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What handle do you WISH you had?
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4nhand
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Joined: 28 Oct 2009

Posts: 22

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I changed my name last fall and it was really easy. When I signed up, I didn't know anything about geocaching, nor had I met anyone. I just used my email handle, which happens to contain my name "alyssa_ob". Then I saw more logs and read other creative names and realized how boring my name was. I also didn't necessarily want people to know who I was. And TONS of people asked me if I was an O.B. Of course not, that is just a silly nickname from high school and I didn't know it meant anything else back then.

So I started thinking about other names. I realized I wanted something short to fit on those little logs better. I also wanted a name that reflected my interests. I picked the name I have now because it is a handbell term meaning I can play 2 bells in each hand (for a total of four-in-hand).

It was super easy to change my handle. I found it somewhere on groundspeak and clicked to change my name. The first option I picked, 4inhand, was taken, so I dropped the "i". I like it. I just posted on my page the name I was formerly known by, in case anyone questioned my logs. I was only about 500 caches in at the time, so it wasn't a huge deal. I didn't have to ask permission or anything, just click a button.

I know that's lots of rambling, but maybe that will help someone wanting to change their handle.
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4nhand
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Joined: 28 Oct 2009

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And no I didn't have to go re-log any caches. All my old logs updated with my new name.
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Trekkin' and Birdin'
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Joined: 22 Oct 2008

Posts: 124

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're fine with the one we have, but sometimes, Trekkin' thinks it would be cool to change the name to "Brains and Brawn." I told him I think I've seen some logs with that name and he was crushed! Rolling Eyes

You can decide which one of us gets which part of the name. We have reversed roles on occasion, too. Wink
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Sky King 36
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Joined: 09 Apr 2009

Posts: 36

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have been plenty happy to just get "Sky King", but as others have encounterd, the name was taken by someone who joined, found one cache 8 or 10 years ago, and disappeared. Perfect, just perfect.

back when I was in the army most units used revolving call signs, but my unit used permanent callsigns, and my callsign ended with "36" so it was my fallback.


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Guitar Solo
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Joined: 27 Aug 2010

Posts: 165

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I realized I liked Guitar Solo more than 97rs24. It was really easy to change my username.
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sigilwig44
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Joined: 31 Mar 2011

Posts: 332

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guitar Solo wrote:
I realized I liked Guitar Solo more than 97rs24. It was really easy to change my username.


By the way, how'd you come up with the name 97rs24.
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mnfishnutz
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Joined: 07 May 2009

Posts: 86

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our favorite username (which we found a few of there caches caching up in Superior, WI) was Passing Wind. (Very unique and odd profile, by the way)
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sparkyfry
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Joined: 03 Jun 2008

Posts: 349

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mnfishnutz wrote:
Our favorite username (which we found a few of there caches caching up in Superior, WI) was Passing Wind. (Very unique and odd profile, by the way)


I like "My dog has no nose.", just because I appreciate the reference.
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timewellspent
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Joined: 19 Mar 2008

Posts: 706

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparkyfry wrote:
I like "My dog has no nose.", just because I appreciate the reference.


How does he smell? Wink
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JJnTJ
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Joined: 23 Aug 2010

Posts: 218

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparkyfry wrote:
I like "My dog has no nose.", just because I appreciate the reference.


There's the wind-up...

timewellspent wrote:
How does he smell? Wink

and the pitch... Very Happy



Going after an FTF today in an area dense with lunching muggles, I realize I should have picked "Mugglephobe" since I am almost incapable of searching for caches when muggles are nearby. Sad
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dornole
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Joined: 03 Apr 2006

Posts: 465

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too!!! I need at least a 100 yd radius free of muggles to enjoy the experience.
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