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Old 09-25-07, 05:44 PM
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Changing board name

Who should I talk to in order to instate a forum name change? I know I'd have to keep a "formerly known as" in my profile for awhile, which is fine...I'd just like to change it to chibul for consistency purposes (matches my XBL gamertag and every other forum I'm on), to make it easier to keep track of.
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Old 09-25-07, 05:49 PM
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Here's the process:

1. You post your request here (already you're ahead of the game)
2. Everybody makes fun of you for a few weeks
3. Eventually the name change goes through
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Old 09-25-07, 05:51 PM
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I think you have to fill out form 133-77C but don't sign until the witnesseth date is the same.
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Old 09-25-07, 06:17 PM
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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=194140

According to the FAQ post stuck at the top of this forum since 2002, one usually ceases to be eligible for a name change after exceeding 1000 posts.

You joined in 2005 and have over 2K posts so it really is in the hands of the admins as to whether you qualify for any kind of dispensation.
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Old 09-25-07, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
Who should I talk to in order to instate a forum name change? I know I'd have to keep a "formerly known as" in my profile for awhile, which is fine...I'd just like to change it to chibul for consistency purposes (matches my XBL gamertag and every other forum I'm on), to make it easier to keep track of.
Tell the admins you just got married, and you significant other wouldn't take your last name of 'abrg923', so you changed to hers, 'chibul'.

Probably need to provide a marriage certificate or something.
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Old 09-25-07, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by benedict
According to the FAQ post stuck at the top of this forum since 2002, one usually ceases to be eligible for a name change after exceeding 1000 posts.

You joined in 2005 and have over 2K posts so it really is in the hands of the admins as to whether you qualify for any kind of dispensation.
True...but I have seen it done before (I believe it was Josh H.). Hopefully they're cool with the change...not looking to "trick" people, or anything like that.

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Tell the admins you just got married, and you significant other wouldn't take your last name of 'abrg923', so you changed to hers, 'chibul'.

Probably need to provide a marriage certificate or something.
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Old 09-25-07, 08:06 PM
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This is not always a smooth process. I asked for a name change long ago and ended up with this one.
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Old 09-26-07, 08:51 AM
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I think we should be a bit more lenient with name changes (within reason, more than one change per lifetime shouldn't be necessary), but perhaps keep the "formerly known as" much longer, or even forever.
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Old 09-26-07, 10:11 AM
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<--- Name still not changed to Enormous Genitals, despite repeated requests.
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Old 09-26-07, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
True...but I have seen it done before (I believe it was Josh H.).
The difference was that Josh had his full last name. There was a privacy issue (google cache aside). Unless your name is A. Brg 923, it's not the same scenario.
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Old 09-26-07, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
The difference was that Josh had his full last name. There was a privacy issue (google cache aside). Unless your name is A. Brg 923, it's not the same scenario.

He could be Borg?
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Old 09-26-07, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
<--- Name still not changed to Enormous Genitals, despite repeated requests.
That's because dvdtalk is all about truth in advertising.
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Old 09-26-07, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
That's because dvdtalk is all about truth in advertising.

That could be taken as a personal attack. And libel. See you in court, Missy!
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Old 09-26-07, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
That could be taken as a personal attack. And libel. See you in court, Missy!
So send me a picture and prove it.
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So send me a picture and prove it.
Why don't we have a shudder smiley?
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Old 09-26-07, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Why don't we have a shudder smiley?
Will this work?
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Old 09-26-07, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
The difference was that Josh had his full last name. There was a privacy issue (google cache aside). Unless your name is A. Brg 923, it's not the same scenario.
And he had that name for how many years? I'd say the damage is done.

Jokes aside, I really don't think it's an unreasonable request.
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Old 09-26-07, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
<--- Name still not changed to Enormous Genitals, despite repeated requests.
Pipe down namo!
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Old 09-26-07, 07:50 PM
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So does anyone know who specifically I need to contact?
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Old 09-26-07, 08:28 PM
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As the FAQ thread says...any admin.

If you go to the front page of the forum (the one that lists all the forums available) and scroll to the bottom you'll see a link that says something like View Forum Leaders. Click that and scroll down to the Admin section and contact one of them. I don't suggest contacting Geoff or chitowndvd...Geoff's the owner of the site and busy and unless much has changed since I was last involved in all of this, chitown is Geoff's backup when he goes on vacation, so not usually active.
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Old 09-26-07, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
So does anyone know who specifically I need to contact?
Well, X is probably your best bet. He's the one I went to when I wanted my name changed. (Minor change, capitalizing the first three letters... but he was pretty quick about the whole thing.)
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Old 09-26-07, 08:38 PM
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I'm against the change. Why would should they change your name from the easy-to-remember and oh-so-descriptive abrg923 to something completely cryptic like chibul?
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Old 09-27-07, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Here's the process:

1. You post your request here (already you're ahead of the game)
2. Everybody makes fun of you for a few weeks
3. Eventually the name change goes through
You forgot the step between 2 and 3 where a mod makes an amusing or ironic name change for a few days...
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Old 09-27-07, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
You forgot the step between 2 and 3 where a mod makes an amusing or ironic name change for a few days...
Well, if they change his name to Enormous Genitals, I'm gonna go ballistic.
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