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Is it possible to get my forum name changed?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Aleenik, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Aleenik

    Aleenik Deity

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    I've been a member since January of 2007. Back then, I was younger and dumber and I didn't really care much about my forum name. Now though I hate it and it annoys me. Not only does it make people think I'm French (I'm American and I meant for the name to mean I am a fan of the French in Civilization games) it is also pretty dumb.

    If it is possible to change my name, I would really appreciate it.:) If not, well, that sucks.:( I'd probably end up making a new account, but then I would lose my entire history on this website. My post count and all.
     
  2. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    PM an admin.
     
  3. Aleenik

    Aleenik Deity

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    Good idea.:) I PMd one.
     
  4. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    On one forum I go to you can change your name every 21 days if you wish. I would think that would be greatly confusing.
     
  5. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    I know of people who did it before:
    Random nerd-Random
    DefenderofIslam-Jojorah

    I would probably put my original name in sig if I were you, to avoid confusion.
     
  6. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    That doesn't always help. I think we still have three "formerly known as Warpus' sigs.
     
  7. Abaddon

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    The rules are you have to put the "formerly.." in your signature, but only for a month.

    I wish they would allow more name changes..
     
  8. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Or at least just have someone sit down for a day and hammer through the request list, as someone recently told me they had requested one two years ago and were still waiting. It's strangely similar to waiting for a hip replacement or other surgery in Canada :lol:
     
  9. Abaddon

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    I was told it was because the Admins are too busy. Now no offence to Plotinus.. but what exactly is keeping him busy, and how hard is it to change a username... 30 seconds perhaps?


    Perhaps it could be like in the Godfather. One time only, they can't refuse a request. :)
     
  10. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Super Moderator

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    Anyone who's had to negotiate the labyrinthine convolutions of the Admin panel will know that although changing a user name is quicker than most admin tasks, that doesn't mean very much. Also, I think it causes the forum to run more slowly for a bit. It certainly takes a long time to update the name when the change has been ordered.

    As a rule, I don't mind changing people's names if they ask, but it's a privilege, not a right. So people who've racked up a fair few infractions are unlikely to have the request granted, at least until they've gone a good period without getting any more.

    There isn't a request list sitting around anywhere, as far as I know. If anyone requested one a long time ago and hasn't seen any action they're free to PM me and re-request it, and I'll at least respond one way or another!
     
  11. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    I was wondering if there was a list or not, but that would explain why it often takes al ong time. ANyway, thanks for the update Plotinus!
     

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