Custom Anonymous Names? (94)

1 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-27 21:27 ID:Heaven [Del]

I hear these are all the rage at 2ch and likewise boards, so let's see if we can come up with some cool ones ourselves!

  • Anime = "Faceless Wotaku @ /anime/"
  • Food = "Cooking Apprentice"
  • Games = "NAME OVER"
  • Manga = "Faceless Wotaku @ /manga"
  • Music = "Unpopular Popstar"
  • News = "Unverified Source"
  • Politics = "Proletarian"
  • Requests = "Faceless Begger"
  • Tech/IT = "CYB3R H4XX0R G33K"
  • Film & TV = "Couch Potato"

2 Name: Sling!myL1/SLing 2004-11-28 04:02 ID:ymOlHlLQ [Del]

Have you seen 4chan discussion boards?
It's very messy. You think you are talking to the same person, until that "same person" starts arguing with himself, then you realize they were all different persons you were talking to.

3 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-28 07:44 ID:Heaven [Del]

That's just in the beginning when you have no clue what's going on, though. If 4-ch wanted to be especially newbie-friendly, there could be a short disclaimer at the top of every board, announcing every Anonymous name. But I think it could also be covered in the FAQ and that's that. Also, there are the session ID tags to tell people apart sometimes.

4 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-28 09:20 ID:8NJbBAxg [Del]

The way iichan made up names based on IP address was pretty cool.

5 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-28 15:31 ID:Hd+ibtrw [Del]

does it still do?

6 Name: Sling!myL1/SLing 2004-11-28 15:31 ID:Hd+ibtrw [Del]

nope its all Anonymous now - wtf?

7 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2004-11-28 16:24 ID:b2ZYtkoQ [Del]

It's an option, and it's turned off on 4-ch.

Also I support this partition.

8 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-28 17:22 ID:Heaven [Del]

> Also I support this partition.

Which one?

9 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2004-11-28 23:17 ID:4IrNthww [Del]

I was thinking the >>1 one, but if you have any others, make an offer.

10 Name: Sling!myL1/SLing 2004-11-28 23:30 ID:Hd+ibtrw [Del]


Is it off by default? Maybe it should have been on by default.

11 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-29 01:15 ID:3w6khy0A [Del]

        ∧__∧   ________   
      <丶`∀´>/ ̄/ ̄/  I hold this paper
      ( 二二二つ / と) in representation of the fact
      |    /  /  /  that the partition of >>1
       |      ̄| ̄  ̄ is FUCKING SIGNED.

12 Name: 仕様書無しさん 2004-11-29 01:19 ID:Heaven [Del]

I like >>4 better then >>1, but sign either.

13 Name: Squeeks!!zhpxfNLQ 2004-11-30 13:36 ID:D2VqmS+A [Del]

Since you fellas have nagged on about it, I will take on >>1 's idea, HOWEVER, should more boards be made, you'll have to come up with the anonymous name for it, and I'll start a thread in any new boards so that you can suggest.

Over the next couple of days I'm going to do some revisions, fixing the RSS, changing some other things, so if the site appears a bit borked at times, wait 5 minutes, and if its still broken, make a thread here in /req/ about it.

14 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-30 20:40 ID:Heaven [Del]

> Since you fellas have nagged on about it

Come on, it's a great idea, nagging or not! :D

And I have one edit to my initial suggestion:

  • Film & TV = "Alan Smithee"

15 Name: whee 2004-11-30 21:31 ID:pFoqsctQ [Del]

  • Food = "Copper Chef"/"Azuma Kazuma"
  • Tech/IT = "Lambda Lambda Lambda" (In greek letters if anyone can find the code)
  • Games = "THRILLHO"
  • Requests = "Partition"

16 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-30 21:50 ID:Heaven [Del]



17 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-30 21:51 ID:Heaven [Del]


> Partition


18 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2004-12-01 00:46 ID:HHExGK7w [Del]

> Partition


> Politics = "Proletarian"

This one's good, but I'd also like "Citizen".

>>14 is also signed.

19 Name: Squeeks!!zhpxfNLQ 2004-12-01 08:01 ID:hZDmvnTw [Del]

Alright all the boards except for /nihongo/ and /req/ have been changed. Any problems, let me know.

