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 hxm82
Joined: 4/25/2009
Msg: 1
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How are you all,

Does it help or does it hurt to give your first name, real name not screen, in that first message you compose to that person that really catches your interest???


hxm82
 ReBluez
Joined: 10/1/2009
Msg: 2
To give or not to give your name in the first message...
Posted: 10/8/2009 7:15:47 PM
It's whatever you're comfortable with doing. While it does show a semblance of trust, it might also be thought of as too much information so quickly. Six of one, half dozen of another... you choose.


Bluez
 JWG86
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 3
To give or not to give your name in the first message...
Posted: 10/8/2009 7:29:52 PM
My name is in my profile, dang. Jon. Happy? This is rediculous.
 SoftAndHappy
Joined: 6/15/2009
Msg: 4
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Posted: 10/8/2009 7:33:28 PM
First name? Jeez... yeah, that's not a problem. It's kind of nice, actually. When you meet someone on the street - how do you introduce yourself? Do you shy away from giving your first name? I really wouldn't sweat that.
 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 5
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Posted: 10/8/2009 11:29:40 PM
Depends, some people assume (and I understand why) that my name is Dayna, it's not, it's Shannon. When I tried 1000 different way to use Shannon they were always taken, so I like the name Dayna and stuck daze on the end of it, and guess what, it went through. Oh well. I figure if I just let someone keep calling me Dayna they may get the idea they are being tricked, so I tell them my real name after a few emails.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 6
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Posted: 10/9/2009 2:24:45 PM
I don't think it makes any difference at all.
 Connor-19
Joined: 1/27/2009
Msg: 7
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Posted: 10/9/2009 4:42:31 PM
Anyone who lets random people know what their name is right off the bat is pretty stupid, and probably never gets any messages.
 monalee1
Joined: 10/22/2007
Msg: 8
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Posted: 10/9/2009 5:02:58 PM
hi.. I am ok with people knowing my name... blessings
 Connor-19
Joined: 1/27/2009
Msg: 9
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Posted: 10/9/2009 6:25:58 PM
R90s check out my screen name.
 FL CO
Joined: 12/23/2008
Msg: 10
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Posted: 10/9/2009 7:17:34 PM
Yep, I figure introducing myself is the better way to go. I've already contacted some people search sites to have my name removed due to my job, but if someone wants to google me go ahead.
 Connor-19
Joined: 1/27/2009
Msg: 11
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Posted: 10/10/2009 8:50:17 AM
I guess I should of put a "... wait" at the end of my first message to convey the joke I was trying to imply.

Connor would be my real name. So when I said people are stupid when they do that and they don't get any messages when they do that...it was basically poking fun at myself.
 Lint Spotter
Joined: 8/27/2009
Msg: 12
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Posted: 10/10/2009 9:51:15 AM
If I don't give my first name in a message, it's an oversight and I correct that as soon as possible. And the people I speak to off the site also know my last name and from that they can get a plethora of information about me as to the best of my knowledge, there is no one that shares my name. At least not that anyone has come across...

Let's face it folks, if you're going to communicate with people on here, do you really want to go on and on referring to them as Bluez or any other s/n that people think up of... though some are quite ingenious...
 Shuffle_Dragon
Joined: 10/5/2009
Msg: 13
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Posted: 10/10/2009 11:45:29 AM
it's really up to you on how comfortable you are with it.
IMO, it doesn't hurt but it also doesn't help either.
 minako79
Joined: 1/15/2009
Msg: 14
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Posted: 10/10/2009 12:58:06 PM
i prefer giving out my real name or number within 2 or 3 emails at least.
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