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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by PinkIceFox » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:26 pm

ThisIsTheUltimate wrote:There are users here who are far more obnoxious than me. Do they get their usernames made fun of? I think not.

And let's say I've tired of my username entirely. Must my new username still resemble my old one?
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Maple wrote:I'd like to point out that drastic name changes still aren't an option. The situation with Skyralie (Riku) was special, and a name change such as that will most likely not happen again.

@ ThisIsTheUltimate: You could easily have your name changed to just "TheUltimate" and I'm sure there would be any backlash. Also, what you used really isn't an example of what I said. I said I don't see how changing your name would cause backlash, where you said not changing your name is causing backlash.
Since you might not understand why this is:

If you drastically change your name, people are going to have no idea who the heck you are and it will irritate them. Hell I can't remember who certain people are after they vanish for a week and they still have the same username. Drastic name changes tick me off because if I don't memorize who it is someone's going to be like "Hey stupid, this is *user*"

How they heck am I supposed to know that? They went from "DragonsFTW" to "I like Pie"!

Also I'm not entirely sure why you seem to think changing your name is going to do anything. Everyone already knows you as Titu. So they'll continue calling you Titu. Just like Red continued to be called Red Chao and people still call Techno 'Pika' or something sometimes. And like how Riku is going to be called Riku by me for all eternity because I mix users up enough as it is I don't need new names making it harder on me. I'm still going to call you Titu.

As for alts:

It's hard enough for me to know one person's screenname if they go and change it. Throw in alt masks and I have no clue who anyone is anymore. And I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that regard. Especially new users. Alt accounts are pointless. All I can imagine them being used for is swaying poll results and using them to troll others by hiding under another name since Mods are the only ones who can see who's IP is behind the mask. Every other forum I go to bans people for using alt accounts. You all should be lucky you get to have any period.
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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by Prince Ricard » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:45 pm

so basically if i want a completely new username i have to make another account and be sneaky about it
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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by Mamkute » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:37 am

TheMayorOfChaopolis, there was a recent spam attack by one SATAN666, just two weeks ago (recent enough, I hope,) who was another user, who had been on here for some time, and acting as though they were entirely separate. They were both banned. Being two accounts did not help.

ThisIsTheUltimate, while I do actually appreciate your name, although it is a bit long, if you are feeling that you are legitimately being harassed or bothered or really need a drastic name change, I would think (although I am not the one changing names) you could convince JmT or Mooncow for a drastic name change. Granted, even a semi-altered name could probably stop some of the bothering you see.

And don't do what you mentioned above. We will see.
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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by CasualCollision » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:41 am

PinkIceFox wrote:It's hard enough for me to know one person's screenname if they go and change it. Throw in alt masks and I have no clue who anyone is anymore. And I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that regard. Especially new users.
When you take the role of a fictional character, by having a screen name of said character, I don't really see how knowing somebody's identity is all that important.
PinkIceFox wrote:Alt accounts are pointless.
Pointless, but fun.
PinkIceFox wrote:All I can imagine them being used for is swaying poll results and using them to troll others by hiding under another name since Mods are the only ones who can see who's IP is behind the mask.
You partially got me there, but that isn't the only reason alts are used for on CI. Some people want to use them for harmless shenanigans, and in that regard, they're harmless. Honestly, if polls can't be monitored well enough to make sure that all of them are unique, then they aren't trustworthy to begin with. As for trolling, trolling is trolling. Whether or not it's behind a blatant alt that (as you said yourself) a mod can see through is irrelevant. The same can be said in response to Mamkute.
PinkIceFox wrote:Every other forum I go to bans people for using alt accounts. You all should be lucky you get to have any period.
The only forum that I know of that unfairly bans people for making an alternate account is SMWcentral, and granted, the staff there ain't that great. Other forums that come to mind give you the option to change your username at any time, so making an alt there not only is sort of pointless, the only real intent other than to blatantly disobey staff is to be used to avoid or penalties, or as you said, troll and sabotage polls.

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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by Crash32 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:03 am

you know how you find out who someone is after a drastic name change?
look through their posts, it'll show you who they are quite quickly
at least it worked for me with twili's new name
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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by NachoThePikachu » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:52 pm

Yay! Got my new Username Change!

Plan to keep this one Foreva.
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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by eblu » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:05 pm

ey guys

name change to "eboy" because everyone's calling me that

introducing the new username
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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by Ommy » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:49 am

I asked for a username request a while ago, before almost everyone else started asking. I haven't received any change yet. Will I have to reapply and pay 200 CP this time even though they had agreed to change my UN, yet they haven't even when asked about it?

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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by Jack Augustine » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:15 pm

...

My username change was drastic.

Loudclaw to Jack Augustine.

Is that bad?

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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by Delakitty » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:35 pm

What if someone hacks into your account or if you forget your email to your account.. :darkblink:
( Please tell me if someone actually said this before me, I didn't look at every single post )

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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by eblu » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:33 pm

SO! since points were removed in the forum upgrade (AFAIK) how do i go about changing my username now?
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Re: Alternate Accounts and Name Changes

Post by Nano » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:24 pm

You ask nicely I'm guessing.

Jokes aside, that's a good point. I'll be sure to ask Mooncow.
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