I personally look at it this way (which means this is what I TRY to do and by no means is an order that others conform their behavior to it) if a person has chosen a board name they have already chopped up their name and it is already slang. I feel free to use all or part of it as people have done for me. Mr. HotdogsRfunandeyeliketoeat would just be comical.
However, on this board a few people have chosen to use their real names or at least first name. I personally wouldn’t do it, but that’s me. A certain amount of trust is placed in the board when you put yourself out there like that and I try not to turn that against people. Calling me bellyflop instead of dive means nothing to me. Calling someone Frankenstein instead of Frank is a little more personal. Likening someone to David Hasselhoff is unforgivable (except in Germany where it is a compliment). Anyway, that’s just how I have chosen to see it and I’ve been flamed by Hoffman when my lack of typing skills asserted themselves on his name, once. Once.