Member Dena (no last name) writes:
How come you have such a dorky name? How do you expect anyone to find you? I found you by accident trying to use Ask a Question and saw the site on the Google search engine. The only reason I clicked is that it said something about HCV. I have it (HEP.) but wasn’t even looking for it when I found this. You should change it to something smarter so everyone can find it.
You are right, Dena. When this site was created in 2008, I said the same thing. Actually, I didn’t complain. I just said “Hmm. How did she choose that? ” I refer to Patricia Lupole who started HCVets in 2004ish. It was her idea and she built the site. I just took a pitcher of legal decisions and other Veterans’ problems and started filling it. At this stage I’m afraid if I changed the name many wouldn’t find it. I agree. It’s dorky. Ask Nod would have been my last choice. I thing AskaVet, HCVDude or something more on point would have been suitable. My original choice was 86’d by my wife before it even got out of the gate. I wanted “What Would a Veteran Do?” abbreviated as WWVD. I still, to this day, don’t feel it would have been inappropriate. Due to a defective filter in my brain, I say and do funny things. This is undoubtedly due to my birth on April Fool’s Day. My wife says it’s probably Tourette’s syndrome without the tic. You do have to admit WWVD is kind of a catchy phrase and doesn’t conflict with all the Jesus stickers that proclaim WWJD.
Judging by my past history of jokes and torturing my fellow human beings, I’d say it’s ADD or ADHD. It may just be the last vestiges of the PTSD struggling to be heard. Who knows? We’re stuck with asknod whether we like it or not. Sorry if it’s dorky. My advice is to try to get by it and use the site for anything useful. You could edit it to WWVD for your tool bar at the top as a favor to me, though. Just thinking out loud.