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Old 04-21-2019, 08:31 AM
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'Jimbee'.


I often wonder this. So I might as well share it with you all. Would people on this board like me better as 'Jimbee', instead of Jim B?

It is probably too late to change it on this message board. Or I don't feel like doing it just now anyways.

I joined this message board, around 20 years ago. (The date given on my account is inaccurate, because they had to reset it once.) And 'Jim B' is all I could come up with at the moment. I was very new to the internet too, you have to realize.

'Jimbee' is what I usually use on other message boards. It is an interesting name. I think it means something in another language too, which also adds to the mystery, I think.

Also, concerning Jim B., I was surprised to learn there once was another member, apparently named "JimB". He apparently left a long time ago. And I guess the space between the 'm' and the 'B' is why my name didn't clash with his.

Also, I have to tell you, 'Jimbee' is a common name. So if you encounter it on the internet, don't assume automatically it is me. Look for the IP signature first, I guess.

Also, I should tell you, I once considered the username 'Jimbo'. But kids used to use the term to tease me in high school. So it kind of has bad memories for me.

What do the rest of you think?

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Old 04-21-2019, 08:58 AM
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+1 'Jimbee', fwiw. To me it looks more friendly.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:42 AM
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I once considered the username 'Jimbo'. But kids used to use the term to tease me in high school. So it kind of has bad memories for me.
Don't let them define you - co-opt it, make it your own.
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I was sure that was going to be this!
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"Jimbee" sounds like the folk name for some exotic disease. 'Well, ol' George got himself a case of the jimbees and now he just sits in the corner all day staring at the wall and drooling. Poor fella."

I personally like Jimbo. There's a James Bond film (GoldenEye, I think) where a CIA agent refers to Bond as Jimbo. I always thought that was fit Bond perfectly.
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When I see "Jim B.", I think "simple, direct username for someone whose first name is James and last name starts with a B". When I see "Jimbee", I think, at worse, that it's someone trying too hard to be cutesy, and at best, that there's some inside-joke story behind the name that I'm not in on.
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Make it a name YOU are happy with.

If it's 1) a name that does not run afoul of our rules 2) hasn't been used before, then we're happy with it too. I'll be glad to change it for you. Send me an email from the account that controls your screen name and we'll do the do.

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Old 04-21-2019, 03:09 PM
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Make it a name YOU are happy with.

If it's 1) a name that does not run afoul of our rules 2) hasn't been used before, then we're happy with it too. I'll be glad to change it for you. Send me an email from the account that controls your screen name and we'll do the do.

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As I said, no plans to change it now. I'm just thinking out loud.

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Old 04-21-2019, 03:27 PM
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I personally like Jimbo. There's a James Bond film (GoldenEye, I think) where a CIA agent refers to Bond as Jimbo. I always thought that was fit Bond perfectly.
Jim Rockford was often called Jimbo by friends and associates.
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I have a cousin 'Jimbo',
Yea, no...you don't wanna mimic him. It's seriously bad. Nope, nope. Don't do it, dude.

(I'm glad you not really changing your user name, I'm used to Jim B.)

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Old 04-21-2019, 05:02 PM
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Go with Gym Bee and an avatar of a buff insect.
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:53 PM
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I used to babysit for a Jimbo. He grew up to be a convicted rapist.
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:04 PM
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I say Abercrombie Phaphuffnik; it just has a certain ring.
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:27 PM
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Maybe you should make a poll. So far I see

Jim B

Jimbee

Jimbo

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And what the heck, I'll throw in Jimby

or Jimmy Jimmy Bobimbie
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:55 PM
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Oh wait, that Jambi.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:22 PM
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I've settled on 'JimBeam'. Especially nice if actually drink the stuff.
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:57 PM
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Oh wait, that Jambi.
Molamekahalamekamolamekahey.

When I hear “Jimbo” I think “Jimbo Wales”, co-founder of Wikipedia. Or the character from the Simpsons.
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Yeah-No way that can go south.

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I dunno, Jimbee McJimboFace has a nice ring to it.
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Old 04-22-2019, 02:39 AM
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I like Jimbee. It seems friendlier than Jim B.

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I like this.

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Also, "chazguest" may be up for grabs soon...
*off to research the "chazguest" situation*
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I'd think Gym Bee would be someone always buzzing about exercise.

Jimbee I would connect with the word jamboree--and thus Boy Scouts and outdoors.

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Old 04-22-2019, 06:37 AM
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I used to babysit for a Jimbo. He grew up to be a convicted rapist.
That's just horrible. I feel awful about laughing.

