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By yeputons, 2 years ago, In English,

I've just discovered this question on Quora: What is the story behind your username at CodeForces?. I guess it'd be pretty interesting to hear stories from top participants. For instance, my handle's history is already described there.

This blog is dedicated to everyone who don't have Quora account, so you can share your histories and comments here.

I personally would love to hear stories from tourist, rng_58 and WJMZBMR from current top-10.

 
 
 
 
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For me also interesting handle eatmore, and in codeforces there are many unusual handles

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    I have a suggestion for his nickname — it sounds like ITMO (if you read it in Russian, or like a single word in English).

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      That's interesting!

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      aaa really! cool!

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      My suggestion: He likes Egor too much :D

      And yes my username, simple, I am not creative for something better.

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        Egor's name is Egor so no story behind this username i guess!

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          clue: he didn't mean Egor's handle ;-)

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      I also remember there being a team named SPbSU: DrinkLess. I always wondered if they are related somehow.

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        As far as I know, DrinkLess was invented as an opposite to 'EatMore' (referring to ITMO, however, not to Evgeny Kapun).

        UPD: eatmore answered this in details here

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        'ami' is a bangla word meaning 'me'. did u chose the handle knowing that?

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          No, I didn't know that. It's just the way my wife calls me sometimes. I don't think it has a meaning in my language.

          But you know, I first wanted to use handle ami, but it was already taken, so maybe that person did choose it because of that :)

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      Cool One :D !!

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      That is exactly what he said when I asked him about it in person.

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      eatmore changed his nickname to drinkless

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My personal guess: tourist — it was just favorite word, rng-58 — number its somehow connected with lucky numbers, WJMZBMR — just random) And what is you story?

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I guess that rng = "random number generator" and 58 is just a number generated by that generator :D.

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    But why sky58 also have '58' as a suffix?

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      Hmmm, maybe he wanted to be as cool as Makoto :D?

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      There's reasonable backgrounds of the number 58 in rng_58 and sky58. Both of the two coders went to the same grade of the same high-school. Students in the school often uses "the N-th class" to express the grade and the graduation year (whether they are competitive programmers or not.) They were the 58th class student, so they use '58' as a suffix.

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        once i saw one asking rng in arena what's the secret beyond the handle he answered the whole name was randomly taken.

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        I just realized my handlename background is so similar to rng_58 and sky58. I am in the 69th class student (junior high school), which is 11-years younger.

        "69" in E869120 means 69th class student, and "120" means the student number in the same class student, and "69120" also means my student ID in the school.

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    Hmmmm, I always thought that "rng" meant "arrange", and it was something like "arrange 58".

    BTW, 'r' is pronounced "ar" and 'n' is pronounced "en" in English. That's the reason.

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    And what does your name Swistakk mean? :)

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    I kind of thought it stands for Renegade 58, referring to the TV Series released in 1958, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0540138/

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    Finally I found the source of his name origin. As I said, I'm sure that 58 came from his grade in junior high school and high school.

    "rng" part is short for "ringo", which means an apple in Japanese (almost every Japanese coders know it and we call him "ringo-san"). When he got in his junior high school's mathematics club, he and his friends decided to make their handle name one of fruits. He chose apple ( ringo ). Judging from some source, other students took "mikan" (satsuma orange), "nashi-ringo" (pear + apple, though I've never heard of nashiringo ) or "budou" (grape) as their handle names.

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Hey My name is Bodnariuc Dan.

My username its Dutzu and its my nick-name.

Funny story is how i got my nickname.

Since i was little relatives called me "Danut" (its like a form of "Dan" wich is my name),

But i had some pronunciations problems when i was little, and every friend that i met understood that my name is "Dutzu" instead of "Danut".

Now everybody knows me as Dutzu , nobody uses my real name , Not even my mom ,teachers,friends.

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This is at least part of the inspiration behind tourist's username: "I also like traveling, as my handle suggests." TCO 2014 Meet the Finalists

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I wanted a username starting with 'X'. I googled some popular online usernames and saw something called "Grimmface" and thought it was really cool. My favourite vegetable is Tomato.

A proper Prefix of (Grimmface) + A proper suffix of (Tomato) gave Grimmato.

Xenny was just my own addition, that fulfilled my desire of having a username starting with X :P

Hence, Xennygrimmato.

