does MeFi have any policy regarding usernames? August 24, 2001 9:47 AM   Subscribe

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Fishfucker.

So my question is - and I'm not offended by this, merely curious - does MeFi have any policy regarding usernames?
posted by solistrato to Etiquette/Policy at 9:47 AM (19 comments total)

isn't he/she dong resin's distant cousin? on the distaff side.
posted by heather at 10:21 AM on August 24, 2001


does MeFi have any policy regarding usernames?

Thou shalt not spoof usernames.
posted by iceberg273 at 10:45 AM on August 24, 2001


ice: how do you explain zippity bop, then?

posted by moz at 11:03 AM on August 24, 2001


Why not ask urinesoakedrube or donkeyschlong?
posted by xiffix at 11:08 AM on August 24, 2001


Or fuq
posted by briank at 11:10 AM on August 24, 2001


ice: how do you explain zippity bop, then?

There are some things that no one can explain. Zippity Bop™ is one of them.
posted by iceberg273 at 11:27 AM on August 24, 2001


I don't care.

It's sort of a strike against them, because I tend to think maybe they're going to be disruptive, but that's only because I have to admin this place. I let a user's words speak for them, and they can call themselves anything they like. Fishfucker, although the name may offend some people here (but I really hope not), seems to have his/her head on straight and his/her comments sound intelligent to me.

...but

if there was an offensive enough name that complaints about it were sizable, I'd probably ask someone to change theirs. "fishfucker" is pretty innocuous, but something with a racist, inflammatory word would probably obscure any point they were trying to make. So I don't know, it's never been a problem before, but if the mob rules that "fishfucker" is too racy, I suppose I could ask them to change it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:21 PM on August 24, 2001


I think I might like "The FishFucker 2000" better.

Fucks up to 12 fish a minute, skin on or off, turns a sandwich into a banquet, changes you into a 9 year old Hindu boy, and never needs ironing.

mmm Friday
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:40 PM on August 24, 2001


OK. Just curious. :)

And if someone really did get offended by Fishfucker... yeah, I'd point and laugh, too.
posted by solistrato at 1:08 PM on August 24, 2001


"fishfucker" is pretty innocuous

Ladies and Gentlemen, why we love Matt...
posted by fooljay at 1:35 PM on August 24, 2001


Speaking as the aforementioned Dong Resin, I can tell you I wanted a name that would be somewhat self-depreciating, something post-clever. There's a lot of clever on the web, and after you OD on it, you go crude.

Fishfucker. Heh. Sounds like a lonely Norwegian.
posted by dong_resin at 5:07 PM on August 24, 2001


Kafkaesque, you've really got to start prefacing your comments with "Put down the coffee - it's really going to hurt coming out your nose". Just a public service, you know.

Doesn't Tom Waits have a song about a lonely Norwegian?
posted by gleuschk at 6:51 AM on August 25, 2001


It's from a Buddy Hackett routine. He's going on about erections getting rarer. He's out in boat, providence smiles, he gets back to the dock and Anita Bryant screams "Fish fucker!" at him.

So far as I can tell, that's the first time that has appeared on the web. Nothing quite like being a pioneer, is there?

I just love being the rap king of Arizona.
posted by NortonDC at 1:39 PM on August 25, 2001


Fishfucker, isn't that what they called Troy Mclure in High School?
posted by skallas at 6:40 PM on August 25, 2001 [1 favorite]


If everyone hates me because of my name, I'll change it, you should hate me because of who I am and what I think, not because of my name. I just like to use it because I like thinks like that. It was also the only thing I could think of (idiotnewguy I thought of too late). I happen to like it, simply because it looks pretty cool, and I like vulgar names (to make people slightly uneasy, although I'm not immature enough to think it's funny ha-ha, I think it's interesting).

It started as the name of a strange experimental band/project I started that ceased to exist sometime last year. I wanted to keep the name alive, at least keep it circulating so no one else grabs it.

If everyone hates it, I suppose I could be nice and change it, even though that's giving into peer pressure/conforming/giving in/bending to other's wills/etc.
posted by fuq at 6:45 PM on August 26, 2001


2nt line, 2nt sentance:
I mean: I like things like that.

posted by fuq at 6:48 PM on August 26, 2001


Fishfucker? Why, it's Troy McClure!
posted by sonofsamiam at 8:09 AM on August 27, 2001


Whatever you do, don't judge a book by its cover.
posted by barkingmoose at 6:18 PM on August 27, 2001


w00t w00t w00t! a thread for me! that i just found! it's like a belated birthday present!

er. the wonders of search engines.

the speculation is priceless. the story behind the name is really quite simple, but i simply can't give it because i like all of your stories better. i'll have to look into that buddy hackett thing -- i smell a theme song coming; alas, my wrestling career has ended.


posted by fishfucker at 11:02 PM on September 30, 2001


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