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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2005 at 21:42
Originally posted by Dynaxdude Dynaxdude wrote:

So, since I try to collect Minolta and other photographic gear and being european, Dynaxdude was born, which I use on all the photo related forums I participate in. Otherwise it would probably have become maxxumdude or alphadude. ;-) And thanks to a hint right here on this forum I claimed that domain as well :-)

I'm glad you took the hint and registed it. I saw your 'tag' and figured 'fair dos' got to tell you first its still available. If you hadn't bitten, I would have registered it. Seems fitting that it goes to a good home.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2005 at 23:12
My name is no really a nickname but a shortcut, because I think the most of you can't pronounce my real name: Angeniet. That was my grandmothers name and she was called Anne, so I like this name for this forum!
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you have the lenses and no camera :)   differant
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Post Options Post Options   Quote G4hout Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 November 2005 at 23:45
What a funny thread:)
I didn't look before at the open talk forum, only some other forums, but I think I will read here more often.
I like Kiklop's reason the most:)
Mine's simple: the G is from my first name Geertje, and 4hout is my lastname. Normally written as Vierhout but 4 is shorter :)
(vier is Dutch for 4)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2005 at 18:25
Originally posted by PhotoTraveler PhotoTraveler wrote:

you have the lenses and no camera :)   differant


Haha, I was going to buy the cam, but then I saw the Minolta AF 200/2.8 APO G on the D7D........ It was the last one of the collection, so I have a great lens yet and the cam will be here in about 2 weeks! I am looking forward to it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2005 at 19:05
Originally posted by Anne Anne wrote:

Originally posted by PhotoTraveler PhotoTraveler wrote:

you have the lenses and no camera :)   differant


Haha, I was going to buy the cam, but then I saw the Minolta AF 200/2.8 APO G on the D7D........ It was the last one of the collection, so I have a great lens yet and the cam will be here in about 2 weeks! I am looking forward to it!


7D or 5D? Which one are you going for ..... ?

Edited by DcapVividOptic - 11 November 2005 at 19:05
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kleptolux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2005 at 19:32
It is very nice to read the story behind each nickname.

My first nickname on the Internet (before the web) was jl which is the two letters of my first name Jean-Louis. Not very original but then fitting in the Unix tradition of having things with 2 letters and very fast to type.

Increasingly webstites stopped allowing short nicknames and I had to create new ones like jl-photo (dpreview.com) that I did not really like or sometimes remember ...

I needed a name that was longer, unique and that was related to photogrpahy.

I made up kleptolux out off two Greek names:
klepto: To steal a little
Lux: Light

Thus kleptolux means "to steal a small amount of light" which is my definition of photography.

JL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2005 at 19:40
Originally posted by kleptolux kleptolux wrote:

Thus kleptolux means "to steal a small amount of light" which is my definition of photography.

Wonderful !!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote aarif Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2005 at 00:45
my family name is arif and my name starts`with an a so aarif.....what a great story I have.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nightfall Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2005 at 17:03
Originally posted by kleptolux kleptolux wrote:


I made up kleptolux out off two Greek names:
klepto: To steal a little
Lux: Light



Great nick , just a small correction. Klepto is indeed greek, but lux is latin (and yes it means light) . The greek word for lux (light) is Phos (φως) (and that's where photo- comes from )
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikekiwi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2005 at 20:22
Way, way back in time you had those Atari-(like) gaming machines.. Space Invaders and so on... The high scores on those machines were mostly limited in characters (8 or so).

As my name in real life is Michael Kiewiet, I created a shortened version from it: MikeKiwi. A lot of people now do think I'm from New-Zealand (because of the kiwi-part of course), but unfortunately, I'm not....

Added to this: No, I wasn't very good in playing Space Invaders, but I needed to have a name available just in case I was the first one to play it after it was reset.... ;-)
too much gear...but still not enough...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GormGrymme Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2005 at 00:24
Gorm Grymme was the title character of a poem by Theodor Fontane I had to memorize in 7th grade. Shortly thereafter I started playing role-playing games (mostly Earthdawn and Shadowrun) and needed a name for my character, a Dwarf warrior. The name just sounded right, and I've been using it off and on ever since for just about anything requiring a nick.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maggy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2005 at 23:13
Maggy is my real name, from Margaret. Friends from the UK call me Mags (sounds like Maegzzz, very sweet), Dutch people often call me Mag (pronounced just like big Mac), I don't like that.
I stopped using nicks in 1997, can't even remember a single nick I used before.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CTYankee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2005 at 23:21
CTYankee should be pretty self explanatory - I've lived in Connecticut all my life and like the expression "Connecticut Yankee". On Yahoo, I'm ctgardener. Wanted CTYankee or something like it, but all reasonable variations were already taken. We do some gardening, so ctgardener fit the bill. But here, I get to be a good ol' Connecticut Yankee :) Tried grabbing a domain name along those lines, too, but no luck, so ended up with "kingofthebeasts" which was originally intended as a tribute to a former cat ("the best cat ever" :) I may still put such a tribute up ... it's somewhere on my to-do list. So www.kingofthebeasts.com gets you to my smugmug page at kingofthebeasts.smugmug.com.

As for me, I'm just Dennis. I don't think I've ever really had a nickname. My three year old daughter refers to me by the name of some character from whatever book is in her mind at the moment, so I've been the "Big Bad Wolf", "Tigger", and about 100 other characters that I can't possibly remember.

- Dennis

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