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Note: This contest is currently inactive. It may be resumed again in the future.

So there has been a recent influx of new Jims (meaning maybe 2 in a while). Now, we all know that I am the one true Jim, lord of all other Jims, but nonetheless it gets confusing when someone pings Jim and Jim gets pinged as well.

But that's just extra fluff. As supreme leader of the kingdom of Jims, I'm offering, as a diplomatic envoy to the rest of Physics.SE, the chance for us to decide the title of Jims' fearless leader.

Here is the appropriate setting. Suggest your new name, something with Jim in it, and everyone will vote on it. The most popular name will be my new identifier each month for twelve months. One whole year [insert subtle reference to the appropriateness of the title here]. After that, I will step down and resume my title of Jim (unless a public outcry keeps me in office). If another name rises to be the most popular, I'll switch to that name for the remaining time.

I'll make some suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Be creative or don't, so long as it's clearly a Jim name (i.e. has "Jim" in it; "James" doesn't count).

Oh yeah, this post isn't strictly on-topic for meta. But it's a chance to have some fun. Close it if you must (but if you're name is Jim, be prepared to face the wrath of your king).


Important update: It seems I can only change my display name once a month. So each month I'll switch to the new most popular (if it changes so far in the future).


The first winner was: Jimnosperm

The second winner was: ACuriousJim

The third winner was: Jim the Enchanter (with a nice profile pic)

The fourth winner was: Jims Bond

The fifth winner was: Jimself (by a technicality)

The next name change (if it happens) will occur whenever I'm convinced to start this up again. After that, all answers will be edited to allow votes to be changed if so desired. At present, my name is going to remain as Jim while this is dormant.

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    $\begingroup$ While you're at it, why don't you add a snazzy profile picture? It doesn't have to be your face, unless the surface of your face has vanishing first Chern class :) $\endgroup$ – JamalS Feb 12 '15 at 6:38
  • $\begingroup$ @JamalS Not a bad idea. Perhaps that could be another thing to vote on. $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 13 '15 at 15:12
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    $\begingroup$ @JimdalftheGrey (for now) I don't think this has much of a chance of being closed as off-topic, since John Rennie posted on it (basically tacit approval from the King of Physics...) $\endgroup$ – Dave Coffman Feb 20 '15 at 1:05
  • $\begingroup$ @DaveCoffman I'm sure John appreciates the sentiment, but I'd say he's not so much the end all be all or king of physics, he's more the best individual representation of both the enthusiastic spirit of and the 1/\sqrt{2} mean total knowledge base from our regular users $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 20 '15 at 15:06
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    $\begingroup$ @DaveCoffman: I just answer more questions than anyone else and the law of averages means some of the answers have to be correct :-) $\endgroup$ – John Rennie Feb 24 '15 at 18:40
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    $\begingroup$ @JohnRennie While saying that you answer more questions than anyone else is technically accurate, it still feels like a gross understatement. Plus the law of averages says some would be wrong, and very few of your answers are wrong (or even insufficient) $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 24 '15 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ @ACuriousJim: To count the proposals that are months old defeats the purpose, of course. Each new one will have a very hard time beating e.g. the one that got 11 or 10 votes in February. $\endgroup$ – Nikolaj-K Apr 14 '15 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ @NikolajK I edit the answers every time I update so that people can retract votes, change votes, etc. To give new names a fighting chance $\endgroup$ – Jim Apr 14 '15 at 12:46
  • $\begingroup$ "Jims Bond" seems to have overtaken "Jim the Encanter". $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Jun 15 '15 at 14:20

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Jimnosperm (not that I wish to start any rumours).

Will that do as a tree level approximation?

It's just been pointed out to me that Jimnosperm's have light¹ cones!


