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Old 09-17-2011, 09:36 PM   #29
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Real names or fake names... I can understand the reasoning for doing it either way. What I will never understand is people giving names to inanimate objects like cars, boats and trailers.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:48 PM   #30
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As the owner of an unrelated forum site and yes we also have a facebook page there are clear reasons why some would not want to share much information but that is the nature of treasure hunting.
Don't want to tip off the competition they say.

I think for forums such as this there really is no clear reason why anyone would want to hide, it is nice to have an idea where folks are located.
All my info is there should someone wish to look.

As the owner of a forum I know already the features in the admin. control panel and hosting site.
I do wonder if spammers give you as much extra work as I have and am looking at going to the vBulletin board as I like the style better.

IPs are logged.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:23 PM   #31
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Hi: All...Anyone that wants to steal my Ident...must also take all my debts too!!!
Just a few months ago my wife told me she lost her C/Card. I haven't reported it to the Co. as the person using it doesn't spend as much as my wife did!!!
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:57 AM   #32
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I do wonder if spammers give you as much extra work as I have and am looking at going to the vBulletin board as I like the style better.

IPs are logged.
If you do go to vBulletin, I hope you are more astute about using their program than this forum.

There are other forums using vBulettin where you don't have to click the idiot button, "Do you really want to log off?" to exit. I can't remember how many time I have lost control of IE when that box pops up and you click yes and then the foru, doesn't answer right away. Nothing to do but wait, "Like an Idiot!"

Also those forums put the "mark all forums as read" on the launch bar beside the quick links drop-down box.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:14 AM   #33
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What I will never understand is people giving names to inanimate objects like cars, boats and trailers.
What about these people who name their kids? What's that all about?
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:50 PM   #34
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Every ship that I ever sailed on had a name except one. It was simply PCE904. We named all of the six boats that we owned over the years.

Some kids grow up not liking the name that their parents picked. That is why they go by "Doc, Fritz, Sully, Gizmo, etc.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:19 AM   #35
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What about these people who name their kids? What's that all about?
It makes sense to me to name kids or pets or almost anything alive, although naming the trees and bushes in your yard would be a little strange. What I do not understand is naming things like cars, boats and trailers. I never hear of people naming their lawnmower, knife, fork or spoon, trash can, desk, power tools, or any of the many inanimate objects that they use every day. If someone likes to name objects, I have no objection, it just is not something that I do. I have enough trouble remembering the names of people.

Now I am going to have some coffee out of Cathy my coffee mug before I go cut some wood on Bessy the band saw and glue it together with Erwin the epoxy using two clamps, Charlie B. and Charlie S.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:47 PM   #36
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Also those forums put the "mark all forums as read" on the launch bar beside the quick links drop-down box.

Just my thoughts.
You mean like this? That's where I found it....
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:45 PM   #37
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I think there is a difference between anonymity and anonymous. I prefer a degree of anonymity, but am not anonymous. I'm a little hard to locate, but there are clues in some of my posts that can lead you to my phone numbers and front door. This is Fred's house and he has final authority.

My Facebook page doesn't use my real name. I used a pretty unique combination of first name, middle initial, last initial, and a date. I have used that ID for years where it seemed appropriate. On many of the forums I visit the topics are more volatile and some of the members only have a two digit IQ.

I'm also on gun, auto, amatuer radio, boating, social, and political forums. It seems there is always the trouble maker, troll, or single topic poster to deal with on many of the forums. This site and several other narrow topic sites don't seem to have as much of a problem.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:29 PM   #38
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One thing that made me a little leery of how private personal information on boards is kept is that once, on one of the boards I used to post on, I mentioned that my computer was very slow loading.

The next day I got a phone call from someone with a foreign accent aggressively pushing me to pay him to fix my computer. That board was the ONLY place I had mentioned to anyone that I had a computer problem, so that is the only place he could have learned about my problem.

As far as I know the person was not a member there. But the fact that he could track down my phone number and call my home based on what I thought was a fairly anonymous posting under a pseudonym really gave me the creeps.

I agree with Curtis. I feel safer with a degree of anonymity, but I wouldn't want to be completely anonymous among people with common interests like here.

And I do look forward to the day when I finally get an egg and can meet some of you in person at rallies.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:08 PM   #39
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We cathect with our trailers and tow vehicles and other inanimate objects. That is why we name them.
And, per this discussion topic,
I'm reluctant to put my full real name online for privacy reasons.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:39 PM   #40
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I'm often asked if I am in the Import / export business or if I am a judge and can't understand why.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:47 PM   #41
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I'm often asked if I am in the Import / export business or if I am a judge and can't understand why.
You've got a Helite (or Heilite).... pictures please! I had a 1958 Heilite one wheeled tent trailer, still have the remains at my SIL's house.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:50 PM   #42
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It makes sense to me to name kids or pets or almost anything alive, although naming the trees and bushes in your yard would be a little strange. What I do not understand is naming things like cars, boats and trailers. I never hear of people naming their lawnmower, knife, fork or spoon, trash can, desk, power tools, or any of the many inanimate objects that they use every day. If someone likes to name objects, I have no objection, it just is not something that I do. I have enough trouble remembering the names of people.

Now I am going to have some coffee out of Cathy my coffee mug before I go cut some wood on Bessy the band saw and glue it together with Erwin the epoxy using two clamps, Charlie B. and Charlie S.
Wouldn't "Caffie" be a better name, unless you already used it for the coffee maker!
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