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Yuffie514
12-04-2005, 07:17 AM
members should be able to change their usernames, regardless of contacting an administrator. of course, i've already spent half of the six-month wait. i've drifted so much from the username i have now...

EDIT: i am willing to back down from posting a thread like this again if the "proposal" cannot be met. i work around various aliases, but hush - i'm not involved in anything to be suspicious of...:shifty: :fpninja:

Hawkeye
12-04-2005, 07:29 AM
But then people would be wondering who eestlinc jr would be

Yuffie514
12-04-2005, 07:37 AM
...well, then that's where the "Formerly: [Insert Name Here]" kicks in :p . besides, it's not like someone is going to change their name every month, xD. i don't know why that's there either. perhaps Staff is running a "Big Brother" regime. more power to the people...

eestlinc
12-04-2005, 07:50 AM
yeah it would be a total disaster if everyone could change their screen names at will.

Masamuneˇ1600
12-04-2005, 08:56 AM
If one attempts to change his or her username, he or she is informed that another change cannot be made for six months, and are asked if he or she wants to continue. The system as currently construed seems fair to me, really.

Leeza
12-04-2005, 09:07 AM
...well, then that's where the "Formerly: [Insert Name Here]" kicks in :p . besides, it's not like someone is going to change their name every month, xD. i don't know why that's there either. perhaps Staff is running a "Big Brother" regime. more power to the people...
Maybe we might be able to trust <i>you</i> to fill in the Formerly field, but there's no way we would be able to trust everyone to do so and then there would be total chaos on a board this size if people were allowed to change their name at will.

Yes, some people would change their names every month given a chance. Some even more so than that. Every member knows they will have to wait six months before they can change their names again, which is why they should be sure about it before they do and if they don't ,then they'll just have to wait it out. There is just too much confusion when people start to change their name on a whim.

The Formerly field is there so that we know who people are and who we have to watch. Can't very well warn a person one day and then we suddenly just can't find them anymore when they decide to change their name because they've been warned.

Yes, Staff <i>is</i> Big Brother. You expect a large site such as this to run smoothly without a Big Brother regime? Only in a perfect world. :)

Old Manus
12-04-2005, 10:30 AM
<img src="http://www.skyleach.com/images/1984.jpg" alt="perfect world?">

crono_logical
12-04-2005, 10:42 AM
Not just the Formerly field that users have in their profile that only admins can change and everyone can see, but there's more fields in there too which you guys can't see, only staff, not even for your own profile :monster:

eestlinc
12-04-2005, 04:50 PM
yea, like the "marked for liquidation" field.

Psychotic
12-04-2005, 05:04 PM
I remember when eestlinc was tsunami bren but then that tsunami happened and he had to change his name because the tsunami tried to sue EoFF. True story.

The name-change system is fine how it is, although I wouldn't object if the length of time was lowered back to three months. Not that it matters because I'll never change my name anyway because I am a very boring person.

Raistlin
12-04-2005, 05:41 PM
My SN hasn't been changed yet with my consent. It's been entirely nonconsensual name changing.

Kawaii Ryűkishi
12-04-2005, 05:49 PM
You don't say.

Raistlin
12-04-2005, 05:52 PM
RAPE!!! :mad2:

Kawaii Ryűkishi
12-04-2005, 05:53 PM
As if I don't hear <i>that</i> often enough.

Raistlin
12-04-2005, 05:54 PM
Ahahahaha, true.

I have to say, this is probably my weirdest name change yet.

Shoeberto
12-04-2005, 06:46 PM
Ahahahaha, true.

I have to say, this is probably my weirdest name change yet.
It's just another one of his incandescent nonsequiters.

See, Kishi? I told you I'd try to fit it in to conversation today.

Levian
12-04-2005, 06:48 PM
Hsu should change his name to Huzzah!

Yamaneko
12-04-2005, 07:23 PM
This is almost as bad as James Latimer Cockney Rebel.

Yuffie514
12-04-2005, 09:22 PM
Maybe we might be able to trust you to fill in the Formerly field, but there's no way we would be able to trust everyone to do so and then there would be total chaos on a board this size if people were allowed to change their name at will.

Staff is so meticulous i never had to fill in the "Formerly: [Insert Name Here]" field. unless you are trying to say - it will become rather an "option" to fill it out once you allow members to change their username and some wouldn't do it at all.

anyways...until 3 months later, xD...

crono_logical
12-04-2005, 09:58 PM
Staff is so meticulous i never had to fill in the "Formerly: [Insert Name Here]" field.That's coz we do it ourselves when we change your name, you don't access to :p

Hawkeye
12-04-2005, 10:00 PM
I feel loved. LOVED I tell you

Old Manus
12-04-2005, 10:26 PM
Only newbies have their name changed

THAT 23843587 DOESN'T LOOK SO COOL NOW DOES IT