As y’all may have noticed, I am shortening some of your nicks (but continue to bold them out of respect) and I wonder if any of you find this offensive or disrespectful and if so, would you let me know?
“Twicks” for Twickster
“Tuck” for Tuckerfan
“Zip” for ZipperJJ
“Bos” for Bosda Di’Chi of Tricor
These and many, many more!
I know that you consider these names to be your “own” for whatever reason you chose them, and the last thing I would want to do is make you uncomfortable by me using a shortened version.
So let me know your thoughts, okay?
Thanks and you may continue to call me “Quasi” or maybe just DOFFG
You’re not the only one to call me twicks – and far from the only one to use shortenings, initials, and other nicknames for people. Unless you’re cutting and pasting, which can be kind of a PITA when you’re knocking out a quick post, it makes complicated names a lot easier to deal with. As long as it’s clear to any attentive reader who you’re referring to (I hope DFFOG doesn’t catch on), I don’t see a problem with it.
Yeah I’m into it. I even shorten my name to just Zipper when I send PMs and such.
I figure my online moniker is my real name on The Internets, so just as I would expect my friends IRL to call me by the short form of my name, it doesn’t surprise me when my online friends call me by the short form of my online name.
Oddly enough, my nickname IRL is JJ (used only by school friends) but I would find it completely odd if someone called me that online. lol
Maybe aggressive is the wrong word. But given that message boards are mostly social encounters, being addressed by my “full” name in such a fasion always seems–I don’t know–as if the person doing it is spoiling for a fight. As I’m frequently jerkish and thus accustomed to arousing such reactions, I always have to stop & wonder.
:: makes note to discontinue use of STG in favor of S’kat::