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Quinn Offline
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Posted: Feb. 11 2002,5:46 pm QUOTE

I just noticed we have a new member that signed up named "SledgeHampster", now this is either a bad typo or this person just doesn't like small critters :grinnin  Well anyways, welcome to the forums and I hope you like what you have seen so far.
While I am on this I was wondering what makes people pick the user names that they have? Why did you pick what you are using now? Lets hear it!

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Rocky Offline
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    Posted: Feb. 11 2002,8:35 pm QUOTE

It is what you would see if you looked inside my head.
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YardBoy Offline
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Posted: Feb. 11 2002,10:45 pm QUOTE

"Hey YardBoy!"  It's what she used to call with a smile when she saw me bending over in the garden.

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mikechim Offline
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    Posted: Feb. 12 2002,12:10 am QUOTE

My user name has no great story, my names Mike Chmielewski so there you go.  The name of the geocaching team I founded (actually it's mostly just me these days anyway) is different though.  The Gamehendge Rangers.   Gamehendge comes from my favorite band, Phish.  The Ranger part I took from Aragorn a character in my favorite books Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  

so there ya go,
mikechim
gamehendge ranger

Speaking of Tolkien check out my new  
Fellowship of the Ring Cache

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Morseman Offline
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Posted: Feb. 12 2002,2:26 am QUOTE

Well, I'm a Radio Amateur, and my favourite mode of operation is (or rather was) CW, also known as Morse Code.

So, from that I made the nickname Morseman.

Some people ask if the nickname is anything to do with a popular TV detective series in the UK (and other countries), Inspector Morse, but it's not.

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Gimpy Offline
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Posted: Feb. 12 2002,2:39 am QUOTE

The way I came walking out of the woods after my first cache hunt. Quinns "Ghost's Domain" cache. Had no idea what a topo map was. Didn't print out the cache page. Never paid attention to hints. Man, did I turn that into an adventure. :0

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PC Medic Offline
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    Posted: Feb. 12 2002,9:27 am QUOTE

I am currently a Level II Support Specialist / PC technician, and in my younger days, I was a Medic in the U.S Army (go figure). But there you have it "PC Medic".

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lighthouserocket Offline
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    Posted: Feb. 16 2002,6:10 pm QUOTE

comes from a song entitled.. "Light House Rocket" just added the signature below from the song.. feel free to pick up a CD from either of my caches.. i put delightful aucoustic, non-copy righted concerts of Sean Kelly's in each. don't expect studio quality sound though.
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Road Kill Offline
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Posted: Feb. 27 2002,10:35 pm QUOTE

The name was given more than a decade back by friends who felt I earned it. Lets just say I enjoy venison enough not to let the good go to waste.  :)

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DxChallenged Offline
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Posted: Feb. 28 2002,12:31 am QUOTE

I chose DxChallenged (directionally challenged) because I am.  I've always gotten left and right mixed up.  I tend (over 75% of the time) to choose the wrong path so the rest of the tribe just smiles at me and goes the other direction.

Ya know. We have logged over 51 finds and have yet to use a topo map.  We use whatever street map we have in the car and the GPS.  Some of Gimpy's caches have made us wonder why we didn't do the topo thing plus there has been many a time where the cache was very close except that we were on the wrong side of a lake or gorge   :D

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Gimpy Offline
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Posted: Feb. 28 2002,2:11 am QUOTE

I generally do just the opposite, Dx. I'll bushwack 3/4 of a mile to place a real challenging cache, only to find out from the first log, that there's a real nice easy path from a parking lot about 900 ft. the other side of the cache location. Ain't that right, Quinn. :grinnin . I figured I'd learned my lesson after that first one I placed. Then I just put out my 23rd cache yesterday, get home & punch in the co-ordinates on Mapsource, & guess what. I've done it again. ???  Oh well. Back to the old drawing board. :withstupid

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DxChallenged Offline
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Posted: Feb. 28 2002,6:11 am QUOTE

Hey Gimpy!!  So the bushwhacking is meant to be!!! Bonus!  I thought that we just consistently found the hardest route in.  BTW 80% of the time we find an easy way out!

So enjoyed one of your caches this past weekend.  It was a thrill to see Sweety gal try with all her might so as not to soil her new bright orange jacket!  Eversure son even took my hiking boots to the pond and got the mud off for me......Talk about family time!!

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"Have you no news on your travels?" from the Book of Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland
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Firemedic Offline
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    Posted: Mar. 25 2002,7:06 pm QUOTE

I'm a paid Paramedic and Volunteer firefighter in New York.
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Harrkev Offline
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    Posted: Mar. 27 2002,6:59 am QUOTE

Harrkev is a shortened version of my first and last name stuck together.  I chose this as a standard 8-character user name a while back and just stuck with it.

Sorry.  Nothing too original here.
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Choberiba Offline
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    Posted: Mar. 29 2002,12:51 pm QUOTE

"it's an expression used mainly by Japanese high school girls---so-called young gals' talk. "Choberiba" is shorthand for "cho very bad," literally "ultra very bad"---in other words, the pits."

Choberiba

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Gimpy Offline
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Posted: Mar. 29 2002,4:18 pm QUOTE

Hey, Chob. Nice pen. Got to get me some of them.

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mikechim Offline
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    Posted: Mar. 30 2002,8:35 pm QUOTE

When I googled your name Choberiba, the first 6 results were your goecaching and navicache stuff.  Quite an accomplishment, your more important then the meaning of the word.

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barrington Offline
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    Posted: Mar. 31 2002,5:47 pm QUOTE

Barrington= first initial + middle name (very imaginative, huh?)

