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Discussion in 'About the Members' started by Orinda Fernandez, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Orinda Fernandez Registered Member

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    Good day to everyone! I’m Orinda and I’m a frequent visitor of this forum. I finally decided to sign up and join the fun. Looking forward to learn from all of you here

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  3. Aqueous Id flat Earth skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    Hi there. Let me know when you find something fun going on here. A lot of the dialogue I get involved in is more like having a tooth pulled.

    Welcome to the conversation, Orinda.
     
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  5. Orinda Fernandez Registered Member

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    Sure will LOL, thanks for welcoming me

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  7. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Your the first Orinda I've ever met so I did a search and it appears that you were named after a city. Did you ever get the story of how you came to be named Orinda? If you would like some help coming up with an interesting avatar please let me know.
     
  8. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Welcome! Hope you have a nice time. Also, don't use your real name.
     
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  9. Orinda Fernandez Registered Member

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    Yes my grandfather hails from Contra Costa and I have a sister who's named Monica also. I'm currently in Vallejo now with my husband and kids

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  10. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I agree with spidergoat about using your real name. When I first started posting in a science forum I used my real name for about my first 600 posts. I can tell you having an ID other than your real name has a tendency to make you a little less inhibited. Also from a more practical POV it also helps prevent others from easily tracking you simply by using your name in Google. I would suggest if your going to make a change plan both an ID and an avatar that compliment each other.
     
  11. Bells Staff Member

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    Welcome Orinda

    I do hope you enjoy your time on this site.

    One word of caution is to not use your real name and to certainly not use your real name in conjunction with telling everyone where you are. And this is the internet. While I do not envisage any of our members being that kind of psycho, it is still the internet and while our members may not be psycho, others perusing this public forum may be.
     
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  12. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Another name for the highlighted text is (lurker). But frequent visitor does sound better.

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  13. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Also don't give out too much personal information.
     
  14. Orinda Fernandez Registered Member

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    I have an avatar! Now how do I change my username?
     
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  15. Bells Staff Member

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    You can PM one of the administrators and request a name change.

    Plazma Inferno! is one of the lead admins.

    James R is also an administrator who should be able to help you.

    To PM them, just click on the information tab in their profile page that I have linked for you and select "start a conversation".
     
  16. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I like your new avatar and please post again when you get a new ID.
     
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