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Old 2016-01-28, 22:36   #1
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Is it possible to request a username change? If so, could a moderator reply or pm me?
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Old 2016-01-29, 02:44   #2
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Send a PM to Xyzzy. He's the grand poobah of the forum..
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Old 2016-01-29, 02:49   #3
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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...
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?

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Old 2016-01-29, 02:53   #4
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Be careful what you ask for, you may get a worse name.
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Old 2016-01-29, 06:36   #5
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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.
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Old 2016-01-29, 09:04   #6
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I understand that name changes will disconnect you from your previous incarnation (break links.)
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.

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Old 2016-01-29, 17:48   #7
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Quote:
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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.
My bad.
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Old 2016-01-31, 05:42   #8
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Wow... You did so much fuss to call yourself "Fred"?
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Old 2016-01-31, 17:42   #9
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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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