Videopac / Odyssey2 forum

Anything not specifically Videopac / Odyssey2 => Anything else... => Topic started by: Janzl on May 22, 2015, 11:59:18 PM



Title: Please explain your username...
Post by: Janzl on May 22, 2015, 11:59:18 PM
If you want, please share the meaning of your username with the rest of the forum.

Here's mine:
Janzl: My lastname is Jansen. A classmate of mine always called me "Herr Janzl", which is German for Mr. Jansen, each time I met him at school.
I always found that that sounded really funny so it stuck. We dutchies find that most of the german names sound really funny. I once saw a German guy called Schittekatter.

Anyway, years and years later I needed an accountname for somekind of forum and I remembered the name Janzl from way back. So, it stuck again!  ;)


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Tom Beck on May 23, 2015, 01:31:30 AM
One day (a thursday in 2008), I wanted to register to this forum, because collecting Videopac without Videopac.nl is possible, but not so funny ;) and I wanted to preorder Robot City.

So there it was: Username? I have no idea. Thursday evening came one of my favourite german action series in TV. In the opening credits I saw the name of one of the actors: Tom Beck. So my real name is Thomas Becker. So I thought: Why not? Tom Beck is shorter, I liked the actor and I needed a username.

So on friday, I register as TomBeck.  :)  But after my registration, it took several years (till 2012  :-[ ) to be a real part of Videopac.nl,  because I had some fears to write in english.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: daddy_scott on May 23, 2015, 02:46:22 AM
Pretty simple.  My name is Scott and I'm a father.   8)


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: ccc--- on May 23, 2015, 08:23:48 AM
In the pre-internet days (mid 1990s) I had a club called Classic Consoles Club, probably one of the first clubs for retro gaming and collecting. At the end of the 1990s I closed down the club and called my website Classic Consoles Center, that's where ccc comes from. I used those initials also for forum registrations but noticed soon that ccc was not available anymore because someone other had already registered under that user name. So I added the three '-' signs, that was unique. And it has a meaning too. ccc are three Pac-Men hunting three --- pellets ;)


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: manopac on May 23, 2015, 11:01:11 AM
When I first signed up with ebay, I needed a name - at that time the things I was collecting and buying the most where records from the Heavy Metal band "Manowar" and games for the Philips Videopac -> ManoPac ;-)


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Rafael on May 23, 2015, 02:35:05 PM
Pretty simple.  My name is Scott and I'm a father.   8)
:D
Mine is even simpler ;)


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Seob on May 23, 2015, 06:46:57 PM
Back in the days when i only had pc's. I used to try different os's for my pc, one of them was beos. Really liked the power that beos had and from then on i used a dirivative of that name being Seob.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Rene_G7400 on May 23, 2015, 10:17:17 PM
The first part of my story is the same as from Manopac: I needed a username for eBay.
The reason to register for eBay: someone told me that a G7400 console with C7420 BASIC module was for sale on it.
I first tried to register with just my firstname (Rene), but of course that was already taken. So I added the typenumber of my favorite console.
I've later used the same name for my website, my email address and for the forum on Videopac.org, and later also for this forum.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Rene_G7400 on May 23, 2015, 10:19:01 PM
When I first signed up with ebay, I needed a name - at that time the things I was collecting and buying the most where records from the Heavy Metal band "Manowar" and games for the Philips Videopac -> ManoPac ;-)

That's better than VideoWar.  ;D


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: ccc--- on May 23, 2015, 10:25:13 PM
When I first signed up with ebay, I needed a name - at that time the things I was collecting and buying the most where records from the Heavy Metal band "Manowar" and games for the Philips Videopac -> ManoPac ;-)

That's better than VideoWar.  ;D


LOL


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Rene_G7400 on May 23, 2015, 10:25:40 PM
Back in the days when i only had pc's. I used to try different os's for my pc, one of them was beos. Really liked the power that beos had and from then on i used a dirivative of that name being Seob.

When I first saw your username I thought that your last name was Boes (which is a well-known name here).


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Rafael on May 24, 2015, 12:01:19 AM
When I first signed up with ebay, I needed a name - at that time the things I was collecting and buying the most where records from the Heavy Metal band "Manowar" and games for the Philips Videopac -> ManoPac ;-)

That's better than VideoWar.  ;D


 :D


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Tom Beck on May 24, 2015, 12:07:28 AM
That's better than VideoWar.  ;D

 :D

Much better!  ;D


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: partyicebear on May 24, 2015, 11:31:54 PM
Years ago I needed a username for a private poker site and I thought icebear seems cool enough. Years later I registered at pokerstars facing my favorite username already occupied. As I didn't like a postfix number like 483 I decided to take a funny prefix with the intension that the opponents don't take me seriously at gambling. Even though I wasn't very successful at this game I used this username for the upcoming game sites I joined.

Btw that raises my desire of playing Texas Holdem with VP. Is there arleady a game available?


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Sweersa on May 25, 2015, 04:33:48 AM
My last name, and the first letter of my first name.  I use it on all of the other forums I frequent, most of which would probably freak out a majority of members here :D


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: ScottyDont00 on May 25, 2015, 05:22:44 PM
My best friend growing up was obsessed with the Austin Powers movie and ever since 1997 he has always called me Scotty Don't. Real name is Scott and the number I have always worn is basketball is 00. Everyone started using that as my nickname... a lot of younger people think its from the Eurotrip movie with the Scotty Doesn't Know song...


