• Giving real names

    From Baguette@VERT/CAVEBBS to All on Thursday, July 25, 2019 19:30:00
    I don't feel that great about making two seperate posts in a row, but oh
    well.

    I realized when I was going to sign up for Deckers Heaven that I, for some reason, /hate/ giving my actual, meatspace name for things like this. The BBS I'm using right now doesn't ask for your actual name, and that made signing
    up a lot easier for me. I'm not complaining, just wondering if anyone else
    has this issue or if I'm just being paranoid or whatever.

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Baguette on Friday, July 26, 2019 07:03:24
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Baguette to All on Thu Jul 25 2019 09:30 pm

    reason, /hate/ giving my actual, meatspace name for things like this. The BBS I'm using right now doesn't ask for your actual name, and that made signing
    up a lot easier for me. I'm not complaining, just wondering if anyone else has this issue or if I'm just being paranoid or whatever.

    I think you'll find most users in BBS land don't use real names. Your SySop may require a real name to create an account but that is not normaly shared with anyone. Everyone respects one anothers privacy. I don't consider demanding privacy as being "paranoid". It's my God given "RIGHT". Welcome, you're in good company here.

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  • From Apam@VERT/NOCTURN to Baguette on Friday, July 26, 2019 16:18:57
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Baguette to All on Thu Jul 25 2019 09:30 pm

    I realized when I was going to sign up for Deckers Heaven that I, for some reason, /hate/ giving my actual, meatspace name for things like this. The BBS I'm using right now doesn't ask for your actual name, and that made signing
    up a lot easier for me. I'm not complaining, just wondering if anyone else has this issue or if I'm just being paranoid or whatever.

    Most BBSes will ask for a real name, as it's a requirement for posting on fido net, whether or not you give your actual real name or a real looking name is up to you really. None of us are going to track you down.

    That said, BBSes which used to be dial in systems before we all got on the internet, usually were (and often still are) a computer in someone's home. There used to be, and for many still is, the idea that by connecting to their system, they are inviting you into their home, and like to know a little bit about you.

    Me personally, I don't particularly care, but I rather real looking names at least, if someone signs in as "Big Dong" I'm probably not going to be impressed.

    Andrew

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Baguette on Friday, July 26, 2019 07:23:10
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Baguette to All on Thu Jul 25 2019 09:30 pm

    I don't feel that great about making two seperate posts in a row, but oh well.

    There's nothing wrong with making 2 posts in a row.

    I realized when I was going to sign up for Deckers Heaven that I, for some reason, /hate/ giving my actual, meatspace name for things like this. The BBS I'm using right now doesn't ask for your actual name, and that made signing up a lot easier for me. I'm not complaining, just wondering if anyone else has this issue or if I'm just being paranoid or whatever.

    I don't really have much of an issue with it.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Apam on Friday, July 26, 2019 07:25:28
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Apam to Baguette on Fri Jul 26 2019 06:18 pm

    That said, BBSes which used to be dial in systems before we all got on the internet, usually were (and often still are) a computer in someone's home. There used to be, and for many still is, the idea that by connecting to their system, they are inviting you into their home, and like to know a little bit about you.

    I ran a BBS in the 90s and didn't really think about it as inviting someone into my home, exactly. A BBS machine can physically be anywhere. To me, it was more about managing a service for people to use. But it was a bit novel to be able to run something like a BBS at home.

    Nightfox

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  • From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to Baguette on Friday, July 26, 2019 10:56:19
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Baguette to All on Thu Jul 25 2019 21:30:00

    I don't feel that great about making two seperate posts in a row, but oh well.

    there's no problem with that... sometimes i might write 4 or 5 in a row... other times more...

    I realized when I was going to sign up for Deckers Heaven that I, for some reason, /hate/ giving my actual, meatspace name for things like this. The BBS I'm using right now doesn't ask for your actual name, and that made
    signing up a lot easier for me. I'm not complaining, just wondering if anyone else has this issue or if I'm just being paranoid or whatever.

    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home... you are visiting in their world... do you go to your neighbor's house for a BBS and not tell them your real name? same basic thing... but i've also been an operator for 30+ years so i have a much different outlook than folks who haven't been around as long...

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Rampage on Friday, July 26, 2019 10:57:42
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Rampage to Baguette on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:56 pm

    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home... you are visiting in their world... do you go to your neighbor's house for a BBS and not tell them your real name? same basic thing... but i've also been an operator for 30+ years so i have a much different outlook than folks who haven't been around as long...

    I think a BBS is also like an online forum in some ways. People often only use a handle on the online forum.

    Nightfox

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Apam on Friday, July 26, 2019 10:39:22
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Apam to Baguette on Fri Jul 26 2019 06:18 pm

    Me personally, I don't particularly care, but I rather real looking names at least, if someone signs in as "Big Dong" I'm probably not going to be impressed.


