I just noticed the name copypastecoder on a new user. While this name isn't offensive per se it indicates the person has some wrongheaded ideas about programming, and indeed about SO. Should I just go merrily along my way, or is there a way to send them a gentle nudge about the name?

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    Sense of humour transplant, stat! – ceejayoz Feb 17 '10 at 20:00
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    Damn it @ceejavoz, I'm a Doctor, not a miracle maker! – perbert Feb 17 '10 at 20:03
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    Why does this make you so c.ross? – Rich Seller Feb 17 '10 at 21:11
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    I'll take this as a go merrily along my way. – C. Ross Feb 18 '10 at 18:07

Are you serious? How do you know he isn't being ironic? Why do you think his username is any indication of his approach to coding? What's it got to do with you, anyway?


Just move along. If that's what they want to be known as, well, then that's what they want.

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    Your last name is "garlic" in German (you probably knew that). I have, however, no reason to believe you stink. Case rested and +1. – balpha Feb 17 '10 at 20:30
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    Some people say my code stinks. :-) – Brian Knoblauch Feb 17 '10 at 20:37
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    @balpha: I will not sit here at my desk while you decry garlic without typing a strongly worded bold message celebrating its wonderfulness! Garlic is delicious and smells awesome. – Welbog Feb 17 '10 at 20:50
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    If you say so, @Urdnot: Garlics delirious smell is awful! Did I get it right? – Ladybug Killer Feb 17 '10 at 21:31
  • @Urdnot: How do you manage to sit at a desk? I was led to believe that you had no legs and lived in a jar. – mmyers Feb 17 '10 at 22:06
  • I sit with my neck. Klingons can do whatever they want, especially when they are Krogan! – Welbog Feb 17 '10 at 22:26

I think you're assuming a heck of a lot based on a screen name.

There are plenty of other reasonable explanations about why that name was chosen, none of which are any of our business.

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