AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 43 Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7117 times:
I know this has nothing to do with Aviation photography at all but I still decided to post it in this forum as I do not participate in the other ones as much as I do here....
A question that has been kept me busy for a while now how did you guys come up with your username at airliners.net
My story as follows:
When I first registered with airliners.net I was looking for a username and could not really think of something suitalble...... I was looking around my living room and stopped at a picture of my dad in front of a Aerolineas Argentinas 747.......there was a LD-3 Container next to him and guess what the registration of that container was AKE0404AR....
Would be kind of cool to here your stories....
i.e. Mark Garfinkel (Tappan), Garry Watt (Granite), Thomas Millard (Thomasphoto60), Chris Weldy (Chris28_17), Luis Rosa (Mirage) Chris Sheldon ( Da Fwog)
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 809 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6794 times:
Well I can guess Gary's ... Aberdeen is the Granite City. I thought about coming up with a good username, but, I've got accounts on so many different systems and services that if I used anything beside my usual CKW I'd be bound to forget it!
KingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6753 times:
My username has a slightly longer story:
When I was finishing University, I was looking for a research position at a university. I saw one that might suit me and I fired off an e-mail [yes, we had e-mail in those days] applying for the position. Of course, I was very careful to include my University address so they could reply to me. Anyway, it was kind of traditional for us at university to have a different 'wacky' e-mail alias every day and I happened to have 'King Wide of Pink Trouser Land' on the day I sent the e-mail.
I thought no more of this until, about a fortnight later, a letter turned up in my pigeon hole at uni addressed to
c/o Pink Trouser Land,
School of Physics,
I instantly realised that I'd forgotten to put my name on the email and some enterprising soul had addressed it to the only addressee they had!
And the scariest thing? I spoke to the admin assistant at the physics department and asked her how she knew it was for me. She just looked at me and said "Well, who else would it be?".
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6729 times:
I first used "N949WP" on some other forum based here in HKG. When I initially joined that forum, it was shortly after the demise of the legendary Western Pacific Airlines. In remembrance of that very colorful carrier, I adopted the reg. of one of its most famous jets as my username.
Mirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6714 times:
Mirage means to me something you think you're seeing but it doesn't exists. Maybe this is relationed with my personality, people think they know me but they don't know me that well. People may think sometimes I'm a rude forum member, but I'm just a very pragmatic person (and good guy .
Mirage also came from the Mirage 2000 fighter plane and my passion for military aviation.
Finally I like the sound of telling the name Mirage, very "photogenic" for my ears.
Flpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 27
Reply 21, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6670 times:
flpuck6 has nothing to do with me. It's actually my brother's initials "FL" and puck is spoken slang for hockey (we were both hockey players) and '6' is his favorite number. I have just stuck with that because it's too confusing to tell everyone that I have changed my e-mail address. Because I am registered on different sites, I like to keep things simple using the same "screenname".
F27 From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6663 times:
When i was an aprrentice i cut my teeth on the Fokker Friendship and have loved them ever since. They were a great simple aircraft to work on and the sound of those rolls Royce Dart engines was maginificent
Bodobodo From Canada, joined May 2000, 553 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6665 times:
I can appreciate that my username is a little strange. My goal a while back was to come up with a username that wouldn't give my identity away yet was almost always guaranteed to be available. I settled on using bodo. My inspiration was Bodo Illgner, Germany's national soccer team goalkeeper of some years ago. I'm Canadian but my parents are from Germany. In any case using bodo worked well until websites became busier and getting bodo as a username became more difficult. However I've yet to run into a site where "bodobodo" wasn't available. Airliners.net was one of those sites and when I joined I wasn't sure how serious my participation was going to be so I chose bodobodo at first. In retrospect I regret not choosing something more significant but at this point its not worth the trouble of changing to something else.
: Mine there´s not too much to said, because I use it everywhere on mail accounts and stuff.. so I put here if I once forget it.. About Lindy_field I a
26 LGB Photos
: Good one Joseph!!! Hahahaha. Well my name is where I take photos.....LGB is Long Beach Airport in California.
: Well... I have seen AIRNIKON here and found that quite cool. Since using CANON photo equipment and nobody was using AIRCANON i decided to take AIRCANO
: Lets see..... Thomas (my name) Photo (my occupation) 60 (the year in which the world was graced with my birth). Pretty simple...... Thomas
: Bodo Illgner - That Vicous keeper, wasn't he the one responsible for the worst challenge ever made by a GK? My nick is pretty easy, My home airport!!