This morning I was replying to Keith aka "hwjhfs". I didn't know his first name and I erroneously called him Jim because another member had just called him Jim. I've been thinking about this for some time and this embarrassment gave me the motivation to start this thread. Though most of us have never met I think it's safe to say we're friends, at least "Colt Friends". I'm almost 70 years old and I like to address friends by their first name. I don't have a problem with clever screen names but it just feels odd having a serious conversation with another adult and calling them "Joe BagOdoughnuts" or "Boaty McBoatface". I know some folks may have a reason not to publish their surname but I'd like to see us sign our post with our given name. It's just a thought and no hard feelings if this doesn't fly.
Last edited by Rick Bowles; 12-19-2019 at 10:39 AM.
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I enjoy the people here a great deal. I didn't have a good choice in names to put as my handle here because most were taken allready. 459, is I like 45s and 9s most but enjoy other calibers.
Jim is my real name
I do trust most people here I've dealt with more than some people I worked with or know in person. Some years back my wife asked me to come up with an email name. After all failed i just said the stupidest name I could come up with, Wyatt Burp. She loved it. So I used it on my first entry onto discussion forums here on S&W just to ask questions about something not knowing I'd be here forever. Matt
Well, half of my screen name is right.
Ar is short for Richard or Rich
Last edited by arjay; 12-13-2019 at 04:08 PM.
Well Radical Rod is way better than Hot Rod like many want to call me.....
and my given name is Rodney...even my Mom doesn't call me that except when I'm in trouble.....
I think more people know me as "Radical" than know my real name.....
My wife says I am a figment of my own imagination what ever that is suppose to mean....RR
Great thought Rick. Terry here in West Virginia.
Last edited by WVCOLT; 12-12-2019 at 10:31 AM.
- Terry -
" WVCOLT "
" God created man, but Samuel Colt made them equal "
" I carry because I'm too young to die and too old to run "
Robert- to the North of you folks in the U.S.A.
You can call me Mark (everyone else does too).