Ever wonder how and why a member picks their member name and avatar?
1. Member names here that are spinal problem related ( ie . Mybackhurts, Ouchieneck, etc)
2. Then you will find members who use their email address as their member name.
3. Part of their name
I often wonder what the thought process was going on when they selected their member name. When I read their initial posts, their member name makes more sense.
I come from an old school of thought... Probably way too many years in IT, so when I register for any online site, forums, catalogs, etc, I always use my name. I do that because I always associated a online account / member name with a person.
Things can be a little different here. Because many situations involve workmen compensation situations, keeping the privacy of their name is important. Compensation case workers will search for member names, to see what that person is saying. So, for instance, if your member name is joebob
and you post a lot about your medical situation, the compensation case itself, etc you dont want some agent searching for your name and finding something that could potential work for or against you. I get about a dozen situations each year when a member wants their member name changed so there is no connection
SO, why did you chose your member name?
And then what was your thought process in setting up your avatar?
I think hearing from members here would prove to be interesting reading.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences