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9 hours ago, RWDW1204 said:

Nothing wrong with AOL email. We still have ours, over 20 years now.

Another non-creative name here. Wife's and mine initials and our anniversary date,  Dec. 4.

 

I for sure thought this had something to do with Disney world 😅

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To not be left out...pretty obvious.  😄 

@Fuzzywuzzy I used to hang out on the CB roughly 40 years ago too!  My handle there was AngelFace.  Someone my first day gave it to me.  The first person I talked to asked me my handle, I told him I didn't have one yet.  He said I had the voice of an angel, so I probably had the face of one too.  So AngelFace I became!

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@KathyC I love when people tell other they have the face of an angel....not realizing its an insult. Research suggest that looking at an angel causes blindness or bleeding from the eyes...also that quite a few hated humans. Now KathyC sound real purty....real purty

Also on another note how could some of you be on the CB 40 years ago...what type of genius babies existed back then?

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It's been a fun read so far!

I've been using this name sk8erguy1978 and oppie328 around the web for years. I used to skateboard back in the 90's and was actually okay (at the time) I am also a male born in 1978. The 8 in the middle was me trying to be clever many years ago (8 = ate - although I do add the e back so? I was young LOL). The oppie328 is because in high school I was given the nickname Opie as many claimed I looked like Opie Cunningham. The 328 is my bday and the extra P is due to me trying to be slightly different (back in the late 90s) while embracing the nickname (I actually did like it).

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19 hours ago, PRebecca said:

I for sure thought this had something to do with Disney world 😅

 

13 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

....and here I thought your handle had something to with WDW !

LOL. Didn't even realize/see that until you both mentioned it. But nothing to do with the World's Happiest Place. 

But we are Floridians,  annual passholders for 3 years, and my wife has 6 different MagicBands to coordinate with her clothing for the day at the parks.🙂

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On 2/25/2020 at 5:37 PM, JLMoran said:

Now, @twangster -- there's a handle I don't get. I've listened to his scopes and there isn't a hint of twang (southern or otherwise) in his voice at all. Maybe he plays a killer banjo? 😁

 

19 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

but I still have no clue where @twangster gets his handle from

I'm going with this: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Twangster

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On 2/25/2020 at 7:47 PM, AGSLC5 said:

For years my friends have made fun of me because they said no one has AOL email address anymore.. Well I still do but I have also recently made a gmail account

On 2/26/2020 at 10:29 AM, Ampurp85 said:

I still use my AOL account for almost everything and my Gmail account for nothing.

On 2/26/2020 at 7:25 AM, RWDW1204 said:

Nothing wrong with AOL email. We still have ours, over 20 years now.

I agree nothing wrong with using an AOL email for every day stuff but I wouldn't for job hunting. A lot of AOL emails are attached to whatever your screen name was (oppie328 is not a professional looking email), It can also show your age (I know shouldn't discriminate but employers do), and shows you're not embracing what's new/trending/etc.

I made my wife create a gmail account when she was switching careers, it lets her look that little bit more professional. 

Otherwise, I kinda miss the AOL days. My wife and I met on AOL back in 98 before it was cool to meet people online. We dated for a few months and I broke it off because I'm an idiot. She stayed in our friends circle and we started dating again in 2004 and the rest is history. Maybe that's why she keeps her AOL email around?

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17 minutes ago, sk8erguy1978 said:

 

Otherwise, I kinda miss the AOL days. My wife and I met on AOL back in 98 before it was cool to meet people online. We dated for a few months and I broke it off because I'm an idiot. She stayed in our friends circle and we started dating again in 2004 and the rest is history. Maybe that's why she keeps her AOL email around?

I love this story!!

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25 minutes ago, Ampurp85 said:

@sk8erguy1978 This is indeed true but I have also seen some horrible Gmail names. The secretary at my company's Gmail is LoosBoott....which is loose booty and she uses it for everything. Thankfully the boss is foreign so he didn't quite understand it at first.

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LOL! Yep, that's why for job hunting related tasks I use my [email protected] only to keep it separate from my [email protected] I too have both my web used handles as gmails and a few others. I am trying to consolidate since they all go to my phone, I'm not really using them for the purpose of creating them (send the junk there). I've now since created a filter for the word unsubscribe, it works pretty darn good!

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On 2/26/2020 at 8:03 PM, Ampurp85 said:

@KathyC I love when people tell other they have the face of an angel....not realizing its an insult. Research suggest that looking at an angel causes blindness or bleeding from the eyes...also that quite a few hated humans. Now KathyC sound real purty....real purty

Also on another note how could some of you be on the CB 40 years ago...what type of genius babies existed back then?

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Curious who did this "research" LOL  I guess it depends on how religious you are to believe that kind of "research"?  I'll stick with the pretty statues, viewing angels through an artist's eye.  

I am way older than you must think I am. 😄 

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KWong is obviously a first initial-last name.

But normally I go by "starvenger" or "starvenger88" on message boards, and I've used it since the Usenet days. If you're on the DIS or CC, you'll find me using that handle. But as to what that means:

88 is lucky in Chinese. That's the easy part to explain.

Starvengers is a late 70s/early 80s American adaptation of an anime called "Getter Robo G". Basically 3 jet-like vehicles could combine to form various robots.

Don't know if this will help, but here's an image:

force-five-starvengers.jpg

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On ‎2‎/‎26‎/‎2020 at 8:03 PM, Ampurp85 said:

@KathyC I love when people tell other they have the face of an angel....not realizing its an insult. Research suggest that looking at an angel causes blindness or bleeding from the eyes...also that quite a few hated humans. Now KathyC sound real purty....real purty

Also on another note how could some of you be on the CB 40 years ago...what type of genius babies existed back then?

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On the other hand, Whovians will tell you not to blink if you spot a Weeping Angel.

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On 2/26/2020 at 6:49 AM, HeWhoWaits said:

Mine is the English translation of a Lenni Lenape name given to me upon achieving a specific honor in a particular organization.

Bonus points to those who know what I reference.

I never reached that honor, doing the typical young man thing of dropping out of BSA shortly after I got my driver's license.  I was 1 merit badge short of Eagle and reached Brotherhood in OA.  I can't remember the Lenape name my dad had for his Vigil name but it translated to Big Puppy, which all of the gentlemen that picked it for him were quite happy at being able to poke just a little bit of fun at him.  He worked for the council and was the Lodge Advisor.

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