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Lupulus

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Age : 35
Location : New Hampshire
Registration date : 2010-08-18

PostSubject: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:00 am

I have been a homebrewer for five or six years now and really enjoy brewing (and drinking, of course) hoppy beers. The scientific name for the hop plant is Humulus Lupulus and I have used Lupulus as a handle on several different boards. I like it because it is unusual enough that someone usually hasn't used it yet (except on homebrewing forums).
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St Fiacre

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Age : 25
Location : Crestline CA
Registration date : 2010-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:36 pm

St. Fiacre is the sort of unofficial patron saint of pipe smokers and tobacco. So I thought that would be cool and unusual enough to not be taken and the pictures of him are neat so a perfect avatar as well.
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fmw

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Age : 32
Location : The Netherlands
Registration date : 2010-07-12

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:43 pm

Cool name, St. Fiacre. Of course, I had to satisfy my curiosity and Google that right away:

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His reputed aversion to women is believed to be the reason he is known as the patron saint of venereal disease sufferers.

According to Wikipedia, that is. Interesting... Smile
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petertschantz

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Age : 51
Location : Clover, SC
Registration date : 2010-08-12

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:48 pm

it's easy for me to remember Cool
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Confidence Cohen

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Age : 35
Location : Georgia
Registration date : 2008-09-18

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:40 pm

I've been in many rock/hardcore bands all through high school and college. Confidence Cohen was the name of my acoustic side project that I still write songs for and record tracks with different musicians, singers, and writers. However, I don't pursue it like I did in college. It's also my xbox live gamertag.

Originally the name came from the TV show, The O.C..
The graphic novel loving Anna Stern (Semaire Armstrong) told her crush Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) how to get the girl of his dreams, Summer (Rachel Bilson), to like him. She told him what he needed. "Confidence, Cohen."

It gets me every time I watch it.
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Anthony

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Age : 32
Location : Denver Colorado
Registration date : 2009-11-02

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:54 pm

Because it's the name I was born with. I wasn't sure what else to call myself.

Well, the Army calls me by my social security number; however, I don't think that's ideal for online usage...
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JohnnyO

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Age : 34
Location : Sacramento, CA
Registration date : 2008-01-30

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:48 pm

If you can't figure out my handle/sn then well you're just...not observant Laughing

Actually my last initial is O and everybody likes to call me Johnny O....partially because my last name is a bit odd/hard to pronounce by some people but mostly because JOHNNY O just rolls off the tongue and is fun to say/shout/toss around jocolor
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Anders And

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Age : 42
Location : Germany
Registration date : 2010-08-09

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:12 am

I always connected pipe smoking to Denmark somehow. Not only because they make (or in the case of Stanwell I should rather say used to make) great pipes and great tobacco blends, but also because my family often used to spend their holidays there when I was a kid and my father was still smoking a pipe now and then. We always had some Donald Duck comic books in our luggage then.

So, as a result, I chose the Danish name of that famous duck as my online name.
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Idlefellow

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Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:15 am

Years ago I stumbled across the book Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome. He dedicated the book to "his oldest and strongest pipe". I am a person who likes his "personal time" so I adopted the name and the quote at the bottom of my posts. Another motto I like a lot I saw on the stationary of a group dedicated to leisure: Do Less More Often.
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Hunter5117

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Age : 62
Location : Somewhere between Kansas and Missouri
Registration date : 2009-07-29

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:45 pm

When we moved to the USA I quickly developed a liking for firearms, shooting and hunting which I had done none of while living in Canada. Hunter is a common name on most BB's so I added the 5117 which was the street address where we lived at the time. I guess that was easier than trying to figure out the last "Hunter" on whatever board I was signing up for at the time.
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:30 pm

Puros= Spanish for Cigar.. used in the Cigar world to denote a cigar made with tobaccos from a single country.

Bran= a shorter version of my name used by a girl I was banging (err forgot "Irene" was on here...lol ) knowing at the time I first started exploring the finer side of tobacciana.
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Trout Bum

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Age : 49
Location : Anchorage, Alaska
Registration date : 2008-09-11

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:09 pm

I am obsessed with fly fishing.... so, of course, first and foremost, I am referring to John Gierach's angling classic, Trout Bum. (If you enjoy fishing, especially fly fishing, this is required reading, IMHO.)

So, as a fisherman, I am driven to pursue the wary trout, and I hold that of all of the fresh water species, trout are a worthy game fish, if not at the top of the heap. They are spooky, elusive, and can be incredibly selective feeders. Often, an angler only gets one or two shots at presenting a fly, as the mere presence of a fly line can cause them to spook. This makes things... technical. I have fished small creeks with 15 foot leaders! So one must stalk, one must strategize, and one must have a tool bag of casting/line management skills that will allow one to make tricky and challenging presentations in order to find success. You don't just fish for trout; you hunt them. (I have stalked them on my hands and knees!)

In Colorado, I have "matched hatches," with the proper pattern, and gotten nary a nibble. By reducing or enlarging the hook size by ONE size, within the EXACT same pattern, can make the difference between a royal skunking and absolutely hammering fish. I recall several falls ago, fish were rising everywhere, surface feeding, voraciously I might add, on small mayflies. I had had zero success with a size 16 Blue Wing Olive, then switched one hook size smaller to a size 18, and promptly hooked a dozen fish. This selectivity makes the game deep, challenging (read: possibly frustrating), and incredibly rewarding. Of course, some days, you get skunked no matter what you try.

In addition, I have many bum-like qualities. Very Happy
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St Fiacre

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Age : 25
Location : Crestline CA
Registration date : 2010-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Why did you choose your online name (handle)?   Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:44 pm

fmw wrote:
Cool name, St. Fiacre. Of course, I had to satisfy my curiosity and Google that right away:

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His reputed aversion to women is believed to be the reason he is known as the patron saint of venereal disease sufferers.

According to Wikipedia, that is. Interesting... Smile

That coment is hitting below the belt sir. Razz Of course I was refering to medicinal herbs which we all know tobacco to be.
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