Change nickname request nearly a month old
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Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 14:27:15 MDT Print View

Hey BPL,
I've sent in two requests to have my forum nickname changed. The fist request was made nearly a month ago. I just want my nickname changed from "T-Funk" to "T.L." sans quotes.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 14:41:54 MDT Print View

Did you file a support ticket? Send a PM to Daniel.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 14:45:02 MDT Print View

With all the angst of changing it, can you come up with something more creative?

:)

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 14:50:48 MDT Print View

Did you completely lose the funk or are you just keeping your funkiness private?

Personally, I'm always looking for more. Don't be ashamed of the funk.

Good luck brother.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 14:56:01 MDT Print View

LOL, guys!

Ken, yeah, I filed two tickets. I'll try Daniel.

Nick and Craig: ah, that nickname comes from when I was about 12. That's when hiphop and rap were starting to make its way into more mainstream culture and so we gave each other nicknames. He was G-Rod and I was T-Funk.

If I get a real trail name, I'll switch it to that. :)

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 15:11:16 MDT Print View

Travis was actually first called T-Rex, given his abnormally short arms and large head. That changed when his homies found out his ability to slide through sticky situations. His name was then changed to T-Fal. After following the singer / rapper T-Boz for many years, lamenting that he was 'just not her type,' he changed his name to T-Funk hoping to spur a love connection.

Alas, it was not to be.

I think your trail name should be T-Mobile.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 15:19:12 MDT Print View

David, LOVE It!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 15:24:41 MDT Print View

"that nickname comes from when I was about 12. That's when hiphop and rap were starting to make its way into more mainstream culture and so we gave each other nicknames."

Hmmm. That would make my nickname something like Wolfgang Mozart.

--B.G.--

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 17:30:48 MDT Print View

Bob, you're on a roll today! :)

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 17:33:08 MDT Print View

"on a roll"

I'm not on a roll, but when I get too hungry from backpacking, I am like a hobo on a muffin.

--B.G.--

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 18:16:25 MDT Print View

I like T M - Travis Leanna ™

Edited by ben2world on 03/13/2013 18:22:09 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 18:46:05 MDT Print View

How about "The funky Packrafter"

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/13/2013 21:46:45 MDT Print View

You guys crack me up.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Anyone? on 03/18/2013 09:32:57 MDT Print View

I know you're all busy, but changing a nickname cant take that much time.

dtyk

Edited by T.L. on 03/18/2013 09:39:46 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Anyone? on 03/18/2013 12:04:04 MDT Print View

Poor Travis... A nickname is forever, didn't you know?

Edited by ben2world on 03/18/2013 14:14:43 MDT.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Anyone? on 03/18/2013 13:48:26 MDT Print View

Yeah... There is no funky violin.
Obv funky drummer, funky guitar, even funky flute. (thanks Maceo)

... But no funky violin.

:P

I say keep it. If you keep your nickname we can tell who you are no matter your avatar or name

Greg Pehrson
(GregPehrson) - MLife

Locale: playa del caballo blanco
Re: Re: Re: Anyone? on 03/18/2013 14:21:58 MDT Print View

There is funky viola, however.
See: Flobots.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Anyone? on 03/18/2013 14:28:17 MDT Print View

Maybe I should have donated to the Packrafting Kickstarter project.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Anyone? on 03/18/2013 14:53:30 MDT Print View

I thought that a nickname is given to you

You have no choice in the matter

Maybe that's why there's no response

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Anyone? on 03/18/2013 15:06:19 MDT Print View

"I thought that a nickname is given to you. You have no choice in the matter. Maybe that's why there's no response"

You thought wrong. When you create an account, you choose a username and password (your username is what Travis is calling his nickname). Your choice. While there is a mechanism to change your billing name and address on your own (which is the name that shows in front of your username), there is no mechanism, it seems, to change your username on your own.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Re: Anyone? on 03/18/2013 16:07:36 MDT Print View

My understanding is that your "trail name" has to be given to you. Nicknames, you can change yours daily. Right, Li'l Dougie, lover of chaff and all things good and decent?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Anyone? on 03/18/2013 19:00:43 MDT Print View

Then I think other people should be allowed to change your "user name" but not you

Except I guess once you get a trail name, you're stuck with it in perpetuem

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
I don't get it... on 03/18/2013 20:52:56 MDT Print View

Why do people want to change their name to Nick? There are all ready too many people here with the name Nick.

