Reacting to your username IRL: Do you do it?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Ace, Oct 18, 2011.

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Do you react to your online username(s) IRL?

  1. Yes

    70.9%
  2. No

    29.1%
Oct 18, 2011
  1. Ace
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    Member Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    I've been curious about this since the beginning of summer: how immersed are we to the person/persona we are online? Does GBAtemp react to being called by their online username(s) IRL?

    For myself, I didn't react to Ace until I got in touch with Tempers through Skype (read:iFish, Terminator02 and monkat). A few months passed, and then when one of my friends (a lurker on the Temp) called me out as Ace, I actually reacted to it.

    So how does this work for you other Tempers? I'm curious to find out! :P

    ~Ace™
     


  2. BobTheJoeBob

    Member BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

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    Some of my friends occasionally call me by my username since I use it as an alias on various sites and/or programs, so I do react to it.
     
  3. emigre

    Member emigre Has complex motives

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    Nope. Nor does anyone in real life calls me a troll.
     
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  4. Ace
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    Member Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    Urk. I tend to get this from people in my class at times: not because I'm cruel and mean towards others. Usually, it's because I sometimes kill time abusing their minds with what I can learn from trollscience. x)
     
  5. DarkStriker

    Member DarkStriker GBAtemp's Kpop lover!

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    Hello Simon_003!
    Use DarkStriker everywhere and all they call me is Dark, and koreaboo by a few :creep:
    Not that i care as long as they make it obvious that they are talking to me.
     
  6. Frederica Bernkastel

    Member Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

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    I've been called some of my various aliases and pseudonyms before. It depends to how used to them I am, for example "Antoligy" I will probably always react to.
     
  7. kakashi919

    Member kakashi919 GBAtemp Regular

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    I always react to my gaming username (redman). Only because everyone already used to call me redman and decided to use that as a username xD
     
  8. Issac

    Member Issac Mini-mod

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    No one has ever called me Issac in real life, so no... I'd never react if someone said it :)
     
  9. wrettcaughn

    Member wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    never. When I signed up for my account here it asked for a username and that's just the first thing that came to mind. No one IRL knows me as Old8oy. And now that I think about it...no one here knows who Old8oy is either... :P
     
  10. geminisama

    Member geminisama Metsu

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    No, no one in person has called me geminisama.
     
  11. Pyrmon

    Member Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

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    I frequently get called Pyrmon IRL by friends who are on the temp and/or on my minecraft server. And I have used the same username for years, so I do react to it.
     
  12. weiff

    Member weiff GBAtemp Regular

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    I do not think this would every really happen to / bother me. My Alias on here is the same as several other logins... (first initial last name). Other than that I keep my other persona to net only. If anyone called me by that in real life I would ask for proof that it was me first. ^_^
     
  13. _Chaz_

    Member _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Seeing as how it's impossible to pronounce an underscore, of course I do.
     
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  14. Nah3DS

    Member Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

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    my username = my name - DS
    so.... yes B-)
     
  15. kevan

    Member kevan Imagination rules the world

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    Yeah it was a nickname I had while I was in Year 9 at school.
     
  16. Slyakin

    Member Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Nope, and if anyone calls me Slyakin, I will rip their throat out.
     
  17. ShinyJellicent12

    Member ShinyJellicent12 I summon giant clover-shaped meteors in the sky

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    No one I know knows this account...
     
  18. JoostinOnline

    Member JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    Yes, my username is based on my nickname, Joostin.
     
  19. Ikki

    Member Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    People usually call me by my actual name but when they refer to me as Ikki I do react.

    My username used to be albatross(when I didn't know it was a bird and thought it sounded cool),I used to frequent a local forum under that alias so some people called me that, or variants of it and I did react too.

    Right now only 2 girl friends of mine call me Ikki (the one who pinned the nickname on me and another friend), but I don't even talk to them anymore since I broke up with my ex(who used to call me Ikki every now and then too).
     
  20. Hydreigon

    Member Hydreigon Isn't that DELICIOUS!?

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    No one IRL knows my online identity. :P

    ...But if someone were to call me by my username IRL, of course I would throw a fit.
     

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