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Offline Monicalea

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2013, 10:24:11 PM »
I can see how it's a huge pain in the rump for the mods. However, as someone who has had four different legal names, part of me wants to pitch a hissy fit and cry and moan about it not being fair and stifling our creativity.

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2013, 06:24:03 AM »
Feedback, please: Changing Usernames: don't.

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2013, 11:08:22 AM »
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Feedback, please: Changing Usernames: don't.

Don't what?
...change user names, or change policy?

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2013, 01:45:28 PM »
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Hey gang,

We'd like your feedback: Would you prefer if forum members were NOT able to change the visible username that shows up with each post?


Yes, I would prefer it.  I support the move to limit the username to one name per person.  It often confuses me here.

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2013, 03:17:11 PM »
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Feedback, please: Changing Usernames: don't.

Don't what?
...change user names, or change policy?

usernames.


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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2013, 08:40:06 PM »
Is the idea that there should be a fixed name, say on a profile, or under a username even (not my preference) while usernames per se are still changeable, gaining any traction?

I mean if everyone's problem was that they didn't know who they were speaking to, this would solve that. One click (if a name is changed) and you'd know.

Isn't that the best of both worlds?

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2013, 02:45:29 PM »
^Along these lines, I like the idea of somehow being able to figure out who the person used to be. A member could change their username on the Forum, but if one clicked on their profile and could see their prior username(s) that would help us figure out who we were talking to.

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2013, 03:09:31 PM »
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^Along these lines, I like the idea of somehow being able to figure out who the person used to be. A member could change their username on the Forum, but if one clicked on their profile and could see their prior username(s) that would help us figure out who we were talking to.
I love that idea. Doubt it would work with the forum software but you never know...

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2013, 05:40:30 PM »
just retain username history on the profile?

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2013, 11:03:11 PM »
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just retain username history on the profile?

Yep  :)

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Re: Feedback, please: Changing Usernames
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2013, 11:58:27 AM »
Please see the update on this discussion over here:

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Thank you all for the feedback.