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While I understand the privacy issues that make a lot of people nervous signing their names to the end of their posts it is awkward to answer to XDY741.  Too impersonal.

I'm a friendly guy.  At the checkout line in the super market I always note the name tag of the checker and address them by name.  "Laura, that's a nice name," always gets a smile and a little bit of a conversation.  And the next time I go Laura remembers me.

You don't have to use your surname if you are concerned about privacy.  But it would be nice if when I reply I could address you as Robert or George or Sue.

Not a big thing.  But to my way of thinking a nice thing.

Noel 

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28 minutes ago, birdguy said:

While I understand the privacy issues that make a lot of people nervous signing their names to the end of their posts it is awkward to answer to XDY741.  Too impersonal.

I'm a friendly guy.  At the checkout line in the super market I always note the name tag of the checker and address them by name.  "Laura, that's a nice name," always gets a smile and a little bit of a conversation.  And the next time I go Laura remembers me.

You don't have to use your surname if you are concerned about privacy.  But it would be nice if when I reply I could address you as Robert or George or Sue.

Not a big thing.  But to my way of thinking a nice thing.

Noel 

I used to use Cactus521, not because I wanted to hide my name, it's just that Cactus was the callsign of our former home airlines in Phoenix, first America West then USAirways, then merged with American, and May 21st is my birthday.  Finally I got the privilege of helping US Airways and American merge their crew scheduling software on a short IT contract back in 2014, fulfilling my fantasy of working for an airline, practically every simmer's fantasy. 

I felt it so cool to display that security badge walking thru Sky Harbor Airport, although I never used it to go thru security, I would only go thru security if I was either flying somewhere or once, in 1994, when I was given a special security clearance to see my fiance off to Mexico in SFO's old International terminal, the friendly gate agent saw my misery of wanting to hold my fiance while she waited for her flight, and gave me a security badge that essentially let me in and out of a customs area with no issues.

Now at Avsim I use my real name, members here have known it for eons since I published add on software, scenery and aircraft here so why hide it.  If I have offended some here I always make amends, I have never found someone I offended here unforgiving, which sadly is not like the real world, which can be very unforgiving at times.  It is because of our love for flight, our countries (homelands) that make us both ambassadors and blood brothers/sisters. 

If I find myself acting like a parent here I either slap myself on the wrist or let the mods do it, I have a grown daughter and as you raise a child you realize you have a choice, to drop your parental attitude in preparation for being a grandparent, cousin, brother, sister, aunt or uncle, or to let your parental attitude smother people with wisdom they do not need.

I prefer to share experience, not wisdom, in order to stop being a parent and enjoy my youth again, rather than being an old curmudgeon, lol.  I learned a lot from my recent car accident, being run over two months ago, in my healing, to accept PTSD rather than fight it. 

You have to accept PTSD from the fights in your life, otherwise your name becomes worthless, and you do not walk the talk I have learned.  It is better to walk the talk than to fight, fighting removes enjoyment from life but for one fight, the fight to live and embrace life as it comes.

John

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This horse has been beat more than once in the forums. A persons true name is not required to be a member of Avsim but many complaints have been files by those that were offended by the PMDG forum which required full names.  Since we have retained informal person to person help in our PMDG forums, that is no longer the case.

I agree real names are nice but not  enough to let it bother me.  Some like red, some like blue, but if I like green it shouldn't worry you.

 

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> But it would be nice if when I reply I could address you as Robert or George or Sue

 

My name is neither Robert, nor George,nor Sue, but if it makes you happy to call me one or the other, please feel free.

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9 minutes ago, GACSavannah said:

> But it would be nice if when I reply I could address you as Robert or George or Sue

 

My name is neither Robert, nor George,nor Sue, but if it makes you happy to call me one or the other, please feel free.

Just don't call me "late for dinner"!🍕

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4 minutes ago, Penzoil3 said:

"How do you do, my name is Sue"  (Johnny Cash)

LOL

 Sue

Yo, Sue....How do yo do?  Please don't jump into a burning ring of fire:happy:

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When I go to the grocery store I always use the 12 items or less checkout when I have more then 12 items, when someone calls me out I just tell them my names Les 

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Hello, My Name is Larry, this is my brother Daryl, this is my other brother Daryl....  And at the end the Daryl's finally say "SHUT UP"  Classic comedy, then the ending of it all, who would not want to wake up to Susanne Pleshette!, she was a wonderful actress, a girlfriend to all who loved to travel, she passed just a year before my mother did, the mothers of the baby boom!....

John

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Hi!  my name is Jean-Jacques.  When in 1973 I joined an american company specialized in extracorporeal blood treatment located in Denver, I was presented to my future colleagues in America.  Most of those laides and guys had never seen a European before so they all went on by asking me "how do you spell your name?" until someone asked "do you mind if we call you Jayjay?".  And this is how I have been called by my american colleagues for the 25 years I worked with them until my retirement.

Jean-Jacques aka Jayjay

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 "My name is Raymond J. Johnson Jr. Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me RJJ Jr., or . . ."  (William Saluga).

Older folks may remember.

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I was thinking of that earlier. 😆But the end was "you doesn't have to call me Johnson".

Hilarious. 

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I was going to add the ending but I felt I would need to think up another five or six alternative names to give the full effect, so I left it open.

