Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Adult DVD Reviews | Video Game Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Feedback > Forum Feedback and Support

Forum Feedback and Support Post forum feedback and related problems, here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-07-02, 06:22 PM   #1
Blade
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Overlooking Pearl Harbor
Posts: 16,225
A change in our Name Change policy

As a result of an increased volume in name change requests and the inherent confusion caused by name changes, we're going to be putting some restrictions on name change requests from now on.

Name changes are fine (as long as they aren't too frequent) up until you reach the 1,000 post mark. At that point, you have likely become fairly well known in the forums you regularly participate in, and requests will then be considered on a case by case basis.

ie: We can understand that a name like 'MasterBaiter" might have been funny at one time, but may no longer be how you want to be seen on the forum. However, if you're a regular poster, going from "Chasing Amy" to "Run Lola Run" won't be an option anymore. So it's not a complete end to changes, but because of the confusion these things cause, you'll need to give us a good reason before we make a change from now on.

Changes that are mostly cosmetic (case, spacing) will still be allowed

Also, any major name change will now require that you put "formerly known as [old name]" in your Location field for two weeks.

I realize that this might be a little upsetting to some, but please try to understand that with as many active members as we have, it's already hard enough to keep track of who said what in the past. Throwing name changes into the mix just makes it next to impossible.

Thank you for your understanding.
__________________
-David

My DVDs and HT
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-02, 08:35 PM   #2
twikoff
DVD Talk God
 
twikoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right Behind You!!!
Posts: 79,459
good to see an official stance being taken on this

and at least a week should be stressed.. longer would be appreciated


MasterBaiter
__________________
Do you live in Idaho or Wyoming? If so, its time to Check In!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-02, 08:39 PM   #3
Seeker
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Second Star on the right, and straight on til' morning...
Posts: 14,786
good to see an official stance being taken on this

and at least a week should be stressed.. longer would be appreciated

Twikoff
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-02, 04:42 PM   #4
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 37,356
Changes that are mostly cosmetic (case, spacing) will still be allowed

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-02, 06:25 PM   #5
Mr Maxwell House
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: underneath a silly hat
Posts: 4,475
Does this have anything to do with why 180proof/5centdeposit/sircaustic left Other?
__________________
Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down. I'll go over to the person's house and ring the doorbell. When the person comes to the door, I'm gone, but you know what I've left on the porch? A jack-o-lantern with a knife stuck in the side of its head with a note that says "You." After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-02, 07:54 PM   #6
Blade
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Overlooking Pearl Harbor
Posts: 16,225
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr Maxwell House
Does this have anything to do with why 180proof/5centdeposit/sircaustic left Other?
Not that I know of.

This has been a source of concern for some time, and a recent spike in requests finally pushed us into creating the new policy.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-02, 08:24 PM   #7
mikehunt
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bartertown due to it having a better economy than where I really live, Buffalo NY
Posts: 29,480
masterbaiter
__________________
USS Ben Sisko's Mother F***ing Pimp Hand - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgIOdcBkkzg
Vote for freedom not political parties. .... MOΛΩN ΛABE
If they had a philosophy. If they weren't too busy gnawing on your insides.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-02, 08:36 PM   #8
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 37,356
Quote:
Originally posted by mikehunt
masterbaiter
hey...what are you doing with mikehunt?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-02, 02:21 AM   #9
mikehunt
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bartertown due to it having a better economy than where I really live, Buffalo NY
Posts: 29,480
I still haven't out grown the juvenile humor

Quote:
Originally posted by D. Pham


hey...what are you doing with mikehunt?
__________________
USS Ben Sisko's Mother F***ing Pimp Hand - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgIOdcBkkzg
Vote for freedom not political parties. .... MOΛΩN ΛABE
If they had a philosophy. If they weren't too busy gnawing on your insides.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-02, 02:23 AM   #10
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 37,356
Quote:
Originally posted by mikehunt
I still haven't out grown the juvenile humor

