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Old May 21st, 2012, 23:22   #1
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Names vs callsigns

Wasn't sure if this belonged here, but here goes.

When it comes to name tape/tags on your gear, which is standard/preferred: Putting your actual name/last name, or some sort of nickname?

I mean, does anybody actually use nametape for reasons beyond the look? I would hope so, so we don't have to gesture at each other and go "Hey! You! YOU IN THE GREEN!". But yeah, is there any sort of general preference folks have? Just curious.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 23:34   #2
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Almost everyone I saw had their nicknames as nametapes, because when you call on the radio you use your nickname, so it's much easier to put a face once in a respawn !
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Old May 21st, 2012, 23:40   #3
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Always the nickname. I can count on 2 hands the real full names of players here playing airsoft. You know them as a nickname, and not by their full names. Plus on the field it's much easier remembering them and faster to put a name on their faces.

Even though I have some friends here, I still call them by their nickname outside airsoft sometimes
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Old May 21st, 2012, 23:47   #4
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With our team we have our nickname, but we also have callsign tags on our gear, ie, with myself real last name is Wilson, nickname medhatboy, radio callsign Xray20.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 23:48   #5
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Even though I have some friends here, I still call them by their nickname outside airsoft sometimes
Annoying sometimes when you hang out with your Airsoft friends and you call them by their call-sign in public.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 00:16   #6
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Annoying sometimes when you hang out with your Airsoft friends and you call them by their call-sign in public.
Everybody calls me Panda outside of airsoft lol.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 02:41   #7
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I don't have a nametape... just an unforgettable personality.

And a beard.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:45   #8
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Annoying sometimes when you hang out with your Airsoft friends and you call them by their call-sign in public.
Almost everyone calls me Drake out in public. It's probably the name I respond most to at this point.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:28   #9
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:51   #10
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People from about 5 different forums call me Coach IRL so that's what I put on my nametape. I know several who use their last name.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:52   #11
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Almost everyone calls me Drake out in public. It's probably the name I respond most to at this point.
I don't even know your real name.

Same for me, a lot of friends call me Fox.

The most awkward moment is when you don't know the real name and call the persone on his home phone and someone else answer...
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:17   #12
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I've carried the nickname Crunchmeister for close to 20 years now. Outside of work, few people call me my real name. In some cases, like the local music scene, most people would respond with a look of confusion when told my name, but say Crunchmeister and everyone knows who you're talking about.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:48   #13
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I don't even know your real name.

Same for me, a lot of friends call me Fox.

The most awkward moment is when you don't know the real name and call the persone on his home phone and someone else answer...
yeah.. happened quite a few time

anyway.. my callsign is my last name so ..
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 14:17   #14
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I always prefer to call people by their real name,
Depending on who's around, there are way too many Jay's, Mike's and Al's so yelling their call sign is sometimes the only way to get their attention.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 14:20   #15
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We had a guy that we called Ashley. He's a good friend but if you asked me his real name I wouldn't be able to tell you without looking at my contacts list on my phone
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