
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Personally I dont know why folk are going into detail explaining why they chose their username and breaking it down into facts if they are actual facts. I thought the idea of a username added a level of anonimity or else we would just use our real names, no? I think the post is done in a lighthearted way and possibly not done to encourage folks to share real name, dob or location, no? Gentlemen please put your weapons away, or err computer mouses lol
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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    It's lighthearted fun yes. I think it says when joining sites not to use your real name.

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,540 Disability Gamechanger
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    The rules
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  • fishingmumfishingmum Member Posts: 562 Pioneering
    mine is simple I fish and am female lol
    life is too short to let others make you miserable.
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