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Join in the fun as online users attempt to guess the embarrassing nickname of the new online editor, Whitney Mathews. Read the history of how this blog transitioned to such a high calling.

"UPDATE: July 8, 2010" Blog renamed from "Name That Online Editor" to "Guess That Online Editor's Nickname." This blog started out chronicling the various names that users were, in jest, giving to Whitney. However, somewhere along the line it was discovered that Whitney's mother has a pet nickname for Whitney. A nickname that she once used in front of our new online editor's friends. Whitney stated that, "You will never know that name." Thus, the challenge is on and the game has changed. When asked if she would admit to it when it is discovered, Whitney replied, "Of course I will." Ergo - Game On!

Be sure to read Whitney's Ode To Lenexa in the comment section below.


Whitney Mathews was recently named as the new online editor of LJWorld, replacing Jonathan Kealing. Kealing has become the assistant director of media strategy. This past week Mathews found out why she is should be paid the big bucks.



Sometimes blogs and comments can take on a life of their own. That was the case with the TomShewmon (Tom Shewmon) - Un-Disappeardeded Blog. Whitney played the good sport as several users assigned her new names. This is one of those things that will stick to you, Whitney. Below is a summary of all of the names that Whitney was given on that blog. Actually, it is a list of all of the names that did not violate the Terms of Service and get removed.

Whitney was the target of a lot of teasing; teasing that was manifested by giving her a new name every time she was referenced in a comment. Whitney's good nature might have been put to the test. According to Ben Smith, the World Company Social Media Manager, Whitney took him to task for misspelling her last name. Smith writes about this in the blog entry, Way to go Whitney! "I survived her wrath after inadvertently misspelling her name," the wordsmith, Smith wrote. "Believe me, I will never forget, 'one t in Mathews,''' he lamented. Now, in all fairness, these words were most likely meant in jest since they were firmly nested in a blog entry lauding and praising Ms. Mathews (with one "T"). In truth, the teasing was the result of a user inadvertently referring to Whitney as Lindsey. From there, it was all downhill.


Name That New Online Editor Entries:

  1. Whitney
  2. Lindsey
  3. Britney
  4. Courtney
  5. Mackenzie
  6. Ekatarina
  7. Kacie
  8. Marcy
  9. Marcia
  10. Jenny
  11. Madison
  12. Maddie
  13. Karli
  14. Shirley
  15. Madeline
  16. Candi
  17. Stacy
  18. Natasha
  19. Whitley
  20. Brianna
  21. Winnie
  22. Leslie
  23. Sally
  24. Rachel
  25. Allison


Whitney has had quite an initiation into her new role. One could say that it was "Trial By Fire."


Congratulations on the new job and surviving this group, Ashley.

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Comments

RoeDapple 4 years, 1 month ago

Whitney? i thought her name was olga . . . i gots a cuzin name of erline she shur is purty. olga that is. erline is purty i guess cept for her buck teeth an her adams apple kinda turns off the guys well most of them. but whitney is nice two. i jest hope she aint annaundercover. or sank4ever.

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wmathews 4 years, 1 month ago

I'm not Anna or sank4ever. I've met one of them in person. No idea who the other is (yet).

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RoeDapple 4 years, 1 month ago

Your a busy lady I know, and you probably had to be there to enjoy the fun, but sank is the key to my whole approach to LJW online . . .

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/sank4ever/

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rbwaa 4 years, 1 month ago

i don't know, i'm kind of in favor of She Who Must Be Obeyed [SWMBO]

btw Whitney, thanks for being such a good sport...and your sense of humor...

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rbwaa 4 years, 1 month ago

yes, and it wouldn't be appropriate to tell you what mine stands for...just put some other words together with the 'b' word...

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RoeDapple 4 years, 1 month ago

rich b-word with an attitude? cool!

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LadyJ 4 years, 1 month ago

Darn, can't think, neighbors partied almost all night. But I'll give it some thought at work since nobody will be there except me. If Whitney could change her name, I wonder what it would be.