20 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-01 09:13 ID:Heaven [Del]


Please take into consideration >>14-15

21 Name: whee 2004-12-01 22:01 ID:i3rHfsdw [Del]

couple more

  • Manga = "Hikikomori" (Thank you NHK)
  • Politics = "Clinton's Cigar"


22 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-02 02:07 ID:Heaven [Del]


I think the names should somehow be a mix of a pun on both the board's theme and the whole Anonymous thing. Both of those two suggestions aren't really working for the second property of the mix.

23 Name: whee 2004-12-02 22:46 ID:3mk82Bkg [Del]

Aww. I still stand by my support of >>14

24 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-02 23:24 ID:0JTUJ73g [Del]

typo in Food: "Apprentice" has two p's

25 Name: Squeeks!!zhpxfNLQ 2004-12-03 04:05 ID:+Ex6D7ug [Del]


Doesn't refer to someone being Anonymous...

... and who the hell is "Alan Smithee"???

Oh, and I cleaned up my bad spelling as per >>23 's request.

26 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-03 04:25 ID:Heaven [Del]

27 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-03 05:03 ID:Heaven [Del]

I still think that "Proletarian" has a more faceless nuance to it than "Citizen". In most nations, citizens tend to be registered somehow.

28 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-03 05:45 ID:3mk82Bkg [Del]

Alan Smithee /is/ anonymous, as linked above.

29 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2004-12-03 14:43 ID:3ZfGoQUQ [Del]


I just like being able to say "State your business, Citizen."

Also, "Citizen" is more politically neutral than "Proletarian". And "Proletarian" implies a class society, and thus does not represent everyone.

30 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-03 14:53 ID:Heaven [Del]

> Also, "Citizen" is more politically neutral than "Proletarian"

This can only seriously be stated by someone who also believes in the followin:

> And "Proletarian" implies a class society, and thus does not represent everyone.

False consciousness! False consciousness!

31 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-08 00:49 ID:Heaven [Del]

Change Tech/IT back please. "Geek" == sux

32 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-08 05:16 ID:Heaven [Del]

33 Name: Squeeks!!zhpxfNLQ 2004-12-08 06:26 ID:Heaven [Del]

No one uses "1337 speak" and the constant upppercase sucks wang. Find a different name that doesnt suck.

34 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-08 08:08 ID:Heaven [Del]

Script Kiddie?

35 Name: Anonymous 2004-12-08 08:20 ID:Heaven [Del]

> No one uses "1337 speak"

That's the joke. Anonymous names should be partially or fully derogatory.

36 Name: Anonymous 04/12/15(Wed)05:48 ID:Heaven [Del]

Derogatory anonymous names are lame. IMO they should either be neutral, or else funny if they are derogatory (Toshiaki, Nuitari, etc) to encourage anonymous posting.

"I don't listen to Anonymous Cowards because they don't have the balls to list their fictitious pen-name on the anonymous Internet" - how many times have you heard that one before?

37 Name: 36 04/12/15(Wed)05:51 ID:Heaven [Del]

also, I would suggest replacing "CYB3R H4XX0R G33K" with something less emphatically numeric, such as "leeth4xor@4-ch".

38 Name: Anonymous 04/12/19(Sun)23:01 ID:Heaven [Del]

I very much agree with >>36. Words are more important than names.

39 Name: 1 04/12/20(Mon)09:06 ID:Heaven [Del]

I got the idea for "CYB3R H4XX0R G33K" from this world2ch thread:

I guess HYPER HACKER works as well. :)

40 Name: Anonymous 05/01/24(Mon)20:43 ID:t7a0vEVr [Del]

Requesting "Unpopular Popstar" get changed to "☆ ♪ Unpopular Popstar ♪ ☆" :D

41 Name: Squeeks!!XjdwLWBy 05/01/25(Tue)08:20 ID:Heaven [Del]

How's about we get some more activity happening on the boards, ya? It's getting kinda quiet here.

42 Name: Anonymous 05/01/25(Tue)18:36 ID:Heaven [Del]


Needs more advertisement. I have done my fair share, though.

43 Name: Gilliam!F73v.WtXdM 05/02/01(Tue)03:19 ID:ypd0qtp5 [Del]

on /neko/ i set anon to anonyneko.