Mikechim's last post inspired me to do a google search for "barrington cache" with an interesting result; three pages of results from Navicache, none from the other site (all my caches are posted on both, and I log finds to both).  Must be Navicache has the "right stuff" to get noticed. :wave

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    Posted: April 01 2002,8:23 am QUOTE

I got my name, Gamma Kitt, from Grandkids of the Delta team who felt I belonged with them some times so I needed a Delta name, hence Gamma (Grandma).  Then brother Roadkill said that with Coyote it reminded him of the saying "the whole kitt and kabootle"  (Spelling?).  So to him we were "Kitt and Coyote".  I just combined the two for Gamma Kitt.  Coyote liked Wylie E Coyote cartoons so he became Coyote.  We are the Blackwatch Clan because it seemed appropriate for us since we live on Black Watch Trail. :)
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banjo Offline
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    Posted: May 15 2002,10:50 am QUOTE

My user name has nothing to do with the instrument and nothing to do with music.  It's all lower case because I never capitalize user names or passwords.  "banjo" is simply an acronym made from the first letters of the names of members of our family: Bob, Adam, Nancy, and Jordan.  Jordan thinks we should have a third child and name her Olivia, but that's NOT going to happen.  The "o" means nothing... or it could mean "oh, there it is", or "oh no, the batteries are running low... :oo:

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    Posted: May 15 2002,11:20 am QUOTE

Years ago, in a state far away....I used to play Role Playing Games. Probably not too many people on the internet ever played Role Playing Games I am guessing. :p I had just started playing a new chartacter, and needed a name. I have seen an episode of The Twilight Zone (the newer one in color), and there was a guy played by Robert Klein I think, whose words started getting all switched around (lunch, became dinosaur, etc). His name got switched to Hinge Thunder. It was a very minor reference in the show, but I grabbed it for the characters name. One of the first nyms I used when I started BBSing was Hinge Thunder, though later I used Shy Flirt. Then when I started geocaching, I used that name. The personality of the character was to blindly charge in without thinking...much how I geocache! So it fits. I am surprised to find that if you do a search for the name Hinge Thunder online, that there are a few references to it that have nothing to do with me. Apparently others picked up on it from The Twilight Zone too.

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NetDep Offline
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Posted: May 22 2002,12:34 pm QUOTE

Hey Y'all -

NetDep...I am a Deputy with the Orange County (FL) Sheriff's Office in the Orlando area and I have had this "handle" for several years.  It is the same one I use on some other online sites as well.  DEPuty-on-the-interNET....or interNETDEPuty...

Kinda corny I know - but hey - thought it was cute at the time....
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Quinn Offline
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    Posted: May 22 2002,12:59 pm QUOTE

A Cop huh??

Well officer...tell me this!   Is that hat that Roadkill wears legal? :grinnin

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    Posted: June 03 2002,3:17 pm QUOTE

We are a team of 2 sisters.  I'm Sue and my sister is Sheila, or She for short.  SueShe (pronounced sushi) became our name.  Why not?  :D
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    Posted: June 06 2002,11:01 am QUOTE

My name “Toad” comes from my dear old’ Dad. He calls me Toad in reference to my given name Todd. Kind of corny but hey it could be worse like “Toddy Waddy” yup first name and last, Wadsworth. The nickname I like best is "Hot Toddy", given to me by a friend back in the motherland. (Buffalo NY) :oo:

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mrski Offline
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    Posted: June 07 2002,6:58 am QUOTE

I got my nickname (MrSki) from the fact I have one of those long Polish names that are hard for people to remember to spell or say.

DUSZYNSKI   (pronounced Doo-zin-skee)

Many people would just shorten it to SKI ever since I was little.

In the days of BBSes before the Internet came along, I went by that name to make it easier for people than trying to spell my name.  One very active BBS I was on had a policy of only allowing real names instead of handles.  After a few months of constantly having to forward email to me that were spelled incorrectly, he made an exception for me to use Mr. Ski instead.  It has stuck ever since.

Many people think I like to water ski or snow ski, but alas, it is just easier to spell! hehehehe

My better half (DogMa) used to be a Veterinary Technician and loves dogs.  They are her kids, sp she became their "Ma", thus "Dog-Ma"

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Blackwatch Clan Offline
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    Posted: June 11 2002,7:11 pm QUOTE

Hinge Thunder,  My son "Hero" has been playing Role Playing games for years.  He makes a regular stop at Millennium every week.  That is how he came up with his name too.  Gamma Kitt  :)
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    Posted: June 11 2002,9:07 pm QUOTE

Our name (UPINYACHIT) is self explanatory! :grinnin

We just happened to use this name on yahoo, ea sports, etc.  When we stumbled across navicache, we thought , how perfect......
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Upinyachit
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    Posted: June 15 2002,6:21 pm QUOTE

Dave got our niece interested in pirates and she gave everyone a pirate name. Her name is Black Pete (Petey) for short.  She named Dave - Red Dog and me (Linda) - Blossom!  Don't ask where that name came from, we can't figure it out.  We named our own caches based on these names and other pirate names or terms (e.g. The Black Spot).  Dave and Brandi also made up a character called Berry the Buzzard.  He is a happy, cartoon guy.  Therefore, Brandi's Buzzard Bate is named for Berry.  Bate is the way she spelled Bait!!!!  Who know what goes on in the mind of a 9 year old.
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    Posted: June 15 2002,8:57 pm QUOTE

Robereno – No amusing anecdotes here.  They just started calling me that at work.  I figured anything  was better than “Stinky”  so I didn’t discourage them.
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