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Nothing to do with 300 or the camel x 3 site.
Of course it's kind of ironic that the love of Lego is pretty much about Dorking out, so I'll go with the verb as well.
I added UK because I think it's very useful to know where people are in the world on this forum, gets mighty confusing otherwise, especially when talking about trades or shopping deals.
Gonna have to change it in about 6 weeks though, so guess I'll be Si_NZ then :)
Actually, it's a screen name I've used on several other sites because no one else ever has it, and I don't want to have a number or something else after it. Then I started using the Mr. T avatar, and it was all downhill from there.
For a long time I was Savage_Steel on here (and still am on the main site I think) - which is my roller derby name.
Then someone quietly changed me to MinifigsMe when http://minifigs.me took off, which is fine by me, as it does make things clearer, but I'm still not sure who changed it!?
On topic now : because my first name is Ernst, simple.
But a few people had quick-and-simple signatures that they used, like "++lar" or "jsproat" that I started to recognize. So I figured I'd make something similar. Nothing involved like a signature file, but something short and quick that I could easily type, but might be recognizable. So I started writing "DaveE" at the end of my posts.
As time went on, other sites needed usernames, and I often tried to get "dave" or "davee", but those were often taken. So I appended my LUGNET member number "123" to the end, making "davee123", which was distinctive enough to seemingly never be taken on other LEGO websites.
DaveE <-- and I still do that, for better or worse
Similar to a few here.
How about people's avatars, what and why?
Mine is little Cliff Burton (RIP) from Metallica with his rickenbacker 4000 series bass that I had to make as Lego don't do a bass.
^ The avatars can be pretty interesting as well; you'll find several already in: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/1109/avatar-pictures
My favourite manga is Megatokyo, and my favourite character in the story is Boo, a small but resourceful hamster. That's him on my avatar pic. (So a big thanks to Fred Gallagher for creating him.)
When I signed up for EG, I was just Boo, but as the years have gone on, the chances of getting that username elsewhere are near as dammit, nil.
So when I suddenly got back into the way of the brick, and I needed a new username for Brickset, Youtube etc. I tried a few alternatives, most of which were taken, but finally settled on BooTheMightyHamster.
It's a bit of a mouthful, and I quite happily answer to just plain old Boo!
Only Youtube was not possible yet
Mine's a nickname my mate gave my when we were jamming years ago (he plays drums and I play bass). It stuck and I use it for most things now! Plus I couldn't come up with a decent LEGO-based name for here...
On-topic, I've used Carlq (or carl_q) on almost every forum I've ever joined (Bugwort being my other choice - my family nickname). My first name's Carl, my initial's Q. Not clever, but since surnames beginning with q are pretty uncommon, it's distinctive!
Gotham due to being a Batman fan, construction (building with Lego) and Co just rounded off the rest of the mouthful.
I just need to change my avatar now as I've made Bruce Wayne into a bit of a fat head.
Enough of that now...;-)
Mine is the same as others.
I am Mark Richardson in real life
So chose the first 4 letters of my surname and then my birth year.
However people call me Richard, when in fact I am Martina ( Sorry joke from another thread)
The avatar is an instagram picture of my favourite CMF with a different head. No other reason.
yys4u = Too wise for you
If I could do it again, I would have had my Xbox Live account and other forums use some name that refers to my real name, and any LEGO sites to refer to my youtube channel I started a couple years ago, MobyBrickFlicks.
Although if I could redo my youtube channel it would be MobyBrickFliX but when making it I had a total brain fart and accidentally went with Flicks. I made the channel to mess around with brick films so Flix would have been more logical. I don't use my youtube channel much, but regardless it would have had made more sense to have my account names consistent. However I was a member on Brickset LONG before I made a youtube channel so that wouldn't have really worked.
Did you also know that George Lucas names Klaatu and Barada as two characters of the Nikto/Klatooinian species in star wars? And also that Bruce Campbell in army of darkness uses the line 'klaatu barada nikto' when forgeting the correct incantations to release the book of the dead.
More fun facts here: