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LinefinderLinefinder ModeratorColorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
We have everything from pretty straightforward to gobbeldy-**** for screen names. How did you come by yours and what, if it's not obvious, does it mean?

I'll start....

My ex boss in Louisiana bought the rights to 5 hunting leases in 2 years. Unfortunately, the exact boundaries weren't well marked on 4 of them. He wanted the exact lines marked, but didn't want to pay the highway robbery prices professional surveyors were quoting.

I told him I was a former Eagle Scout, former Marine, and knew a little bit about maps, compass, and topo. I got elected for the no-pay job.

I guess I knew more than a little. Turned out I was extremely good at it using a compass, 50' rope, and USGS topo maps.

So that's me. I can find lines with the best of them. I've never used a GPS, which makes this all pretty much a useless old school skill, but I can usually hit a USGS marker within a foot or two over a half mile stretch using a magnetic declination adjustable compass, a USGS topo map (regardless of year published), and 50 feet of bright white rope.

WMG thought I painted lines on the highway for living. Nope....wouldn't know how to begin. But I can find lines.

Mike
"Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
N454casull
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
    Before I get accused of attempting to bypass the auto-censor, I was trying to spell gobbeldy g o o k.

    Learn something new every day.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,772 Senior Member
    Before I get accused of attempting to bypass the auto-censor, I was trying to spell gobbeldy g o o k.

    Learn something new every day.

    Mike
    I find your obsession with straight lines...

    I will now bypass the auto-censor...



    On your command.
    :D

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
    I once wrote a haiku, but I lost count of the syllables somewhere in the middle of it. I think I invented rap.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,564 Senior Member
    Diver43 was originally Diver41, but lost access and created a new screen name.. At 41 I was one class away from being a SSI Dive Control Specialist. Ear injury kept be above 60 feet per the Doc. Instead of getting better it got worse over the years. Today I just snorkel.  Next summer I will try again to get down to 130 feet and become Divecon61 if my ear holds up. If I make it, it will only have taken 20 years and over 750 dives to do it.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Diver43 was originally Diver41, but lost access and created a new screen name.. At 41 I was one class away from being a SSI Dive Control Specialist. Ear injury kept be above 60 feet per the Doc. Instead of getting better it got worse over the years. Today I just snorkel.  Next summer I will try again to get down to 130 feet and become Divecon61 if my ear holds up. If I make it, it will only have taken 20 years and over 750 dives to do it.
    An ear injury kept me out of SCUBA training, so Marine Recon passed me over on my  very first application. A half year later I was initially accepted for Marine Scout/Sniper training, but they later found out I had a history of tobacco use. That killed that, too.

    Looking back....my personal failures may well be why I'm alive today. You never know from what direction a gift horse will come.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,291 Senior Member
    I was born in Kansas....a Jayhawker...Turned into a radio call sign.


    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    I have a propensity for being early. Derived from an obsessive anxiety of being late.
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Eupora, MSPosts: 2,814 Senior Member
    I like Rugers. 

    Plus, it was all I could think of.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Swampland, FLAPosts: 5,100 Senior Member
    My mane is Jay and I hunt elk ,screen name was supposed to be jaywapiti, expect i misspelled wapiti and it became jaywapti

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
    I've always figured there was an elk buried in there somewhere.  ;)

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I'm from Tennessee, EAST TN to be exact, and my first name is Mikel to folk I don't know, and Mike to friends. So tennmike? Mikel is pronounced the same as Michael, but I'm Scots-Irish, not Italian, so that should explain the spelling. :p
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    I'm from Tennessee, EAST TN to be exact, and my first name is Mikel to folk I don't know, and Mike to friends. So tennmike? Mikel is pronounced the same as Michael, but I'm Scots-Irish, not Italian, so that should explain the spelling. :p
    There you have it.

    My first name is Michael, although from the first day that I could hold a Crayon I thought it was spelled wrong.