¹ 10-100g depending on the species

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    $\begingroup$ Sigh. Explaining bad jokes just makes them worse :-) $\endgroup$ – John Rennie Feb 18 '15 at 15:28
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    $\begingroup$ I wish I could vote you up once more for the "tree level approximation". $\endgroup$ – ACuriousMind Feb 20 '15 at 16:02
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    $\begingroup$ A Jim is never too off-topic. Nor is he not off-topic enough. He is precisely as far removed from the topic as he means to be. $\endgroup$ – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq Feb 25 '15 at 21:13
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    $\begingroup$ @FollowMyProposals Am I missing something? Why have you copy-pasted my comment under Jimdalf here? $\endgroup$ – Jim Mar 16 '15 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Jimnosperm No. I copied and pasted it here because it sounds very off-topic. $\endgroup$ – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq Mar 16 '15 at 17:43
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    $\begingroup$ @FollowMyProposals Yes I am definitely missing something. Do you mean this answer is off-topic? As an answer to the question, it is perfectly suitable. Did you mean the question overall seems off-topic? If so, that was the point of my original comment. I just made the comment under Jimdalf where it was most appropriate. Did I miss a whole bunch of now-deleted comments that led up to your posting that? Jim is so confused $\endgroup$ – Jim Mar 16 '15 at 19:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Jimnosperm No. Just the sperm part is off-topic. $\endgroup$ – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq Mar 16 '15 at 22:10
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    $\begingroup$ @FollowMyProposals There is no "sperm part". A gymnosperm (all one word) is a type of plant. $\endgroup$ – Jim Mar 16 '15 at 22:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Jimnosperm Oh! I never knew that! $\endgroup$ – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq Mar 16 '15 at 22:16
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    $\begingroup$ @FollowMyProposals Thus the "tree level approximation" and "they have light cones" $\endgroup$ – Jim Mar 16 '15 at 22:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Jimnosperm OK then. $\endgroup$ – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq Mar 16 '15 at 22:19
  • $\begingroup$ I have to admit, I didn't catch on till reading the link and subsequent comments that Jimnosperm is not referring to "sperm" but to "gymnosperm". $\endgroup$ – Cicero Jul 14 '15 at 14:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Cicero: maybe ... :-) $\endgroup$ – John Rennie Jul 14 '15 at 15:22
  • $\begingroup$ @JohnRennie lol 😉 $\endgroup$ – Cicero Jul 14 '15 at 15:27
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Sweep all before you

JimJimjeree

and next month it could be...

JimJimjeroo

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    $\begingroup$ Damnit, Rob! Now I'm singing! And it's your fault! $\endgroup$ – dmckee Feb 22 '15 at 23:09
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I'm surprised nobody suggested... Jims Bond.

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Jimself     

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Jim the Enchanter.

enter image description here

I think this would have to be my profile pic if this name is chosen

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    $\begingroup$ There are some who call me..... Jim $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 19 '15 at 22:46
  • $\begingroup$ Please stop rotating now. This deserves to be permanent! $\endgroup$ – 299792458 May 14 '15 at 15:03
  • $\begingroup$ ... the pic, not necessarily the name! (just in case you were wondering :P ) $\endgroup$ – 299792458 May 14 '15 at 15:03
  • $\begingroup$ @TheDarkSide That's not up to me $\endgroup$ – Jim May 14 '15 at 15:24
  • $\begingroup$ But it is! You can stop rotating at any time you wish. Or when you find the pic and name that suits you the most :P $\endgroup$ – 299792458 May 14 '15 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ @TheDarkSide It's up to the citizens of Jimistan. If they want their leader to have a different title, who am I (other than their supreme and all-powerful leader) to disagree? $\endgroup$ – Jim May 14 '15 at 15:29
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I will also suggest "The Jim".

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  • $\begingroup$ A simple definite article. I like it. Am I even allowed to vote on answers though? $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 11 '15 at 17:58
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    $\begingroup$ Well I certainly can't vote on it. $\endgroup$ – Mark Mitchison Feb 11 '15 at 17:59
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I propose ACuriousJim.  

