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(217 posts)
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 06:33 PM Sep 2021

How to pick a username

After reading DU for a while, I signed up with a randomly generated username. I only post rarely (and sometimes wrongly, but I'm learning), and I would like to respond with a better handle. I grew up in the 70s, loved Smokey and the Bandit, was in to CB/Trucker culture, but I never came up with a good CB Handle. Now I have the same problem. How have you come up with your username? Any suggestions for someone who after over 30 years is still challenged in that area?

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(184,091 posts)
3. Pop culture or something that reflects you
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 06:40 PM
Sep 2021

My name comes for National Lampoon Family Vacation.

Clark Griswald : Hey Tender foot, move your chicken wings turkey!
(the bartender angrily glares at Clark)
Ellen Griswold : Clark, that's not nice.
Clark Griswald : Relax, it's all part of the act.
(to the bartender)
Clark Griswald : Hey Underpants...
(the bartender pulls out a double-barrled shotgun and shoots at Clark!)


(116,256 posts)
5. Unfortunately, I believe that you are stuck with it until the next name change amnesty
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 06:43 PM
Sep 2021

(generally after the election, so we recently had one). Maybe you could talk to thee admins?

A hobby, a skill, a character, your location. . Anything.


(10,237 posts)
10. Where I live...
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:18 PM
Sep 2021

Hale, Michigan. In my sig line you’ll see a quote…that’s my old name before the last change. Picked from a line in a song by Cream.


(150,729 posts)
11. You can change your username, but if you do, you will lose your post count.
Wed Oct 6, 2021, 01:23 AM
Oct 2021

It will go back to zero.

If you don't mind losing that count, go ahead and change your username.

And welcome aboard!

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