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8 hours ago, Jayjay said:

Hi!  my name is Jean-Jacques.  When in 1973 I joined an american company specialized in extracorporeal blood treatment located in Denver, I was presented to my future colleagues in America.  Most of those laides and guys had never seen a European before so they all went on by asking me "how do you spell your name?" until someone asked "do you mind if we call you Jayjay?".  And this is how I have been called by my american colleagues for the 25 years I worked with them until my retirement.

Jean-Jacques aka Jayjay

That's like when a guy named Bob from America moves to India and starts a new job and everyone cannot pronounce his name Baub or Bub or Baab but can't get it right, so they just tell him why can't you just have a normal name like Bhuvaneshwar  😅

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5 hours ago, Matthew Kane said:

That's like when a guy named Bob from America moves to India and starts a new job and everyone cannot pronounce his name Baub or Bub or Baab but can't get it right, so they just tell him why can't you just have a normal name like Bhuvaneshwar  😅

😂

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Team / All / Shirley

Enjoying the banter ...... but I "seriously" encourage that should one reply to a post with a "signature" (first name obvious or not), one at least addresses that user's first name directly (as you would in the "real")

Why encourage a "signature" (different to a username) if one can't at least receive a similarly responsive reply.

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11 hours ago, vadriver said:

Team / All / Shirley

Enjoying the banter ...... but I "seriously" encourage that should one reply to a post with a "signature" (first name obvious or not), one at least addresses that user's first name directly (as you would in the "real")

Why encourage a "signature" (different to a username) if one can't at least receive a similarly responsive reply.

Huh? Want to rephrase that so it makes sense ?

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I think that John means he would like us to refer to him as John in preference to vadriver.

I'm easy: refer to me as HighBypass or Mark. No problem either way.

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24 minutes ago, HighBypass said:

I think that John means he would like us to refer to him as John in preference to vadriver.

I'm easy: refer to me as HighBypass or Mark. No problem either way.

I've had my first name in Red Bolded Super-sized in my signature block since nearly forever, but most still call me N4GIX (which is my amateur radio call-sign.

Now I'm glad I didn't use my GMRS call-sign: WQWU626... :laugh:

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I’ve been using my name for years and nothing untoward has happened to me. I can think of a few other Brits who do the same. I would much rather engage in a chat with someone who at least gives their forename in their sig even if their forum name is xyz.

What I do find irritating and sometimes unhelpful is the lack of a country. If someone wants help with choice of computer components or other hardware knowing where they live is essential. I’m not asking for the road you live on but what’s wrong with a state (US) or county (UK)?

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4 minutes ago, n4gix said:

I've had my first name in Red Bolded Super-sized in my signature block since nearly forever, but most still call me N4GIX (which is my amateur radio call-sign.

Now I'm glad I didn't use my GMRS call-sign: WQWU626... :laugh:

My entire family has Italian nicknames, as Italian families do, all ending with the "eee" sound.  I am referred to in my family, except by my ex wife out of respect for some reason, as Johnny, then we have my daughter Lindsey, my nephews Joey and Bobby, my cousins Joey and Paulie, my other cousins Johnny, I had my brother Mickey and David but we did not call him Davy--bad temper, lol, but blood brother as we got older before both brothers passed.  My Dad was named Michael but all his buddies just called him Mike, not Mikie, and my Mom's Name was Joyce, Her brother's name was David, who my brother was named after.  I was named after my maternal grandfather John, who descended from the Pilgrims most likely from Miles Standish, since he had fierce red hair and so did my Mom, and I had hints of his red hair in my brown hair, unlike the black hair in the rest of my Italian family.  Red hair is good for dealing with pain, our Viking ancestry as Britain was invaded by Eric the Red, and Vikings can handle a lot of pain.

But on the maternal Italian side of the family, the names are simpler, John, John, Joe, Karen and Leona.  My maternal roots are British and Scotch Irish names thru and thru, Biblical names, and my Italian roots originated in Spain, then went all over Europe, with one of my distant relatives being a Knight in the Norman conquest, so in the way distance I am related to royalty but I feel that is true of most of the human race anyway, with all the intermarriage that took place to broker peace between families, save for Romeo and Juliet, lol....

What's in a name anyway, names are not important, as we were all created, even twins slightly, equally different, my best friend in high school's way of dealing with the racism Italians and Germans received after WWII, since there were some grudges with those with British backgrounds and other ethnic backgrounds.

But what I learned in my oft travels in Europe, to know my roots, is that the Italians and Germans were forever thankful and forgiving to the allies bombardments, because they did what no one else could do, they got rid of a totalitarian regime and rebuilt their countries into a more relaxed society like ours in the US.

John

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1 hour ago, n4gix said:

I've had my first name in Red Bolded Super-sized in my signature block since nearly forever, but most still call me N4GIX (which is my amateur radio call-sign.

Now I'm glad I didn't use my GMRS call-sign: WQWU626... :laugh:

I'm with you Fr. Bill. My name is Douglas Robbins and I, too, use my amatuer call sign. If someone wants to look me up then, as Rhett Butler once said, "I don't give a word not allowed"..........Doug

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PMDG may have a point at real names, if a post is critical of PMDG they can tell if they are an owner of there products, REX requires an order number on there forum for support, if on the other hand we are talking hiding behind a made up name try FB and see the trolling that goes on, I don't have a problem with real names as it tends to reduce that.  

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3 hours ago, rjfry said:

they can tell if they are an owner of there products

raymond

I buy all with a "trust account" ... no link to my real name as you call it.

but if you if wish, you can reply, john is my forename.

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