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I can play flute pretty well, so I played at some school events, like New Year and so on. "Dudka" is a common russian/slavic word for flute. So one day my classmate Ilya decided to make a crossword about everyone in our class, and I was labeled there as "Golden dudka of Russia (dudka master)." IIRC. So I use this nickname everywhere I can, because it's unique and cool. Also I have a matching title "Master dudkamaster".

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    Dudka is common russian word not only for flute)

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      Also, Dudka — my last name)

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    ... and hence you have this awesome handle!

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    Oh Shit ! Psyho is at Codeforces But Some Guy took his handle :P !!! The Story is so Awesome !

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I wanted something hard to pronounce

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    As my handle too. When I joined university, no one can pronounce "hedgehog" correctly first time.

    More interesting is my former ICPC team name (in 2002-03): HACMOPK (in English: something like "rhinitis"). But this was an abbreviation (in Russian: "Непобедимый Альянс Студентов Мурманской Области и Республики Карелия")

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I am very much interested to know the actual decryption(?) behind this -> 0O0o00OO0Oo0o0Oo name!!!

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    I am very much interested to know the actual reason of your name!!!

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    this symbolizes weird looks , the combination of 0 and o represent weird " eye looks " means everyone is amazed by his performance .

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      Its 0 o and O. Even if I agree to your answer, how does he remember that ?

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        he doesn't his browser does

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    His origin name is peter50216. He and tmt514 changed their name to strings consist of '0' 'o' and 'O' at the same time, but tmt514 changed his name back this year. I didn't ask them so I don't know what that mean either, maybe just for fun.

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      Yeah, the handle is just for fun. I intended to change it back this year, but completely forgot about that until the magic-handle-changing-time is over :(

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I was looking for something standard.

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kobe bryant fan

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I just used x = ceil(random() * 10) and y = random() > 0.5 to shift the letter of my first name by + x if y is true and — x if otherwise. 1000 is, for fun.

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I used to love maths when I was young so I thought of nickname kingofmaths but then I decided that kingofnumbers is nicer instead of directly saying maths , I use it everywhere on the web so if you want to know whether I'm on some website or not just search for kingofnumbers

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Hi, am Pushkar Singh and my roll number in CS dept. at IIT is 27 :)

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My nickname comes from the days when I used to play World of Warcraft. I used a very annoying strategy called stun lock to kill other players. If executed perfeclty, your opponent can't do anything except to sit and watch. My real name is Stan and people started calling me Stuno :) Stunlock in action

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    Same here, I used to play with Druid class in World of Warcraft so much that people started calling me druid instead of my real name

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My favorite football club is Dynamo Kyiv, and my first name is often associated with bears in Ukrainian and Russian languages. I am not proud of my handle, it is quite hard to pronounce and it does not make a lot of sense, but I like it anyway :)

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    I just noticed that your handle is actually Fcdkbear and not Fckdbear.

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      Unfortunately, you are not the first one to make this mistake :(

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        Yep, I always thought that you like some sort of beastiality too :D

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          So eventually it is a really good thing that there is a place where I can explain the true meaning of my handle. Thanks, yeputons :)

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            And I thought your username came from fuc**d bear :D

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              Heh, the truth turned out to be even more shocking.

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The next season of ICPC competitions will possibly be my last one year taking part in it as a contestant. Which means it's the last chance to gain myself a ticket to the World Final. So I changed my handle into "Ecnahctsal" when magic happened, reminds me all the time to work harder and calm down.

If U reverse my Handle, U get what I mean.

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and dreamoon ?

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    Maybe it came from Doraemon :P

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      My name just come from dream + moon. I originally want to use dreammoon as handle, but the first site I register exist somebody use that name. Then I delete one of duplicated 'm' and my handle become dreamoon.

      It can be permutated from doraemon is just a terrible coincidence >_<

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        wow.. do u have an anywhere door then ? :P

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    Maybe she is a true fan of Aerosmith famous song called 'Dream on', and by noticing how the singer sings this expression, it would be sth like 'dream ooon!'. awesome song.

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      Maybe you meant he?

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        Oh, sorry! in the first edition I wrote 'he' but after viewing his profile picture I thought maybe that belongs to a girl. my bad.

        and also it seems my guess about how this handle is formed was totally wrong :]

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JUST is a shortcut to: Jordan university of science and technology.

Yousef is my first name.

If I have the chance to change my handle in all the OJ sites, I would choose something cool.