    I'll make sure to use Holden McGroin from now on.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Rampage on Friday, July 26, 2019 10:39:59
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Rampage to Baguette on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:56 pm

    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home.

    No, it's not.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Baguette on Friday, July 26, 2019 14:17:20
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Baguette to All on Thu Jul 25 2019 09:30 pm

    I don't feel that great about making two seperate posts in a row, but oh well.

    I realized when I was going to sign up for Deckers Heaven that I, for some reason, /hate/ giving my actual, meatspace name for things like this. The BBS I'm using right now doesn't ask for your actual name, and that made signing
    up a lot easier for me. I'm not complaining, just wondering if anyone else has this issue or if I'm just being paranoid or whatever.



    you should email him privately about it or msg him on his bbs instead of posting about it in public.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to HusTler on Friday, July 26, 2019 14:18:27
    Re: Giving real names
    By: HusTler to Baguette on Fri Jul 26 2019 09:03 am


    I think you'll find most users in BBS land don't use real names. Your SySop may require a real name to create an account but that is not normaly shared with anyone. Everyone respects one anothers privacy. I don't consider demanding privacy as being "paranoid". It's my God given "RIGHT". Welcome, you're in good company here.


    the only thing i want is a real location because i'm curious about where i'm getting people from and a real email address so they can get their password on their own if they forget it.

    and a name that isnt 'fuck you'
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Apam on Friday, July 26, 2019 14:19:46
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Apam to Baguette on Fri Jul 26 2019 06:18 pm


    Me personally, I don't particularly care, but I rather real looking names at least, if someone signs in as "Big Dong" I'm probably not going to be impressed.


    one guy banned me because i put professional masturbator in for occupation.
    (by the way this is a guy i helped extensively but he forgot about me)

    i asked why and he said he thought i was a hacker, then stopped all communication.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Rampage on Friday, July 26, 2019 14:21:38
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Rampage to Baguette on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:56 pm

    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home... you are visiting in their world... do you go to your neighbor's house for a BBS and not tell them your real name? same basic thing... but i've also been an operator for 30+ years so i have a much different outlook than folks who haven't been around as long...


    yeah but i cant go into your house via the bbs and stick my balls in your mashed potatos. i can just type my name and password in and act like a jerk in your msg areas and nobody really gets hurt.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Friday, July 26, 2019 12:35:16
    Re: Giving real names
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Apam on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:39 pm

    Me personally, I don't particularly care, but I rather real looking
    names at least, if someone signs in as "Big Dong" I'm probably not
    going to be impressed.

    I'll make sure to use Holden McGroin from now on.

    There's also the name Pat McGroin. I might also consider Harry Nutzzak, but I'm sure that wouldn't fly.

    Nightfox

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  • From Baguette@VERT/DECKHVN2 to Nightfox on Friday, July 26, 2019 16:21:42
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Jul 26 2019 02:35 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Apam on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:39 pm

    Me personally, I don't particularly care, but I rather real looking
    names at least, if someone signs in as "Big Dong" I'm probably not
    going to be impressed.

    I'll make sure to use Holden McGroin from now on.

    There's also the name Pat McGroin. I might also consider Harry Nutzzak, but I'm sure that wouldn't fly.

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Baguette on Friday, July 26, 2019 13:46:26
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Baguette to Nightfox on Fri Jul 26 2019 06:21 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Jul 26 2019 02:35 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Apam on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:39 pm

    Me personally, I don't particularly care, but I rather real looking
    names at least, if someone signs in as "Big Dong" I'm probably not
    going to be impressed.

    I'll make sure to use Holden McGroin from now on.

    There's also the name Pat McGroin. I might also consider Harry Nutzzak, but I'm sure that wouldn't fly.

    I'm surprised the obvious one hasn't been pointed out yet: Mike Hunt

    Or Rick Mi Bars (he's asian).

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Friday, July 26, 2019 20:39:32
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Jul 26 2019 02:35 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Apam on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:39 pm

    Me personally, I don't particularly care, but I rather real looking
    names at least, if someone signs in as "Big Dong" I'm probably not
    going to be impressed.

    I'll make sure to use Holden McGroin from now on.

    There's also the name Pat McGroin. I might also consider Harry Nutzzak, but I'm sure that wouldn't fly.

