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Name thyself!!!!

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  • Name thyself!!!!

    Am I the only one who finds it disconcerting if not downright rude when people don't fully identify themselves in the author field of message posts? I guess we could all put in phony names. Is that what this world is coming to? Even prisoners of war are required to give their names (I think). Come to think of it, I am not sure I want to know what this world is coming to!


  • #2
    RE: Name thyself!!!!

    Ray,

    Good point. That is one reason why I don't like other message boards. Too many alias names. Seems so cold and impersonal. When someone with an alias asks for help, I sort of feel like I'm helping someone who doesn't exist. When a you use your name, sure makes it seem more like "family" which is one reason that makes this board so great.

    kenn
    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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    • #3
      RE: Name thyself!!!!

      Wait a sec, isn't "kenn" an alias?

      ;)

      -Lenny

      Lenny Forziati
      Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
      Alpha Software Corporation

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      • #4
        RE: Name thyself!!!!

        Probably so, but we all thought that Ken just couldn't type.

        Keep smiling.

        Tom

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        • #5
          RE: Name thyself!!!!

          Actually, he is not an "alias", he is an alien.

          This would explain the problem that Ray is referring to.

          Sincerely,
          Zantu
          Peter
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

          Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
          https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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          • #6
            RE: Name thyself!!!!

            Seem to me like someone has an identity crisis. :)

            Melvin

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            • #7
              RE: Name thyself!!!!

              Lenny, yes, you are right. Quick, duck!!! Duck!!! Goose!!!Incoming!! Zap!!

              Must admit I didn't think of that when I made my post.

              Peter, I mean Zantu (Sorry), now that's interesting alias. No doubt it has a very special meaning to you.

              mTo, I can type. While its solw, jyust not always in the grith order. Maybee I kant spell?

              Melvin, yes, you are right. Or are you?? I have identified with A5 and others on this board. You are right, this is a crisis.

              Ken Nordin, aka: kenn, ken, kenny, kenneth, kb and by some whom I investigate, I'm affectionly known as "Adam Henry".

              OK, I've got my helmet and flack vest on. Fire away! Thanks for brightening my day. It comes at a most opportune time.

              ~(:>}
              TYVM :) kenn

              Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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              • #8
                RE: Name thyself!!!!

                I'm glad all the Alpha problems have been resolved. This sounds like a 'slow news day' post.

                Dave
                Dave Jampole
                www.customalpha.com

                Women and cats will do whatever they want. The sooner men and dogs realize that, the happier they will be.

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