Discussion:
Nick names

I have often wondered how people who frequent this forum choose their nick names, when I first visited this forum I was seeking information about a problem I had with a truck but to get info I had to join the forum, how did I choose my nick name.

I was at loss as what to put but I remembered back in the 70s Yale developed a new reach truck the NER035/45 so I decided on on Nero,
I think the letters stud for narrow aisle electric rider but I can't be certain. Edward T seems to be the only person who uses his own names and always gives good technical advice, but more than that he always made you think about your responsibilities to the forum and yourself. Then there's Swoop how many times have I been swooped just when I've composed a good reply to someone's query I go back to the post only to find swoop has got his reply in first.
Anyway let me know how some of you choose your Nick names.

Regards Nero
  • Posted 16 Feb 2018 02:28
  • Discussion started by NER045
  • North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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i usually use names of fictional characters
  • Posted 27 Dec 2018 00:47
  • Reply by beatrice_p
  • Maine, United States
free interpretation from the armenian word for good day or hello
  • Posted 21 Dec 2018 04:50
  • Reply by AAPEE
  • Brussels, Belgium
hazza! *flips in the air matrix style*
  • Posted 20 Oct 2018 15:35
  • Reply by beatrice_p
  • Maine, United States
Pist n Broke....small play on words for "broken piston"....i dont get out much..""shrugs"" :)
  • Posted 27 Sep 2018 01:31
  • Reply by pistNbroke
  • Ontario, Canada
Herb was the general sales manager at the mythical WKRP in Cincinnati
  • Posted 6 Sep 2018 00:11
  • Reply by HerbTarlek
  • Minnesota, United States
i was watching a movie one night years ago, 'drop zone' with westley snipes, and the one guy they called 'swoop' , well his personality kind of fit mine at the time so i adopted his name from that i suppose. :oD
My avatar came from , you guessed it lol The Matrix
  • Posted 31 Aug 2018 22:49
  • Modified 31 Aug 2018 22:51 by poster
  • Reply by swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
You've been swooped!
swoop223@gmail.com
Fascinating thread, I chose my nick name cause I like potatoes!

I also greatly respect the late Burt Kwok, but that name had been already taken...
  • Posted 31 Aug 2018 05:11
  • Modified 31 Aug 2018 05:11 by poster
  • Reply by Spud
  • Flintshire, United Kingdom
Don't worry, be happy
I agree with you
Totally agree with you parts guy
  • Posted 25 Jun 2018 21:45
  • Reply by triumphrider
  • Texas, United States
Well because I am just a guy! 42 years in the business. Seen a lot of changes but still things remain the same. Service guys complaining about parts guys, Sales departments griping about parts departments. It is all our fault! Parts guys well are just_a_guy trying to get by!
  • Posted 21 Jun 2018 22:07
  • Reply by just_a_guy
  • South Carolina, United States
just_a_guy
I was a fan of the late Burt Kwouk, the bloke who played Kato alongside Peter Sellars in the Pink Panther films.
  • Posted 19 May 2018 19:14
  • Reply by BurtKwok
  • West Yorks, United Kingdom
I worked for BT for years, they had a cartoon advert called BT Bob in some brochures hence my name BobbyT
  • Posted 11 May 2018 22:18
  • Reply by BobbyT
  • Wilts, United Kingdom
Just an abbreviation of my surname, had it all the way back from my school days, used to get confusing as I have a twin brother and we both had the same nick name lol!

Have though about changing it to Dr. Forks after a customer called me that when seeing me chase a transmission/diff rumble with a stephoscope.
  • Posted 27 Apr 2018 15:46
  • Reply by wiggy
  • kent, United Kingdom
My last name - I appreciate this form -the experienced techs and parts people - great resource.
  • Posted 17 Apr 2018 23:31
  • Reply by Prentice
  • Ontario, Canada
Started in business 44 years ago in Parts, moved to Tech and Service Management eventually Sales and Sales Management. I still see myself as an Old Tech and one of the guys.
  • Posted 30 Mar 2018 02:19
  • Reply by OldTechGuy
  • Illinois, United States

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