I also don't get trail names. I try to avoid people on trails, so a trail name is not needed.

So you don't need to call me Ray or Jay, you can just call me Nick.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: I don't get it... on 03/18/2013 20:59:41 MDT Print View

I don't see myself getting a real trail name anytime soon, as I don't really hike on the big trails where people seem to get them.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: I don't get it... on 03/18/2013 21:28:55 MDT Print View

Nick said: "I also don't get trail names. I try to avoid people on trails, so a trail name is not needed."


Jeff says: "Amen, Brother"

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
I don't get it either on 03/18/2013 21:41:52 MDT Print View

Good choice, Captain. Except I always saw you as a sort of Major--as in, you're full of major funkism.

And trail names can come from almost anywhere, not just on the AT. After that momma moose got in my face in GNP and sprayed moose-spit on me, a guy back at the ranger station called me the "Mooseman." It had to stick, since I'd never actually had a trail name before, and since I've had 8-10 other not so charming moose experiences since then.

But really, we here on BPL could just as well decide upon a trail name for you (you don't get to pick your own trail name). From what I understand, it usually comes form some sort of deciding experience, but I could be wrong. So my challenge to ya'll here on this fine forum with crappy software, let's have a project--we'll come up with potential trail names for our favorite cheesehead, cast our votes, and christen him ___?___. And it will have to stick, because there's nothing he can do about it.

And really, if you are going with the new user name, you need to change your avatar over to something like Doug's, don't ya think?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: I don't get it either on 03/18/2013 21:50:59 MDT Print View

I think we should come up with a trail name for Nick

Maybe Ayn Man?

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: I don't get it either on 03/18/2013 21:55:08 MDT Print View

Gary,
Na, I'll change back to my real name soon enough. Just havin' a bit of late-winter fun.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
I don't get why you don't get it on 03/18/2013 22:03:58 MDT Print View

I see, you're up to some funky tricks tonight, T-man (and you too, Doug). But still, we WILL choose a trail name for you, you can bet on it.

Edited by Zia-Grill-Guy on 03/18/2013 22:09:14 MDT.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
I don't get why you don't get it on 03/18/2013 22:35:06 MDT Print View

Will the real Nick Gatel please stand up?

This is going to be fun. We can confuse the hell out of the newcomers.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: I don't get why you don't get it on 03/18/2013 22:38:25 MDT Print View

Nice one, Craig!

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: I don't get why you don't get it on 03/18/2013 22:46:46 MDT Print View

If I change my name to Bob Gross would that be confusing? Ken can change his to Ryan Jordan. Oooo... Max can change his to Roger Caffin. Tom can change his to Dean F, and Dean can change his to Roger Tallbloke. eric chan can change his to EE CUMMINGS.

You guys really, really need to get out more often in winter.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
I don't get why you don't get it on 03/18/2013 22:51:14 MDT Print View

"You guys really, really need to get out more often in winter."


I've been out two weekends in a row. Plenty of tim to think crap up.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: I don't get why you don't get it on 03/18/2013 22:51:23 MDT Print View

I am going this weekend!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: I don't get why you don't get it on 03/18/2013 23:14:11 MDT Print View

Want to get the forum admin all riled up so they'll finally change your nickname? Change your name to Ryan Jordan.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
How's this? on 03/18/2013 23:16:12 MDT Print View

Too much?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: How's this? on 03/18/2013 23:27:06 MDT Print View

Too subtle. I say either use Ryan Jordan or Roger Caffin. :)

Paul Wozniak
(PaulW)

Locale: Midwest
Lessons from Seinfeld on 03/19/2013 09:28:27 MDT Print View

GEORGE: Excuse me. Can I talk to you for a second there, Watkins?

George and Watkins stand just outside the conference room talking.

WATKINS: It's T-bone.

GEORGE: The thing is...I'm supposed to be T-bone.

WATKINS: Heh heh. You're not a T-bone. You're a perfect George.

GEORGE: What? Now, you listen to me!

Kruger and a few other people watch George through the window of the conference room door.

KRUGER: Hey, look at George. He's givin' it to T-bone. He's jumpin' up and down like some kind of monkey. Hey, what was the name of that monkey that could read sign language?

WATKINS: All right, you can have T-bone. Stop crying.

GEORGE (sniffling): I'm not crying.

Watkins and George enter the conference room.

