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GT Hill

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Re: My real name IS GT Hill
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 10:59:36 am »

I made the suggestion(s) I did because since Mac (a forum moderator) is the one who posted to have you update the Display Name to reflect your Real, Full Name, he is the one to whom you would need to present any questions. My comment re: gov't ID was predicated on "If that is your legal name, and your ID shows as such, then it'll be OK." There's another member here named Cosmo. That's it. And he has the ID to prove it.  [This is why I always say "Real Full Name," not "Real First and Last Name," since a Full Name does not absolutely require having both a First AND Last Name to be accepted.]

My *legal* first name is Raymond, and I really don't like it. I go by "Ray." I get your point re "Tom" versus "Thomas," and I think the answer is going to be "Well, if that's the name you go by and prefer," which raises support for your position of "I go by GT, everyone knows me as GT." That will, however, start the slippery slope of initials being used, and I believe the forum admins would not want that to happen.

When you reach out to Mac, or when he replies here, is there a safe middle ground (like TJ's "TJ (Tom) Cornish") that would be comfortable for you? Something that shows the bare minimum of meeting the Real Full Name policy while still highlighting the name you prefer? (And yes, as Luke mentioned, once you start participating and everyone sees "GT," you'll absolutely be known here as well only as GT!)

Just trying to help :)

-Ray

Thanks Ray!

GT
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Re: My real name IS GT Hill
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2018, 11:32:13 am »

If you're going to insist on this, then unfortunately you won't be a good fit for this forum as the full real name is the most hard and fast rule.  It's not going to change.  You can either abide by it as I do, or not.  It's totally up to you.

FWIW, I hope you do decide making a small name change is a small compromise to access this forum which is a great resource and has some great people.

Tom,

My frustration is that you guys are breaking your own rules. Raymond goes by Ray, you go by Tom (assuming Thomas).

I don't go by my first name for very personal reasons.

I have proven that GT is actually what I go by and I'm not skirting any rules like could be done. I'm not trying to be anonymous. I'm asking the forum to understand that "GT" is no different than "Tom" or "Ray".

I know there are great people and resources here. I hope to be a part of it if it can be accepted that I'm not trying to be difficult.

Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

GT
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Re: My real name IS GT Hill
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2018, 12:33:24 pm »

I would certainly argue that "GT Hill" is indeed your Real, Full Name, given that it is what you are absolutely known by in the industry. From pervin' my way through the links that you posted... (an abandoned MISSILE SILO?!?)     not only do I not see you referred to by any other name, but it would indeed be confusing to refer to you by another name- your authority and expertise on wireless networks is all known from GT Hill.

Hopefully Mac or Doug will swing back through and render judgement... alternately, shoot one of them a PM and explain the situation. I'd hate to miss out on your expertise (as our industry gets more and more integrated with computers and networking, the ability to deploy a *secure* wireless network is a skill we're all having to master!) over this!

-Ray
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Re: My real name IS GT Hill
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 12:33:50 pm »

and don't call me Raymond. :P
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Re: My real name IS GT Hill
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2018, 12:47:03 pm »

M*A*S*H
B.J. Honeycutt's name was BJ, named after his mother "Bea" and his father "Jay".

GT, just give in and spell out your name like TJ does... "GT (Geetee) Hill".




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Re: My real name IS GT Hill
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 12:48:10 pm »

and don't call me Raymond. :P

Sorry about that sir! Yeah... this is in the Titan II. :-)

GT
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Re: My real name IS GT Hill
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2018, 12:49:20 pm »

M*A*S*H
B.J. Honeycutt's name was BJ, named after his mother "Bea" and his father "Jay".

GT, just give in and spell out your name like TJ does... "GT (Geetee) Hill".

That's the best answer! :)

(And I love M*A*S*H...)

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