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    I always wondered why a lot of Jordanian users write "just" before thier name. :D

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      And our teams are the same too, mine this year is JUST_AClimitExceeded :D

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I used to play Crysis online and I had small server called "EXM". KG means Kyrgyzstan.

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Yes you guessed it correct ,my handle isn't about encoded-colour-compression but Sasha-Grey , Meh :P

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    y u no choose I_love_Sasha_Gray den?

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      1)Its sasha gr E y >_<

      2)Coz i dont love her but respect her , after spending an informal week there & it seems I_respect_xyz is not in CF trends , Hence.

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Well Swift is an abbreviation:

Swift was in f***ing theatre.

It's recursive and it never ends :D

JK! As you can simply guess from my avatar, I like Swift programming language, not Taylor Swift :D

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MY Big Dream is to became a games developer, so I love games too much especially Hitman games and I would like to develop one of the Hitman series and I would like to give it a name: Hitmen BBa were BBa is a short for Black Blood agent .. :)

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I think winux user name is based on : WINdows + linUX

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I just want to be a quiet purple balloon diving in the comments area, now that being asked,(Actually in the game, I'm available only in Friday, Ignore me :P)..... wait! Why I choose that to be my ID !? That is thought-provoking...

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My nickname is thought to be pronounced like dee-shad-seven (sadly, my friends usually pronounce it like deeshadt). In 2014 I've heard a song called 'digital shadow' by Miracle of Sound and I really liked it. Also I didn't like my nickname then. So I took 'd' for digital, 'sh4d' for shadow, put an underscore in the front and a '7' at the back and got a new nickname :D

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I was studying in 10th grade in high school when I first got Internet access at home so I had to choose the nickname to represent my web identity. At this time we were reading famous novel "War and Peace" by Lev Tolstoy on our Russian literature classes. One needs to mention that this novel depicts life of Russian noblemen in the beginning of 19th century and back at the time French language was very popular among Russian elite so a lot of dialogues in the book contained French words. One of them caught my attention and also described me well in my opinion — as you already guessed the word was "caustique" and in the book it can be found here.

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just wanted my handle to sound something geekish.

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Found rtheman very interesting. (My batch mate)

Name : Ruchir Thaman -> nick: r(uchir)the(a)man

And JuanMata . Kept his nick even after Mata joined United.

(He is a Chelsea supporter I guess)

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according to his ask.fm page:

What is the meaning of "WJMZBMR" . Is it a chinese warrior name or a random string ..? random string

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    It's heard that this name is a cute acronym or a random string..

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      Maybe it's just an acronym of a random string...

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Alan Turning and his enigma machine. I am fascinated by his work so that's my username.

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Nuff said

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Personally I would like to hear story from ffao.

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    I know that "ff" stands for Fernando Fonseca, but I don't know about "ao". All I know is "ao" means at/in/on in Portuguese.

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      I think that "ff" is really because Fernando Fonseca, and "ao" it's because when he entry on the university his nickname was "Fonsecão". Obs: In portuguese the use of "ao" at the end of the world is for give the idea of big.

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    His name is "Fernando Fonseca Andrade Oliveira", i think this is the reason

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      Kinda boring, isn't it? :)

      Once I tried to change it to something pronounceable, but my friends protested because they like this handle for some reason, so I kept it.

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I used to be fan of ozil when he was in Real Madrid. Then he switched club and started playing bad and I had to add some random characters before and after his name.

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My birthday is on November 16. 64B in decimal is 1611.

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Many people, even my friends think I chose this username because I like Prince Of Persia games or movies.

But in fact: At first I chose CoderOfPersia (because I'm Persian), then I found PrinceOfPersia more interesting than that.

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It's interesting to listen story about Zlobober username.

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    We were big fans of our math teacher at school. For some reasons (I don't remember them) our class gave him the nickname "Zloy bober"(angry beaver in English). And it seems that after some years Max just took this cool nickname:)

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    All these days in CF, I have been pronouncing this name as 'Zlobber'. -_-

    So it is Zlobober then. :|

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      I always pronounced it zloblober... :-"

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      After reading above comments before yours, I realized the same thing and I thought I must be the dumbest not to read the handles carefully, then I read yours and I got relieved. It nice that I'm not the only one. :P

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What about Xellos?

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    It's based on what I'm like.