    Nightfox




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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Baguette on Friday, July 26, 2019 19:11:38
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Baguette to Nightfox on Fri Jul 26 2019 06:21 pm

    I'm surprised the obvious one hasn't been pointed out yet: Mike Hunt

    I thought of that too.. There's also Mike Hawk.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Friday, July 26, 2019 19:12:05
    Re: Giving real names
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Fri Jul 26 2019 10:39 pm

    you guys are passing up phil mcgracken like you never heard of it before

    Actually I hadn't heard that one before. :P

    Nightfox

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  • From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to Nightfox on Saturday, July 27, 2019 05:36:23
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to Rampage on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:57:42

    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home... you are visiting in their world... do you go to your neighbor's house for a BBS and not tell them your real name? same basic thing... but i've
    also been an operator for 30+ years so i have a much different outlook than folks who haven't been around as long...

    I think a BBS is also like an online forum in some ways. People often only use a handle on the online forum.

    yeah but you have it backwards... BBSes came first by a decade or more... everything else is trying to duplicate or replace BBSes ;)

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  • From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to poindexter FORTRAN on Saturday, July 27, 2019 05:43:00
    Re: Giving real names
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Rampage on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:39:59

    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home.

    No, it's not.

    your experience is different from mine, then... since the early '80s when i first got into BBSes (and paying $1200US per month in LD telco calls) they have always been operated like they were the operator's home... one has always been expected to act accordingly... if you come to my house for a visit, hangout, BBQ, etc, i expect to be introduced to you by real name... whether we continue to use that real name over the course of the visit or later visits is something else entirely...

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  • From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to MRO on Saturday, July 27, 2019 05:47:08
    Re: Giving real names
    By: MRO to Rampage on Fri Jul 26 2019 16:21:38

    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home... you are visiting in their world... do you go to your neighbor's house for a BBS and not tell them your real name? same basic thing... but i've also
    been an operator for 30+ years so i have a much different outlook than folks who haven't been around as long...

    yeah but i cant go into your house via the bbs and stick my balls in your mashed potatos.

    you can't do that in real life either... not if you expect to leave without serious injury...

    i can just type my name and password in and act like a jerk in your msg areas and nobody really gets hurt.

    that depends on the definition of hurt... words can and do hurt people every day...

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Saturday, July 27, 2019 07:01:00
    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home.

    No, it's not.

    Might not be now, and might not have ever been to some, but to others is
    sure is. Back in the day when PCs cost a lot more than they do now, a lot
    of times the BBS was not the only thing that one used their PC for. Some people are/were paranoid about who might be logged on to their PC from
    remote, probably for similar reasons as one could be paranoid about using
    their real names these days.

    With SBCs, dedicated machines, and virtual machines, it is quite different
    now.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Saturday, July 27, 2019 07:02:00
    the only thing i want is a real location because i'm curious about where i'm >getting people from and a real email address so they can get their password on
    their own if they forget it.

    and a name that isnt 'fuck you'

    Same here, pretty much. I am curious about where folks are from.

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  • From Baguette@VERT/DECKHVN2 to Dumas Walker on Saturday, July 27, 2019 08:15:50
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Sat Jul 27 2019 09:02 am

    the only thing i want is a real location because i'm curious about where i' >getting people from and a real email address so they can get their passwor >their own if they forget it.

    and a name that isnt 'fuck you'

    Same here, pretty much. I am curious about where folks are from.

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    Well, you can rest assured that I'm confident enough in the size and density of my town to use a real location whenever I sign up.








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  • From Tiny@VERT/PHARCYDE to HusTler on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:34:40
    Quoting HusTler to Baguette <=-

    I think you'll find most users in BBS land don't use real names. Your SySop may require a real name to create an account but that is not

    I ask for a "Real Name" for fidonet. I don't care what you tell me it is,
    if it looks like a holy high elf moderator won't netmail me I accept it.

    Hell, I've used the same "Real Name" on BBSes since 1985.

    Shawn

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  • From Tiny@VERT/PHARCYDE to poindexter FORTRAN on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:36:44
    Quoting poindexter FORTRAN to Apam <=-

    I'll make sure to use Holden McGroin from now on.

    FYI: I'd accept that name.

    Shawn

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  • From Tiny@VERT/PHARCYDE to MRO on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:37:38
    Quoting MRO to Rampage <=-

    yeah but i cant go into your house via the bbs and stick my balls in
    your mashed potatos. i can just type my name and password in and act
    like a jerk in your msg areas and nobody really gets hurt.

    The potatoes did seem off the other day. Damn dirty hackers.

    Shawn

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Baguette on Saturday, July 27, 2019 07:27:04
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Baguette to All on Thu Jul 25 2019 09:30 pm

    I realized when I was going to sign up for Deckers Heaven that I, for some reason, /hate/ giving my actual, meatspace name for things like this. The BBS I'm using right now doesn't ask for your actual name, and that made signing up a lot easier for me. I'm not complaining, just wondering if anyone else has this issue or if I'm just being paranoid or whatever.


