As for handles and such, I think it's respectable to use your real name. Because I don't want to be known as IndianaVader if I was seen in real life.
"Yeah, that how I know you
I really could care less if that person posts !!'s or someone signs off with his name every post of their life- doesn't bother me. What gets on my nerves? Spelling and grammar. Not saying I'm perfect in the least because I blow it too. There's just something that tells me people don't care about what they're saying if they don't take the time to edit their posts. If they don't care about what they say then why should I(read it)? I'm guilty of it, but at least I try to proofread my own post before throwing it out there-if I don't see it right away I will sadly find it later and try to correct myself with an edit
Max- I just used you as an example here but there was several aweful reads in there like "Bush rins" and saying it instead of it's, ect-it's nothing personal, though just had to use the example make my point
. There are some REALLY bad ones in here that I just have on 'ignore'.
Something I cannot understand is why some folks cry about extended use of emoticons. It seems pretty shallow to me of the complaining.....they're there so, use them to show how you feel. This isn't video posting where you can see the other person's facial expression so use an emoticon if you need to. Whaaaa! The world won't end already if you use one.
...and, my favorite
Sadly, some folks have to cry to a Mod for emoticon use that offended them..LOL, whaaa
Max- You have a cool name, but I don't, maybe that's why I like Slothus or UrbanATR. I'm so used to not getting my first name called (get a nickname or last name instead) that I know it's my wife and I'm in trouble when she calls me by my first name