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      Why use 'ian', 'ite', etc? Suggest a term for a member.

      Just noticed on another thread the fixation for the appendage 'ian' being used to describe a member of the forum.

      In my very humble opinion, this 'ian'/'ite' usage sucks. We need another term that will describe a member here without these appendages.

      Please put your suggestions here and someone can then decide which one can be used, or maybe we can do a poll with the most popular suggestions.

      Just as an example, why not call members 'COGs' - I know it doesnt sound right, but thats just a suggestion to get you started.
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      Re: Why use 'ian', 'ite', etc? Suggest a term for a member.

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      Re: Why use 'ian', 'ite', etc? Suggest a term for a member.

      Gearheads sounds perfect to describe members. We are all Gearheads at heart and I'd like to think the forum name is derived from the members, rather than the other way around.

      Why do we need another short form / nickname?
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      Re: Why use 'ian', 'ite', etc? Suggest a term for a member.

      thts kewl...
      talkng abt a typo name.. to make it faster..
      also something sounds just like a short name, (same as our bob )
      I too have the same idea, the name derived from the members, thats y put it in short G Heads..
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      Re: Why use 'ian', 'ite', etc? Suggest a term for a member.

      Quote Originally Posted by hrag
      Gearheads sounds perfect to describe members. We are all Gearheads at heart and I'd like to think the forum name is derived from the members, rather than the other way around.

      Why do we need another short form / nickname?
      Because you will have short-forms cropping up in discussions.

      I'd much rather not be called a GH or a GHead, it sounds too much like the version with another alphabet for comfort.

      Anyway, whats the harm in asking for suggestions?
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      Re: Why use 'ian', 'ite', etc? Suggest a term for a member.

      I think GearHead is best.
      It is easier to pronounce, understand and souds cool to call one another.
      But when somebody types a short form as in GH, G Head etc.. we should understand that it should be read as GearHead and not the short form.

      So, how are you GHs?? = how are you GearHeads??
      Sounds nice, GHDs?? = Sounds nice, GearHeads??
      Got it GHeads?? = Got it GearHeads??
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      Re: Why use 'ian', 'ite', etc? Suggest a term for a member.

      Fellow 'heads :?:
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      Re: Why use 'ian', 'ite', etc? Suggest a term for a member.

      I have mentioned this already in several threads.

      GearHeads refers to "a group of people" already. Its like "we are all INDIANS". We don't call ourselves INDIANers/INDIANites/INDIANians do we? Another eg is BIKERS. We can't call them Bikerers/Bikerites/Bikerians?

      I prefer calling ourselves simply GearHead(s). Since the day this name was chosen for the forum I use GHD(s) as a short form.
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      Re: Why use 'ian', 'ite', etc? Suggest a term for a member.

      I'm a bit concerned that People might confuse GH's for GreenHorns such as myself
      EDIT: GHD's may be a bit less ambiguous
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      Re: Why use 'ian', 'ite', etc? Suggest a term for a member.

      GreenHorn? You are now "half red and half white" horn.
      Gearhead(s) is fine. I am a gearhead.

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