    I ask for a real name on my BBS primarily for Fidonet, as it requires a "real sounding name" to post in most of the areas. I'm likely going to have a problem if you give me a name like "Biggus Dickus" but I'll let something like "Peter Parker" slide.

    That said, I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. People can post to Fidonet on their first call, and I'll only strip their access if they abuse it.

    DaiTengu

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Dumas Walker on Saturday, July 27, 2019 14:47:52
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Dumas Walker to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Sat Jul 27 2019 09:01 am

    Might not be now, and might not have ever been to some, but to others is sure is. Back in the day when PCs cost a lot more than they do now, a lot of times the BBS was not the only thing that one used their PC for. Some people are/were paranoid about who might be logged on to their PC from remote, probably for similar reasons as one could be paranoid about using their real names these days.

    If you're that paranoid about who's logged into your PC, then you probably wouldn't want to run a BBS.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Saturday, July 27, 2019 14:50:25
    Re: Giving real names
    By: MRO to Rampage on Sat Jul 27 2019 12:59 pm

    i have been probably the most user-targetted
    sysop that anybody can be. i do it all for the users even though i have just a few.

    This coming from someone who once refered to users as "pukes"..

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Saturday, July 27, 2019 18:21:54
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Sat Jul 27 2019 04:50 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: MRO to Rampage on Sat Jul 27 2019 12:59 pm

    i have been probably the most user-targetted
    sysop that anybody can be. i do it all for the users even though i have just a few.

    This coming from someone who once refered to users as "pukes"..


    well, they were pukes. (pretty sure i was referring to people who login
    to bbses because they think they are open shells.)

    and if i'm the most user targetted sysop what does that say about all you fucknuts.
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Saturday, July 27, 2019 18:27:00
    i dont want someone who thinks they can use my system as a proxy to attack another server.

    Yeah, that might take valuable processing time away from your botnet! :D

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  • From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to Nightfox on Saturday, July 27, 2019 19:40:26
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to Dumas Walker on Sat Jul 27 2019 16:47:52

    If you're that paranoid about who's logged into your PC, then you probably wouldn't want to run a BBS.

    no, it won't never that... for me, being from the south, it was a matter of honesty and friendliness... we were, honestly, opening our homes (BBS) to others we had no idea who they were... my first BBS was in my living room where my parents could easily see it...

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to DaiTengu on Sunday, July 28, 2019 13:35:00
    On 07-27-19 09:27, DaiTengu wrote to Baguette <=-

    have a problem if you give me a name like "Biggus Dickus" but I'll let something like "Peter Parker" slide.

    So you should, I do know a real life "Peter Parker", though he wasn't bitten by a radioactive spider and can't spin spider webs from his body. :D


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Vk3jed on Sunday, July 28, 2019 08:56:30
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: Vk3jed to DaiTengu on Sun Jul 28 2019 03:35 pm

    have a problem if you give me a name like "Biggus Dickus" but I'll
    let something like "Peter Parker" slide.

    So you should, I do know a real life "Peter Parker", though he wasn't bitten by a radioactive spider and can't spin spider webs from his body. :D

    One time I was talking to a customer support person on the phone, and when I told him my name (he asked), at first he didn't think my last name was a real last name.. Yep, it's real, my last name is Russian and I didn't make it up. I'm not sure why he jumped to the conclusion that it was a made-up last name.

    Nightfox

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Vk3jed on Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:54:41
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: Vk3jed to DaiTengu on Sun Jul 28 2019 03:35 pm

    have a problem if you give me a name like "Biggus Dickus" but I'll
    let something like "Peter Parker" slide.

    So you should, I do know a real life "Peter Parker", though he wasn't bitten by a radioactive spider and can't spin spider webs from his body. :D

    Hey, to be fair, Peter Parker's web shooters aren't biological in nature, he built them.

    DaiTengu

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  • From Va7aqd@VERT/VA7AQDS to Rampage on Saturday, July 27, 2019 07:09:17
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Rampage to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Jul 27 2019 07:43 am

    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home.
    No, it's not.

    your experience is different from mine, then... since the early '80s when i first got into BBSes (and paying $1200US per month
    in LD telco calls) they have always been operated like they were the operator's home... one has always been expected to act
    accordingly... if you come to my house for a visit, hangout, BBQ, etc, i expect to be introduced to you by real name... whether
    we continue to use that real name over the course of the visit or later visits is something else entirely...

    Went to plenty of modemmer parties in the late '80's, early '90's where you got to put the face to many people's handles. Real names were secondary much of the time.