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LadyJ 4 years, 1 month ago

When you were little Whitney, did you have a pretend name you would call yourself. How about that name you wished your parents had named you?

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wmathews 4 years, 1 month ago

I don't think I ever called myself anything other than Whitney. I always liked that it wasn't a popular name. When I was little, I remember being very excited when I learned that my initials, WJM, were the call letters for the TV station on Mary Tyler Moore (a show I watched religiously on Nick at Nite).

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parrothead8 4 years, 1 month ago

That's it. Your new online moniker is Lou Grant.

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LadyJ 4 years, 1 month ago

LOL, fortunately the internet has no ink bottles to dip them in.

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BorderRuffian 4 years, 1 month ago

OK, Whitfield, maybe you can make this easier for all of us. Was there a name that the kids used to call you, that you really, really, hated? (That we would all be sure to avoid and never, (wink) ever, use).

Everyone - how about that - if she reveals the name she hates the most, we'll never, ever use it, right?

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wmathews 4 years, 1 month ago

I was never teased for my name. My mom once used her pet nickname for me in front of a bunch of friends and I have yet to live it down. You will never know that name.

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BorderRuffian 4 years, 1 month ago

By the way, on a completely unrelated note, and promising never, ever to ask her, what's your mom's name and phone number???

And we're actually NOT teasing you about your name - more like we're kicking the new kid around a bit to discover how she fits in here...

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wmathews 4 years, 1 month ago

Mom has been verbally banninated by moi from participating in LJW comments.

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RoeDapple 4 years, 1 month ago

disappearededed before she appearededed?

That's cold . . .

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Katara 4 years, 1 month ago

Whew! At least the "m-word" is still acceptable to use on this forum.

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wmathews 4 years, 1 month ago

Not snookums. Wasn't Snookums the dog in Muppets Take Manhattan?

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BorderRuffian 4 years, 1 month ago

Oh come on now - most every gal has a purse phone

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Boosh 4 years, 1 month ago

I vote Natasha.

Moose and Squirrel quote was great!

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beatrice 4 years, 1 month ago

It must be Shirley, just so she can say, "and don't call me Shirley."

Or how about Joanathen?

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 1 month ago

Maryann, Mariann, Mary Ann, Marion.

Nahhhhh..... She is far too nice.

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LadyJ 4 years, 1 month ago

What was the good witch's name in the Wizard of Oz, Glenda?

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 1 month ago

I was never teased for my name. My mom once used her pet nickname for me in front of a bunch of friends and I have yet to live it down. You will never know that name.

---"boomer?"

---"little princess?"


pigtails?

riiiiiiiiiiiiight! hey in private to you bub it's: "whipney and that's in leather with bronze studded boots, and if you don't call her "whipney" you'll regret it!

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LadyJ 4 years, 1 month ago

Well Roe, thanks to you I spent an hour reading the sank4ever saga plus related stuff. Then to top it all off, JK put the fork in it. Now I'm sitting here wondering whatever came of all that.

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RoeDapple 4 years, 1 month ago

soorrrryyyyyy! ;-)

but i cant tauk boutit

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Deja Coffin 4 years, 1 month ago

Multi if you don't mind, I'd love to see a copy also!

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LadyJ 4 years, 1 month ago

Thanks Multi, had a great time reading it.

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BorderRuffian 4 years, 1 month ago

Are we really sure, and I mean absolutely sure, that this JK getting kicked upstairs is genuine? It's highly possible JK is trying to "go under cover" here with a different screen personality. I mean, a lot of people here have sort of disappeared here (or been disappearedededed) and have shown up as someone else.

Just my thoughts................

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 1 month ago

I jes wanna kno how Skank4ever and hubby r doin in thir bait werm bidness in wIchta?

nd, weres the couch?

