The Story of Your Callsign

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Post by Roxport » Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:23 am

I lived in Rockport, TX for a while.
It's a neat little coastal town, so I wanted to honor it.
Roxport = Rock[and Roll] + Sport (two cool words)
Plus, any callsign with the letter "X" is cool.

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Post by Hannibal » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:15 pm

i agree.
Games don't make people violent, lag does.
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Post by The Gecko » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:04 am

My original name was Battle Hardened, which I chose because it sounded like a tough veteran only much cooler.

I've been writing a story and one of the main character's nickname is Titan. I liked the character and the name so well that I decided to use it one day instead of Battle Hardened. I also wanted to start a clan for my brothers and I, hence [WAR].

Ever since then I have been,

8)[WAR]TITAN 8)

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Post by Mr Giggles » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:43 am

Well, my name originally came from the game Timesplitters 2. There was this character called Mr.Giggles and I totally loved it. Ever since, this has been my alias in just about every game i've played. Even though my early playing days were crap, as i'm sure most peoples were, i've kept the same name. It's just cool to think of yourself as someone else :P.

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Post by Brennen The Great » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:12 am

well, my friend jordan (Jah) first introduced me to bzflag and i was like woah this is cool, so i played, but i usually just played on his name. until i got the internet. then i played as the name poopshanagan cause one time me and jah were playing halo and every time i killed him hed yell out random stuff thats usually really funny, and that was the funniest one so far... then i gained a bad rep...... so since my real name is Brennen i just said Brennen The Great.. cause everyone knows how great i am :).
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Post by eagle » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:50 pm

well there is no real story behind my callsign,i just really like eagles.i play runescape too and my name is eagle 138 :lol-old: thats funny i remember battle hardened.and jah is also my friend :)just not in real life.
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Post by Jo-W » Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:14 pm

mine is based of my real name. (its not jo or j'lo im not a female ^^)
I Carry ThA BiG GuN

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Post by Winny » Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:57 pm

I used to be called Fast 8 for a while but then I changed to Win Xp and winxp I am also known as Win Me and Google

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Post by RatOmeter » Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:49 pm

Mine also has its origins in gaming as well as my initials (R.A.T.).

Where I used to work (from about 1986 to 2004), we started playing Doom on the LAN at break time, lunch and after hours. I probably started by using my initials. One of the guys began referring to me as Ratto. "Good shot, Ratto!".

Later, when we began playing Duke Nuke'm, I played around with various deviations like "Rat-a-tat".

The last game we played before the boss banned games :( was Carmageddon. I decrypted the car definition files and diddled the physics... made my car go stupidly fast, among other things. With the speedometer reading absurd values as I'm about to splat into a wall, I decided to be RatOmeter and have been ever since.

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my changing callsign

Post by EL ZAPATO! » Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:38 am

I started off with nothing special, can't even remember. Then changed it to Zapata Vive! as Emiliano Zapata is one of my heroes. When global login refused to let me register the name, I changed to Tiburcio Vasquez, my other hero that happened to be a Californio bandit, ran amiss of the law for shooting some white folx during the time they were taking over California from the Mexicans. But now I'm changing to EL ZAPATO! close to zapata but still just a meaningless shoe. Not so important but shows that there's a Chicano behind the shots! Lot's of people like to try out their spanish cuz of my name, though they tend to falter after the first 2 or 3 lines! Does that explain my name? Ai te watcho.

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Post by Rebel Chik0rita » Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:53 pm

nice callsign EL ZAPATO =)

esp. if you shoot peeps with laser ;)



Ai carumba! ;)

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donny_baker

Post by joevano » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:35 pm

Donny Baker is a character on the Bob & Tom radio show (www.bobandtom.com), swear to God man. :D I listen to it everyday on my 60 minute comute to work. Used to play under a different call sign earlier in my BZ career, it was based on my real name (which is not Donny, but I answer to both now).

Bob and Tom Rock!!!

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Post by Ponnyplutt » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:36 pm

I saw "Finding Nemo" and Marvin said to the seahorse "Ponnyplutt" (pony-boy in english) when he heard that his sone was going to the steep (branten in Swedish). I thought that was funny and someone needs a funny name when playing online-games!

The other reason was that I didn't do well in BZ (and I don't say I do it now) so I thought: "When I am doing something stupid e.g. teamkill, they see on my name that I am no good". I thought it was smart then...I can't be very smart if I have a stupid and silly name. However...I know that it was not as smart as I thought. Not many understands Swedish! Just Grimreaper and some others (Norwegians and Danish).
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Post by Paquito » Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:28 pm

Paquito is the name of a friend's dog.

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Post by Inferno » Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:51 pm

I wanted a firey name, so I went on "dictionary.com" and looked up "fire" in the thesaurus. So I came up with Inferno, how do you like it?

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Post by eagle » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:58 pm

Inferno is a sweet name, i like it 8)
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Post by Mostly Harmless! » Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:24 am

My favorite author is Douglas Adams, and the only book that was fit to be a callsign was Mostly Harmless. I added the "!" for some "umph" and got
Mostly Harmless!