    Thanks for clearing that up. By lineage I'm Scot-Irish too, although my mother was a British War-Bride.That accounts for the mis-spelling I'm thinking.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Living in a van, down by the river.Posts: 14,039 Senior Member
    My preferred genera when angling in aquatic systems, be they lacustrine or riverine, is Lepomis.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
    My preferred genera when angling in aquatic systems, be they lacustrine or riverine, is Lepomis.
    I thought I had yours figured out pretty well, but I'm confused as a bluegill in the Gulf now.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Mine requires a lengthy explanation and I just don’t have the time... 😁
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Northwest OhioPosts: 1,150 Senior Member
    About 30 years ago, I acquired a '79 Dodge step side 4x4 that for some reason I thought it'd be a good idea to bring it back from the dead and make it drive-able again. It was so ugly that it had character. My daughters were in grade school at the time and named the old truck Wally. Ole Wally became my daily driver for a number of years and my kids still talk of Wally D. Dodge.  Hence- wddodge 
    Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.... Clint Eastwood
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
    edited September 2019 #18
     :D 

    My 30 YO step daughter still calls my '94 Ram "Truckster".

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,760 Senior Member
    Lack of imagination and a lust for Sako rifles.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,222 Senior Member
    Stage name from when I was a Greek folk dancer - my late Father In Law gave it to me.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,076 Senior Member
    edited September 2019 #21
    Work related.

    Z is the designator for a “Zulu Unit”.

    This site required 3 characters for a screen name, so I added two. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • hawk18hawk18 Senior Member OrygunPosts: 742 Senior Member
     :D 

    My 30 YO step daughter still calls my '94 Ram "Truckster".

    Mike
    My granddaughters call my Samurai “Papas Barbie Jeep”. It’s white with teal and purple graphics. 

    Hawk18 is because, since the fifties, my friends have called me Hawkeye or Hawk. And when we first got internet and needed a password, Hawk1 through Hawk17 were already taken. 

    Hawk
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    My real name is Jeremy. Jermanator is kind of a cross between that and terminator/germinator. Plus I spelled it with "man" in it instead of "min" (to make it more manly).

    Anyway, I thought it was funny. I crack myself up sometimes.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    edited September 2019 #24
    My ex boss in Louisiana bought the rights to 5 hunting leases in 2 years. Unfortunately, the exact boundaries weren't well marked on 4 of them. He wanted the exact lines marked, but didn't want to pay the highway robbery prices professional surveyors were quoting.

    I told him I was a former Eagle Scout, former Marine, and knew a little bit about maps, compass, and topo. I got elected for the no-pay job.

    I guess I knew more than a little. Turned out I was extremely good at it using a compass, 50' rope, and USGS topo maps.

    So that's me. I can find lines with the best of them. I've never used a GPS, which makes this all pretty much a useless old school skill, but I can usually hit a USGS marker within a foot or two over a half mile stretch using a magnetic declination adjustable compass, a USGS topo map (regardless of year published), and 50 feet of bright white rope.
    So by lines, you meant property lines all these years? Interesting. I thought you were a coke fiend.

    Boy... this is embarrassing.

    When you think you know a guy...
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member A true 'Southerner'. NZPosts: 8,403 Senior Member
    Got my name from growing Orchids and exporting the flowers. Used to supply local restaurants with the export rejects in return for free meals..........got to the point where when I opened the door to a restaurant all the female staff would yell out "Its the Orchidman" and mob me for free flowers. Dated quite a few of the female  staff at different restaurants over the years and they all called me orchidman.........
    True story, some of the ones I dated didnt ask me my real name until the 3rd or 4th date!!
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Mine requires a lengthy explanation and I just don’t have the time... 😁
    Ok. I get why you ruled out GunBolt, because that can be confusing, but what was wrong with GunScrew or GunSpring?
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    edited September 2019 #27
    knitepoet said:
    A very special friend that used to live in Columbus OH gave me this name MANY years ago (back in the 300 minutes/mo $0.05/min over that AOL days)
    I have been known to write poetry and she said since I wrote poems and was also her "knight in shining armor" I was a knight poet

    That spelling was taken on AOL, so I changed the spelling to this one and it's been available everywhere I've ever tried to use it
    I thought you were a poet for knights. Kind of like this guy...

    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Work related.
    I bet.

    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,775 Senior Member
    Screen name I have used across many forums that started on a car forum many years ago.  It was a combination using an old license plate number.  
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,772 Senior Member
    mitdr774 said:
    Screen name I have used across many forums that started on a car forum many years ago.  It was a combination using an old license plate number.  
    All this time, I thought you were an MIT professor.
    :D
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,772 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Stage name from when I was a Greek folk dancer - my late Father In Law gave it to me.
    I thought you might have borrowed it from the musical.

    There was a billboard for the show in a movie I saw once. I can't remember the movie though.

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

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