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      Is it related to this Xellos? His trolling techniques are much more subtle than yours ;)

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        It is, and shitposting != trolling :D

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My name — naranja — means orange in Spanish.
I hope to be orange on CF.
And I have been learning Spanish for some time.

I would really like to know story behind cgy4ever

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I think that the story behind tourist is this:

He has been to many countries to participate in IOI (7 years in a row) and also other competitions.

When he was setting his username, he must have known that he is going to be a tourist during the next few years as he has been great since childhood (he won a silver medal at age 11)

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My handle is extremely normal

I regret it

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My handle comes from my name Nazarbek. I did some word-crime and used digit instead of letter.

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If you've ever played an online FPS, you've probably been accused of using an aimbot. Wayne is a stupid german pun. I don't know why I keep using this name when I haven't played a shooter in months...

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    If you've ever played an online FPS, you've probably been accused of using an aimbot.

    Not if you are a total n00b xD

    Oh, by the way, I am not talking about myself. I camp a lot, so I get a good kill streak(along with a lot of abuses) :D

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My nickname is kind of cypher :)

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My nickname doesn't need explanation.

It's just:

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    Here in Brasil it is known as a vodka brand :D

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      This is.... I can't find words for this:D

      Need to find this vodka in Russia!

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My name is Levon Oganesyan :D easy, yeah?

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the movie MATRIX

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I just stilled an account in an online game and it's name was Tenison...

I liked it so i used it... :/

What really does it mean? :\

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I always wondered what's the mystery behind I_Love_Tanya_Romanova's username.

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    Yeah, who keeps such a cryptic username? :/

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    His previous nick, Lebron might have been because he is a basketball fan or that he might be as tall as LeBron James :) he is 6'4" LeBron James is 6'8". But when I asked him he said there is a different story altogether.

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    no mystery Tanya Romanova was a russian beauty . She was also a bond girl.

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      Wow, your intelligence is appreciating.

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        but how can you connect TheGreatOverlord with that couch potato in you profile phto?! :)))

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    I am receiving some related messages every week and already got 3 or 4 A2A about this question on Quora, so I'll probably drop few lines.

    This nickname is not some sort of joke or prank or anything like that. Also there are no hidden meanings in it. It have nothing to do with fictional characters. romanova is a real person.

    To prevent any wrong assumptions based on this nickname (as it is probably misleading a bit, and because of parallels with I_love_Hoang_Yen) — no, I don't have a girlfriend. Also I think that there is no reason for more detailed answer; I am afraid that it may only harm some other people.

    As you can see, there is no mystery behind my nickname. And there is nothing special behind it. Except the most special girl in the world.

    And about my "old" nickname (still used at a lot of sites — TopCoder, Codechef etc.), as gkeesh7 correctly pointed out, it is related to LeBron James. It is ~10 years old :) At that moment I was a small boy and a fan of basketball, and I don't even remember clearly when I used this nickname for first time. Probably it was in some computer game like NBA2005 or NBA2006. But LeBron James is my favorite player, that's true.

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Oasis — Live Forever ... My favorite song.

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When I was a little boy, I saw a jewelry store called "Adamant". My child's mind liked this word and it became a name for the hero of my imaginary fairy tale. Years later when I acquired the Internet access I remembered this word and decided it would be pretty good username.

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Nikefor (Nikephoros in Greek) GENDER: Masculine & Feminine USAGE: Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology OTHER SCRIPTS: Νικηφορος (Ancient Greek) Meaning & History Means "carrying victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and φορεω (phoreo) "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena. source: behindthename.com

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My Name Is Soummyo Sarkar Avik . Thats Why I Choose my username as ssavi .

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luismo has been my nickname since I was in high school, it stands for Luis Manuel.

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I actually wanted to put my username : "thrasher" but unfortunately i had a misspelling when entering that on codeforces

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Maybe I was 14, and i were going to English classes. In one of the lessons, there was a "spooky house" and the imagination of something spooky, seemed like nobody should know what is going on there, and I like to be Spooky :D

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My nickname is harry_potter_7 because harry potter is my most interesting character in my chidhood xD

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I just like wizard ;) which is abandoned in our society :(

But i want to be a ACceptedWizard ;) :P

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My user name is ahmed _25 , ahmed is my name :D and 25 is my birthday :D and _ is _ :D before that my user name was Hunter X Hunter because i adore this anime :) .

