I'm always interested in online identify (real or perceived) and have been reviewing the names or tags of various hubbers. Top of my list for the most useful name is:
You may provide suggestions, except you may not suggest yourself/your own name. I also believe Inspirepub and SunSeven chose really useful tags.
Why Mark? Well, his surname suggests confidence ("Knowles" = "knows"), beside which his profile picture suggests a pleasant and amiable person (which is also supported by his various postings). I presume it is his real name - therefore he is being upfront and personal as well!
I think your persona is important on such social bookmarking sites as HubPages.
Hi pjdscott - Question: Why would you restrict the flow of "useful names or tags of various hubbers" by ruling out hub names of folks who know their descriptors meet your criteria? Is this some kind of a contest? Doesn't make sense to me. If someone were to send you his or her own name, would he or she go to jail? What is the penalty you propose for this sin? If you're gathering "names" that meet your criteria, why would you care where that information came from? I'm baffled. Helen Borel (a.k.a. Creativita)
Hello Creativita and greetings to you. By suggesting that you can't suggest your own name, I'm trying to limit blatant self-promotion and get hubbers to think about other people other than themselves (I do find that this is a very unselfish community, unlike others to which I belong).
I like your tag - now I'll have to read a hub by you!
I am not sure about picking a "useful name". I usually look to the articles before I check out the names. I guess I am strange like that. It should show in my name
I picked mine from my nickname and maiden name because the two are the essence of me and, I feel, are who I am as a personality. My real name and married name are just boring to me and scream "little doormat girl".
LOL! Mark does "know," doesn't he?
I think you are right. Your online persona does have an impact on how people perceive you. Mine for example, makes me sound like a goodie-goodie. That was not my intention and is not all that accurate, really.
I like when people use their real name because it establishes trust.
Well it is nice to know my name is useful
It is of course, my given name, so happenstance. And I went to British public boarding school (read private) so I have heard all the funny versions lol - I will do the honors and suggest "Know-all" "Know-less" and Know-it-all"
I will nominate "darkside" as being intriguing enough to warrant a look and un-nominate all the names such as "forexmaster" "daytradingguru" "IMgenius" etc.
These just put me right off and I never even look at what these people have to say because I already know what they are saying. I don't see the point of doing this other than perhaps a minor amount of SEO value. (I am sure a few IM gurus will put me straight)
So, I guess I am agreeing with you on the usefulness of names. I was lucky in that case.
I must admit, I'm envious of that username. It is especially suitable for hubbers.
It would be nice if we could have the option to change our screename.
I like SweetiePie! Why change it? As Mark notes, sometimes people try too hard...
Well if they give you that option in the future, I think you should keep your name as it is,...For the simple fact I think your a sweet person, Always seeing the good side of people and things !!!!
That would be a great option, I tried my best to change mine by sending few emails, but had no luck.
My hub name is my real name and it tells people also where I come from, it was rather easy to think up because it was my nick name when I lived in England.....jimmy
When I am at it, why do they like to take pictures of money and a briefcase? Not to be disrespectful, but if they are that successful in the businessworld why do they have names like IMguru with a picture of cash?
Because they are trying to associate themselves with success, while in reality they are most likely sitting in holey underwear on an orange box, after maxing out their credit cards to buy the latest $2997 course from some GuruWanker who told them that they can become insanely rich by posting "Make Money" affiliate offers on forums and sending out emails.
I'll have to do a hub on Cialdini and persuasion principles sometime!
You swine. Beat me to it!
Well, at least my name is pretty safe from mangling.
About the only attempt has been "Grow-Dense"
That is what I was thinking. It is sort of like that hub where the writer claimed an astrology consultation will help to cure severe clinical depression, but guess what that person does for a living. My favorite is when the relationshipgurus came back to talk to me on the forum .
My last name is too easy to make fun of (it's pronouced identically to "rude"), so people actually lose smart-points by doing so.
I love the name G-Ma Johnson.
The icon photo she uses is exactly what I want to picture as that loving Grandma her writing portrays.
And I agree, Mark Knowles is a damn good name.
I always use my real name only. In all forums, yahoo groups, blogs e-mail everywhere. I can not understand why people do not appear with real name?
In my opinion hiding name does not create trust.It may atract some traffic somewhere but one will be stay looser in real life.
This is my personal opinion. One may or may not be agreed.
Jyoti, there are Stalkers out there who can cause you a lot of grief just by knowing your real name. I do trust the people here in the HubPages. For the first time I have put my real name on something Internet related. Give those of us that are sceptic time to trust our surroundings.
I feel the same way as you. One of my friend's worked as a prison guard in a small town and never wanted to put his picture or name online because his colleagues printed out everyones' profiles from sites such as myspace as a joke. Not that he posted anything to be ashamed of, but he liked his privacy and I can understand that.
I just use my first name on almost everything- and I try to just put "San Francisco Bay Area" instead of my city.
I've already talked to my husband in depth about this possible scenario of stalking- he is concerned for me and does not want me posting too much information.
I was especially concerned about this at conspiracy sites which I frequent, as debates can get pretty heated sometimes and you never know who might take it a step further.
As for names, I like knowing someones real first name at least, but some avatars are really cool like Darksides.
I agree with you I have had one and unfortunately using My middle initial and the last name is which enable him to find me. I will never ever do that again.
At an Adsense forum I frequent there is a user with a name something like "Adsense Master" and the shame of it, he is no where near being a master. In fact all the advice this person gave was wrong. Wrong to the point of if a person was caught following his tactics you'd get yourself warned at best and banned at worst.
I didn't know that my "username" would be my screen name and would be unable to be changed! Our umbrella business name is Inspire Publishing, so it was a sort of obvious login to use.
And now I am stuck with it!
At least someone thinks it was a good choice ...
But it does mean I have to be in the habit of writing my name at the bottom of every forum post and comment ... sigh.
The same thing happened to me, I just used the first part of our business name of Moifah Corporation Inc. Ah well, like you said, pretty much stuck with it now.
Name | Suggested by
Mark Knowles | pjdscott
darkside | Mark Knowles
G-Ma Johnson | Veronica
My name has been made fun of in the past, but only with friends whom I know. Not the rude ones, real friends who just come up with nicknames like everyone does. Not to mention, where I live, there is also a Pharmacy called "Rider Drug" and everyone asks if we own that company. It's funny at times
People tend not to make fun of my last name (Naczelnik)...probably because few can pronounce it.
As a fisherman, the name Keel does get a few comments, but I am still asked how to spell it.
I was already blogging as Paraglider so I just brought the name here. The picture is a woodcarving I picked up in Jo'burg years ago.
You all hate me!
I suppose I have one of those horrible names... AND I have an occasional picture of money or computer parts. No suitcases though.
I picked it because it's my 'handle' for all my article writing information stuff on the net. And I have pics of money and keyboards because they match the subject matter.
I try to give good info, though, and make no secret of my real name.
It's Melanie. Hi.
Some really interesting insights on this thread. I use pkmcr on a lot of sites because it's our business name but increasingly I am tending to use my real name - so I share the thoughts on not being able to change our usernames - but for al the benefits we get here I am not too worried about it.
Did I misread that people are supposed to be mentioning someone else's name and not their own?
I like Zsuzsy Bee's name. It's very memorable and the Z's give it a likeness to the stereotypical sound bees make.
No, but we're all rebels here. Ask us to do something and we'll do something else...
Crazyhorsesghost is a good one though.
Paraglider got my fav too. Love That.
Gamergirl's point about Zsuzsy is great.
Funktual - is a hybrid of funky intellectual, which I have no business calling myself, considering I never read Nietzche or War and Peace or anything else I'm supposed to.
I just wanted a name I could put in front of the word REVOLUTION.
Funktual rhymes with Punctual. Real name is Jamie (kind of asexual)
Last name is Freund which means friend in German. An adopted name. I'm not German.
At one point in the development it was D.J-Me Funktual. LOL!
Zsuzsy Bee is excellent, agreed! Everyone is welcome to *discuss* their own name but the plan is to *suggest* someone else's, simply in the name of good community. Thanks to everyone for the discussion and suggestions.
