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What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say "wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?" Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.

The tragedy of my username is that it came into existence under the most grave of circumstances. You see, I had the best metafilter name ever picked out. Oh, it was good. The perfect combination of subtle yet funny. Just passing over the name would make the reader smile, maybe even chuckle to themselves. It both had the feel of metafilter and yet was a nice inside joke to myself. It fit the vibe of the site. It was witty, it was clever, it was sublimely delightful - it was the penultimate [sic] name.

Except that Metafilter wasn't allowing new members at the time.

So months go by, and there I am, holding the best metafilter name ever close to my heart. More months go by. Finally, FINALLY new member slots open. Hey! I can join! Yay for me. Except, I can't remember the most amazing username ever. I didn't even tell quin because I wanted to surprise him. So now that I've forgotten the best username ever. I never told anyone because I was so proud of my awesome name, I wanted to reveal it in all its beautiful glory to the whole world in one shining moment! And due to that vanity, I had no one I could ask. No shred of an idea what it might have been.

I sat staring at the screen. Not only is it gone, but I have zero ideas. My mind is blank with the anguish of having forgotten. And I have no idea if new signups will close again. And so I despairingly typed [insert clever name here] and hung my head in shame.

(To this day, I don't remember what that username was. ˉ\_(ツ)_/ˉ)