Disclaimer: I don't claim to be an expert. The stuff in this email could be false. If you use it, use it at your own risk. Also, since about 7/05, I've earnestly tried to keep my large-scale internet presence politically/religiously neutral. Stepping on big toes with such new and powerful technology seems highly incautious in my case. From Funchback: "Thanks, PoliticallyNeutered2 (is there actually a PoliticallyNeutered1 on this Forum???).
And, welcome to the Forum. Happy New Year! " Thanks for the welcome! :) Happy new year to you too! :) In answer to your question: It's a boring story. I tried to register as "PoliticallyNeutered" on a Sunday morning around the time that the "Big News" was released. I think that extremely high forum traffic and lag must have caused some kind of malfunction; because, I was never able to log in as PN. Furthermore, I wanted to avoid the confusion of the forum owner seeing two dissimilar login names from the same IP address. So, PN2 seemed to be an obvious choice. Also, I thought it might get a chuckle for a few reasons, including the one you gave. Again, Happy New Year and Birthday! :)