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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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Jim_me_boy (hawkins) with pirate accent

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How about Jimmy Dodger - a play on "Jammy Dodger" which is a word with many meanings. Including a delicious biscuit that's a favorite (or favourite?) of the Doctor.

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Suggest Jim then. If it's most popular, who am I to argue – Jim Feb 11 at 17:52 [source]

Jim

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How about Jim "your surname". I've noticed that most people seem to be satisfied with that as an identifier. 

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    $\begingroup$ That said, you could suggest a surname $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 11 '15 at 17:43
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    $\begingroup$ If you don't want to be easily identified, then I recommend keeping your name as Jim, and encouraging as many other "Jim" usernames as possible. $\endgroup$ – Mark Mitchison Feb 11 '15 at 17:49
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    $\begingroup$ I see your point. But that's not as fun. Plus distinguishing me among Jims does not help one to identify me in the real world $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 11 '15 at 17:50
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    $\begingroup$ Having lots of people called Jim sounds like fun to me $\endgroup$ – Mark Mitchison Feb 11 '15 at 17:51
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    $\begingroup$ Suggest Jim then. If it's most popular, who am I to argue $\endgroup$ – Jim Feb 11 '15 at 17:52
  • $\begingroup$ MO's take on the benefits of using your real name. Obviously Mark and I agree on this one, but then again there are reasons not to do it. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Feb 11 '15 at 19:10
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Jim Post. To get rid of the multiple-Jims confusion and replace it with confusion for those who have no idea who Tim Post is.

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Keep it simple: Jimbo

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Jimb. The b is silent. And pronounced like "climb" instead of "limb".

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Dread Pirate Jimbeard    

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Gator's girls use jimmies

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Jimius Caeser, leader of the Holy Roman Jimpire (or just Jimius Caesar) because, as you say:

But all you should be concerned about is that Jimius Caesar, leader of the Holy Roman Jimpire, is commanding you to grant him additional powers. You now have two options. Obey him, or face his wrath. - Moderator nomination

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I went with Jiminion, and I'm stuck with it for a month.

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High King of Jimtopia   

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  • $\begingroup$ Jimtopia stole all their visuals from "The Phantom Jim". Oh wait, it was the other way around. $\endgroup$ – Jiminion Feb 12 '15 at 3:17
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    $\begingroup$ Why the downvotes? $\endgroup$ – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq Feb 20 '15 at 5:45

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