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Q: What's my username? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: What's my username?
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: skermit-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 25 Nov 2002 08:03 PST
Expires: 25 Dec 2002 08:03 PST
Question ID: 114194
What's my username? Please wait until at least 11:30 EST (8:30 PST) to
answer this question, I'm taking screenshots to help a customer here:


Clarification of Question by skermit-ga on 25 Nov 2002 08:06 PST
Researchers, please do not answer this until I clarify that it's okay
to... I need some screenshots of the customer-side interface buttons
and I can't get them while it's locked (currently it's locked by
google_answers-ga because of the URL reference). Thanks!

Request for Question Clarification by missy-ga on 25 Nov 2002 09:47 PST
Hi Skermit,

Are you ready for an answer now?


Clarification of Question by skermit-ga on 25 Nov 2002 09:51 PST
Yes, please answer it.
Subject: Re: What's my username?
Answered By: legolas-ga on 25 Nov 2002 09:56 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Skermit,

I have concluded an exhaustive search of the internet using the search
engine called "Google" at:

I've found, that your username, is indeed skermit-ga. (note, the
username is without the "." as I used that to denote the end of the
sentence, and not to denote any part of your username.)

Skermit-ga seems to be a parady of "Superman" and "Kermit the frog" -
some sort of "Super Kermit" figure if you will. It is possible that
the identification with superman and frogs is in some way indicitive
of psychosis, however, further research, which is outside the scope of
this question, would be needed.

Perhaps if you asked another question in regards to whether or not
Super Kermits are a precursor to a break with reality, one of the
researchers on here could provide you with an answer.

Thanks so much!


Clarification of Answer by legolas-ga on 25 Nov 2002 10:41 PST
Ah yes. Kermit was a batch-file upload utility. I always prefered
Zmodem myself (and Ymodem before that), but, Kermit was definately
good for its time. I think Kermit is also an older protocol than Y or

Thanks for the 5-stars!
skermit-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Thank you for helping me to illustrate the question/answer process
with a sample question. Just for curiousity's sake, I also got my
username or handle from a little known file transfer protocol which
was named Super Kermit, the sucessor to Kermit on computer bulletin
boards (BBSs) which was used long before the popularity of the
internet and it's file protocols (FTP, etc.).

Subject: Re: What's my username?
From: tar_heel_v-ga on 25 Nov 2002 11:28 PST

I thought your name was familiar. Having run a BBS back in the early
90's, I remember Skermit, x-modem, y-modem and other transfer
protocols.  This was back when newsgroups were known as FidoNet and
dual 4800 or 9600 bps modems were cutting edge.

Subject: Re: What's my username?
From: skermit-ga on 25 Nov 2002 13:15 PST
Ahhh, the days of bbs'ing. The joys of finding a two-line BBS and
being able to get through on a busy day. Then to be able to chat with
the sysop using ice-modem or z-modem (other x-fer protocols) or
telling him/her you needed a boost on your daily time quota so you
could play more door games like BRE, SRE, LORD, or the oldschool Drug

Subject: Re: What's my username?
From: skermit-ga on 26 Nov 2002 01:24 PST
Just as a reference, since the discussion's started:

Is a group-finding website which has almost every old BBS that I
remember beinga part of. It's a find-a-classmate-type website which is
amazing. Check it out if you have time.


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