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This is my handle's history

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THE climber

Never had a chance to climb an actual mountain, through.

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Nice Post :)

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First time when I registered in sgu I had to choose a nickname and I chose "cpu". I had this username in almost every code related website I knew. But after a while it became so common between people I know to call me cpu. Actually I really like my own name and I don't like it when people call me by nicknames all the time! And also cpu has only 3 letters which violates some sites' rules of having at least a 4-letter-username. So I started to use a very complicated handle... "mOna" :)) Sometimes I make it much more complicated for sites which asked me to use at least a 6-letter-username and use "mona.m"! :{ :))

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I know my handle is awful.It's just because of one of my friends Daneshvar. He was proud in a period of time and I decided to show him that It's not good to be proud!>.

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I thnik- tourist is because-he is simply not from this world!

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tourist because he loves to tour. A few days ago he also visit Morocco.

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But what is the reason behind yeputons?

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My nickname was offered by my friend. When we were in school we really enjoyed watching the Simpsons. And there was a series in which Simpson's grandfather used deodorant for veterans of the Second World War. And because it was long ago, this deodorant called oldoldspiсe. My friend offered me the nickname. Sorry for my bad English.

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I have heard that WJMZBMR is short for a Chinese sentence:

Wo Ji Mo Zhuang Bi Mi Ren.

and it means:

i am lonely,zhuangbility,and fascinating...

just a joke!

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My username: s2KingCoders2 — It's my dream, King of all Coders!

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    you want to kill tourist? :D

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      Awesome :D that's the only way u can be the king of all coders :)

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        I would say — not only tourist, but at very least half of the community.

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My username was selected 5 years ago..... It was a cancerous child's nickname in internet gaming...... I loved him so much....... He died 5 years ago....... :(.......

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Initially I wanted to take the nick "I_love_Codeforces", but the nick already existed :(

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    just a suggestion — u could have replaced codeforces -> c0def0rces and i think it could probably have existed. :D

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My handle named harry_porte_7 because I used to like Harry Potter. His is my most interesting actor. 7 is the number of Cristino ronaldo's shirt when he was MU.

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They're two AMFs of different generations.

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HELLO EVERYONE !!! When I started on codeforces , four years ago, I looked amazing coders. Here started my dream , be the best of the world,it could sounds funny, but it is not impossible. So I created my username like chaous , which have a real importance for me:

CHAOUS = CHA + OU + S (concatenate three strings)

CHA = CHAMPION

OU = OUR

S = SILENT

IT MEANS , OUR SILENT CHAMPION Someday I will get it

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN EVERYONE !!

ENJOY YOU THE CONTESTS !!!

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My name is actually Ephim. But once at school our teacher asked some other guy and called him Ephim. Then I wanted to reply two things: that guy wasn't Ephim but I was. Those thoughts have accidently combined and "I'm not Ephim" came out. All my classmates turned into laughter, so I decided it to be my feature. Hence I'm notEphim.

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And my name is John, surname Malkovich, that's why I am msagimbekov :)

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    i think you got your name wrong

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my name is Moaz , then 01 refer to binary system :D

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guess what? just i am not a cp now......

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I'm from Dushanbe(Tajikistan) and Dushanbe translated from Persian means Monday, that's why I'm mondayguy =)

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My name is Hussain Hussain which means: (hussain*hussain) = (hussain)^2 = sqr_hussain

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I want to be target in topcoder so my username is target and zero because my rating now is ZERO, so it's target from ZERO.

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The actor who i like most is Harry potter. So decided to name my handle following his name. 7 is a interesting number, which I like much more than the rest numbers. So I added 7 at the end of the handle. :V

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    OK, dude, we got it, you like Harry Potter and number 7 :)

    BTW, I just realized that your handle says harry_poRter_7.

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      Thank for your insight :3!! The story behind this is that I had been remembering wrong that name for a long time by the time I was in high shool. I have just recognized it too. XD the original issues which made me understanding wrong is from my pronunciation. I was pronouncing por-ter, not pot-ter :V

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In spring of 2009, my team was preparing for the World Finals. As part of the preparation, we attended a training camp in Urozero. That year, only six teams were there: two teams from ITMO, two teams from SPb SU and two teams from Petr SU. We were asked to name our teams, and someone from my team picked the name Eat More, because we are from ITMO (ITMO sounds in Russian almost like Eat More in English). Then one of the teams from SPb SU named themselves Drink Less, as the opposite to Eat More.

