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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Starbase Caf => Topic started by: JonoPorter on January 23, 2008, 11:56:23 pm



Title: Name Changed.
Post by: JonoPorter on January 23, 2008, 11:56:23 pm
Im changing my name to JonoPorter, it used to be BioSlayer. Since people are losing their jobs and getting kicked out of school for stuff found online. I decided I should play it safe and change it.


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Elvish Pillager on January 23, 2008, 11:58:33 pm
Fie! I will continue pillaging into great infinity!


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Shiver on January 24, 2008, 12:16:28 am
That's a little odd. I don't think you have any dirt on you here at these forums. When people get nailed for something they posted on the internet, it usually involves a LiveJournal account.


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Lukipela on January 24, 2008, 05:49:46 pm
That's a little odd. I don't think you have any dirt on you here at these forums. When people get nailed for something they posted on the internet, it usually involves a LiveJournal account.

Agreed. I can hardly imagine anyone would fire you for your political or religious opinions, which is the only thing outside of programming I can recall you ever discussing on the forum. Also, maybe you should delete this thread for security in a bit. otherwise your pursuers can still link your new and old identity.


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Draxas on January 24, 2008, 06:10:06 pm
Agreed. I can hardly imagine anyone would fire you for your political or religious opinions, which is the only thing outside of programming I can recall you ever discussing on the forum.

Sadly, I think that's precisely what he's referring to. As much as I would like to think the world is more enlightened about free expression than it was in the past, that's often not the case.


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Lukipela on January 24, 2008, 07:06:58 pm
But how in gods name could that get him fired/expelled though? I mean sure, if he gets caught complaining about his job on facebook, or posts pictures of himself drunk on myspace, I can see how that could work out badly (although it shouldn't). But religion and politics?


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Resh Aleph on January 24, 2008, 08:27:23 pm
Perhaps "BioSlayer" was his real-world mask. Now the real JonoPorter shall reveal himself! :o


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Draxas on January 25, 2008, 04:39:42 pm
But religion and politics?

That and sex are the 3 things you should never discuss with anyone at work. I could definitely see how a manager with conflicting views and a minimal amount of scruples could use that against someone, and they would never know it. Of course, hunting that information down on the internet for that express purpose is a new level in low, but I have no doubt it happens.


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: JonoPorter on January 25, 2008, 04:57:44 pm
No Im just worried some idiot will find out that the name I used on the internet has the word slayer in it, and suddenly think Im violent or some such nonsense. I could care less about people finding out about my political and religious views.

Also it has been weird when people who I have collaborated with on projects start each e-mail with Dear BioSlayer,


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Draxas on January 25, 2008, 05:28:02 pm
I suppose that's also a valid take, I didn't even think of it. I guess in this day and age of paranoia and school shootings, who knows. I've heard of expulsion from school for less than that.


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Waylander on February 20, 2008, 02:37:08 pm
What i think is ironic is that people say we have to be accepting of everyone regardless of race, colour or religion but then get angry when we do make a comment about someone else.

I mean its setting a double standard i have the right to insult someone on the basis of their race, colour or religion the same as they have the right to insult me.


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Lukipela on February 20, 2008, 05:47:10 pm
What i think is ironic is that people say we have to be accepting of everyone regardless of race, colour or religion but then get angry when we do make a comment about someone else.

Don't they have the same right to be angry as you have to make a comment?

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I mean its setting a double standard i have the right to insult someone on the basis of their race, colour or religion the same as they have the right to insult me.

And they have the same right to think you're a jerk that you undoubtedly have.


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Cedric6014 on February 20, 2008, 08:43:06 pm
What i think is ironic is that people say we have to be accepting of everyone regardless of race, colour or religion but then get angry when we do make a comment about someone else.

I mean its setting a double standard i have the right to insult someone on the basis of their race, colour or religion the same as they have the right to insult me.

Am I on crack or did I really just read that?


Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: Dancing Fungus on February 21, 2008, 06:43:56 pm
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What i think is ironic is that people say we have to be accepting of everyone regardless of race, colour or religion but then get angry when we do make a comment about someone else.

I mean its setting a double standard i have the right to insult someone on the basis of their race, colour or religion the same as they have the right to insult me.
*WARNING!* *ERROR!* *WARNING!* *ERROR!*
*TOTAL LOGICAL DISCONNECT DETECTED!*

Hey Waylander, what's the climate like on your planet?




Title: Re: Name Changed.
Post by: RTyp06 on February 27, 2008, 01:11:08 am
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No Im just worried some idiot will find out that the name I used on the internet has the word slayer in it..

Just tell em Slayer rocks..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFa9AYKCOfw

...shouldn't be a problem.  ;)