it's pretty obvious from my posts that I haven't either
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-02, 01:13 PM   #11
Blade
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Overlooking Pearl Harbor
Posts: 16,225
Quote:
Originally posted by twikoff
MasterBaiter
By the way, that was Randy's example.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-02, 01:54 PM   #12
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 37,356
Quote:
Originally posted by Blade
By the way, that was Randy's example.
you'd think that his example would be somehow melon-related
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-02, 10:24 PM   #13
Cool Kitten
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cool As Ice
Posts: 18,430
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr Maxwell House
Does this have anything to do with why 180proof/5centdeposit/sircaustic left Other?
absolutely not...Ethan left because he felt that he was spending too much time on the internet, not just this forum. His name change thing was his identity crisis, but he's back to being Ethan now
__________________
Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable like a wornout coat or a set of tires. Each new kitten becomes its own cat, and none is repeated. I am four cats old, measuring out my life in friends that have succeeded but not replaced one another.
Irving Townsend
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-02, 10:26 PM   #14
RandyC
Super Moderator
 
RandyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: shine on you crazy diamond
Posts: 26,029
Quote:
Originally posted by D. Pham


you'd think that his example would be somehow melon-related
Isn't it?
__________________
Other is a Harsh Mistress..
"In my opinion, there's nothing in this world...
Beats a 52 Vincent and a red headed girl." -R. Thompson
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-02, 10:30 PM   #15
Cool Kitten
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cool As Ice
Posts: 18,430
oh, and I was just about to ask Randy to change me to Frosty Feline for a change...
__________________
Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable like a wornout coat or a set of tires. Each new kitten becomes its own cat, and none is repeated. I am four cats old, measuring out my life in friends that have succeeded but not replaced one another.
Irving Townsend
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-02, 11:44 PM   #16
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 37,356
Quote:
Originally posted by RandyC

Isn't it?
i guess if you're masterbaiting with thoughts of ... n/m
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-02, 06:44 AM   #17
WhoGirl
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: The Last House on the Left
Posts: 12,282
Quote:
Originally posted by Cool Kitten
oh, and I was just about to ask Randy to change me to Frosty Feline for a change...
Frosty Feline has sort of a nice ring to it!

BTW: I think this is a great policy!



Heh heh, MasterBaiter.
__________________
Slowly coming back - One awkard post at a time...

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-02, 11:49 PM   #18
Anthony Soprano
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7,165
I wonder how I can cosmetically change my name...hmmmmmm.
__________________
The Official Other Forum Mob Boss, Waste Management Consultant, and 2nd runner up in DVDTalk Survivor II

Let's make a deal, you don't crap in my thread, and I won't crap in yours!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-02, 01:05 AM   #19
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 37,356
Quote:
Originally posted by Anthony Soprano
I wonder how I can cosmetically change my name...hmmmmmm.
A. Soprano
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-02, 04:38 AM   #20
Jackskeleton
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: City of the lakers.. riots.. and drug dealing cops.. los(t) Angel(e)s. ca.
Posts: 52,777
Name changes is suckekekekekekekeke Glad to see you are putting caps on them a bit and doing them on a case by case event since a random name change can threw the forum off a bit.
__________________
OTHER FORUM TEAM 7 leaderI will not say them here nor there. I will not say them anywhere. I will not say those Words you twit. I will not, will not sayI quit!
Leaving a dark wet stain where your brain used to be? weird..tv?
The bank is worth the risk
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-02, 09:21 AM   #21
bfrank
Premium Member
 
bfrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 20,613
I am soo with Jack on this. You get to know someone (by name) and then they change you have no connection to who this person is or was.

__________________
B

Be good humans!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-02, 10:11 AM   #22
twikoff
DVD Talk God
 
twikoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right Behind You!!!
Posts: 79,459
Quote:
Originally posted by bfrank
I am soo with Jack on this. You get to know someone (by name) and then they change you have no connection to who this person is or was.

yea really.. Im been so confused since my bigdaddy became CharlesC
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-02, 02:32 PM   #23
SnoopDogg
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: North Mankato, MN
Posts: 7,739
I agree name changes are horrible.
__________________
Why do I have so many dead beat friends?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-02, 03:53 PM   #24
PixyJunket
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 23,217
i just wanted to go from pixyboi -> pixyjunket..

is there something wrong with that?
__________________
Twitter, Wii U and Xbox 360: PixyJunket
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-02, 04:56 PM   #25
Boot
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 7,985
And I was just about to request that my name be changed to Boot the Twatlicker.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 PM.

Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.