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 Post subject: Real names
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:24 pm 
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Many C&F'ers seem to know each others real names as well as their log-in IDs. Is there a place where real names show? I can't find it in the profile. Silly question, I admit, but its been bugging me for a while.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:52 pm 
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My first name is pretty obvious, but apart from one or two people I've met in real life, any other names I know are because someone signed their name to a post.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:08 pm 
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only if they post it enough that I manage to remember it....

'course my name is Phreadd :really:

isn't it....I don't remember anymore :shock:

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Besides, the first rule of the secret cool kids forum is "don't talk about the secret cool kids forum".

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I've failed at that before :D

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Phreadd, you could say that about anything.

The only people who get to know my real name are people who choose to gift me with musical instruments and need my mailing address and people who quit using emoticons as chattel.

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 Post subject: Re: Real names
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mutepointe wrote:
...quit using emoticons as chattel.

Free the Emoticons! Join ELF! (Emoticon Liberation Front). We are secret society; no real names allowed.

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I prefer the non-violent method of change in the spirit of Ghandi and King. You have your own path to choose and if that includes assassination, well, Denny and Nano and others will have to understand.

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yer obsessing dear.....

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:02 am 
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I try to keep my name private, but I have met a few Chiffers and have bought and sold things to members. Some people have indicated their names with signatures and over time you just know who certain people are,some use to respond to PMs with his name, etc. There is also a chat board where people often use different names and not their log in ID.

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 Post subject: Re: Real names
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mutepointe wrote:
...chattel.

You waited all year to use that word, didn't you.

Nossir. Uh-uh. This Mr. Nice Guy stuff stops, right here, right now. No, my fellow emoticonists and I are not the slavemongers, here: Mutepointe in his crude but creakily workable strategy wants you all to be distracted from the odious reality that he is holding the alphabet in thrall, using poor shuddering helpless unasked letters to shape his nefarious, filthy - and probably illegal - purposes, whenever and however his whim bends in its sweep, gluttonous as a whale shark as it slams through a krill-cloud of terrified ciphers. I tell you, butter wouldn't melt in his mouth. Let my abecedary go!

Defend THAT. You have met the kettle, Mr. Pot, and the kettle says: Chattel, shmattel.

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Nanohedron wrote:
mutepointe wrote:
...chattel.

You waited all year to use that word, didn't you.

Nossir. Uh-uh. This Mr. Nice Guy stuff stops, right here, right now. No, my fellow emoticonists and I are not the slavemongers, here: Mutepointe in his crude but creakily workable strategy wants you all to be distracted from the odious reality that he is holding the alphabet in thrall, using poor shuddering helpless unasked letters to shape his nefarious, filthy - and probably illegal - purposes, whenever and however his whim bends in its sweep, gluttonous as a whale shark as it slams through a krill-cloud of terrified ciphers. I tell you, butter wouldn't melt in his mouth. Let my abecedary go!

Defend THAT. You have met the kettle, Mr. Pot, and the kettle says: Chattel, shmattel.


I am a man of letters. There. Since that answer won't be enough to satisfy you, let me elaborate. Letters by themselves are just that letters. With my assistance and the assistance of any literate person letters become words and ideas and serve a far greater purpose than they could ever serve individually. Whether ideas seem nefairous, filthy, illegal of even holy, letters have no worry. Ideas by themselves are neither good nor evil. Actions are what matters and bring life to an idea. Letters have no movement and therefore no life. Emoticons do have movement, do have faces, and do perform actions. All of which give them life and soul. And all life should be free.

Let my emoticons go.

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 Post subject: Re: Real names
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mutepointe wrote:
Emoticons do have movement, do have faces, and do perform actions. All of which give them life and soul. And all life should be free.

Let my emoticons go.

they're yers and we should let 'em free :-?

couldn't we jus' sell 'em back to ya :wink:

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mutepointe wrote:
Letters have no movement and therefore no life.

Aha: in the question of "What is Life?" you have played your hand, and are clearly of the the current because-everybody-says-so common wisdom, that is to say the animationist paradigm, which you will find unchallenged from the loftiest tome to the lowliest tabloid. Fair enough. But how do you KNOW that movement is always a required indicator for life? A rock rolls down the hill and so, for its time in motion, is it thus then alive? But I say letters have life. Yes, I say they do. For that matter, not all emoticons move; are those then lifeless, and only the fortunate likes of the laughing smiley have the crown of "life" bestowed upon them? One more thing: sitting at my computer, I HAVE no life.

Food for thought, Mutesy; food for thought.

And please stop calling them "your" emoticons. If you wanna be Moses, try instead for leading the avatars out of whatever Egypt it is you're living in, already.

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