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Offline briscoetheque

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2013, 12:34:21 AM »
But what if you had, say, a user who kept, oh I don't know, using other people's avatars for a laugh?

Could that happen?

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2013, 03:14:10 AM »
Only one username - it's annoying when members keep swapping and changing usernames. It might be 'fun' for them, but it annoys everyone else.

I think some members may suffer from some kind of multiple-personalty disorder!

One username. One love. One.

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2013, 05:43:50 PM »
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But what if you had, say, a user who kept, oh I don't know, using other people's avatars for a laugh?

Could that happen?
lol The Exile pic was the best

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2013, 09:23:42 PM »
Usernames changing is confusing and annoying, in my opinion. I still can't identify some of the people who have changed their user names lately.

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2013, 01:30:34 AM »
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Usernames changing is confusing and annoying, in my opinion. I still can't identify some of the people who have changed their user names lately.

See? you even had the courtesy to use an 'aka' in your username :-)

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 02:08:58 AM »
I say keep it changeable, the forum's not a democracy after all, so let's try and keep it somewhat casual lest all the fun be wrung out of the old giant lemon...

Maybe ask for the courtesy of keeping at least one identifyable segment of the name with the change, like Middy does, or create a "signed up as" rubric on the profile page that has to be filled in...

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2013, 08:31:05 PM »
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Usernames changing is confusing and annoying, in my opinion. I still can't identify some of the people who have changed their user names lately.

See? you even had the courtesy to use an 'aka' in your username :-)

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2013, 01:46:35 PM »
is it really that much of a hassle? dont all these changes happen automatically by computer these days?

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2013, 03:53:40 PM »
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is it really that much of a hassle? dont all these changes happen automatically by computer these days?

I'm not sure you're understanding the question...

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2013, 04:07:17 PM »
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is it really that much of a hassle? dont all these changes happen automatically by computer these days?

I'm not sure you're understanding the question...

i'm referring to m2's comment in the original post about them being keen to lock it down cos it adds extra hassle. surprises me. obviously the change is done by a member but after that i'm surprised theres anything for the mods to do.

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2013, 04:42:44 PM »
Ah. In that case I wasn't understanding your response :-)

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2013, 05:35:35 PM »
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is it really that much of a hassle? dont all these changes happen automatically by computer these days?

I'm not sure you're understanding the question...

i'm referring to m2's comment in the original post about them being keen to lock it down cos it adds extra hassle. surprises me. obviously the change is done by a member but after that i'm surprised theres anything for the mods to do.

Extra hassle doesn’t mean extra work. It just means that it’s harder to keep track of members at a quick glance when the user name keeps changing. (We can look it up though.) For instance, ‘Imaginary Friend’ is a.k.a.:

Cletus Thurston Beauregard
Finn MacCool
Johnny Incognito
Letitia Sage
Phil In The Blank
Simon Bar Sinister
Helena Handbasket
Iron Balls McAllister (Think he meant ‘McGinty’)
And I think there was a ‘Hurricane Hugo as well.

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2013, 06:32:52 PM »
ok, thanks

hawkmoon, is your post count really only 800? thought youd been here as long as i can remember.


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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2013, 06:58:28 PM »
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ok, thanks

hawkmoon, is your post count really only 800? thought youd been here as long as i can remember.

Yeah, can you believe it?? I joined the old forum in 2004, then came on board as a mod around 2006. Then we switched over to this new forum in 2008. I certainly don't post as much as I used to, but I am on here just about every day checking things out.

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2013, 03:28:29 PM »
Imaginary Friend has always had some great user names!