Two years later I was the only one from my former team who still could participate in ACM ICPC, so that team was no more. I was looking for a nickname for myself and I thought that eatmore is a good choice. Both my former team mates already used different nicknames, so I thought that they wouldn't have a claim on eatmore nickname.

That's it about my nickname. For me, it is interesting why team Burunduchki (burunduk1, burunduk2, burunduk3) chose to name themselves like this.

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My username is SXISZERO,SXISZERO=SX+IS+ZERO.SX is the initials of my chinese name.As Steve Jobs said:Stay hungry,stay foolish.I agree with him,So I use this username.

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    PPTX: "My username is SXISZERO"

    Wait, what?

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      ok..I guess this will happen before. PPTX is my second username.

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WJMZBMR is actually just a random string that CLJ generated, he probably liked the look of it, so he chose it for his username :D

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    Yes, CLJ said "it is a random string" when I asked him last year. And what is really funny is that we can understand it as "我家妹子不骂人" in Chinese, whose Pinyin is "Wo Jia Mei Zi Bu Ma Ren", which means "My girlfriend never abuse anyone" ;-)

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      I think nobody will understand your comments except Chinese..

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        "我家妹子不骂人" in Chinese means "my girlfriend will not be angry" in English. and the pronunciation is "wall drug may geo bull mark ren" Here is the International Phonetic Alphabet:/wɔ: dʒʌg mei dʒi bu:l mʌk rən/

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    Is LXLWDGY a randomly generated string?

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      Actually, it's not XD it means “亮瞎了我的狗眼”, which is a little difficult to translate to English, but if literally interpreted it means "so shocking it blinds my god damn eyes"

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how i can register for contests???

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    you can only register DiV 2 Now.

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whats the story behind your name phantom11

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    I think he is a fan of dota. and his favarite hero is Phantom assassin having excellently powerful ultimate.

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My handle is EdenHazard, because he is a brilliant player. But my avatar is Mehdi Taremi, the killer of asian clubs!

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I love learning Chinese, so I translated my name to Chinese :) my first name is Xiu (in pinyin), so in English it is Sue :3 When I have a string s=d+m+y (d,m,y is a string, and they're date, month, year of my birthday), that string contains only digit 0,1,2 :)

p/s: sr of my bad english :))

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    China welcomes you,my friend :)

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I'd like to know what is behind the username alir

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For me that is the abbreviation of my name and the registering time,ha~ha~

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My handle is aslf010990 this because my name is azael sebastian lucio florido, and my birthday is the day 01 / 09 / 90 :D

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    Wow your birthday is 01/09/1990 so I wonder why your ranting is still low? I guess you graduated about 3 4 years ago. btw: I would like to know your situation currently. :D I can be the same like you @@

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      I'm about to turn 25 years old, I graduated in June 2013, study degree in computer science, my rating is low because I started too late in the competitive programming (though not is an excuse), the first contact with area was when I studied the 4° years of college (the college where I studied has 8 years of being created, so also was the first contato with sports programming for the whole school), I participated in a regional, I was very wrong, then on I try to improve every day, do not really know where to start because my knowledge was very low, so I saturated with information, I began to search for any type of information they had concerning the programming, but only sought and I do not analyze, about two months ago i download a book data structures in java and I began to read it, I feel I have improved a little, but not enough to improve my rating, I am working hard to be a better person and better programmer.

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        :D I personality refer you the book Introduction to Algorithms is a book by Thomas H. Cormen. Once you master some significant algorithms of this book you will be able to do much more in competitive programming. xD I am now also interested in competitive programming again. And I hope can do something better in the future. :v

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          thank you very much for the recommendation, now I would like to ask you some questions: How old are you? Why you are green if you came to be magenta? Why you say you are interested in competitive programming again, perhaps you were not interested?

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            I am 27@@. I really like contest programming. I do like to complete people :v now I am going to come back with some gaps of my life. But I dont care, I really dont want on a day, I say to myself if I had been 27 I would have been coded. :D:D

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Well I don't remember about the techwiz part of my nickname(tech is for technology, wiz is for wizard, but I have no idea why I chose these words, maybe because I've always loved technology), but 911 is after Porsche 911 Turbo, my favourite car(and not the 9/11 attacks :P).

