So when you meet an online friend in person...

Mirage

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#1
When you finally meet somebody in person that you've known online for a long time, by what name do you call them?

Their actual name or their username?

To me it seems like I will call certain people by their usernames automatically. That might be weird though so who knows.

I once met a guy from here named "RarePD" and I called him RarePD for about 5 seconds and decided it was best to go with real names.

Anybody else ever wonder about what you will do if you meet somebody?
 

Boredie

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I only met one person who I knew online first. She and I were on first name basis anyway so it wasn't that difficult.
The only reason I haven't met anyone else from online is the distance. Most I know don't live here.
 

ysabel

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#3
I end up using the username unless it's a mix of digits like hybrix20394. Until now I don't feel like using Jeanie's real name. I still call her with the old username I've known her when we speak offline.
 

Cheomesh

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#4
I only met one person who I knew online first. She and I were on first name basis anyway so it wasn't that difficult.
The only reason I haven't met anyone else from online is the distance. Most I know don't live here.
Exactly like this, word for word.

She turned out to be crazy.

M.
 

Blueyes

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#5
When I went for a chat meet up I did online names first so we could get it right then switched to real names. Now for some others I went straight to real names because I pretty much already knew them except for a face to face because I had already been talking to them on the phone as well as online.
 

Boredie

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#6
Exactly like this, word for word.

She turned out to be crazy.

M.
I don't know how you define crazy, but similar to my situation, she wasn't exactly what I'd call normal.. I wonder if it was the same person.. LOL
 

Cheomesh

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#8
I don't know how you define crazy, but similar to my situation, she wasn't exactly what I'd call normal.. I wonder if it was the same person.. LOL
Funnily enough, she was up the street from me, 10 min drive. She was a great friend until I decided to make a jab at her boyfriend, who was my friend first. Been a year since. Good riddance, I say.

M.
 

Dragon

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I met someone from the radio station chat in person and his name was Ogar in the chat and that's what I called him. If it is an odd username, I politely ask them what their real name is if they don't mind telling me. Let's just have GF convention and find out what we call each other. :nod:
 

KZA_GFX

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#10
i met somebody from online once and dont think we used names it was just "hey you" and stuff like that but thats because i didnt know his real name and his username was pottymouth