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Old 09-05-18, 07:14 PM
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How can I change my user name?

Sorry, I tried to search but the word "name" is ignored.

How can I change my user name please? I'd like to go from goblin23 to popegregFKAgoblin23

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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Old 09-05-18, 08:16 PM
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Re: How can I change my user name?

From the FAQ:

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.

To actually get your name changed, you need to email an Administrator. Any Administrator is fine. (Please note that I, Blade, am now a retired Admin.)
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Old 09-05-18, 09:05 PM
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Re: How can I change my user name?

...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.
Well this part certainly seems kind of quaint these days.

Man, you missed your chance a few years ago when this place got into a big kerfluffle and the mods allowed anyone to have a one time chance to change their names in order to prevent a huge exodus, or revolt, or something.... I personally felt that was kind of lame, there are still some long time members that changed their name during that period and I completely lost track of who was who. "My Other Self", who the fuck was that again??
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Old 09-05-18, 09:37 PM
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Re: How can I change my user name?

If it makes you feel better OP, I’ll picture the pope every time I see your posts from here on out.
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Old 09-06-18, 12:12 PM
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Re: How can I change my user name?

Hi goblin,

I'll PM you.
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Old 09-12-18, 02:45 AM
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Re: How can I change my user name?

Looks good now. Thanks, IBJoel.
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