I think Jim B would be a great sloop name.
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King Bee. Comes with instant theme song: https://genius.com/Slim-harpo-im-a-king-bee-lyrics
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:57 AM
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And then there's Jumbie, a rum liqueur bottled in St Martin.
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Jimbanji.
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:51 PM
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I thought this looked familiar.

https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=833965

Didn't you remember that "this isn't really about this message board"?
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When I practiced Tae-kwon-do, the command "Jimbee!" from the instructor meant "get ready to fight!"
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^ Close. The ready stance is "joonbi."
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^ Close. The ready stance is "joonbi."
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:48 AM
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My vote would be to stick with Jim B. Like Chronos said, it's a simple, direct username. It also gives off a more mature vibe than Jimbee, IMHO. Also, I'm used to it, so don't go changing things.

I'm actually not particularly a fan of my own username. It's not what I use anywhere else on the internet -- but this is the first place I ever had to pick an anonymous username online, and that's what I came up with at the time. (I may have also been a bit intimidated by the established community when I first joined the board, and was looking for a simple, inoffensive username at the time -- but now it looks a little juvenile to my eyes.) With that said, I don't feel strongly enough about it (yet) to request a change, and I'm sure other board members are used to my established username as well.
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“Jimbee” lacks a certain gravitas, I feel. I suggest “Cyprian Manloving”. Or “David St. Hubbins”, whichever.
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Jimbee makes me think of Gymboree, a preschool for wealthy parents back in Bangkok. Or Jumbo. I'd stick with Jim B.
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I don't see a problem with the form: "[First Name] [Last Initial]."

We have so much in common! Let's be friends?

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I say Abercrombie Phaphuffnik; it just has a certain ring.
N.B. you can pronounce it "Jimbee," though. But then it loses that certain ring, so be aware.
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When I see "Jim B.", I think "simple, direct username for someone whose first name is James and last name starts with a B". When I see "Jimbee", I think, at worse, that it's someone trying too hard to be cutesy, and at best, that there's some inside-joke story behind the name that I'm not in on.
This. Jimbee is a stupid name.
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:49 AM
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I still have no plans on changing my name. But I thought I'd throw one more thing out there for you. Back when I was quite small, I would count ordinal numbers "nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-oneth, twenty-twoth..." and so forth. Anyways, obviously there is no twenty-oneth or twoth. But that would make an interesting name--twoth. Because I am merely a pretender to the throne, get it? I could even shorten it to "tooth". That would certainly keep people guessing as to what I mean.

Also, I might as well tell you, FWIW, I once chose the temporary name (on a message board) of Hunu. Cause who knew it was true? Get it? Not too thought-provoking, I know. But I just thought it up on the spare of the moment, in any event.



P.S. Does this count as resurrecting a zombie thread? I honestly don't know, cause it has only been a couple of weeks after all.
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Jim, if it's not a rude question, how old are you?
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Jim, if it's not a rude question, how old are you?
I usually don't like telling my age. But since you asked, I am 50. But as you know, age is just a number.

Plus I often feel like I am stuck in my 20's. That is when my life largely took the shape as I know it now.

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I usually don't like telling my age. But since you asked, I am 50. But as you know, age is just a number.
Hmmmm, you're too young to be one of Kurt Vonnegut's surviving kin. There goes my theory. So it goes.
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I still have no plans on changing my name. But I thought I'd throw one more thing out there for you. Back when I was quite small, I would count ordinal numbers "nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-oneth, twenty-twoth..." and so forth. Anyways, obviously there is no twenty-oneth or twoth. But that would make an interesting name--twoth. Because I am merely a pretender to the throne, get it? I could even shorten it to "tooth". That would certainly keep people guessing as to what I mean.

Also, I might as well tell you, FWIW, I once chose the temporary name (on a message board) of Hunu. Cause who knew it was true? Get it? Not too thought-provoking, I know. But I just thought it up on the spare of the moment, in any event.



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I usually don't like telling my age. But since you asked, I am 50. But as you know, age is just a number.

Plus I often feel like I am stuck in my 20's. That is when my life largely took the shape as I know it now.

Well there goes that theory. I pegged you for someone >75. FIFTY? Fuck! I'm older than you...

Jesus man, nobody actually CARES what you call yourself. Just pick a name and be done with it, it's not on your birth certificate or passport, right?
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This thread is like a Rob Schneider SNL skit out loud :

"Jim B. ... making copies ... Jimbee ... Jimborama ... The Jimster ..."
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Well there goes that theory. I pegged you for someone >75. FIFTY? Fuck! I'm older than you...

Jesus man, nobody actually CARES what you call yourself. Just pick a name and be done with it, it's not on your birth certificate or passport, right?
I've given less thought to changing these than Jim B. has to his username.
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This isn't really About This Message Board. Let's move it to IMHO.

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Old 05-16-2019, 05:44 PM
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And lastly, I almost forgot to mention, my porno actor name. For some reason, your porno name is your first pet plus the street you grew up on. Mine would be Toby Strathmoor. What's yours?

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Koko McCullough.
That's actually a pretty good porn star name. I think.
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