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  • Seaton
    started a topic Old members, new names?

    Old members, new names?

    I'm not altogether comfortable with the phrase "old members" .... but anyway:

    Is this covered anywhere else? Some returning members (myself included) seem to have changed their usernames.

    Could we just state the change plainly - here for example - to avoid confusion?

    For example, on the old site, I was Rowdon.

    I'm sure old members guessed from the avatar, but just in case.

    Cheers.

  • Sgt Sunshine
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    Name retained......avatar to come.....if I can still locate it.....lol

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  • kelp
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    Mine is just a simple kelp, exactly as it was on the old system, just plain old (easy to remember) kelp......Here's hoping that the new site takes off, and becomes well known. I do my best to promote it whenever talk of film comes up. All the best. G.....er.....kelp. Ha-ha.

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  • will
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    I dropped the number. The problem with using anything but my first name is I forget it.

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  • Shirley Brahms
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    Originally posted by Steve Crook View Post
    The scon / scoan debate has been going on for years. I think that it's mainly a north / south divide

    Nobody should get annoyed at it. There are more worthwhile things to get annoyed by

    Steve
    Mock annoyance is OK.

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  • StoneAgeMan
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    I enjoy a little "difference of opinion" now and again, but as you say, there are other things... like conTROVersy or controVERSy.

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  • Steve Crook
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    Originally posted by Tonch View Post
    At a queue in the baker's earlier this week a rather burly builder in high viz vest and hard hat ordered a scone but rhymed it with "phone" and the staff began tittering, before one of them jokily pointed out that scone rhymes with "gone". There then began a debate which engulfed the entire queue and extended to those sat down in the cafeteria. Scone rhyming with gone won by quite a margin, to the workman's mock annoyance.
    The scon / scoan debate has been going on for years. I think that it's mainly a north / south divide

    Nobody should get annoyed at it. There are more worthwhile things to get annoyed by

    Steve

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  • Shirley Brahms
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    That's a surprise to me, Tonch, because during my time spent in England many years go, I only ever heard it pronounced "scoan"! In Australia we pronounce it "scon", however, there is a town called Scone on the New England Highway about 2 hours from my place and it is pronounced "scoan".

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  • Tonch
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    Originally posted by StoneAgeMan View Post
    I recently found my brother pronounces Nikon as though it rhymed with "light on". This is annoying to me, as he is a teacher of photography, yet my wife is Japanese and she assures me that Nikon, as a Japanese company, should be pronounced "Ni-KON" (and when she says it, I am reminded of the archaic English word "begone").

    Got to love the world and its ways.
    I would pronounce Nikon the same way as your brother does; perhaps in part because I wouldn't dream of pronouncing Nike (the training shoe manufacturer) as "Nick". Then again, I originally rhymed it with Mike (my brother's name) until people laughed at me and said it was "Ny-kee". At least it's not Nicky (my sister in law's name).

    At a queue in the baker's earlier this week a rather burly builder in high viz vest and hard hat ordered a scone but rhymed it with "phone" and the staff began tittering, before one of them jokily pointed out that scone rhymes with "gone". There then began a debate which engulfed the entire queue and extended to those sat down in the cafeteria. Scone rhyming with gone won by quite a margin, to the workman's mock annoyance.

    Many years ago I had a Malaysian friend who made a point of correcting my pronunciation of tapir (the Malaysian animal) from "tay-peer" to, as she insisted it ought to be, "tap-ear".

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  • Steve Crook
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    Originally posted by zabadak View Post

    Maybe this is my real name...
    Are you going to sue Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich for misappropriation of the name?

    Steve

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  • zabadak
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    Originally posted by John Hamilton View Post

    I'm with you on that, Steve. After a couple of disparaging comments on the old forum, I considered using a nom d' Internet for the new version but feels counter intutative to be voicing opinions on other people's work from behind a pseudonym.
    Maybe this is my real name...

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  • oddbodjunior
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    Originally posted by Shirley Brahms View Post

    Oh, decisions decisions!


    I haven't changed mine for years. Nicest one I can find of Miss Brahms.




    Any relation to Johannes ?

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  • bobsterkent
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    well on the subject of user names, I'm Bob and I live in Kent, its a name I've used in a few places now. my Avatar once was John Stratton from the long arm now its the man from the Tea making tips film. I just like how he has mad staring eyes!.

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  • zabadak
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    Name retained, avatar to come...

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  • Shirley Brahms
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    Originally posted by StoneAgeMan View Post
    I'm wondering whether to go with a refreshable avatar, or stick with one for the duration...
    Oh, decisions decisions!


    I haven't changed mine for years. Nicest one I can find of Miss Brahms.





    Last edited by Shirley Brahms; 16th March 2017, 11:39 AM.

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