44 Name: Anonymous 05/02/01(Tue)05:26 ID:Heaven [Del]


Needs more Giko Cat

45 Post deleted by moderator.

46 Name: Anonymous 05/02/03(Thu)11:53 ID:Heaven [Del]

Requesting name in /net/ be changed to "404 - Name Not Found"
See also:

47 Post deleted by moderator.

48 Name: Anonymous 05/02/18(Fri)11:24 ID:Heaven [Del]

It's a minor thing, but the Anonymous name in /code/ should start with #! instead of !#

49 Name: Squeeks!!XjdwLWBy 05/02/18(Fri)15:28 ID:JPlREoqT [Del]


I kind of did that on purpose, but if you want I'll change it.

50 Name: 48 05/02/21(Mon)03:29 ID:Heaven [Del]

Ah. Nevermind then, guess I missed the joke.

51 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-07 01:55 ID:UQTeLO35

The name in /code/ is missing a leading slash. It should be "#!/usr/bin/anon". Alternatively, how about "/sbin/nologin" or "(null)"?

52 Name: Sakurina 2006-01-25 23:47 ID:Heaven

Trapped in /dev/null
(for /code/)

53 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-27 21:41 ID:Heaven

The missing leading slash was added, so I doubt it's going to be changed.

54 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-29 17:25 ID:UQTeLO35


55 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-29 17:25 ID:nhvGWRiX

age this shitty thread

56 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-29 17:27 ID:Dvtj6sDO

lol, wut

57 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-29 17:40 ID:Heaven

It was mentioned in the IRC meeting that the default names should more obviously reflect that the poster is anonymous.

In particular, "THRILLHO" is kind of esoteric, being a reference to a Simpsons episode, apparently. I think "NAME OVER", as suggested in >>1 might be a better idea. Almost anyone who wants to talk about games will get the joke.

Also, I think that "/sbin/nologin" might work a little better for the Programming board (than the current "#!/usr/bin/anon").

Alternatively, all the default names could just be "Anonymous." Someone suggested that, and it certainly does get the point across. But I don't think it would be popular. It loses so much of the flavor.

58 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-30 14:33 ID:Heaven

Don't you dare take away THRILLHO

Besides, all Anonymous names are listed in the wiki somewhere. It could be linked to from some FAQ.

59 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-30 22:33 ID:Heaven

Imagine if you had to read the FAQ to figure out how to post a message. The advantage of this kind of board is its accessibility, so the anonymous name should be obvious.

60 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-31 07:28 ID:Heaven

Its was pretty obvious to me that THRILLHO was the default name, even before I was reminded of the reference (even if you haven't seen that episode, its pretty clear that its meant to be a 1337 g4|\/|3|2 speak type name.)

61 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-31 14:41 ID:Heaven

It was pretty nonobvious to a friend of mine, who wondered why everyone was posting as "THRILLHO" and entered his name as a result. It could easily be a pseudonym someone would use at a gamefaqs board or something; it doesn't suggest anonymity, is the problem.

62 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-31 17:56 ID:Heaven

Looking at just about any thread that is linked offsite and people need to to told that the default name is the default. The best of both worlds is to do THRILLHO (Anonymous) or somesuch?

63 Name: Anonymous 2006-02-03 01:59 ID:Heaven

No, that's just a sign you need to lurk and learn/visit the faq.

64 Name: Anonymous 2006-02-03 20:26 ID:Heaven

>>63 Bullshit. gb2/whatever register-only shithole you learned that from. 4-ch is good because people who have lives (i.e., no time to waste reading the stupid FAQ) can easily show up and add their opinion.

65 Name: Anonymous 2006-02-04 04:39 ID:Kj886hOb

Which doesn't seem to work in practice, but we do get occasional interesting people dropping by.

66 Name: KJI!XDpPLAUYlQ 2006-02-04 06:38 ID:Dvtj6sDO

I've never read the fact... most of the stuff I learned from lurking at world2ch

67 Name: KJI!XDpPLAUYlQ 2006-02-04 06:38 ID:Heaven

"FAQ," rather.

68 Name: Anonymous 2006-02-04 16:31 ID:Heaven

I second the THRILLHO (Anonymous) suggestion, perhaps THRILLHO(default)?

