Speaking of screen names, both my screen names, Pagadan and Velvet (SF forum), and other posters’, were used in a story by Michael Flynn–“Dawn, and Sunset, and the Colours of the Earth.” The story appeared in Asimov’s SF magazine (October/November 2006) and then in Year’s Best SF 12 (2007).
He posted a call for contributors for the story in his own forum, and a number of people responded. He could only use a few, but I’ve always hoped he saved them all ’cause there were some great posts! I didn’t save much ‘since back then I thought those AOL forum posts would be saved forever. They were full of fun and educational posts.