We all know that there’s a lot of idiots out there on the 'net. And sometimes, they’ll choose screen names that make us want to eye-roll, groan, or just smack them silly. So let’s share! Of course, it’s only fair if I begin
I hang out with some WoW friends on Ventrilo (a voice chat program) quite often. Now, one of the nice features of Ventrilo is that when someone logs in, it will tell you who logged in. There is also an option to set a custom phonetic for logging in–the Ventrilo window will show your screen name, but your phonetic will be whatever you want it to be. On this particular channel people will ask you to change your phonetic if they are offended, like the guy who set his screen name to ‘fuckmyass’, though we’re not exactly hard-nosed about it (‘Angry white man’ was asked to change his, but I haven’t been called out on my ‘frigid bitch’ yet).
Sometimes you have to ask more than once.
We had one guy, who I will name Dolt, who was logging in with the phonetic ‘I finger fat chicks’. I immediately did not take a shine to this, but had a hard time yelling at him over it because either he didn’t stay long enough for the stunned silence to wear off, or something important was going on. It was also a while before we even knew who it was. Finally, last night, another guy named Luke called him out on it, and we had this exchange.
I finger fat chicks has joined the channel.
Luke: Dude, change your phonetic. People are pissed off.
I finger fat chicks has left the server.
I don’t really finger fat chicks has joined the channel.
Dolt: That better now?
Luke: I think you’re missing the point.
I don’t really finger fat chicks has left the server.
Dolt has joined the channel.
Me: Now that’s better.
Dolt: Oh shit, there’s girls in here?
I was a GM in a MUD for 8 years, so I’ve had to spank more than one moron for names along the lines of “Jakesucks” (Jake being the creator of the game).
Currently I play WoW; Les Sentinelles, french RP server. You run into quite a few gnomes who use “tit” as an abbreviation for “petit”; so, tit-this and tit-that as a name. Always makes me have to uncross my poor eyes. :rolleyes:
Just kidding. I sorta post my handle on this board. After I registered here, I realized that folk could interpret my name as either live as in “the thing is a-LIVE” or as I intended, as in “My place of residence (I live on) being an airplane.”
Sucks to me, but I am always to date, alive on an airplane and hope to be so for some time to come. But to you all, I remain living on an airplane.