    Guess it depends on your experiences, but I suspect some people's weren't like Fidonet parties (or, more normal non-modemmer people's parties). ;-)

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Rampage on Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:59:07
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Rampage to Nightfox on Sat Jul 27 2019 07:36 am

    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home... you are visiting in their world... do you go to your neighbor's house for a BBS and not tell them your real name? same basic thing... but i've


    in no way is it the same thing. especially to someone who doesnt know how it works behind the scenes. i have been probably the most user-targetted sysop that anybody can be. i do it all for the users even though i have just a few.


    i dont feel like they are going into my house and sitting at my couch and putting their feet up.

    one name is good as any other. what is in a name? would not a rose by any other name smell as sweet? i care about their intentions. if their intentions are fine and they post their real location, i'm cool with it.

    i dont want someone who thinks they can use my system as a proxy to attack another server.

    yeah but you have it backwards... BBSes came first by a decade or more... everything else is trying to duplicate or replace BBSes ;)

    nobody is trying to copy bbses. people dont want bbses. they want something better and they have wanted something better since it has been available.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Rampage on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:03:13
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Rampage to MRO on Sat Jul 27 2019 07:47 am


    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home... you are visiting in their world... do you go to your neighbor's house for a BBS and not tell them your real name? same basic thing... but i've also
    been an operator for 30+ years so i have a much different outlook than folks who haven't been around as long...



    you are not visiting their world. i've been running a bbs for 24 years and visiting them for longer.

    you absolutely have to get rid of this mindset; it's part of what stopped bbses from adapting with the internet and www and part of what pushes regular people away.


    your bbs is a card table you setup in a public flea market.

    yeah but i cant go into your house via the bbs and stick my balls in your mashed potatos.

    you can't do that in real life either... not if you expect to leave without serious injury...


    be over at 6

    i can just type my name and password in and act like a jerk in your msg areas and nobody really gets hurt.

    that depends on the definition of hurt... words can and do hurt people every day...

    most people today look to be hurt and outraged because they feel nothing. they are idiotic fools. if someone i dont know calls me a name i dont give one shit and neither should anybody else.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:05:44
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Dumas Walker to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Sat Jul 27 2019 09:01 am

    Might not be now, and might not have ever been to some, but to others is sure is. Back in the day when PCs cost a lot more than they do now, a lot of times the BBS was not the only thing that one used their PC for. Some people are/were paranoid about who might be logged on to their PC from remote, probably for similar reasons as one could be paranoid about using


    these people were amatures pretending to be professionals. they used 'we' instead of i. 'we will work on that right away, thank you mr johnson!'

    i dont care what they had going on in their head. they gave up their computer ot the public. it's not the same as bringing a friend in for coffee.

    remote, probably for similar reasons as one could be paranoid about using their real names these days.

    nobody has a right to your real name and information unless you are doing business $$$ with them.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:07:28
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Sat Jul 27 2019 09:02 am

    the only thing i want is a real location because i'm curious about where i'm >getting people from and a real email address so they can get their password on
    their own if they forget it.

    and a name that isnt 'fuck you'

    Same here, pretty much. I am curious about where folks are from.



    actually when i see stuff like that i laugh. i even had a guy register a domain , put up a website trashing me for shutting down bbstorrents and post it on my onliners wall.

    everything he said was wrong, but it was so entertaining. i had to do a restore of my bbs so i lost that url.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Tiny on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:08:36
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Tiny to HusTler on Sat Jul 27 2019 01:34 pm

    Quoting HusTler to Baguette <=-

    I think you'll find most users in BBS land don't use real names. Your SySop may require a real name to create an account but that is not

    I ask for a "Real Name" for fidonet. I don't care what you tell me it is,
    if it looks like a holy high elf moderator won't netmail me I accept it.

    Hell, I've used the same "Real Name" on BBSes since 1985.

    Shawn



    it's also acceptable for users to sign their real name at the bottom of each post.
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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Rampage on Saturday, July 27, 2019 13:01:20
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Rampage to Nightfox on Sat Jul 27 2019 07:36 am

    here's something to think about... a BBS is like the operator's home... you are visiting in their world... do you go to your neighbor's house for a BBS and not tell them your real name? same basic thing... but

    I've heard this before and to me it's a stupid analogy. If you're inviting people into your house and something gets stolen or broken that's on YOU. You envited them in. You can't protect your "home" from invaders that's your own damn fault. It's none of your business what my real name is SysOp. Real names were never asked back in the day. If your selling something and I need a credit line that's something different. Now you're a "commercial" entity and now I get to know your Real name and address. I'll never understand why SysOps have such "Big Heads". There's nothing special about your BBS. Don't let anyone in to your house if they don't provide a real name. Nobody cares. They'll just use another BBS.
    HusTler

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  • From Ernest J Gainey Iii@VERT/LOSTCAUS to DaiTengu on Sunday, July 28, 2019 14:55:17
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: DaiTengu to Vk3jed on Sun Jul 28 2019 01:54 pm

    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: Vk3jed to DaiTengu on Sun Jul 28 2019 03:35 pm
    Hey, to be fair, Peter Parker's web shooters aren't biological in nature, he built them.

