# It's all right here

What's my actual first name, you know, like IRL, or AFK?

All that you need to know is right here, on this page.

...should, of course, bow out or be subject to:

• intense public scrutiny
• flogging
• being run out of town on rails
• being tarred and feathered
• down-voting

...or worse! Use your wicked, wicked, imagination!

1 bold
2 intrepid
3 unafraid
4 uncurbed
5 undaunted
6 ungoverned
7 brave
8 resolute
9 venturesome
10 enterprising
11 daredevilish
12 rash
14 aweless
15 courageous
16 dauntless
17 fearless
18 shameless
19 smart ass
20 valiant
21 brassy
22 cheeky
23 foolhardy
24 gutty
25 nervy
26 risky

...Chowzen reserves the right to down-vote said answers.

Can you guess my real name?

HINT:
In response to @HollyLeaves partial answer/observation, I offer this:

10.5, 8.2, 6.10, 12.4, 14.3, 26.1, 23.7, 3.7, 20.6, 24.1

HINT #2:

The entire body of my question could have been this: "What's my actual first name? All that you need to know is right here, on this page."

• (PSE mods do in fact have access to something that may well be Chowzen's real name. I, at least, am therefore keeping away from this puzzle as per Chowzen's request.) – Gareth McCaughan Feb 21 '18 at 0:07
• @GarethMcCaughan darn, I was looking forward to seeing you tarred and feathered. – Quintec Feb 21 '18 at 0:23
• @GarethMcCaughan (wondering...) does that mean that you see it but can't answer? :) – Chowzen Feb 21 '18 at 1:02
• @thecoder16 I think down-voting is the cruelest wicked punishment :p – North Feb 21 '18 at 2:55
• I think a steganography tag would work here, but please remove it if you disagree. – North Feb 21 '18 at 3:17

Since the hint says

The entire body of my question could have been this: "What's my actual first name? All that you need to know is right here, on this page."

I think the message is

in the avatar. The full size avatar has no metadata nor anything in the hexdump besides random data (LEO and oLAF are interesting ones).

A reverse image search also gives nothing. However, the answer might be simpler. As R.M. states in the comments, this looks like it spells Scott.

• Maybe the avatar is a signature, and his name is Scott? Or something like that with those letters? – R.M Feb 23 '18 at 2:40

So I've noticed that

The last letter of each word is in alphabetical order, and many end in the same letter
There are 26 words, corresponding to 26 letters?

I don't know if these are intentional, and even if they are I have no idea what to do with it.

Edit: So the ""Hint"" is:

redherring
Found by taking the given letter of the numbered word.
eg: 5th letter of the 10th word in 10.5

Guess it doesn't actually mean anything, but it was the best I could come up with. xd

• Within the groups your spoiler talks about, the words themselves look to be similarly ordered. – jaxad0127 Feb 21 '18 at 15:58