Jump to content


Real names in your sig line!


  • You cannot reply to this topic
65 replies to this topic

#41 M0par Jim

M0par Jim

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,275 posts
  • Location:E PA
  • Full Name:Jim

Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:59 AM

I should probably come clean...

My name is not Chuck Most. Or Charles Most, for that matter. It's really Gondolph Bolivar.

There! Is everybody happy now!


LOL Chuck, what the..? :lol: :lol: :blink: :blink: :lol:

#42 highway

highway

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,391 posts
  • Location:Talentless Hack University at Wheelman's Warehouse
  • Full Name:Matthew Brownlee, card carrying member of the Donnie Boger fan club

Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:13 AM

I just don't understand what the problem is with the few members continually (CENSORED) and moaning about this rule! :lol: :lol: :lol: The fact of the matter is when you first sign up, the first thing you read is the forum REQUIRES FULL NAME be posted somewhere, either as screenname or if screenname differs from your full name, your full name must be in your post or sig line. My question to the complainers is this, if you read this when you joined and feel so strongly about having your name here,

WHY DID YOU JOIN IN THE FIRST PLACE????

This has been said before in this thread, the rules are the rules, and in my opinion, if you don't want to follow the rules and have your name here, DON'T POST HERE!!!

#43 M0par Jim

M0par Jim

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,275 posts
  • Location:E PA
  • Full Name:Jim

Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:23 AM

I'm not trying to get all grammar-Nazi on you, but the post I responded to was very hard to get through. I know it's clear to you what you were trying to say, but to someone reading it not so much.

If you view a screen name as some sort of alternate identity, then having it along with your real name doesn't allow you to be known by some jazzy alter-ego. On the other hand, people have nicknames which is pretty much how I've always viewed forum handles. It's not a cloak to disguise your identity, it's just a nickname.


I know your not going grammer-nazi on me at all man. But I just went back an red what I said before also to see where all the confuseion was at and why you had a hard time understanding it and I couldn't find one place at all. And I red it word for word also to see how it sounded myself. Even the mods understand it also it seems and so far no one else has said they had a hard time understanding my post's.. you are the first one bud.

If anyone else has a problem with reading my post's please let me know. Because I do at times speed type and do get extra letters in some of my replys by mistake which would make it alittle hard to understand them. Plus I will go on record here and admit I can't spell some words the best so I do the best as I can with them.

Now about the screen/nick/real names. What good is having a screen name if you also have to have your real name posted? Doesn't that kinda kill one or the other out. I would think it would. :lol:

PS: I'm not trying to start anything here, I'm just trying to understand why both names has to be use at the same time is all.

#44 crowe-t

crowe-t

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 550 posts
  • Location:New York
  • Full Name:Michael

Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:50 AM

I have to admit I didn't read through all the rules when I joined. I've joined a few other forums(I build Star Trek kits, collect BMX bikes...) and all the forums seem to have the same rules. I probably wouldn't have joined if I had read this last name rule, my mistake.

I did however stop posting on another forum that allowed cursing. I don't feel anyone should use foul language on a public forum.

I'm not complaining, it just doesn't make sense.

I have made a few friends here already and will keep in touch.

Edited by crowe-t, 26 August 2010 - 09:52 AM.


#45 Kaleb

Kaleb

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,492 posts
  • Location:Central Ar
  • Full Name:Joshua

Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:17 AM

OK, For you guys that don't comply with the rules and add your name lets create a scene for you.

1. Your the boss and you start to create something lets go with a forum since we are on that subject.

2. You write the rules, and lo and behold there is a "crazy rule" that 10 out of 65 people don't follow because they do not see the need for it.

3. This has made you aggravated and you say something about it like this post.

4. You ask the people that don't comply and keep complaining about the rule nicely asking them to comply with what you have written.

5. What would you do if they don't comply?



If you are on the internet you are pretty much a setting duck when it comes to that. If they can hack in to the CIA or FBI database they can get to you. Most firewalls have a 128bit encryption?? this is if you have a firewall. This is like putting one of those plastic things on a doorknob to keep kids out. C'mon now if someone is going to steal your identity they are going for your trashcan so they can get the old bills out and have your stuff re-rerouted.

