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qwerty2582
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Joined: 03 Apr 2009

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was sitting around one day, thinking "Ok, it's time for a better nickname for my online identity than Pushbroom" (which I used because I worked cleaning at a daycare....

And I thought... "Hmm... I'm a computer geek... what can I come up with...." - ahh yes, qwerty, the first 6 letters on the keyboard! But that was too generic, so I started as qwerty4000, because the number seemed robotic and cool. Bear in mind I was in high school (circa 9Cool.

Recently I got tired of everyone asking what the 4000 stood for, so when I created a new gmail account, the 4000 was replaced by 2582 (birthdate), and hence qwerty2582 was born.

Yeah, not much of a story there....
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Beer Maker
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Joined: 26 May 2009

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
Paklid wrote:
Smoking Meat would be a great caching name.


It would make a great Porno Name as well Laughing


That was my thought process when thinking of a name.

I go by Dkrel on the homebrewing forums.
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MnBrew
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We picked a name as a family last fall on the way out the door. Coudn't come up with anything good in the short time, so we just put an initial of each family member followed by FAM.

It still works fine when the family is out but I (Dad) am off on my own quite often. My wife has since opened another account to keep her individual finds seperate but I'm stuck with the old name. I'm just too lazy to relog 1000+ finds I guess and it just doesn't seem right not having the same name as whats on the log.

I am also a homebrewer and I've noticed many other cachers seem to be. Not sure what it is but obviously these two passions draw the same crowd Very Happy
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Hunter-Killer
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Joined: 25 Apr 2009

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://nwogeocachers.com/index.php?id=43

This probably explains our names and our passion for this fun sport
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knowschad
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Location: South St Paul

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hunter-Killer wrote:
http://nwogeocachers.com/index.php?id=43

This probably explains our names and our passion for this fun sport


Whew! I will feel much more comfortagle being out in the woods knowing that! I was a bit nervous for a while! LOL!
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Bunganator
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Joined: 09 Apr 2008

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JEAEFAM wrote:
We picked a name as a family last fall on the way out the door. Coudn't come up with anything good in the short time, so we just put an initial of each family member followed by FAM.

It still works fine when the family is out but I (Dad) am off on my own quite often. My wife has since opened another account to keep her individual finds seperate but I'm stuck with the old name. I'm just too lazy to relog 1000+ finds I guess and it just doesn't seem right not having the same name as whats on the log.

I am also a homebrewer and I've noticed many other cachers seem to be. Not sure what it is but obviously these two passions draw the same crowd Very Happy


I think you can send an email to groundspeak with your old name and what youd like to change it to and it will keep all of your finds logged, just under a new name.
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kendrick0861
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is fairly simple, Kendrick is my sons name, 0861 was my MOS(military occupational Specialty) in the Marines. 0861 is a 'Foward Observer', basically i go with the infantry and call in the support that they need wheater its artillery, airstrikes, navy guns or sometimes mortars. We did a LOT of map plotting and navagation, seemed to fit the bill here. They even made us do a little 'goecaching' w/o the gps, just a map compass and a bunch of cords looking for a bunch of ammo cans.
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MrRogersNghbor
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

emmanogoldfish wrote:
My handle comes from the very early days of websites when you didn't visit sites but infrequently so it is not something descriptive of myself but is something that I can never forget.

In eight grade we had a class reading assignment, the kind where you all get a copy of the book and the teacher takes a seat at the back of the room calling on students to read. So it was a story about some share cropper children and one summer's adventures. My turn to read had come and gone a few days prior so I was pretty much daydreaming away when the Mr. xxxxxxx (can't remember his name at the moment but picture Issac the bartender on Love Boat) called on Ricky. It was some simple dialoge between the two children as they ran across a field with a stream, Mr. X took one role reading "look at the goldfish!" Ricky was to read the nex line, "Emma no goldfish!". Ricky was silent, Mr. X started sounding out the first word "eh mmaaaaaaa", Ricky repeated it only after Mr. X. Again, "no", Ricky repeated "no". Mr. X then stopped sounding the words out and just said "goldfish". Ricky repeated. His turn was done.

I never saw Ricky in school again. I knew where he lived, it was over on 49th across the street from the large garden on railroad property where the pipe cleaner thin stooped over old man who was Ricky's grrandfather tended a garden. I spoke with Ricky after as he often sat on the steps of the house and he said he wasn't going to a different school and he had no more use for school. His brother one garde ahead of him was an artist and had developed his own comic books doing all the design, writing and drawing himself yet his brother couldn't read a word.

Never forget that day.



I found this oddly entertaining. I think that it calls for a TV movie. [confused look]
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MrRogersNghbor
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine transfers from my old AIM account. I picked it right around the time that Fred Rogers passed away. I have been told that as a young child, I was mesmerized by the show. As a teen, I despised it and now as an adult I respect the fact that he was a truly great man that did a lot for children, education, and Public Broadcasting (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q ). I used to imagine walking along the street of the "neighborhood" and wondered what it would be like to be Fred's neighbor.

I know. Corny but true.
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I originally thought that my two kids and I would geocache primarily as a group, so I let each of them pick half of a name. My son wanted shark and my daughter wanted bunny. They haggled back and forth and somehow it ended up Sharknose Bunnies.

Which would be fine except that my daughter's interested faded some and my son soon wanted to sign his own name and track his own account. So I ended up with Sharknose Bunnies for myself.

I know I can change it, but I don't want to back and add a note to all my logs that I signed it as a different name than my current account.
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ChaosWarning
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Joined: 28 May 2009

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in need of something unique. I mixed around one of my old user names and ChaosWarning was what I got.
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GreenLantern5000
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green Lantern of sector 2814.
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Father-of-five
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty easy for me.... I am a "father of five" !!
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sparkyfry
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for re-launching this thread, father-of-five. I missed it previously, as I tend to do. In my tenth grade English class, there were at least three kids named Mike/Michael. My teacher asked what I wanted to be called, and I blurted out "Sparky." He asked very seriously "Do you *want* to be called Sparky?" At that point, I had to say yes, so he called me Sparky all through the year. Other people in my grade started calling me that as well, and the nickname has refused to die, as people in college and in other subsequent stages of my life found out it had been my nickname. "Fry" is the pronunciation of the first syllable of my last name.

Incidentally, I'm glad I didn't go with some variant of "Michael" as my cacher name, since every male cacher in the northwest metro seems all of a sudden to have the name. At the very least, there's Sharknose Bunnies, Yuusui, Fish2007, and seeingitdifferent. FreiGuy has to be the most ridiculous example from my perspective, as our full names are one letter off, and our last names aren't even particularly common. I realize "Michael" has been one of the more popular names over the decades, but it seems to be getting out of control in 763-land. Any of you other Mikes care to get your name legally changed to lessen the confusion? Smile
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember where my handle came from.. Sad
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