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: mjb on May 25, 2015, 06:59:42 PM
mark john bodiella


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: gertk on May 25, 2015, 09:04:43 PM
My first name and the first letter of my lastname..
The nick I use in 'the scene' is "KGE" which is an acronym of my last name, first name and the 'E' of Electronics (the stuff I do most of the time)...


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: RickO2 on May 25, 2015, 09:18:35 PM
Rick is my first name (actually Richard but I prefer Rick since Richard sounds too formal) and O2 in honor of the Odyssey2 since that was the system I grew up playing.  I think I use the same tag on Atariage and a few other gamer forums that I rarely visit.  On one forum I was typing too fast and accidentally hit the "0" (zero) instead of the "O" when registering. oops  :-[


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: manopac on May 26, 2015, 02:06:19 PM
When I first signed up with ebay, I needed a name - at that time the things I was collecting and buying the most where records from the Heavy Metal band "Manowar" and games for the Philips Videopac -> ManoPac ;-)

That's better than VideoWar.  ;D


actually that one is also not that bad ;-) if I would ever need a second username, I will take that one !


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Chris! on May 26, 2015, 08:37:40 PM
My name is Chris. I added the exclamation point because of most of the Odyssey 2 titles I have have them.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Seob on May 28, 2015, 10:22:13 PM
Back in the days when i only had pc's. I used to try different os's for my pc, one of them was beos. Really liked the power that beos had and from then on i used a dirivative of that name being Seob.

When I first saw your username I thought that your last name was Boes (which is a well-known name here).

Haha, no i'm much nerdier.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: LD on September 12, 2015, 04:05:09 AM
End of 90's I found many people on internet using nickname as Lord "this" or Lord "that".

So I used Lord S (something) for many years. Then I changed for LS Dracon because Draconians (characters from Primal Rage fighting game I like so much).

Then I shortened it to Lord Dracon, since it would sounds mean, shortened again to LD.

I'm really bad to choose nick names.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 19, 2022, 05:28:49 PM
Yes, I'm bumping an OLD thread. Not much discussion in the forum going on, so here's an simple challenge:

The meaning of my username is likely pretty obvious, I put my first name into a popular game from 1982.  But there's something very wrong with my username and I'm surprised no one has called me out about it yet...


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Tom Beck on January 19, 2022, 08:46:05 PM
But there's something very wrong with my username and I'm surprised no one has called me out about it yet...

I don't know exactly. Maybe "Pick Axe Brad!" would be correct   ???

My English is not that good, so I don't know if it has a different meaning.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 19, 2022, 10:11:16 PM
["Pick Axe Brad!" would be correct

You got it! On the first guess even. I'm going to have to come up with tougher riddles next time.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: dr beep on January 20, 2022, 10:37:11 PM
I started coding on the ZX Spectrum and we hacked games.
Dr BEEP is a derivation from the hit DR BEAT from the Miami Sound Machine where BEEP is a command on the ZX Spectrum.

I use the name on forums for ZX81 and ZX Spectrum and I used it here to announce the portal of my game SHOGUN to the Videopac.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 20, 2022, 11:08:29 PM
I started coding on the ZX Spectrum and we hacked games.
Dr BEEP is a derivation from the hit DR BEAT from the Miami Sound Machine where BEEP is a command on the ZX Spectrum.

I use the name on forums for ZX81 and ZX Spectrum and I used it here to announce the portal of my game SHOGUN to the Videopac.

It's good to know that in case of an emergency, we have a doctor in this beeping forum.  ;)


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Wilco2009 on January 21, 2022, 12:10:22 PM
Looking my Avatar, I think the meaning of my username is clear for the graphic adventure games fans from 80/90s.

Space Quest was (and still being) my favourite adventure saga.
2009 have relation just with the year that I have used it first time in a forum. Unafortunely other combinations have been used.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: odyssey3 on January 24, 2022, 11:54:08 PM
I think everyone knows what my username is.. my Wishlist of consoles..  :'( hope someday to have a Magnavox Odyssey3 Command Center


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 25, 2022, 02:06:44 AM
I think everyone knows what my username is.. my Wishlist of consoles..  :'( hope someday to have a Magnavox Odyssey3 Command Center

Someone was just searching for you using the forum's shoutbox.


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: odyssey3 on January 25, 2022, 02:13:57 AM
I think everyone knows what my username is.. my Wishlist of consoles..  :'( hope someday to have a Magnavox Odyssey3 Command Center

Someone was just searching for you using the forum's shoutbox.
Shoutbox??


Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: Pickaxe Brad! on January 25, 2022, 03:35:19 AM
Shoutbox??

The Videopac / Odyssey2 Shoutbox is on the main forum page (below the search bar). People think it's a search box sometimes (I've nearly done this too). The last post to it is for an "Odyssey3". I'm just joking that they were looking for you.

But I like your avatar image. Great minds have similar avatars...



Title: Re: Please explain your username...
Post by: odyssey3 on January 25, 2022, 03:56:28 AM
Shoutbox??

The Videopac / Odyssey2 Shoutbox is on the main forum page (below the search bar). People think it's a search box sometimes (I've nearly done this too). The last post to it is for an "Odyssey3". I'm just joking that they were looking for you.

But I like your avatar image. Great minds have similar avatars...


ha ha ok thanks! yes great minds think alike!