    I think that depends on which reboot you're watching... :)
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to DaiTengu on Sunday, July 28, 2019 13:27:34
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: DaiTengu to Vk3jed on Sun Jul 28 2019 01:54 pm

    Hey, to be fair, Peter Parker's web shooters aren't biological in nature, he built them.

    What was the point of the spider bite then? I thought the spider bite gave him powers?

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Ernest J Gainey Iii on Sunday, July 28, 2019 13:28:14
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: Ernest J Gainey Iii to DaiTengu on Sun Jul 28 2019 04:55 pm

    Hey, to be fair, Peter Parker's web shooters aren't biological in
    nature, he built them.

    I think that depends on which reboot you're watching... :)

    I think they've rebooted the Spiderman movies several times, haven't they? Sometimes I don't know why they reboot movies so often these days.

    Nightfox

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  • From Baguette@VERT/DECKHVN2 to Nightfox on Sunday, July 28, 2019 18:16:43
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to DaiTengu on Sun Jul 28 2019 03:27 pm

    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: DaiTengu to Vk3jed on Sun Jul 28 2019 01:54 pm

    Hey, to be fair, Peter Parker's web shooters aren't biological in natur he built them.

    What was the point of the spider bite then? I thought the spider bite gave powers?

    Nightfox

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    As far as I'm aware, in the most recent reboot it just makes him incredibly strong and gives him his spidey-sense.
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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Monday, July 29, 2019 06:59:00
    On 07-28-19 10:56, Nightfox wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    One time I was talking to a customer support person on the phone, and
    when I told him my name (he asked), at first he didn't think my last
    name was a real last name.. Yep, it's real, my last name is Russian
    and I didn't make it up. I'm not sure why he jumped to the conclusion
    that it was a made-up last name.

    Yeah people have strange ideas, thugh in modern, multicultural Australia, there's such a diversity of names that anything's possible.


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to DaiTengu on Monday, July 29, 2019 07:00:00
    On 07-28-19 13:54, DaiTengu wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Hey, to be fair, Peter Parker's web shooters aren't biological in
    nature, he built them.

    Haha the Peter Parker I know is more likely to be building antennas (he's a ham :) ).


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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Sunday, July 28, 2019 16:52:00
    Nightfox wrote to Ernest J Gainey Iii <=-

    I think they've rebooted the Spiderman movies several times,
    haven't they? Sometimes I don't know why they reboot movies so
    often these days.

    Easy answer. The almighty Dollar.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Sunday, July 28, 2019 20:29:36
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to Ernest J Gainey Iii on Sun Jul 28 2019 03:28 pm

    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: Ernest J Gainey Iii to DaiTengu on Sun Jul 28 2019 04:55 pm

    Hey, to be fair, Peter Parker's web shooters aren't biological in
    nature, he built them.

    I think that depends on which reboot you're watching... :)

    I think they've rebooted the Spiderman movies several times, haven't they? Sometimes I don't know why they reboot movies so often these days.



    i really dont like any of the reboots. i think spiderman is too weird and corney of a character to have on the big screen. like the fantastic four.

    michael keaton was great in that one movie but he's michael keaton
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Vk3jed on Monday, July 29, 2019 07:29:49
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: Vk3jed to Nightfox on Mon Jul 29 2019 08:59 am

    One time I was talking to a customer support person on the phone,
    and when I told him my name (he asked), at first he didn't think my
    last name was a real last name.. Yep, it's real, my last name is
    Russian and I didn't make it up. I'm not sure why he jumped to the
    conclusion that it was a made-up last name.

    Yeah people have strange ideas, thugh in modern, multicultural Australia, there's such a diversity of names that anything's possible.

    I also feel like the area I live in is fairly multicultural, which made it feel a little strange. But there are parts of the US that aren't very multicultural..

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Monday, July 29, 2019 07:30:19
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: Gamgee to Nightfox on Sun Jul 28 2019 06:52 pm

    I think they've rebooted the Spiderman movies several times,
    haven't they? Sometimes I don't know why they reboot movies so
    often these days.

    Easy answer. The almighty Dollar.

    Yeah, but why the need to reboot Spiderman rather than create sequels and continue the story?

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Monday, July 29, 2019 07:32:01
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Sun Jul 28 2019 10:29 pm

    i really dont like any of the reboots. i think spiderman is too weird and corney of a character to have on the big screen. like the fantastic four.

    michael keaton was great in that one movie but he's michael keaton

    I was never really into superhero movies all that much anyway, but I do like some of them. And I agree, Michael Keaton was great as Batman.

