Wild Dog Adventure Riding

General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: JourneyMan on February 02, 2006, 11:28:03 am

Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: JourneyMan on February 02, 2006, 11:28:03 am
Would be nice to hear the reasoning/"deeper meaning" of everyone's nic's.

Some are straight forward but others doesn't make sense at all. (Droffarc, Accton etc.) Sorry guys. Needed some examples. :wink:

Mine started out at a Forex trading forum back in 2003 and I thought Journeyman represented my "journey" for knowledge in that field.

It fitted in quite nicely in the biking subject as well when I joined in Aug last year.

Journey's on the bike.

At this stage there are a lot more members that is entitled to such a nic than me. Me "Going nowehere slowly" at this stage! :lol:

Avatar? Don't know. Just looked good to me. 8)  No resemblance to the person. :shock:
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: wino on February 02, 2006, 11:50:22 am
wino: from "kerans wino" - "The wino's attitude on life in general is bitter. He refuses to get undressed before going to bed and insinuates that the general population are stupid for doing so. The wino states that "you're not fooling anyone by taking your clothes off when you go to bed." This represents a direct opposition at the normal behavior of others. The wino has chosen to wallow in his helpless situation instead of doing small things, which are within his capabilities to improve his outlook on life. It is as if he wants to be different than the normal and wishes to call attention to the fact that he is. The difference he displays sends the message of outright laziness and being unclean."

joking, although on outright laziness... my nic is a resemblance of my actual name and my disgustingly tastelesness for wine :drunken:

wolf avatar: its the logo of wolfsa, a wolf sanctuary where i have adopted a wolf and also make monthly contributions to. cool place to visit if you're in the area.
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Grootseun on February 02, 2006, 12:06:57 pm
Grootseun... thats what they call me at work. I am the only "boertjie" in our small company and my boss insists on speaking afrikaans to me with his english accent (which is a great gesture) and he calls me Grootseun.
AKA Spyker by my non motorcycling fraternity brothers of my previous employer. The avatar is simple... it's what i see when i close my eyes... what i think about when im daydreaming...  :help:  :help:
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: toucan on February 02, 2006, 12:09:46 pm
i love guinness, but not the bottled stuff. its difficult to get a good pint around here.
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Maverick on February 02, 2006, 12:12:25 pm
Maverick, Noun
An unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

Maverick, rebel
Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action  

I was always told i'm a bit of a wandering soul, never stuck around long enough anywhere and just left on impulse to a new place whenever I felt like it. Looking at the above two definitions I am sure my wife will tell you she's put her brand on me :shock: Me a rebel........what's the chance :lol:

As for my avatar I can't recall where I found that or the origins of it. But it's been travelling with me over several forums since February 2002. It just reminds me of that dream we all have riding leisurly into the sunset 8)
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: macduff on February 02, 2006, 12:15:18 pm
i picked up macduff during my apprenticeship...
it didnt stick, but i never forgot it. its absolutely neutral and says nothing really

avatar, well, that changes every few weeks/months.
(just made a moving one this morning  :lol:  8)  8)
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: sidetrack on February 02, 2006, 12:17:51 pm
Mine is lame, I joined a digital camera forum to ask some questions and decided that digitaldan would work. I then joined the bike forums and used the same nic to keep passwords and usernames the same.
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Maverick on February 02, 2006, 12:26:52 pm
Quote from: "digitaldan"
Mine is lame


Don't knock it dude, how many guys can go around saying "Hi I am known as double D"  :D
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: accton on February 02, 2006, 12:35:14 pm
I needed a name. looked down and had a look at the name on the pcmci card infront of me (ACCTON PCMCI)

Sounded ok so I used it, no deep meaning

Avatar, the bike I ride
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: droffarc on February 02, 2006, 01:15:43 pm
Dont look for deep meanings in my nic - there should not be any ( I dont thinks so anyway).

It is just the name I got from me Pappy. I was in the knavy and we had to stamp our names on our shirts so as we would not forget who we were and every time I looked in the mirror I saw my name: droffarc.

I guess I should have chosen comet because I believe that a comet is the object in the sky that brought life to the planet and it travels alone leaving a trail of dust... something like I do.

As for my avatar, she is a beauty isnt she?
We are always three, counting my shadow and my friend - my shimmering TA.
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: funacide on February 02, 2006, 02:27:19 pm
Funacide...

A few years ago joined a IT forum and had no idea that the decision of a name would last for so many years. Asked my son who is more in to these forums than I was at the time, he came up with it in 5 minutes. (I think it was one of the peoples nick name in a computer movie in the 90's) and I like to think he thinks I am a fun kind of dude. So it has stuck.

The pic, is a close up of my baby, I have changed the avatar quite a bit, and am more attached to this one than any other I have

 :wink:  :wink:
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on February 02, 2006, 02:34:19 pm
Mine - LiveInTheOutdoors, is a deeeeeep desire to live in the city and to be far away from nature.

DUH!

Its a rather obvious desire to get out there and live in the countryside, or beach or something and far away from a stupid city. working my ass off to get there to my goal, and so help me I am on my way.

My avatar is the outline of the body of the bike i love and have.... LC8 is the designation of the engine in my preshis 949cc KTM
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Anonymous on February 02, 2006, 02:43:21 pm
Well a sot, is a sot is a f$%# sot, innit?

Avatar is the scooter on a coastal road in the Transkei
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Oppad on February 02, 2006, 02:44:32 pm
Quote from: "Anonymous"
Well a sot, is a sot is a f$%# sot, innit?



You see what I mean?
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on February 02, 2006, 02:49:14 pm
Quote from: "Sotkop"
Quote from: "Anonymous"
Well a sot, is a sot is a f$%# sot, innit?



