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The Dome, and why nicknames are not for Nick.

As we all know, there are only a couple of sites that interest themselves with Carl Webb and the circumstances surrounding his mysterious death. There’s here, then there’s the venerable Gordon Cramer and finally there is the man who forbids anyone to address him by his well-deserved nickname on his Cipher Mysteries site.

This is an unfortunate state of affairs as it is a well known fact that most of us revel in the creation and use of nicknames: I remember for instance a highly combustible company director I worked with who was known in the work-shed as ‘Towtruck’ … reason being it was widely thought he was heading for a breakdown. Then there was a yard maintenance man labelled ‘Speed Bump’ as he was in the habit of bailing you up with a long-winded anecdote every time you crossed his path. And how could we forget the classic ‘Wombat’, a nickname bestowed on someone known to mimic  said wombat in that with regard to his social and mating habits as he too eats roots and leaves.

So my advice dear reader is to resist the urge to call The Dome, Dome when you use his illustrious site .. and whatever you do, don’t mention words like deforestation or denuded or anything that might draw attention to the gentleman in question having skin that defies follicular inhabitation, cranium-wise.

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  1. thedude747 #

    Couple of personal favourites in my circle is “Showbags” cos he’s full of crap, and a lovely lady I met on a Contiki tour who became known as “mangrove” because of her extensive rooting system.
    Dont know how Sanders is gonna fill his days under NPs new world order which effectively puts him out of business.

    January 23, 2023
  2. Len Cohen #

    Hey! I love the Yiddish man! Me?
    I comb my hair for possibilities
    I stick my neck out
    I lean illegally from locomotive windows
    And only for a barber do I wear a hat!

    January 23, 2023
    • Onya Higgsy .. you’re a mensch.

      January 23, 2023
      • Len #

        I think Charlie would have liked the poem. But he’d rename it from The Suit to The Suitcase!

        January 23, 2023
  3. a lurker #

    I thought the issue was people using a whole bunch of different monicker’s. And (while I admit I’ve been guilty of it at times, although I don’t think ever there) it is something I find annoying, especially when the purpose seems to be to create sock puppets to make it sound like people agree with you.

    I have the luxurious position of not having to moderate sites – but I know over there (and elsewhere) things sometimes get out of control, in part because there’s strong personalities who are convinces they know an absolute truth that they convince others of (often by demeaning rather than putting forward a coherent argument).

    But presumably anyone using a VPN can still be Danni from Denmark, Boris from Bratislava, Ila from Iceland or Thomas from Thailand.

    January 24, 2023
    • One giveaway is if they use the same email address for each pseudonym, although it isn’t hard to mock up a phony..

      January 24, 2023
      • a lurker #

        I try to use a different address each time
        lolz @ Nick from Nicuragua and Dome from Dumaresq (had to look that up – does anyone live there?).

        I assumed as an ex(?)-computer-nerd NP would be monitoring by IP address.

        January 25, 2023
  4. Clive #

    Or Nick from Nicaragua

    January 24, 2023
  5. Delilah from Doon Doon #

    Well Pete, my Ciphermysteries post was moderated out! I think I’d exhausted my pseudonym limit! I observed that David Crosby would have loved to have joined you at the hair dressing salon but very sadly, he couldn’t! Here’s one for/from Mr Crosby (RIP):

    Almost cut my hair
    It happened just the other day
    It’s gettin’ kinda long
    I coulda said it wasn’t in my way
    But I didn’t and I wonder why
    I feel like letting my freak flag fly
    Yes, I look like P Bowes to some

    January 25, 2023
  6. I thought a challenge might be in order, something to test Dome’s resolve when it comes to moderating a certain word out of a comment … so I’ve sent him this for consideration.

    ‘Thank you for your response John Sanders, and it may help for you to know that my current vehicle has just had a problem diagnosed with its oDOMEter and as a result I’m forced to use the wife’s Honda Tamara DOME NX’03, a tidy little unit she’s not using while have treatment for an enDOMEtria condition.
    By the way, how’s your research going on the classic Japanese DOME car maker’s model, the DOME-O? Apparently it sold very well in their DOMEstic market.’

    Perhaps you’d care to join me in this exercise and give the old lad something to do as the steam seems to have gone out of his Voynich passion.

    January 25, 2023
  7. thedude747 #

    Looks like over at CM sticks and stones may break Nicks dome but names can do permanent damage.

    January 25, 2023
  8. Clive #

    I understand that DOMEstos cleans things up!

    January 25, 2023
  9. I guess all we can do is measure the incremental progress Dome makes towards freeing up his harsh new anti-Dome regime, kind of like taking the peDOMEter example of taking one step at a time.

    January 25, 2023
  10. dude47 #

    Look I dont want to take any cheap shots at the excellent NP sometimes known as Dome. I want to stick to the facts of the case and my hypothesis which are that,

    SM was not a foreigner as some suggest but a criminal operating DOMEstically in the black market adjusting speeDOMEeters sometimes known as oDOME meters. His death was not related to a DOMEstic dispute over Robin or the effects enDOMEetrioses.

    The DOMEsticated life of Jestyn and PTs life his a dark secret and the contents of SMs abDOMEn reveals the truth about his demise.

    January 26, 2023
    • It looks like we have a winner here, kindly make your way to the astraDOME’s dias, Dude.

      January 26, 2023

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