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Old 01-23-2010, 11:19 PM
CHEN CHEN is offline
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Best Usernames

Some of you guys frequent a lot of forums, and some of you guys are just long-time internet veterans.

What's the best username you've ever seen?

It can be catchy, witty, funny, unique, or just plain badass. I'll edit this post with the usernames in your replies, so please put the username at the very top of your post.

For me, it would have to be inDe_eD. He posts on the official DotA forums.

Oh, and please don't be funny and say your own name. That's just lame.

THE LIST:
  1. inDe_eD

Go!
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:28 AM
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Quasimodem.

I don't frequent many boards, but his name here always gives me a chuckle and the thought of "that's a creative name) comes to mind whenever I see it.

That being said, you do know you can't go back and edit your first post, right? We're only given a 5 minute window to edit our posts, then it's there as how you entered it. The Powers That Be put it that way so no one can go back and claim they didn't say something by editing their original post.

But I did abide by your rule of putting the name first in the post.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:45 AM
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:02 AM
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He's no longer with us here, but I've always liked dorkusmalorkusmafia.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:01 AM
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From the first message board I ever joined: SmirkingSheep and Song_Of_The_Shoebox. One had left before I joined, and one I think I only saw a couple of times. But I love the names.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:51 AM
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That being said, you do know you can't go back and edit your first post, right? We're only given a 5 minute window to edit our posts, then it's there as how you entered it. The Powers That Be put it that way so no one can go back and claim they didn't say something by editing their original post.
Oh. Oops
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:07 AM
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:45 AM
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I was a big fan of omzebras, and I have a soft spot for our handful (or more) of Marx Brothers related names like Exapno Mapcase and RTFirefly.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:50 AM
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The best newbie name I've seen recently is OccamsTaser, which is both clever and an amusing concept. Older folk...too many good ones to remember, let alone name.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:34 AM
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Lord Mondegreen

Very clever. Well, at least I think so because I get it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:12 PM
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eats_crayons and Runs with Scissors always make me laugh.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:18 PM
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Patty O'Furniture

Cracks me up every time!
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:43 PM
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:02 PM
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Rex Havoc

Not only a great name, a great man. Lance, if yer out there, find me!
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:11 PM
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My favorite username of all time is definitely ellis dee. A long time ago, I came up with the name "Ellis D. Tripp." I thought of that on my own, though I was obviously not the first to do so, since there seem to be a hell of a lot of other people online with that as a username.
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:35 PM
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I don't remember the person's name, but the funniest "location" I've ever seen was:

Group W Bench
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:40 PM
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:04 PM
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Thought of another one who hasn't been around in a long time.... Ryle Dup.
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:10 PM
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I always liked Earl "Snake Hips" Tucker. There's just something about it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:02 PM
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:35 PM
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The late, not-so-great, "2 1/2 Inches of Fun". Best thing about him was his username.

Last edited by John DiFool; 01-26-2010 at 07:36 PM..
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:41 PM
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Czarcasm is my favorite username. That he's a moderator makes it even funnier.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:44 PM
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I like so many, especially when they are punny but since I miss this poster I'll say Pink Freud.

Honorable mention goes to Candid Gamera.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:04 PM
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For some reason, I love the name Thudlow Boink. Sometimes that name just gets stuck in my head like an earworm.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:06 PM
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Czarcasm is my favorite username. That he's a moderator makes it even funnier.
Tsar Chasm was a good one, although short-lived.

I like MissTake. It's a good match for her, considering she plays poker and she's a child support enforcement officer.

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Old 01-27-2010, 12:52 PM
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Some of you guys frequent a lot of forums, and some of you guys are just long-time internet veterans.

What's the best username you've ever seen?

Annie-where-but-here
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:05 PM
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Typo Knig
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:35 PM
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I'm a member of the Regretsy board, I've always liked the username, Helenabasket
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:44 PM
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unauthorized cinnamon

I've been enjoying her posts and her user name for a long time here. I didn't find out until recently that I've known her under a different name for over a decade. I even met her father-in-law years ago!
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:57 PM
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One of the coolest usernames i've came across is Merciful Lee Dickins.
Interestingly, it was he who coined the term sock-puppet for an alternate account.

http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/...ppet_(Internet)
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:14 PM
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I'd pay to take over the handle The New & Improved Superman.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:01 PM
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For some reason, I love the name Thudlow Boink. Sometimes that name just gets stuck in my head like an earworm.

Same here. Why is that?
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:15 AM
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Czarcasm is my favorite username. That he's a moderator makes it even funnier.
On another board I frequent there's a user named Czechnology. He also happens to be a moderator. Hmm.....
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:55 AM
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Filthy Beast of Meat and Hair is a good one. Haven't seen him post in awhile though.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:51 AM
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Filthy Beast of Meat and Hair is a good one. Haven't seen him post in awhile though.
The very one I came in to post; I later discovered that the name came from an episode of Invader ZIM (specifically, "Tak, the Hideous New Girl").
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:39 AM
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I'd pay to take over the handle The New & Improved Superman.
[off topic] Who did The New & Improved Superman used to be? That's been driving me up the wall forever.[/ot]
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:15 PM
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I already nominated my best in a similar thread, so I won't name him again for fear of being a sycophant. Right Bosda ?

Today I choose jamaika a jamaikaiké
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:23 PM
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On here, cometothedarksidewehavecookies, but I also like Mal Content and Auntie Psychotic from another forum.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:09 PM
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Olive, the Other Reindeer

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Old 01-28-2010, 03:58 PM
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Eleanorigby
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You with the face
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I'm not sure if I have all the spelling right though. My favourite is th ealready named Czarcasm
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:02 PM
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Freudian Slit.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:41 PM
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I couldn't help but actually laugh out loud when I first read:

Eyebrows of Doom!
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:33 PM
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Eleanorigby
Eleanor of Acquitaine
You with the face
Nzinga, seated
Justin Credible
faithfool


I'm not sure if I have all the spelling right though. My favourite is th ealready named Czarcasm
Thanks maplekiwi (whose name I like a lot too)! I've always wanted to make a list like this and now you've done me the honor.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:34 AM
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I am sad and disappointed that I haven't been mentioned.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:10 AM
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I am sad and disappointed that I haven't been mentioned.
I'm sure that's only because someone is saving you for a 'cute 'n' cuddly' thread.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:17 AM
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I can only hope.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:48 PM
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I could make a list of about 40 to 60 from this board. All the other boards I've seen combined can only generate one:

Lucky Diogee (D-O-G)
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:14 AM
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Whatever happened to iamthecowgodmoo? Name change? The name always reminded me of that one South Park episode.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:27 AM
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Whatever happened to iamthecowgodmoo? Name change? The name always reminded me of that one South Park episode.
I remember that episode!
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:25 AM
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One of my video game teammates used to go by the name Captain Reacharound, and that got a lot of laughs.
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