Have you ever just read someone screen name and disliked them

@sedel1027 (17868)
United States
February 21, 2008 10:05pm CST
as if you were meeting them in person? I belong to a few forums and on one of them, I saw a screen name, read one post she wrote and automatically disliked her. It was an "Oh, I don't like what she said"; more like I read her screen name and I hated her, just from a vibe off of her name. What she writes I really don't find that annoying.
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• United States
22 Feb 08
No I have not and I am glad. I would not have people to be friends with. What I have done was saw an avatar that I did not like. It was just not something I could explain.
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@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
22 Feb 08
I dunno. I am one of the odd people that gets feeling off of all kinds of things names, books when you pick them up etc. and I follow my guy. So if I see a name and think ew I wouldn't like to know that person based on a gut feeling I avoid them. This person has a very average run of the mill screen name, nothing vulgar or offensive. I just don't like them and their comments on that board have backed up my original cut feeling.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Yeah. I don't like screen names that are nasty or hateful. It turns me off on the person. They may be a decent person but just seeing that rubs me the wrong way.
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@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
22 Feb 08
I have also not picked a person because of their avatar, but I do not think I have ever done it because of their name.
• United States
22 Feb 08
NO. A name is a name. I have run into weird ones, sexy ones, creative ones, and sme that were the person's exact name. Yet, I have never ran into that offended me. I think if a screen name offends you, you are reding to much into it. There are to many important things in life to let something as minor as screen name upset you. There may be one excpection, if the name has some racial slur in it; then maybe I could see it upsetting someone. Other than that, take a chill pill; it's not that serious.
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Oh, I wasn't offended. I could careless about the name itself. It is more that feeling when you meet someone in person and you just hate them based off a feeling you get in your gut.
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@voldo29 (103)
• Australia
9 Apr 08
Yes that has happened to me as well. I was scrolling through a discussion board when it said someones screen name and i didnt go into the post just because of their name.
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• India
9 Apr 08
i would never be able to judge a person by his or her name. what is in a name? the person does not change with a name. a name is an identity to call someone. imagine if no body had a name how would you address any body. i would never judge anyone by their name. you may be suprised but the person may turn out to be real nice.
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