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Jimdalf the Grey   

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    $\begingroup$ A Jim is never too off-topic. Nor is he not off-topic enough. He is precisely as far removed from the topic as he means to be. $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 11 '15 at 17:38
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    $\begingroup$ The battle for Jim's current username is over; the battle for Jim's next username is about to begin. $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Feb 11 '15 at 22:18
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    $\begingroup$ There is only one Lord of the Jims. Only one who can bend them to his will. And he does not share power $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 18 '15 at 14:47
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    $\begingroup$ If more of us valued physics and mathematics and science above publishing priority, it would be a merrier world. $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Feb 18 '15 at 19:31
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    $\begingroup$ This name shall not pass! $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 19 '15 at 16:38
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Jim Rennie, the first disciple of the one and only 

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|JimUp>+|JimDown>.

However, each time someone pings you in chat you have to collapse to either |JimUp> or |JimDown> for the rest of the session :P

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    $\begingroup$ And some nerd will stop by this post and say it is not normalized! But $\frac{1}{\sqrt 2} \left( \vert{\rm JimUp}\rangle + \vert{\rm JimDown}\rangle \right)$ will be bad for a username!!! $\endgroup$ – 299792458 Jul 25 '15 at 14:30
  • $\begingroup$ Did you know 〈 and 〉 do exist in unicode? Makes this even sexier. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Jul 27 '15 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ @EmilioPisanty I usually define \bra and \ket macros at the top of my Physics.SE answers if I'll need them. Makes this even sexier. $\endgroup$ – DanielSank Jul 27 '15 at 16:09
  • $\begingroup$ @Daniel You probably can't do that in a comment ping, though. I've got explicit 〈 and 〉 links from my keyboard, and they (amazingly and somewhat worryingly) do work inside mathjax - much simpler than explicit macros. So :P / ;). $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Jul 27 '15 at 16:25
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    $\begingroup$ @EmilioPisanty touche. Double :P to you. $\endgroup$ – DanielSank Jul 27 '15 at 16:53
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Flip it!

ɯᴉſ 

Can be hard to ping, but who cares. It's awesome

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  • $\begingroup$ Really is. How did you type it anyways? $\endgroup$ – 299792458 Apr 4 '15 at 14:29
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    $\begingroup$ Can be hard to ping. Well, it does solve the problem :P $\endgroup$ – 299792458 Apr 4 '15 at 14:29
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    $\begingroup$ @The, ˙ɯoɔ˙ʇxǝ┴uʍopǝpᴉsd∩ pǝsn I 'ʎllɐǝɹ oN ˙(: ɯǝlqoɹd ou 'ʇuɐʍ I ɟᴉ uʍop ǝpᴉsdn ʇᴉ ǝdʎʇ uɐɔ I $\endgroup$ – J. Musser Apr 4 '15 at 22:00
  • $\begingroup$ Hooray! Cool people from other SEs are partaking in this fun diversion too! And that was definitely the plan.... It is not my intention to slowly make myself known as the one true leader of all Jims across the SE network (I don't know where that idea came from). I am only interested in having fun and letting everyone else have fun too [he said, nonchalantly] $\endgroup$ – Jim Apr 8 '15 at 18:39
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For those of you who have been on StackOverflow:

"Jim Skeet" 

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The Jimtimidator is another option...  

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Jim Moriarty http://bakerstreet.wikia.com/wiki/Jim_Moriarty

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How about

Jimtrinsic

where jimtrinsic qualities are the Jim-like qualities every Jim inherently possesses?

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  • $\begingroup$ But then, every Jim deserves to be Jimtrinsic, no? $\endgroup$ – 299792458 Jul 25 '15 at 14:31
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Jimnasium

(play on gymnasium)

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  • $\begingroup$ Possibly, Coach or even Head Coach of Jimnasium. But that's for others to decide $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 11 '15 at 18:14
  • $\begingroup$ Also Gymnasium. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Feb 11 '15 at 19:04
  • $\begingroup$ @EmilioPisanty I like that definition. Go Germans! $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 13 '15 at 15:08
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Jimothy

good reference here

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Jimbiwan Kenobi

The Jim is strong with this one

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How about LEEEEROY JIMKINS for a name?

