Thanks for that free link, Jes. There are people I can now look up using that, in regular life or the a2k past.
one I don't need to look up -
PaolaL was one of my favorite abuzz and a2k people, though she didn't post here that much, she did a lot in abuzz. When Diane and I met her in NYC she knew her cancer was terminal, and that was in 2003. I still think of her sometimes, such a lively mind she had. She was even lively and beautiful on the couple of days we met up with her.
A person I also dearly miss, whose real name I know and who was a bunch older than I am, thus damn old, had the a2k username Tartarin; on abuzz, she was McBeans. Marvelous artist, very knowledgeable and bright, with politics some wouldn't like back then or now. Best of all, she was a corgi lover, still will be if she is still living.