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Old 15th June 2007, 12:49 AM   #1
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Default Your SQTalk name : how did it come about ?

Hi fellow SQTalkers !

I've heard several SQTalkers tell about how they got their SQTalk names/handles - very interesting stories, so I'm starting a thread
where everyone can share about how they came to be using theirs.

Well, some of you have aviation or SQ related names, and some of you actually use short-forms/initials of your actual names, but no matter how trivial or simple you think your story is, just share with us. I think this is a good way for us to get to know you better.

Shall I start ? my nickname upright man is lifted from a character in a novel (who is actually a thief ) and I've been using it for years in computer games, so naturally I decided to use it here on SQTalk.

Anyone care to share your story ?
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Old 15th June 2007, 02:28 AM   #2
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Mine's pretty self-explanatory.

Over at TOF and an Oz travel forum, I'm known as QF009 because that's the flight I used to fly on most frequently to both SIN and LHR.
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Old 15th June 2007, 05:28 AM   #3
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Mine dates back to my student days. We used to say someone who was very drunk was Lobstered. As I spent most of my student days in such a state I became known at the Lobster. Not a name I have gone by since then so I thought I would reactivate it on SQT
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Old 15th June 2007, 08:44 AM   #4
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Mine is actually, Singapore Airlines, in Japanese... ^_^
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Old 15th June 2007, 09:02 AM   #5
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My initials of course. The first time I used them online was summer 1993 back in the days of the largely text only Internet - connecting from a 80386SX laptop using KA9Q and a 14.4k modem to Demon Internet's tenner a month service!
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Old 15th June 2007, 09:07 AM   #6
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Shall I start ? my nickname upright man is lifted from a character in a novel (who is actually a thief ) and I've been using it for years in computer games, so naturally I decided to use it here on SQTalk.
I thought upright man came from the notion of being a very proper british... Similar to the SQ cabin crew who has to be proper and sometimes negatively thought as robotic.

And for my handle, I am not good in picking up names. Thus, it was easy to just pick the airport code for Jakarta.
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Old 15th June 2007, 10:04 AM   #7
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I used to frequently fly between YVR and CNX and have quite fond memories especially of my time in Chiang Mai, therefore YVRCNX.
Now there are much more routes involved but this is one of the originals.
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Old 15th June 2007, 10:17 AM   #8
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Mine is actually, Singapore Airlines, in Japanese... ^_^
More closely translated it probably should be singaporu_koukuu

こうくう=航空
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Old 15th June 2007, 10:19 AM   #9
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My handle stems from FT: "Q Shoe Guy". I live in Kyushu thus the play on the word.
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Old 15th June 2007, 10:42 AM   #10
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More closely translated it probably should be singaporu_koukuu

こうくう=航空
Yeah.. tats rite... I need to go back to my textbook, lol... At least I dont put kuukou. Thx for the correction

and I love your nickname Q Shoe = Kyushu...

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Old 15th June 2007, 10:43 AM   #11
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My handle came from what I use on my blog. I was thinking up a name for this blogsite, with inspiration from names like The Global Traveller, The Globetrotter, The Planet Traveller, etc, when I realised most such names had been taken up. So I looked for something different. The High Flyer was born, and I ported that name over to Flyertalk and SQTalk.
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Old 15th June 2007, 01:05 PM   #12
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Back in the days of IRC, I used the nickname consisting of the first three letters of my real name (Sav) + my age at the time (ie. Savage17, Savage18, etc). When I signed up for FT, I was at Savage25 - and didn't think a year ahead, when I couldn't change my nick without losing my post count. My varsity baseball jersey number was also 25, so I decided to stick with that.
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Old 15th June 2007, 02:14 PM   #13
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Mine's also self-explanatory...my initials @ place of stay currently
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Old 15th June 2007, 03:06 PM   #14
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As a young boy who had access to the internet back then (very late 80's, 9.6K US Robotics Modem) there was a chatting website called www.alamak.com. I wanted the user name of SuperJon (being a fan of Superman) but it was taken, so I settled for SuperJonJon.
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Old 15th June 2007, 03:26 PM   #15
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As a young boy who had access to the internet back then (very late 80's, 9.6K US Robotics Modem) there was a chatting website called www.alamak.com. I wanted the user name of SuperJon (being a fan of Superman) but it was taken, so I settled for SuperJonJon.
Heehee. I was active in Alamak too. Lost touch with those folks though. Remember someone called Gally? Oh, the days of BBS...
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