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Does it matter what username you have? Should you get "hung up" on your username that you have or what?

asked Jul 05 '12 at 15:51

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I use the same username everywhere I can. If not, it will be a little spin-off of my original name...

answered Jul 05 '12 at 19:02

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edited Jul 06 '12 at 10:18

depends what you are looking for in your on line communications

user names make a huge difference if you are looking for attention and to a good degree respect, other for the most part people will base there opinion of you and judge you by your user name wont matter how wise you sound or how educated ...

you user name is pretty much your whole internet persona , if its different everywhere and not personal people on boards and network perceive you as the anonymous coward cocky mouthy bully hiding behind a thousand names ..

if your looking for stressful online persona your user name should mesh in everything should be set with a slogan that and logo to fit and always seen with your real name and even to a degree address never hide its bad business and yes there is some things to be said about privacy how ever there is a huge gap between privacy and hiding to be a nasty voice online a complete unknown ...

also keep in mind if you are the anon coward on line long enough with the rep of being a hater and a bullly just for the fun of it someone or many are bound to discover who you are and later it will be very hard to rid yourself of that to have a professional appearance online for a web business after that not many in the online world get a true and honest second chance ..

answered Jul 06 '12 at 10:08

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edited Jul 06 '12 at 10:09

If you are applying for a job and put HotSexyStud420@some_email.com, I don't think you will get the job.

answered Jul 07 '12 at 15:11

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how is this Not relevant/off-topic?

(Jul 16 '12 at 19:31) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Should be what you want it to be.

Most of the time they are personal like <name><year of="" birth="">

answered Jul 05 '12 at 16:04

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So what? Your name is Jackster and you where born in the year 1337? lolz

(Jul 05 '12 at 17:54) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image

I was JUST thinking that, lmao.

(Jul 05 '12 at 17:56) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Once upon an time they probably mattered... But nowadays decent forums have facebook/Twitter etc logins, which deems the username useless :)

answered Jul 05 '12 at 17:08

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Lee Wood

It still matters very much for reputation, the only reasons site like twitter and Google not so much Facebook until recently user names are useless is because the way there services are used Identity's need to be verifiable.. you must open the account with your real name it must be verfide and any AKA username is attached to your real name it help make a site trusted big thing on the net ..

(Jul 06 '12 at 13:17) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

Eh, I used to have to decide what I wanted. For example, I used to have my usernames as d9000insbx. That meant d=Dominican, 9000= IT'S OVER 9000!! in=in, sbx=South Bronx (my hometown). Now my usernames are just either my name, or my DJ names, DJ Tabaco Music or DJ Scooby Doo.

answered Jul 05 '12 at 17:49

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DJ Scooby Doo

I only have one username and that would be ClaassenTech. I made that using my last name and one of my favorite things which is technology.

answered Jul 06 '12 at 10:11

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I never put numbers in my username or mix uppercase and lowercase pointlessly like "l0kErGn0M3". It looks childish.

answered Jul 07 '12 at 02:46

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thats an old question, well yes and no, you would rather want to concentrate on providing best of the service with ur brand name then worrying about un thats already taken, so yeah its late and u wont find the same real estate as u would in early stages of web, think beyond, actually this question doesn't even matter any more to the web professionals.

And one more thing like chris always says "there is always an open door a midst many closed doors, so keep looking..."

answered Jul 07 '12 at 05:03

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edited Jul 07 '12 at 05:04

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