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.
It is not the fall that kills you. It's the sudden stop at the end.
Always remember you are unique. Just like everybody else.

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Post by Flash » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:47 am

You young kids may not recognize the reference, but in the orignal Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the sheriff had a Basset Hound who never seemed to move. His name was Flash.

One of my friends dubbed me with the nickname because I don't move very fast.

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Malaria (The man, The Myth, The Dude)

Post by Malaria » Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:21 am

<bgcolor=#000000><TR><TD><img src='http://www.fraumanns.com/la_malaria.gif ... tr><tr><td class=playerbio>My Gear:<br />
Macintosh G4 Dual 533,1.5GB of RAM, ATTO Ultra 320 SCSI Card and 15,000 rpm 73 GB HD, 23 Inch ADC Stuidio Monitor, and a 3Mb Cable connection.<br />
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My Team: Steel Battalion<br />
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A Little about me....<br />
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"Yes I have backpacked: <br />
(Cote' Ivore, Ghana and Senegal) West Africa<br />
******"and survived Malaria"******<br />
Costa Rica<br />
Malaysia<br />
(All over) United States<br />
Japan<br />
Europe<br />
New Zeland<br />
and Australia<br />
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Always Listening to Techno/Goa Loudly <br />
while Driving my tank!<br />
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Post by Ice Wewe » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:25 am

Someone at school happened to call me Wewe one day (because my real name is Wili), and I had an admiration for Ice Drake, so first I was Wewe, then Ice Wewe. I hope this has given you enough time to stop laughing, and get back to reading other peoples stories. :wink:


My Rig(s):

intel P4 3Ghz HT (Man I want an AMD64!)
1.5GB DDR 400 RAM
GeForce FX 5200 w/128 MB VRAM (what can I say? its better than intigrated...)
160GB Western Digital IDE HDD (SATA here I come!)
BenQ 16x Dual Layer DVD Burner

My Laptop:

Macintosh PowerPC @ 1.67Ghz
512MB DDR2 RAM
1440 x 960 15" LCD Screen ( :P )
5 hours battery life (2:30 playing BZFlag)
ATi *shiver* Radeon Mobility 9700 w/128 MB VRAM

and than an old P3 server that I don't do much on. I hope this has haulted your laughing... 8)

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Post by Adam_Deux » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:26 pm

Yeah, I just started playing BZFlag yesterday, and I go by the name of Coheed, because my favorite band is Coheed and Cambria.

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Post by Brennen The Great » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:58 pm

Ice Wewe wrote:Someone at school happened to call me Wewe one day (because my real name is Wili), and I had an admiration for Ice Drake, so first I was Wewe, then Ice Wewe. I hope this has given you enough time to stop laughing, and get back to reading other peoples stories. :wink:


My Rig(s):

intel P4 3Ghz HT (Man I want an AMD64!)
1.5GB DDR 400 RAM
GeForce FX 5200 w/128 MB VRAM (what can I say? its better than intigrated...)
160GB Western Digital IDE HDD (SATA here I come!)
BenQ 16x Dual Layer DVD Burner

My Laptop:

Macintosh PowerPC @ 1.67Ghz
512MB DDR2 RAM
1440 x 960 15" LCD Screen ( :P )
5 hours battery life (2:30 playing BZFlag)
ATi *shiver* Radeon Mobility 9700 w/128 MB VRAM

and than an old P3 server that I don't do much on. I hope this has haulted your laughing... 8)
Wow if there was a kid in my school named WILI then hed get crap from me every day :). but then again my real name is Brennenaloniapolis... sooooooo....
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Post by the obvious trap » Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:20 am

"the obvious trap" is something i havent used before I wanted something kida like oxymoronish, but really stupid

"it came down to:
"the deep ditch"
"the obvious trap"
"the obscured zenith"
and "oblivious matter"

some of my other user names that i have used before are:
so_uncool239
a_matter_of_matter
lacker239
axxxxxxx (looooonnnggg story)

yep....

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Yup...my nick is cool like a fool

Post by Nairb » Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:56 am

I was trying to think of sum name... and so i was looking around my room for sumthing...(pitiful...compared to everyones cool stories...) and and i saw my name written on sumthing...but the direction i was looking from...i noticed it from the back to the front first.... And Thats where Nairb Comes from...lol... not too exciting i know

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Badgerking is old

Post by badgerking » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:53 pm

My callsign has been around for a while.

Sometime in the late 80's I wrote a small bbs to run on my PC (an 8088 at the time). It was simple, very simple, and supported the 300 baud modem I had. Later, I upgraded to a faster computer and modem (2400 baud) and switched to a free BBS package called RBBS. This was probably in 1990. Anyway, I had used "badgerking" on and off and it just sort of stuck with me, albeit tenuously.

Then, I picked it again, probably 91 or 92, when I signed up for the MOO at the University of Iowa and I've used it since.

That ought to tell you that I, just as my callsign, am also old.

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