You see what I mean?


what is a SOT, Sotkop? always wondered..........
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Oppad on February 02, 2006, 02:52:51 pm
Quote from: "LiveInTheOutdoors"

what is a SOT, Sotkop? always wondered..........


Dumb fool. The kind of guy who posts a message about his avatar and nick while logged in as Guest
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: JourneyMan on February 02, 2006, 03:01:33 pm
Quote from: "Sotkop"
Quote from: "LiveInTheOutdoors"

what is a SOT, Sotkop? always wondered..........


Dumb fool. The kind of guy who posts a message about his avatar and nick while logged in as Guest



Bwahahaha!

What happened there is  Priceless in describing your nic!

Now where's that smiley which lies on the ground holdings his stomach laughing!
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on February 02, 2006, 03:19:19 pm
:bootyshake:  :binky:  :pottytrain1:  :sign3:  :violent1:
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: shark_za on February 02, 2006, 03:27:12 pm
From my pastime of diving with tiger and zambezi sharks, and to show my location on the foreign forums I started chatting on.
Glocktalk, KLR650.net and Adv Rider.

My avatar is a pic of me by wino that I added the KLR letters too.
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: LuckyStriker on February 02, 2006, 04:03:46 pm
My nick is really stupid since I no longer smoke (I'm thinking of starting up again just so my life can have more meaning)

The Avatar is from a film called 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' - a delightful tale of substance abuse and a reminder of my own existential experiences in the USA...
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: droffarc on February 02, 2006, 04:28:26 pm
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"

(I'm thinking of starting up again just so my life can have more meaning)

...


That would indeed be a stchewpid thing to do. Waste of time, money and anything else you care to name. Besides, look at what table mountain looks like after just one cigarette!  :roll:
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Lootch67 on February 02, 2006, 04:32:50 pm
Lootch is a nickname I got from a close friend at university. 67 refers to my length - 6 foot 7 inches. The avatar is just something I'm using whilst looking for a really cool one. Not looking very hard as I've had it for a couple of months now..
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: LuckyStriker on February 02, 2006, 04:34:16 pm
Quote from: "droffarc"
Besides, look at what table mountain looks like after just one cigarette!  :roll:

That would be macduff's fault
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: macduff on February 02, 2006, 04:42:33 pm
i would have klapped him, stolen his smokes then locked him up
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: mango on February 02, 2006, 08:25:46 pm
I love Mangos......simple as that  :roll:

The avatar? One way to let folks know I'm a woman, and I
can't put anything sexy on there, coz that I'm not.....a witch
is more fitting.

 :wink:
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on February 03, 2006, 08:18:45 am
I love that bike mate. Reminds me of a BlikMetWiele everyday! jes kidding  :D  Make it your avatar?

Anyhoo. I always thought Michnus was your nick till we chatted and realised its your name  :P  :P  :P  Not a common name to me at all
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Reg on February 03, 2006, 10:44:06 am
Hi

My nic is my name, this happened when I registered on the TA  forum :dark1: and have kept it ever since.  One nic that I have used over the years is "Boogyman". My appies gave me that one many years ago. I just keep using the same name as everyone knows me.

My Avatar is self explanatory, but do change it every now and again.
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: >Herman< on February 03, 2006, 11:09:28 am
Uhmmmmmmmmmm......................... joined a cycling forum, and had to register with nick, first thing into my mind was bla-bla black sheep....and so I was "born" :D  :D

Avatar = ME!!!! :wink:

No deep meaning, spiritual thingy. Just me. 8)
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Zonkelmonk on February 03, 2006, 12:50:54 pm
Zonkelnut = everybody have seen this. It is the little peanut shaped items found in your poo.

No personal connection. Just a very funny Afrikaans word that nobody knew about and nobody will use. So it is unique. And it kinda sounds good.  :wink:

The pic is from the "Voelvry Beweging". But I do change the pic often. I like fairies and all those "two steps of the end of the world" fairy tales (Ye, I know it?s not macho, but so what). I grew up with them (liewe heksie, siembamba,books, etc) while we lived in Jozini (on the way to Sodwana). So I will change my pic to a nice fairy one of these days again.
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: JourneyMan on February 03, 2006, 01:37:00 pm
Quote from: "Zonkelnut"
Zonkelnut = everybody have seen this. It is the little peanut shaped items found in your poo.

No personal connection. Just a very funny Afrikaans word that nobody knew about and nobody will use. So it is unique. And it kinda sounds good.  :wink:



Didn't knew of that word either. It's gonna get used from now on, though! :lol:
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: KiLRoy on February 03, 2006, 02:09:40 pm
The Zonkelnut aka Poepholvrug, Ki-tesbessie of Kling-on   :lol:  :lol:

H
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on February 03, 2006, 02:47:22 pm
Quote from: "Zonkelnut"
So I will change my pic to a nice fairy one of these days again.


Bloody fairy. Now answer your pm! :D
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Zonkelmonk on February 03, 2006, 06:59:39 pm
Huh? :?
Title: Nic & Avatar
Post by: Kev on February 03, 2006, 08:32:43 pm
"Kev" is my real name. The "AlpineAdventure" has a few meanings to me. I have always fancied the BMW adventure models, and hope to have the new 1200GS Adventure some time in the future. I live in the Alps. That explains the Alp part. Also, I am looking at setting up my own company here for bike hire... probably with a 1200GS and a Dakar and.... The name works for the area... loads of folks come here for adventure.
 
The avatar is a negative image of the 1200 GS Adventure. I might replace it with my new bike when I get it... but I might not. I like the picture like that... sort of drug induced!!
:toothy9:
So that's that.

Kev