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Old 05-05-08, 01:07 PM
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Name Change

Now that I am no longer on staff and do not represent DVD Talk, can I get my name changed? That seemed to be the reason before.

Anyway, if it could just simply be changed to "Chuck", I'd appreciate it. And I'll leave the "Formerly known as..." in my Location for as long as necessary.
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Old 05-05-08, 01:18 PM
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Please read our name change policy that has been in effect for many years now.

NAME CHANGES
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.
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=194140

Being on the staff was not the previous reason you couldn't get a name change. Your post count was.

As much as it would be nice to accommodate you, the resulting uproar when there is any inconsistency in the enforcement of policies and/or rules causes us to not want to make exceptions.

Perhaps if it were something very close to your current name so there would be no confusion?
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Old 05-06-08, 02:26 PM
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Maybe something like lotsofchuckdvds?
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Old 05-06-08, 02:33 PM
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How about chuckloadofdvds?
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Old 05-06-08, 02:55 PM
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How about lotsofblurays?

Off-topic, but what happened to your avatar? Do they not let you have one after not being a reviewer anymore? I think they should at least let you have the avatar option for being a contributor to DVD Talk. I don't usually like when curtain members of a forum get "special" treatment, but I think your contributions warrant an avatar at the very least.

I don't think you'll have very much luck getting your user name changed, however. The rules are the rules and I think the no name change after 1,000 posts policy is strongly put in place. I got the 241 taken out of nateman and that's as far as I got. X said I have a very slight chance of changing my name to snateman, but I haven't looked into that yet. I'd love to get my user name changed to thepegsdave or daveman, but I doubt that'll happen for a long, long time, if ever.
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Old 05-06-08, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by nateman
I got the 241 taken out of nateman and that's as far as I got. X said I have a very slight chance of changing my name to snateman, but I haven't looked into that yet. I'd love to get my user name changed to thepegsdave or daveman, but I doubt that'll happen for a long, long time, if ever.
Maybe you're aiming too high. Try requesting one letter change at a time. First to naveman, then to daveman.
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Old 05-06-08, 04:04 PM
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Maybe you're aiming too high. Try requesting one letter change at a time. First to naveman, then to daveman.
This reminds me, I need to renew my Dell Crossword subscription.
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Old 05-06-08, 04:24 PM
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I can't believe you stopped being a reviewer just because you didn't agree with DVD Talk's name change policy.
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Old 05-06-08, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
You all know where I stand on this issue.
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Old 05-07-08, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
I can't believe you stopped being a reviewer just because you didn't agree with DVD Talk's name change policy.
Plus I had the foresight to stop reviewing a year before the fighting started!

Seriously, I hadn't reviewed a DVD for over a year. And I stopped checking the video game queue because it seemed like there was never anything available. So I was purged from the list. Just a coincidence that it happened when I started speaking up about the stuff going on here, that's all.
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Old 05-07-08, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by nateman
How about lotsofblurays?

Off-topic, but what happened to your avatar? Do they not let you have one after not being a reviewer anymore? I think they should at least let you have the avatar option for being a contributor to DVD Talk. I don't usually like when curtain members of a forum get "special" treatment, but I think your contributions warrant an avatar at the very least.
Yeah I wish the avatar thing was something you could keep. Hell, I wish we could all have them. Avatars are great in forums.
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I have a request. Could I get the underscore taken out of mine?
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Old 05-07-08, 02:16 PM
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I have a request. Could I get the underscore taken out of mine?
done...

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Old 05-08-08, 01:19 AM
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Uh, I still wanted the space. I apologize for not elaborating on something that I thought would have been fairly obvious.

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Old 05-08-08, 11:31 AM
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Thank you.
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Old 05-08-08, 02:50 PM
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They should have changed your name to Drink-Man.
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Old 05-08-08, 03:33 PM
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Uh, I still wanted the space. I apologize for not elaborating on something that I thought would have been fairly obvious.
Sorry, sir.

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Old 05-09-08, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
They should have changed your name to Drink-Man.
Yeah, wouldn't that be a hoot-n-a-holler.
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Old 05-09-08, 11:23 AM
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Can I have capital letters put in mine? Like FuManStan?
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Old 06-03-08, 09:42 AM
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Mods, I think I am ready for the plunge -- can I have my username changed to wishbone? I do not see any search returns on this username so if it is available and you can make the change I would appreciate it.

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Old 06-03-08, 10:45 AM
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He finally caved to Minor Threat's taunt.
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might i suggest wishbo<3?
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