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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 ?