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I think everyone knows the story of my username.

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I_Love_Hoang_Yen The story from his love? :">

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I was at lesson of history or geography in school when I need to choose username. And the teacher was telling something about homo habilis and homo sapiens. So with the proud that I'm homo sapiens I choosed my nickname :-)

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I always thought that everybody loves the underdog.

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You know background of my username. I chose this username, because it is often situation when I code something and then I understand that it could be done easier ))

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i dont know wherefrom my handle came ^^

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once i saw my current handle in my dreams being red it was before we could change our name(new year) in new year i was like YOLO and chose this name thinking i would become red rated and after a while magic came i did become red but not red rated :((

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My handle = my name. There isn't anything interesting)

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Seem tourist or rng_58 could never reveal their storis. I have seen they online in near ago :V

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what about SnapDragon?

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    maybe because of Qualcomm processor ? :P

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It was just Counter-Strike nick. There was too many gamers in Russian pub who used "JKee" in nicknames and other symbols which you can find in my nickname now. Those players really annoyed me, and I tried to find some trolling nick for them. So, I produced this nick. If you read this like those gamers, you can read "железо", it means "iron". Some month later I found this nick attractive, cause it was my first solution of non-standard problem.

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It was our College Programming team name, so when i made an account, thought of putting the same.

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What about sdya and Seyaua? Probably "sd"=="Sobolev Dmitriy" and "Se"=="Sobolev Eugeniy", but have no idea about "ya" and "yaua"...

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    "ya" means Yakovlevich (patronymic name) and "ua" probably means Ukraine.

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      Just curious, is pokemon the inspiration of your handle?

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I was inspired by a word I learnt from a TV series that I loved the most!! :) Soon, that became my handle

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Darooha, what is the story behind your handle? :)

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    There is no 'notify when someone mentions me in a comment' function on Codeforces, isn't it?

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      Yep, that's why I've wrote him a PM. BTW, do you think it will be a useful feature? Should we implement some policy dropdown in profile "Get email on mention/Get email on mention by friend/Do not get email on mentions"?

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        For sure. It's quite common on other websites (including this syntax: @MikeMirzayanov), and some new users expect it to work.

        By the way, 'friends' are asymmetrical on Codeforces, and I think it's worth mentioning somewhere around the dropdown.

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        Could it be possible to let author of the comment choose whether mentioned people should receive notifications? Sometimes, it is intended (like in your question), but sometimes it is completely unnecessary (like here: http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/18249#comment-231483 ). But I guess that blocking mentions should be still possible, because otherwise tourist would be flooded :D. Though I guess that it would make implementing significantly more complicated and some problems like "author wants notify and mentioned guy blocks notifications" appear.

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        Any updates on this feature? It'd be nice to have such notifications.

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    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=daroo

    The Hindi/Bhojpuri word for liquor, normally used by people from Bihar in India and the people in Guyana and Trinidad and other asian immigrant communities. A word only true Indian gangsters use.

    It's quite appropriate for me. But the truth is that I basically just made it up when I was in high school. :)

    ---Danny

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      This is too funny ! XD

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      In Persian, 'Daroo' means medication/drug. Also we use 'ha' to make singular nouns, plural. So 'Darooha' means drugs :D

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Mine, just a random name. 2012 is the year I creat this handle.

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My handle id came from my name and the addition of some part of my university roll number. I wanted to have my own name in the handle id. But the id Ashis was already taken.So I had to use some other number with name.

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I was big fan of hackers and was planning to consider hacking as profession. Then someone told me if you want to become toplevel hacker ,then you must know basics of coding. And then I created an account here which made me to become fan of coders and leave hacking.

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My name is Sameer and sam is my nick name. 'd' in txtslang is used for 'the'. so my name means 'sam the coder'. It could also be read as, 'sam decoder'. :D

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  • algebra
  • trigonometry
  • calculus
  • geometry
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It is interesting what story is behind helThazar.

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    It appeared around 15 years ago when I was young and spent a lot of my time with computer games :) And it is actually a combination of three words hell + health + hazard = helThazar (they merged together in one to make it sound better).

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What about Gassa ??

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    When I was young (perhaps ~6 years old), I invented some stories to play them in my head. Some named characters appeared often in the stories. The nickname is a compilation of the names of these fictional characters.

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zombieII what about u :v ?