GEORGE: Ok, everybody, uh...I have an announcement to make. From now on, I will be known as-

KRUGER: Koko the monkey.

GEORGE: What?

ALL (chanting): Koko! Koko! Koko! Koko! Koko! Koko! Koko! Koko! Koko! Koko!

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/19/2013 22:24:15 MDT Print View

When I was young we were too poor to have a nickname ; now the kids download an app and it chooses the right one.

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/21/2013 21:09:08 MDT Print View

Have you tried posting your request as a comment to one of the Blog articles ?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Change nickname request nearly a month old on 03/21/2013 21:14:21 MDT Print View

Great idea Cameron.

Maybe start a Kickstarter campaign?

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Ryan to the rescue on 03/27/2013 10:13:40 MDT Print View

Got a BPL support ticket email today.

Resolved by the man himself.

Now that it's all said and done, I kinda miss my old nickname. Can I have it back? ;)

doug thomas
(sparky52804) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Iowa
Re: Ryan to the rescue on 03/27/2013 10:19:13 MDT Print View

New ones kinda boring compared to the first one

Christopher *
(cfrey.0) - M

Locale: US East Coast
Re: Ryan to the rescue on 03/27/2013 15:21:51 MDT Print View

I have already submitted a ticket request to change mine to T-Funk.

Eat your hearts out.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Ryan to the rescue on 03/27/2013 15:43:44 MDT Print View

Toad Licker! Toad Licker!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
@ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs on 03/28/2013 11:02:59 MDT Print View

"Now that it's all said and done, I kinda miss my old nickname. Can I have it back?"

I say we take Travis to the men's room and beat the crap out of him! :)

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: @ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs on 03/28/2013 11:30:11 MDT Print View

"Put your teeth on the curb!"

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: @ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs on 03/28/2013 11:30:31 MDT Print View

Whaddya gonna do? Tie me up with dental floss, beat me with titanium sporks, and steal my Tevas?

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: @ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs on 03/28/2013 11:55:18 MDT Print View

"Whaddya gonna do? Tie me up with dental floss, beat me with titanium sporks, and steal my Tevas?"

Oh no dude, it'll be death by a thousand cuts.



To your Trailstar! Bwaaa haaaaa haaaaaa haaaaaaa........

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Re: @ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs on 03/28/2013 12:02:52 MDT Print View

Pin holes in your neoair

Thousands of pinholes

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: @ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs on 03/28/2013 12:22:24 MDT Print View

rty

For the full effect: http://nooooooooooooooo.com

Edited by T.L. on 03/28/2013 12:36:50 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: @ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs on 03/28/2013 15:49:40 MDT Print View

"For the full effect: http://nooooooooooooooo.com"

Wow -- a whole webpage just for that??

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: @ Doug, Christopher, Jeffs and Idester on 03/28/2013 15:52:42 MDT Print View

"Pin holes in your neoair Thousands of pinholes"

Less is more. I say two pinholes -- just enough for Travis to wake up on frozen ground at 3am. Mwahahaha.....

Edited by ben2world on 03/28/2013 15:54:05 MDT.

Christopher *
(cfrey.0) - M

Locale: US East Coast
Re: Re: @ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs on 03/28/2013 17:13:17 MDT Print View

"Whaddya gonna do? Tie me up with dental floss, beat me with titanium sporks, and steal my Tevas?"

Whoa! Them is some bold words, particularly coming from someone who openly admits to wearing Tevas.

I may not carry a fancy spork and my bivy may not use stakes forged from advanced space-aged materials but I do carry a small plastic dropper bottle at least half-way full of Dr. Bronner's ... Eucalyptus ... and let you be warned that "T-funk" ain't afraid to use it.

(BTW, just as a reminder, I am now referred to as "T-Funk". Just so no one gets confused about who it is we are going after. T-funk = me. Hiker formerly known as T-funk = dead meat.)

Edited by cfrey.0 on 03/28/2013 23:31:29 MDT.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: @ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs on 03/28/2013 17:47:32 MDT Print View

>(BTW, just as a reminder, I am now referred to as "T-Funk". Just so no one gets confused about who it is we are going after. T-funk = me. Hiker formerly known as T-funk = dead meat.)



Hey, if Prince can do it, so can I. I'm "The Hiker Formerly Known as T-Funk."

MUUUUUAHAHAHAHAHA.........haha...ha................O_o.......damn....... my pad is flat.