    There are a lot of superhero movies out these days, and I'm not terribly interested in seeing any of them.. But I've watched a lot of them because friends & family like them. They're entertaining, it's just not one of my favorite genres.

    Nightfox

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 05:11:00
    On 07-29-19 09:29, Nightfox wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I also feel like the area I live in is fairly multicultural, which made
    it feel a little strange. But there are parts of the US that aren't
    very multicultural..

    Still the same here, though that's changing. Many are realising the benefits of migration to more rural areas - migrants and existing residents alike.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Monday, July 29, 2019 14:36:40
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Mon Jul 29 2019 09:32 am

    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Sun Jul 28 2019 10:29 pm

    i really dont like any of the reboots. i think spiderman is too weird and corney of a character to have on the big screen. like the fantastic four.

    michael keaton was great in that one movie but he's michael keaton

    I was never really into superhero movies all that much anyway, but I do like some of them. And I agree, Michael Keaton was great as Batman.



    we were talking about spiderman. he's the vulture in the spiderman movie
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Monday, July 29, 2019 13:08:59
    Re: Re: Giving real names
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Jul 29 2019 04:36 pm

    I was never really into superhero movies all that much anyway, but I
    do like some of them. And I agree, Michael Keaton was great as
    Batman.

    we were talking about spiderman. he's the vulture in the spiderman movie

    Ah, I actually haven't seen the newest spiderman movies.

    Nightfox

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Monday, July 29, 2019 17:03:00
    Nightfox wrote to Gamgee <=-

    I think they've rebooted the Spiderman movies several times,
    haven't they? Sometimes I don't know why they reboot movies so
    often these days.

    Easy answer. The almighty Dollar.

    Yeah, but why the need to reboot Spiderman rather than create
    sequels and continue the story?

    I'd guess that he runs on Windows instead of *nix... :-)

    But seriously, I don't really know other than perhaps the younger generation(s) today don't have the patience for a prolonged series
    of sequels (like Star Trek, Star Wars, etc) and want something
    "new" and "fresh". Which of course leads right back around to The
    Almighty Dollar.


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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Baguette on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 08:31:02
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Baguette to Nightfox on Fri Jul 26 2019 06:21 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Jul 26 2019 02:35 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Apam on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:39 pm

    Me personally, I don't particularly care, but I rather real looking
    names at least, if someone signs in as "Big Dong" I'm probably not
    going to be impressed.

    I'll make sure to use Holden McGroin from now on.

    There's also the name Pat McGroin. I might also consider Harry Nutzzak, I'm sure that wouldn't fly.

    Nightfox

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    I'm surprised the obvious one hasn't been pointed out yet: Mike Hunt


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    This is an interesting thread.
    Thanks,

    -Mike Ahgestiffe


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Digital Man on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 08:32:11
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Digital Man to Baguette on Fri Jul 26 2019 03:46 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: Baguette to Nightfox on Fri Jul 26 2019 06:21 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Jul 26 2019 02:35 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Apam on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:39 pm

    Me personally, I don't particularly care, but I rather real look
    names at least, if someone signs in as "Big Dong" I'm probably n
    going to be impressed.

    I'll make sure to use Holden McGroin from now on.

    There's also the name Pat McGroin. I might also consider Harry Nutzza but I'm sure that wouldn't fly.

    I'm surprised the obvious one hasn't been pointed out yet: Mike Hunt

    Or Rick Mi Bars (he's asian).

    digital man

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    Did you hear the one about the two gay irishmen?
    Patrick Fitzgerald and Gerald Fitzpatrick?

    Thanks,

    -harry palmer



    it's so fun to act 13 every now and again, and a bbs is ther perfect venue for it.


    Thanks,
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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to MRO on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 08:33:31
    Re: Giving real names
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Fri Jul 26 2019 10:39 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Jul 26 2019 02:35 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Apam on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:39 pm

    Me personally, I don't particularly care, but I rather real looking
    names at least, if someone signs in as "Big Dong" I'm probably not
    going to be impressed.

    I'll make sure to use Holden McGroin from now on.

    There's also the name Pat McGroin. I might also consider Harry Nutzzak, I'm sure that wouldn't fly.

    Nightfox




    you guys are passing up phil mcgracken like you never heard of it before


    I don't know how I missed Pat McGroin and Holden McGroin all these years.
    I am sitting at my cube laughing out loud and people are asking me what's so funny.

