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Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by 7pU~m0m, Sep 16, 2008.

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  1. 7pU~m0m New Member

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    I think you should have the option to change your username on the user cp instead of private messaging a mod...does anyone second that??
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Why? It seems everyone just bypasses that plan and just creates another account...lol
     
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    yea but instead of going through all that trouble y not just have the option to change you username..plus you wouldn't lose your stats
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    I assume its due to abuse, also if someone changed there name all the time, well it would be weird really!
     
  5. 7pU~m0m New Member

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    well i don't think someones gunna change it everyday..but f there sick of it...it would be easier on a mod
     
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    What's the point of having a name..if you are going to change it.

    Now if you typed it wrong I can understand, it's a one time correction not change.
     
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    just thought it would be easier if you could just change it your self...
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Agreed it would be easier, but I have seen it too often...with easy comes abuse!

    Shoot a PM to W1zzard and see what the response from him is?

    Im not really against it, just seems wrong in some way...lol
     
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    well if they put it and ppl abuse it THEN remove the option :)...worth a try ;)
     
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    Put a limit on the ammount of changes in a year to 2 ;)

    Best of both worlds lol
     
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    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    In all honesty people frequently or even infrequently changing their names would cause a lot of confusion for the community. If someone has been around long enough that they're board with their name then their name is probably familiar to the community. People would wonder where in the world this new member came from with x number of posts. So there is a reason for a name change to be denied if the only reason is, "I'm bored with it".
     
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    what about a history of name changes in the user stats?
     
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  13. 7pU~m0m New Member

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    ^ thats a good idea :D
     
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    I think this idea would fail... I like to know who I am talking to. If w1zzard changed his name, we would all be REALLY confused.
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Right, I remember when dom_ati_x800xl changed his name to just Dom. Confused the hell out of me. Bad idea IMO.
     
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    I think TPU has it right this isnt mirc were ya can change ur username willy nilly that was confusing as.
     
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    I can see the point if you somehow screw up your username initially. However, if you want to change or express your individuality after the point there is ample room in the signature field.
     
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    I would just like to lose the 69 bit from my name,i just want to be tigger:cry:
     
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    well i don't really like my name but i cant think of what to change it to
     
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    How about TPU_Moms_Rule.

    Just a suggestion :)

    I agree with most people. Mod assisted name changes only.
     
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    yea that pretty good :)..yea i guess it would be kinda confusing..nd ppl would prob abuse it
     
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    In all honesty, now that I know you are a TPU mom, I look for Megz20.
    You will become a legend !! ;)
     
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    PM a mod needs to be the official way of name change they can decide if its worth changing
    people would change their name randomly or too much

    just be careful when you choose a name, for example nicknames can change real ones cant
     
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    Everyone changing their name every day, that would get messy. Username changes are not something we should do without a valid reason. Besides, you got 9 posts, it's not like you're an active member. Just make a new account.
     
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    Have to agree with everyone here. Dont think name changing is a good idea. Can get confusing enough when people change their avatars!
     

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