#46 crowe-t

crowe-t

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 550 posts
  • Location:New York
  • Full Name:Michael

Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:27 AM

I did say it was my mistake not reading the rules when I joined. I just said what I thought of the rule and have no problems if/when my account is cancelled here. The forum's rules say a full name should be given and I respect that. I'll try and cancel my account now.

#47 Jeff Sauber

Jeff Sauber

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 900 posts
  • Location:MCM
  • Full Name:Jeff Sauber

Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:29 AM

Jeff Sauber
Jeff Sauber
Jeff Sauber
Jeff Sauber
Jeff Sauber

Oh no everybody!!...I just posted my real name 5 times in a row!!

Gosh, I guess my identity will get stolen now.... :rolleyes: :lol: :rolleyes:

#48 Karmodeler2

Karmodeler2

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 427 posts
  • Location:Flying above the world.

Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:42 AM

Jeff Sauber
Jeff Sauber
Jeff Sauber
Jeff Sauber
Jeff Sauber

Oh no everybody!!...I just posted my real name 5 times in a row!!

Gosh, I guess my identity will get stolen now.... :rolleyes: :lol: :rolleyes:


Hi,
I'm Jeff Sauber. I build models and like it here.
Sincerely,
Jeff Sauber (stolen by David Morton)

#49 Harry P.

Harry P.

    MCM Ohana

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,850 posts
  • Location:NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name:A mere layman...

Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:43 AM

The rule here is full name.

If you don't like that rule, or don't agree with that rule, or feel that rule is unreasonable, you have every right to not join this forum. The choice is yours... agree to our rules and become a member, or disagree with our rules and join another forum. Simple as that.

#50 Jeff Sauber

Jeff Sauber

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 900 posts
  • Location:MCM
  • Full Name:Jeff Sauber

Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:47 AM

Hi,
I'm Jeff Sauber. I build models and like it here.
Sincerely,
Jeff Sauber (stolen by David Morton)



:rolleyes: :lol:

Perhaps I need to get a "lifelock" contract... :o :rolleyes: http://www.modelcars...tyle_emoticons/default/ph34r.gif

#51 Danno

Danno

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,172 posts
  • Location:Okay. By now you all know ~ Aridzona.
  • Full Name:Nameless Natural Luminary

Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:33 AM

Hi, my name is not Jeff Sauber but I am a plastiholic. :rolleyes:


Time to revisit a golden oldie:



"It's simple, the way I see it.

1. It's the rule.
2. I don't pay the bills to provide the forum.
3. Therefore, I don't get to make the rules.
4. Gregg pays the bills to provide the forum.
5. Therefore, Gregg gets to make the rules.
6. Gregg made the rule.
7. Therefore, it is the rule.
8. If I don't like the rule, I don't have to post here.
9. If I don't follow the rule, Gregg won't let me post here.
10. Because, it's the rule."

Quoth the raven.

http://www.modelcars...tyle_emoticons/default/ph34r.gif http://www.modelcars...tyle_emoticons/default/ph34r.gif http://www.modelcars...tyle_emoticons/default/ph34r.gif

#52 Scale-Master

Scale-Master

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,903 posts
  • Location:So. Cal. Beach area

Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:41 AM

My name is Betelgeuse-Betelgeuse-Betelgeuse and I like dioramas.

#53 Harry P.

Harry P.

    MCM Ohana

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,850 posts
  • Location:NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name:A mere layman...

Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:51 AM

My name is Betelgeuse-Betelgeuse-Betelgeuse and I like dioramas.


Can we call you "B Cubed?"

#54 Brett Barrow

Brett Barrow

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,267 posts
  • Location:Deep in the swamps of Jersey
  • Full Name:Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Brett M. Barrow, Esq.

Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:23 PM

According to Travelers Insurance only 14% of identity fraud is a result of online activity or data breaches. 78% comes from simple theft of personal property (wallet, purse, checkbook, etc...) As I've said before, if you're too afraid to use your real name on a model message board, you probably shouldn't leave your house. Ever.

#55 crowe-t

crowe-t

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 550 posts
  • Location:New York
  • Full Name:Michael

Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:34 PM

I know this is all a big joke about identity theft but it's serious and can really screw you up even if you haven't had a wallet or checkbook stolen. It's not funny when it happens. I know there's information in databases and anything can get hacked into. It's still better not to add to all that. Keep laughing.

#56 Harry P.

Harry P.

    MCM Ohana

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,850 posts
  • Location:NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name:A mere layman...

Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:38 PM

I know this is all a big joke about identity theft but it's serious and can really screw you up even if you haven't had a wallet or checkbook stolen. It's not funny when it happens. I know there's information in databases and anything can get hacked into. It's still better not to add to all that. Keep laughing.


Your fears of posting your full name here are totally unfounded. Seriously. Think about it. Your real name is no secret, is it? I assume you use your real name in your everyday life? Your boss knows your real name? Your bank? Your doctor? Your credit card issuers? The DMV? The IRS? Social Security? Your mailman?

See my point?

Posting your full name here does NOT put you at any increased risk of identity theft. It just doesn't, plain and simple.

#57 High octane

High octane

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,048 posts
  • Location:Midwest
  • Full Name:Nick

Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:44 PM

The rule here is full name.

If you don't like that rule, or don't agree with that rule, or feel that rule is unreasonable, you have every right to not join this forum. The choice is yours... agree to our rules and become a member, or disagree with our rules and join another forum. Simple as that.



It doesn't get any easier than that, does it???

#58 DRG

DRG

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 892 posts
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Full Name:Donald R. Gardner.
    I work hard, I build models for relaxation and fun.

Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:45 PM

I really don't understand the problem people have with using their full name. In all honesty unless you shred everything, have a locked mail box, give out zero information about yourself and purchase nothing by credit card or through the internet, you stand a small chance of idenity theft.

Personally I'm not concerned about it, my name is clearly listed on my business cards, my phone number is available to whoever wnats it.
People know where I work, what time I leave for work, what time I get home and which of my cars I'm driving.
The powers of this forum want my real name;
No problem;
Donald R. Gardner.


#59 Brett Barrow

Brett Barrow

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,267 posts
  • Location:Deep in the swamps of Jersey
  • Full Name:Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Brett M. Barrow, Esq.

Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:02 PM

I know this is all a big joke about identity theft but it's serious and can really screw you up even if you haven't had a wallet or checkbook stolen. It's not funny when it happens. I know there's information in databases and anything can get hacked into. It's still better not to add to all that. Keep laughing.

But where does a name on a model car board fit into all that? Just because it's the internet does that make it different? Is the internet that scary of a place? We give our names to strangers in the real world all the time and never think twice about it. Just an hour ago I ordered a pizza over the phone, I gave the girl my address, phone #, debit card # and exp. date(never gave my name - turns out they don't even need it) That's what I mean, if using a real name on a message board is that big of a deal, then those folks should never get a bank account, buy a house, get a credit card, buy a car, get utilities, rent an apartment, etc... If they're gonna get you, they're gonna get you. Don't live in fear.

#60 Jeff Sauber

Jeff Sauber

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 900 posts
  • Location:MCM
  • Full Name:Jeff Sauber

Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:20 PM

But where does a name on a model car board fit into all that? Just because it's the internet does that make it different? Is the internet that scary of a place? We give our names to strangers in the real world all the time and never think twice about it. Just an hour ago I ordered a pizza over the phone, I gave the girl my address, phone #, debit card # and exp. date(never gave my name - turns out they don't even need it) That's what I mean, if using a real name on a message board is that big of a deal, then those folks should never get a bank account, buy a house, get a credit card, buy a car, get utilities, rent an apartment, etc... If they're gonna get you, they're gonna get you. Don't live in fear.



well said.