>>64 is a retarded zealot, but he's got a point that FAQs as a rule don't get read much, as reasonable an an idea as they might be.

69 Name: Anonymous 2006-02-04 20:58 ID:TYAYCt1m


>Anime = "Faceless Wotaku @ /anime/"
>Manga = "Faceless Wotaku @ /manga"

I'm not white. I'd have to leave those boards in protest.

70 Name: Anonymous 2006-02-05 01:48 ID:nhvGWRiX

Wotaku doesn't mean "white otaku" (e.g. like wigger is a white nigger or wasian is a white asian)

Well, I'm sure there are people that use it as such, however, that was not the intention. It probably isn't a good name anyways because people might (incorrectly) take it that way.

71 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2006-03-16 17:35 ID:pcoqk3/H

I'd like to request that the default name for /news. be changed to "Sling!XD/uSlingU"


72 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2006-03-16 20:02 ID:ZnlillSJ

lol. seconded.

73 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2006-05-12 00:41 ID:veobEVim

/dqn/ could use a new anoname, captain obvious is getting stale

i suggest "Posting in Legendary Thread"

74 Name: Captain Obvious : 2006-05-13 23:02 ID:Heaven

Bring back Captain Obvious!

75 Name: holdincourt : 2006-05-19 08:57 ID:uL/X3wsp

what about a "sports" board? Even 4-chan made one!

76 Name: world4ch VIPPER : 2006-05-25 00:16 ID:Heaven

4chan is an imageboard, 4-ch is a discussion board (for the most part, as I understand it) and in case you haven't noticed, world4ch's boards suck (which is pretty par for anything 4chan, but at least they are/were a bit better then the imageboards), even News for VIP is getting damn stale/empty, which is why I've migrated here, at least I have some real quality to read up on in this place without the constant retardation that litters the other site's posts. Perhaps some will disagree with me about the relative retard factor between here and there, however I firmly stand my position that the stuff I've been reading here is about 100 times more entertaining than world4chud, not to mention the fact that these discussion boards are at least moderated.

My point is this though, just because 4chan does it, doesn't mean this board has to. But also, even though I haven't been lurking here long, it seems to me that there wouldn't be much of a content draw for a sports board when a lot of the other boards don't seem to get a great deal of attention/submission on a regular basis as it is.

77 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2006-05-27 18:30 ID:veobEVim

78 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2006-05-28 04:45 ID:mjZuL6Ud



79 Name: Captain Obvious : 2006-05-29 00:32 ID:dCz1o8xA


80 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2006-05-29 20:30 ID:dCz1o8xA

Alternatively, make it "I AM A PROUD MEMBER OF THE ELITIST SUPERSTRUCTURE" or something like that.

81 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2006-07-19 03:31 ID:aEVZlqQT

( ゚ ヮ゚) Let's make the new anonymous name for /dqn/ ( ゚ ヮ゚)!

82 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-01-18 04:46 ID:5pxQUTMl

For Personal Issues, "Anonymous Recluse"

83 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-01-21 20:36 ID:Heaven


84 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-01-24 23:58 ID:Heaven

I am not >>83, but I support the idea

Proud to be one of the six!

85 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-02-03 07:52 ID:xW4cdSWy

requesting the default anonymous name on all boards be changed to "fart man"

86 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-02-05 17:12 ID:rXhIANPY

Now I can't decide between >>74, >>81, or >>85

87 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-02-11 02:57 ID:Heaven

If this makes his posts stand out less, I'm for it.

88 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-02-16 18:20 ID:Heaven

I have a good one
this is the name.

89 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-03-26 04:50 ID:Hkku8EPS

I actually hate the custom names. Is it possible to make an option to just use Anonymous?

90 Name: Squeeks : 2007-03-27 10:41 ID:CETNRrUW

Like typing in "Anonymous" into the name field?

91 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-03-27 16:02 ID:sG4GobB3


No, I mean so everyone who didn't type a name appears as "Anonymous."

92 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-03-28 14:35 ID:OoOT0uf5

Anonymous is not elite enough.
Let's go fot cryptonymous, incognitous, innominateous, or unacknowledgedeous instead. :)

93 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2007-07-12 03:43 ID:ZqUiZgCZ

But then you'd be changing the name. And that's bad.

94 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2008-04-12 18:56 ID:1lOiobDG

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