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  • $\begingroup$ I am curious about the reasoning. (says TheCuriousDarkSide) :P $\endgroup$ – 299792458 Apr 4 '15 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ Is it's being a meme not reason enough? ;p Or prehaps @jimnosperm is a total bad-ass. $\endgroup$ – HarryCBurn Apr 4 '15 at 10:52
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Jimperator

Perhaps the most apt title for the leader of Jims

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  • $\begingroup$ Until his tragic fall and complete destruction, of course.... $\endgroup$ – Jiminion Feb 20 '15 at 6:36
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    $\begingroup$ The Jimperial army would never allow our great Jimpire to fall. And as our Jimperator; leader of the many Jimizens (as well as any wishing to Jimmigrate), that means they would never allow me to fall (and they really can't Jimpeach me with this system of government in place) $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 20 '15 at 15:19
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Jiminy Cricket, for a childhood throwback.

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What about

Jim.

(with the period spoken explicitly, as "Jim - Period!"

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Jimulhu

A recognition of Jim being part of the great Cthulhu diaspora

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    $\begingroup$ ph'nglui mglw'nafh Jimulhu Canadia wgah'nagl fhtagn $\endgroup$ – ACuriousMind Apr 14 '15 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ @ACuriousMind Like the Canadia. Nice touch $\endgroup$ – Jim Apr 14 '15 at 12:47
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Invert it.

MIJ 

Since the central problem was

it gets confusing when someone pings Jim and Jim gets pinged as well

This will work unless one of the other Jims also lands up on this post! This is because there is no uniqueness theorem for usernames on the site, so MIJ's already taken doesn't mean it can't be taken again. But I guess that holds for every single of the suggestions above and below.


As an aside -

I think inverted usernames are employed on this site. e.g. inverting yuggib gives bigguy, which makes sense as a username!

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  • $\begingroup$ Why is it impossible for the other Jim to just be "Jim"? That's definitely possible and there actually are other "Jim"s currently $\endgroup$ – Jim Apr 8 '15 at 12:56
  • $\begingroup$ @Jimnosperm - But how? (I mean just Jim, not guys like Jiminion.) e.g. if there is one guy named "The Dark Side", if another user signs up and tries to call himself exactly "The Dark Side", the system will (should) object. (Actually I don't know, I am only hoping it does, to prevent an identity crisis.) Am I wrong here? $\endgroup$ – 299792458 Apr 8 '15 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ No, the system doesn't object. In fact, Jiminion and I both changed our names originally because we were both Jim at the same time $\endgroup$ – Jim Apr 8 '15 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Jimnosperm You beat me by 13 seconds. I searched for Jim and many just Jims came out. Sorry, my plea is incorrect. I'll edit accordingly. :) $\endgroup$ – 299792458 Apr 8 '15 at 15:30
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How about,"Lord Jim"? .........

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Jimronimo - this is my proposal

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Jim Joyce.

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JIM mechanism

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Here are a few:

Earthworm Jim

Slim Jim

Jimiroquai 

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    $\begingroup$ You should probably make each name a separate answer. Otherwise, which do I use if this gets voted most popular? $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 18 '15 at 14:42
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    $\begingroup$ I want to up vote Jimiroquai... but I cant.... please split these as pointed out by @JimdalftheGrey $\endgroup$ – tom Feb 24 '15 at 13:12
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    $\begingroup$ +1 for Earthworm Jim. $\endgroup$ – 299792458 Apr 4 '15 at 8:04
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Jimeese.

You see, it's Jim and cheese combined.

I like cheese, and I'm sure you do too.


I just thought of this.

You could simplify Jimeese into:

Jeese.

or

Jeez.

If you want.
But as the owner of this thread said, Jimeese sound more like Jim language.

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  • $\begingroup$ Jeese and Jeez would be invalid as they don't have a full "Jim" in them. Also, I'd like to mention that Jimeese sounds like the language of the Jims $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 26 '15 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ @JimdalftheGrey OK then. Use Jimeese. $\endgroup$ – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq Feb 28 '15 at 19:49

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