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 1 month ago

and remember Witney [Whipney] according to one poster, since Jonathan is a man, he is likely a pig.

so who knows what you'll find in the desk drawers as you take over his cubical.


of course I imagine you there, with at least six different computer screens going at once, some monitoring the servers, some monitoring threads live, some on breaking news stories.
then you have two or three other videos like 6 live, tower cam etc., CNN/Fox news going, and maybe CNBC.
so I guess your cubical is probably pretty large now.

when you work, do you have to wear a green eyeshade with all that video?

or is your office now posted just outside the room where ljworld.com servers are located. that way, you hear it when there is a creeking, a groaning, or an explosion?

one day, you lean back in your cubical on a typical day, put your feet up on your desk, your head rests against the wall and through that wall you feel a steady hum of the servers? you doze off ... and the servers start controling your dreams?
the servers start directly downloading to your mind?
you see images ... a nine fingered monster, a guy named for a cereal jingle. you see mythical characters. you see all of douglas county as if you were an eagle looking down.

[knock knock knock] "oh!" you jump to your feet whiping at your eyes.
Jonathan has just paid you a visit and you don't want him to see you sleeping on the job, your wingtips resting on one of several keyboards in your cubical.
"whew" you say to yourself "that was a close one!

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LadyJ 4 years, 1 month ago

Well, let's hope none of her friends ever read this that would be open to bribery. Hopefully she never made any of them mad. I think Wonder Woman's name was Diana. I bet Whitney could see herself as Wonder Woman. Or Supergirl, Kara Zor-El, Kara for short.

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wmathews 4 years, 1 month ago

I just noticed you discovered my Ode to Lenexa, Kansas. Amazing.

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wmathews 4 years, 1 month ago

I wrote it so long ago I didn't even recognize it. Truly a masterpiece.

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rbwaa 4 years, 1 month ago

does that mean sue would be a good name?

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 1 month ago

so, is Whitney ignoring us, or has she left the building?

... or maybe ... just maybe ...

one of us got ... too close to that pet name

bwhahahahahahahahaha!

either that, or the servers are controling her mind again! somebody please help her! she's fallen and she can't get up!

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wmathews 4 years, 1 month ago

I've been awfully busy -- and none of you are even close to Mom Mathews' nickname.

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beatrice 4 years, 1 month ago

HAL

There is a certain techi aspect to her role that is a bit scary, as she can close the cyber door on others and leave them floating out in deep space without a way back in.

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 1 month ago

beatrice (anonymous) says…

HAL

There is a certain techi aspect to her role that is a bit scary, as she can close the cyber door on others and leave them floating out in deep space without a way back in.

---LMAO!

okay here's a few: "bootsy?"

"crumbcruncher?"

"electron smasher?"

"crusher?"

"queenie?"


sorry DIST, that song is boring, but maybe it is supposed to be...sorta kinda a droll thingy going on?

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Liberty275 4 years, 1 month ago

I nickname her "Tuesday". That's my favorite girl's name.

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Liberty275 4 years, 1 month ago

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kernal 4 years, 1 month ago

Hmmm. How about: Tinkerbell Tippie Princess BoomBoom Bud YaYa Halfpint Kitten Missy Daffy Goofy Your Highness Red Pigpen Pippy

Okay, that does it for friends & relatives nicknames.

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Deja Coffin 4 years, 1 month ago

My mom used to call me Fat Baby and I hated that nickname..... she even put it on a flower she sent to the school for Valentines Day when I was in 6th grade. That was so embarrassing at the time. Is it fat baby?

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wmathews 4 years, 1 month ago

Not avoiding the guesses! You guys haven't submitted a correct answer yet.

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meggers 4 years, 1 month ago

Houston?

Winnie?

Nee Nee?

Witty?

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wmathews 4 years, 1 month ago

Four totally wrong guesses.

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LadyJ 4 years, 1 month ago

I see she is using Whit's on her blogs--At Whit's end

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kernal 4 years, 1 month ago

Thumper Bambi Stinky Gertie Grace Puddin

Think I'm done now! LOL!

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