# Why do some users have HTTP response codes in their display names?

I know I could ask this in the 2nd monitor but figure this might be better here for posterity... and this site is for questions...

I noticed a while back that there are a couple users who have HTTP Response codes as their display names - namely 200_success and 202_accepted. Bearing in mind that those users have other Stack Exchange accounts, they appear to have highest reputation levels on CR and one was formerly a moderator on CR.

• Do these users have an affiliation with each other?
• Were these names chosen as part of a scheme?
• Should we know anything else about such display name formats? (e.g. are they regarded as sacred or anything?)

There's no secret behind mine, as Peilonrayz mentioned:

I stole the idea from 200_success, and brag about it regularly to confuse someone, somewhere eventually (Sorry Simon). It actually came about shortly after this article because I was just barely concerned about the visibility of it, but that's no longer an issue. (It's also a psychological trick to convince people to over-abundantly accept my answers. Muahahaha. (I kid, I kid.))

There's no secret to my real name, either, I plaster it everywhere, I make no qualms of it. If you want info on me, feel free to look it up. :)

No, we're not socks or associated, if that's your concern. 200 has been here for just about ever (and was previously a mod), and I've been around for a while as well (joined 2 or 3 years in). It just so happens that I stole 200's idea (and thunder) and have used it to cause pain-and-suffering in the universe. :)

1. Do these users have an affiliation with each other? Nope. I speak with 200 in chat regularly, but that's it. (200 is from Canada, I'm from Toledo, OH, USA.)
2. Were these names chosen as part of a scheme? Mine was for sure, can't speak to 200's.
3. Should we know anything else about such display name formats? (e.g. are they regarded as sacred or anything?) Mostly just a play on HTTP. For a moment I was 418_Teapot (because HTTP 418 indicates the server is, in fact, a teapot). So, no. Nothing sacred, nothing important, just fun. :)
• You could opt for 497 Not a Chicken – Sᴀᴍ Onᴇᴌᴀ Oct 23 '18 at 16:33
• I think Quill went by 418 for a while. – Mast Oct 23 '18 at 18:00
• @SᴀᴍOnᴇᴌᴀ I also debated 406. – Der Kommissar Oct 23 '18 at 18:08

200_success is the username that I had picked on slashdot.org, back when that was my primary way to alleviate boredom at work. At the time, I was doing more web development, and it felt good when the code worked and didn't crash and produce some 500 error. The username was a kind of a nerdy way to express that satisfaction.

• They are affiliated in that they both contribute to Code Review.
• @200_success I'm stealing your display name style.

• You can add the sacred emotional attachment to them, but I guess they just chose them cause they're pretty cool. And potentially increase privacy.