Why do I sign my posts "~Ripper" if my handle is "rhinok"? I originally joined mmorpg.com in order to secure a beta spot for some game (can't remember which one, so I just created a handle.
I've used Ripper McGee as a forum handle for years on the NCSoft boards (CoH, Dungeon Runners, Exteel) . "Ripper McGee" was the name of my first character (on my own account) on CoH years ago. I've also used the name as a pen name for a few reviews and editorials I've written. So, rather than create a new identify on mmorpg.com, I just sign all posts as Ripper, which is essentially my "gamer tag".