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Postby tatonka » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:50 pm

so the name we use here is the one we interduce ourselfs as on the playa?
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Re: playa names

Postby lemur » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:59 pm

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Postby TT120 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:00 pm

You can if ya want. :D

I don't have a Playa name yet so I use Bill. I'm pretty sure you can be whom ever you want. I might try some different names...... :twisted:
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Postby tatonka » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:02 pm

good :)
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Postby maladroit » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:18 pm

Wait, we get to choose our own playa name? That's so crazy, it might actually work.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:33 pm

I actually didn't make up or choose mine.
Whenever I used to call my friend Phl that lived a few miles away, his wife usually answered. I used to just say "Goddammit... " and she'd say "What the hell!". It became the standard script. She'd yell across the house "Phil, it's 'goddammit' on the phone!"
Then I built a boat... when you are driving a boat, everyone calls you "Captain".
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Postby tatonka » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:41 pm

tatonka has been my online name since 2001 , but my real name is tatooed on my back , so Ill prob just use that.
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Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:49 pm

tatonka wrote:so the name we use here is the one we interduce ourselfs as on the playa?


That's what I do. But you can call yourself whatever you want. If you go to the ePlaya Meet & Greet it'll be good to introduce yourself by your ePlaya name if you want to be recognized, but no one can make you do it. :)

The classic method for acquiring a playa name is for someone else to name you during something memorable, but there's no reason you can't choose one, or use one you already use.

I'm going to introduce myself at least once this year by Junglesmack's Grandma's cat's name:

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Postby CornMan » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:56 pm

If you're in a camp, and your camp communicates via facebook, your playa name will very likely be whatever name that is on your facebook profile, which is most likely to be your default world name - or given name. I don't really care to get into some debate about what is default, etc.
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Postby BBadger » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:13 pm

I generally go by "hey you" on the playa.
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Postby lemur » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:44 pm

there is a 'hey you' in my camp.
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Postby BBadger » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:17 pm

Dammit. Is "hey asshole" taken?
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Re: playa names

Postby trilobyte » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:26 pm

As others have said, use what you like. Some people go by their default/given name. Others are given nicknames by campmates or friends either on or off the playa, and still others pick their own. Whatever works for you and makes you happy, though of course sometimes you go out there with an idea of what you'll be called only to find some completely other thing happens. The playa's funny like that :)
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Re: playa names

Postby maladroit » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:12 am

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Postby mgb327 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:54 am

I was called Dirk Mahogany, Third Eye for a while back in the 70's...hated it. (long story).
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Postby Turtleburp » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:25 am

mgb327 wrote:I was called Dirk Mahogany, Third Eye for a while back in the 70's...hated it. (long story).


I don't care what you call me so long as...it's not what they used to call me in school...They used to call me Piggy
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Postby unjonharley » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:42 am

Piggy it is, then :lol: :lol:
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Re: playa names

Postby unjonharley » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:48 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:I actually didn't make up or choose mine.
Whenever I used to call my friend Phl that lived a few miles away, his wife usually answered. I used to just say "Goddammit... " and she'd say "What the hell!". It became the standard script. She'd yell across the house "Phil, it's 'goddammit' on the phone!"
Then I built a boat... when you are driving a boat, everyone calls you "Captain".
And so it came to be.


He and his boat are also known as "Ugly"
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:58 am

BBadger wrote:Dammit. Is "hey asshole" taken?


It is now.
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Postby FIGJAM » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:04 am

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:12 am

first of all, it's pronounced

(Ash-ole-ay) with an Accent on the e, french style.
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Re: playa names

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:49 am

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Re: playa names

Postby 171/348 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:37 am

Seems to me it would be hard to say all the time.
Although, it's written on my arm, so maybe I just have to come up with an introduction where I let people read it and thus I don't have to keep repeating one seven one of three four eight or one hundred seventy one out of three hundred and forty eight or whichever other jumbled iteration comes out of my mouth... Probably some kind of litmus test for how BORG vs. Art I'm feeling at the moment.
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Postby illy dilly » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:07 am

171/348 wrote:Seems to me it would be hard to say all the time.
Although, it's written on my arm, so maybe I just have to come up with an introduction where I let people read it and thus I don't have to keep repeating one seven one of three four eight or one hundred seventy one out of three hundred and forty eight or whichever other jumbled iteration comes out of my mouth... Probably some kind of litmus test for how BORG vs. Art I'm feeling at the moment.

Could also go with "Almost Half"

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Re: playa names

Postby maladroit » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:21 pm

Right, we don't need full precision. Since there are only 50k-60k people out there, precision to the hundred-thousandths should be fine. "0.49138" rolls off the tongue pretty well.
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Re: playa names

Postby Krokodyle » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:15 pm

Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute.

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Re: playa names

Postby maladroit » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:05 pm

You'd raise a few more questions with "Fred Garvin, Female Prostitute"
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Re: playa names

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:22 pm

maladroit wrote:You'd raise a few more questions with "Fred Garvin, Female Prostitute"

It is the 21st century. No one will blink an eye.



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Re: playa names

Postby maladroit » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:57 pm

I suppose it does answer more than it leaves unanswered.
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Re: playa names

Postby dragonpilot » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:34 pm

tatonka wrote:tatonka has been my online name since 2001 , but my real name is tatooed on my back , so Ill prob just use that.


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