HubPages is a very discerning community and hubbers want to discover the content and personality behind a name, perhaps unlike the rest of the web (which can be very facile/surface). This is where a slick name might really work.
Perhaps my next project is a posting discussing profile pictures - there is such an interesting and engaging array on HubPages!
Sorry, Gamergirl. It seemed to have turned into a conversation about names and I jumped in.
I just thought it was interesting how the conversation deviated.
And someone should have nominated your name by now, gamergirl!
I wrote my first name "Marie" in my profile a few weeks ago, so those who may read it will know my first name. I see making up user names as being creative and fun, sort of like pen names are used by authors.
I'll probably will just go with: Useful_ID
Not really good with Id names, I just tend to use my own name. Ages ago, when ICQ was still a hype, my nickname was Madam_Shakur (because I used to like Tupac Shakur). I started to get these really weird kinky random messages. Apparently, my friend said that it suggested that I am a lady pimp. I chose to be boring afterwards...
i was going to nominated dj funktual because i find his hubs to be both entertaining AND functional, but his EGO seems to have beat me to it.
Well, my last name is Garrett. A Garrett is old english for 'unfinished room under a roof' (An attic). I have a store which is called Daizies Attic. So, the name Garrett, coming from the renaissance period is from people who used to live in the attic.
I just noticed that this post was created 16months ago and Kenny said thanks to someone who mentioned him 16 months ago. Way funny.
And I'm glad I wasn't around then BC. Can you imagine an analysis of mine. I wish I hadn't been drinking when I wrote mine into the box
I guess I should look on the brightside - it could be worse
And hows yerself BTW - working hard on your work? You're up to some more writing are you not? I'm sure I read you were goning to concentrate on a couple of niches.
Frogdropping is an interesting one any reason why you picked this name?
Yeah I have killed the Cabin Girl & Redneckman off, am going to start writing mainly medical stuff but with a bit of humor in it, fed up acting the fool. I have decided to try and make some money from the site instead. So all the pirate crap and stuff is gone, want to show some that there is a serious writer as well behind the mask.
Hey BC, so we were right about *edit* redneckman huh? What's this about medical stuff and niche market? Can't wait to read your hubs. But I'll miss the pirate "crap". Maybe you can have CG write those pirate stuff and you concentrate on the more serious ones .
I am going for two niches, the medical and wildlife. Sure you and FD already helped my new act out, Wildlifelover, tis me
Wow, that's you. Hmmm can't tell the difference (yet) LOL. With redneckman, it was easy to guess. Glad I became Wildlifelover's fan. Will get to check out your hubs when they come out .
Okay, so if your wildlife has a new hub name, where's the medical hub name?
I am writing the medical stuff under BadCo, the other 2 accounts PG & Redneck are basically now redundant !
Oh wow lol - found you without trying! Was I friendly enough? I was trying to be at least
@ Helen - I was the back end of drunk at the time. So there isn't a reason, or excuse
BC - well, you know what's best for you. But remember what you are matey-bob ... you may struggle to suppress the drama side, which many happen to like, it's ... you! But I like the niche idea, and if you want any help, at all, in any way, just ask
I will my friend, you must drop me a mail and let me know how your pregnancy hubs got on. Besides you know me well enough to know I can delete 50 hubs and 500 fans in a second. I am a person of many acts, the new act will be a more serious me.
Badco I hope the serious writer still has time to come and make us laugh in the forums.
frogdropping that is brill I sometimes wonder wether I made a mistake using my real name. Maybe I should have had a little more practise with my writing skills before I put my name to it.
Just the writing will change Helen, the Forum Fool will remain the same
That's good to know we don't want you to change too much. So when are you going to hit us with all the new hubs?
It's better to have your name on one hubpage account and then one account with your business name or top keyword phrase and then a couple of other hubpage accounts, if you can be bothered to keep up posting new hubpages in them that is!!
You can always spot the besttampons4u and the seo experts here on hubpages and their business sense is a load of arse!!
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