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I like superheroes, specially Batman. I was playing Batman Arkham Origins a lot when the option to change username came.

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There is a famous PSP game "zero no kiseki" produced by a Japanese enterprise Falcom. "Zero" just means zero. "No kiseki" means the track of something. I grab the word "track" from it and put it behind "zero". Because "c" and "k" have the same pronunciation in the word "track", so I delete the last "k".

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    doesn't kiseki mean miracle?

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What about chrome ? :)

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    does chrome dokuro ring a bell?

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    Only thing that comes into my mind is "Google Chrome"!

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How about the new star TooSimple?

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I am a fan of 'd'ark type pokemon and monkey 'd' luffy from one piece. 'mehrab' is my middle name and '06' is my birthdate (6 january) . dats all. pretty boring :v

I also use another username "ridslk22" in some other sites (uva, codefights etc) . Dat came from my favourite player kaka's full name (ricardo izecson dos santos leite kaka) and his ac milan jersey no 22. I even wanted to change the user name after joining codeforces. but found out they let u set the handle only once anyway :v

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yinghualuowu the Chinese language

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Since this topic was revived by some comment, I guess I will just put this here.

I wanted a username X such that X is compact, easy to remember(so usernames like goutham1290837123 was not a good idea) and more importantly, if someone Googles X, everything should be about me, which means it has to be unique :D

Now, the first page(and most of the second page) of Google search is completely about me. Success! \o/

One of my inspirations was the word "Google" itself. It is short, sweet and nobody really forgets or mispronounces such a word. Kudos to the founders. I wish I could remember how I came up with "xorfire" for X :(

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My nickname at videogames was always "sergio" (my name, yes, not very original) because I started playing them on a cibercafe where your nickname had to be your real name because strange rules.

I started to put the RG suffix because the Quake III RailGun weapon. But RG is also "Rodríguez Guasch", which are my surnames.

Also, when I started to play online games on my own computer sometimes I used "srg" as a nickname because:

srg = SeRGio srg = Sergio RodriGuez srg = Sergio Rodriguez Guasch

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The time when I started competitive coding, I just began playing Counter Strike for the first time as well. Being in Computer Science too, my handle goes likecs.

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On new year's eve when we were allowed to change our handles, I wanted a cool username. I tried everything from Obama to bazooka, but everything was reserved. I tried tweety thinking that it's definitely reserved, but turned out it wasn't! I changed my handle to tweety only to reserve it not because I really know what it is :P (I only hear people talking about it). And since it turned out to be a yellow bird, I thought it would give me more motivation to become a Master. :D

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I choose this username because I was math-smartest student in my school, I often help/teach my friend doing math task, sometimes I even help my teacher solving hard math problem. Now in my university my math skill is not that awesome anymore, but I already feel comfortable with this username, it always make me remember the old me (me when I was in high school) :)

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I used to play a lot of call of duty back then. The best guy I met was anh1l1ator. He was totally pro :D .

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I am a fan of british death metal band named Carcass. 'SurgicalSteel' was their latest album at that time, and I chose it as my handle.

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It was new year's eve when we were allowed to change our handles. Me and my girlfriend were hanging out together that night and we listened to Flo Rida — Whistle. I liked that song so I wanted to change my handle to Whistle so it can remind me of my girlfriend every contest :D

After two days she dumped me but the Codeforces magic was finished -_- Damn it.

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    I changed my handle to rekt_n00b because it accurately represents my coding ability and also sounds and looks pretty cool...

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My Godfather's name. He died the day I created the account.

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My training will be savage as fuck

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well, before telling my story.
my name is bakir (bakr , bkr)
when i was in high school i take a math course in a culture center near my home , so before i telling the teacher my name, he was call me toni , i always wondering why he call me toni and when he call me that i go to him after finish and tell him don't call me toni i am bakir not toni , next day he retruned to call me toni again and again, the point is everyone in this course called me toni , so my name became toni and no body knew me as bakir , i used the name many time also when i entered the university i used it between my friends. finaly i decide to marge it with my name to be bkrtoni, my name in any thing on internet

so my handle will always be bkrtoni :)

sorry for bad english i hope it was nice story :)

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I'm also wondering why Ce Jin chooses jcvb. Does it really means Jin Ce Very Big? (In Chinese OI, big sometimes has the same meaning as 'strong')

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codeforces

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shear ignorance of creatures called humans.

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