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Kraetos
Lovable Bastard
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boston-ish
 
2007-07-13, 07:25

So I just realized that when I search for my common avatar, Kraetos, on Google, I get the second and third hits. Contrast to my real name when I only get the eighteenth hit. (When I updated my blog more frequently, I was able to get the third hit.)

Still, my internet avatar pulls the second hit! Crazy. How about you?

Sadly, being a technology pundit is truly never having to say you’re sorry. You can be wrong for years and never lose your job.—The Macalope
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Wyatt
On twitter: @bwyatt
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Near Indianapolis
 
2007-07-13, 07:30

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Originally Posted by Kraetos View Post
So I just realized that when I search for my common avatar, Kraetos, on Google, I get the second and third hits. Contrast to my real name when I only get the eighteenth hit. (When I updated my blog more frequently, I was able to get the third hit.)

Still, my internet avatar pulls the second hit! Crazy. How about you?
I'm all four hits. Hell yeah!

My personal site is the first one (which is odd, since I haven't mentioned my screen name there in a couple years), my Nova profile is the second, my Oldblivion forum profile is the third, and a post I made a long time ago at LinuxQuestions.org is the fourth. The rest of the results are hidden and are undoubtedly my posts here.

Twitter: bwyatt | Minecraft: bwyatt_IN
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BuonRotto
Not sayin', just sayin'
 
Join Date: May 2004
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2007-07-13, 07:41

I get a suggested correction "did you mean Buonarroti?" and I'm all the hit ason that page. Oddly enough, AI comes up first, then AN, then some other stuff, and on the second page is a document from alcimedes' homepage, a pdf of me ranting about how much I hate the AO.
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torifile
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Durham, NC
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2007-07-13, 07:56

I'm the majority of the first couple pages. Interestingly, my business website (which doesn't mention "torifile") is at the bottom of the first page, too. Weird.
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Banana
is the next Chiquita
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
 
2007-07-13, 07:57

I'm seeing some serious competition for the first hits with "Banana". I lose.

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blakbyrd
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Warrenville, SC
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2007-07-13, 07:58

Most of the first page of Google results.
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Wyatt
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Near Indianapolis
 
2007-07-13, 07:59

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I'm seeing some serious competition for the first hits with "Banana". I lose.

Yeah, you probably have one of the least dominating screen names for Google results.
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GrayDiggity
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tennessee
 
2007-07-13, 08:04

I come up second, using a different name than I use here. I registered on AN before I came up with a constant avatar for all sites. Unfortunately, it appears somebody else uses mine quite often, as well. Apparently this person plays WoW, listens to REM, and lives in Antioch, IL. Not me, not me, and not me.

I must not be very original, or people keep stealing my avatar (my money is on "not very original"). GrayDiggity has a MySpace page and a YouTube profile. At least I get the first Google hit with this one.
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Moogs
Hates the Infotainment
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NSA Archives
 
2007-07-13, 08:57

As one would expect, Google thinks I meant "Moog the Synthesizer", as well as a variety of other links not related to me... not the least of which is the famed moogs.com (run by a rock-infused she-devil named Megan).

Megan Pwns my soulz¡¡






However she has a sense of humor.
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My brother is in the stupidest band in the Universe. They're called Mongolian Death Cloud. . . Ever heard of a stupider name? Me neither. They suck.
Stupider? According to the Apple dictionary, it's a word, but I'm not buying it. Mo' Stupid is the correct term.

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kretara
Cynical Old Bastard
 
Join Date: May 2004
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2007-07-13, 09:24

My screen name comes up a few times on the first page of google.
Oddly enough, the first entry on google is for the island of Crete...weird.

I have some hits from entropy.ch, macnn, AN, ubuntu forums and unix.com.

Then, a whole bunch of hits from some eastern european looking language (Hungarian?).

You're looking at eons of repression getting purged. If only they'd let us jerk off.

Beware the man of one book. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
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World Leader Pretend
Ruling teh World
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boston, MA
 
2007-07-13, 09:27

Hmm... oddly enough my user name is a band name, and an REM song. I'm not on the first 5 pages of Google.

My real name though gets a lot of hits on Google, mostly track and cross country related.
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turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tidewater Virginia
 
2007-07-13, 09:33

Mine is the first hit, in fact, it's the whole page.

Seems I'm a pretty popular guy on the web.
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Foj
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta
 
2007-07-13, 09:40

There were 441,000 results when I searched and it took me until page 26 before I found anything related to me. And it happened to be for my post in murbot's thread Best Fight Ever.


The only other noteworthy thing I found was this: the foj

A knife and a fork, a bottle and a cork, that's the way to spell New York.
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PB PM
Sneaky Punk
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
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2007-07-13, 11:04

Nothing too interesting for mine, although on the first page my user name was connected with a microprocessor panel.
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bassplayinMacFiend
Banging the Bottom End
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
 
2007-07-13, 11:44

Mongolian Death Cloud sounds like an awesome band name to me.
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turbulentfurball
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2007-07-13, 11:46

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Nothing too interesting for mine, although on the first page my user name was connected with a microprocessor panel.
I always wondered what your username referred to. I always thought PowerBook PowerMac.
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RowdyScot
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Join Date: Apr 2005
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2007-07-13, 11:58

First hit was AN for RowdyScot Only two hits weren't me out of 20-some, but the other guy is from Hawaii. I'm the 9th hit on my actual name for the work I do with my Scottish clan.

Authentic Nova Scotia bagpipe innards
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PB PM
Sneaky Punk
 
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2007-07-13, 12:23

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I always wondered what your username referred to. I always thought PowerBook PowerMac.
You were right, when I first signed up I was using a Powerbook G3 and my trusty Power Mac G4.
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