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Fred 2016-01-28 22:36

Name Change?
 
Is it possible to request a username change? If so, could a moderator reply or pm me?

axn 2016-01-29 02:44

Send a PM to Xyzzy. He's the grand poobah of the forum..

LaurV 2016-01-29 02:49

Or send a PM to me with the name you want to have, and I will try very hard to talk you out of it... :razz:
Possible lines: "What? That is not a name!" or "Nice, we had a poor drunk on our street who was called so", etc.
(maybe that's a nice subject for a new ho-pouri thread? hehe)

(this is a joke, you don't need to send me a PM)

Edit: what's wrong with the actual name?

Uncwilly 2016-01-29 02:53

Be careful what you ask for, you may get a worse name. :razz:

kladner 2016-01-29 06:36

I understand that name changes will disconnect you from your previous incarnation (break links.) However, you are in a favorable state with only ten posts. One way to accomplish this, I think, would be to start a new user account. That would necessarily have a different name (I think.) If you publicize the change, I think people would adapt pretty quickly.

But as suggested, PM Xyzzy (Mike) first. :mike:

axn 2016-01-29 09:04

[QUOTE=kladner;424511]I understand that name changes will disconnect you from your previous incarnation (break links.) [/QUOTE]

Nothing of the sort. It is an internal database update. user id will remain the same.

EDIT:- ... if Xyzzy gets involved, that is. Don't attempt anything on your own.

kladner 2016-01-29 17:48

[QUOTE=axn;424525]Nothing of the sort. It is an internal database update. user id will remain the same.

EDIT:- ... if Xyzzy gets involved, that is. Don't attempt anything on your own.[/QUOTE]
My bad. :sorry:

LaurV 2016-01-31 05:42

Wow... You did so much fuss to call yourself "Fred"? :shock:
:razz:

chappy 2016-01-31 17:42

I, for one, love it. I'm in the habit of building dummy points in my DCS and naming them, "Ya_Big_Dummy" so that when the system alarms the operator gets a flashing noise filled bit of my opinion of their skills.


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