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Why do some people have x's around their username? Like xrenniekinsx. Does it have some kind of meaning, other than (my initial guess) the fact that somebody else has the name they'd like to use? Is this some kind of LJ culture I've missed?
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guingel From: guingel Date: July 23rd, 2002 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's probably that someone else has the name they want, or they think it looks cooler. My only other guess is that they're straightedge, which has a lot of Xs involved (sXe). When I checked here: sxe, you can see that a lot of the people on the member list have Xs, so that might be it. But there's also a lot of other people who aren't members, so either they're straightedge and not members, or they saw it and copied it and don't know what it means, or some combination of those with the first guesses.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 24th, 2002 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)

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Interesting! I'd never heard of "straightedge" before. (I guess I am out of touch.) Thanks xguingelx! (heehee)
guingel From: guingel Date: July 24th, 2002 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah, someone mentioned it on LJ, and I was kinda intrigued/curious/confused so I looked into it. It seems kinda cool, but I need to find more information. I still have only a very vague idea of what it means to be straightedge.
From: entropygirl Date: July 24th, 2002 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Where ya been? No drink, no drugs! Straightedge!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 24th, 2002 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like kind of an interesting movement. But no, I've never heard of it! Guess I'm no longer hip, alas...
From: entropygirl Date: July 24th, 2002 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

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At least you wear flowered pants...and funky shoes.
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