    I also like "Barry McCockener"


    Thanks,
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Zombie Mambo on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 07:38:01
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Zombie Mambo to Baguette on Tue Jul 30 2019 10:31 am

    This is an interesting thread.
    Thanks,

    -Mike Ahgestiffe

    :P

    There's also the jokes about the books and their authors..
    - Under The Bleachers, by Seymour Butts
    - Under The Bridge, by I.P. Freely
    - Over The Cliff, by Hugo Furst
    - A Pastry Recipe Book, by E. Claire

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Zombie Mambo on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 13:59:30
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Zombie Mambo to Digital Man on Tue Jul 30 2019 10:32 am

    Did you hear the one about the two gay irishmen?
    Patrick Fitzgerald and Gerald Fitzpatrick?


    oh god i havent heard that one in like 20 years
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  • From Dr. What@VERT/TWODUDES to Nightfox on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 17:18:02
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to Zombie Mambo on Tue Jul 30 2019 09:38 am

    There's also the jokes about the books and their authors..
    - Under The Bleachers, by Seymour Butts
    - Under The Bridge, by I.P. Freely
    - Over The Cliff, by Hugo Furst
    - A Pastry Recipe Book, by E. Claire

    "Race to the bathroom" by Willie Makeit, Published by Betty Wont, Illustrated by Doris Locked.

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  • From Oderus@VERT/AMIGAC to Dr. What on Thursday, August 01, 2019 07:00:37
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Dr. What to Nightfox on Wed Jul 31 2019 19:18:02

    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to Zombie Mambo on Tue Jul 30 2019 09:38 am

    There's also the jokes about the books and their authors..
    - Under The Bleachers, by Seymour Butts
    - Under The Bridge, by I.P. Freely
    - Over The Cliff, by Hugo Furst
    - A Pastry Recipe Book, by E. Claire

    "Race to the bathroom" by Willie Makeit, Published by Betty Wont, Illustrated by Doris Locked.

    Rusty Bed Springs, by I. P. Nightly

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Dr. What on Thursday, August 01, 2019 07:27:07
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Dr. What to Nightfox on Wed Jul 31 2019 07:18 pm

    "Race to the bathroom" by Willie Makeit, Published by Betty Wont, Illustrated by Doris Locked.

    When you really need to go to the bathroom, you're Russian to get there. When you're in there, European. When you're done, you're Finnish.

    Nightfox

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Nightfox on Thursday, August 01, 2019 11:30:51
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to Zombie Mambo on Tue Jul 30 2019 09:38 am

    Re: Giving real names
    By: Zombie Mambo to Baguette on Tue Jul 30 2019 10:31 am

    This is an interesting thread.
    Thanks,

    -Mike Ahgestiffe

    :P

    There's also the jokes about the books and their authors..
    - Under The Bleachers, by Seymour Butts
    - Under The Bridge, by I.P. Freely
    - Over The Cliff, by Hugo Furst
    - A Pastry Recipe Book, by E. Claire

    Nightfox


    How could we forget
    "Tracks in the Snow" by Juan Hung Lo

    Where I grew up, (midwest) I believe our author for Under the Bleachers was I. C. Butts

    Seymour Butts is excellent tho.

    You will enjoy this one, there's actually a guy at my work whose real name is Herb Packer.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to MRO on Thursday, August 01, 2019 11:34:55
    Re: Giving real names
    By: MRO to Zombie Mambo on Tue Jul 30 2019 03:59 pm

    Re: Giving real names
    By: Zombie Mambo to Digital Man on Tue Jul 30 2019 10:32 am

    Did you hear the one about the two gay irishmen?
    Patrick Fitzgerald and Gerald Fitzpatrick?


    oh god i havent heard that one in like 20 years
    I'm irish and whenever anyone tries to tell that joke any self-respecting Irishman answers "There's no such thing as gay Irishmen".


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Zombie Mambo on Thursday, August 01, 2019 15:25:05
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Zombie Mambo to Nightfox on Thu Aug 01 2019 01:30 pm

    You will enjoy this one, there's actually a guy at my work whose real name is Herb Packer.

    I knew someone who went by Willie Johnson..

    Nightfox

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Oderus on Friday, August 02, 2019 11:08:00
    On 08-01-19 09:00, Oderus wrote to Dr. What <=-

    @VIA: VERT/AMIGAC
    Re: Giving real names
    By: Dr. What to Nightfox on Wed Jul 31 2019 19:18:02

    Re: Giving real names
    By: Nightfox to Zombie Mambo on Tue Jul 30 2019 09:38 am

    There's also the jokes about the books and their authors..
    - Under The Bleachers, by Seymour Butts
    - Under The Bridge, by I.P. Freely
    - Over The Cliff, by Hugo Furst
    - A Pastry Recipe Book, by E. Claire

    "Race to the bathroom" by Willie Makeit, Published by Betty Wont, Illustrated by Doris Locked.

    Rusty Bed Springs, by I. P. Nightly

    Cat's Revenge by Claude Balls.


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