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« on: May 20, 2013, 03:35:23 PM »
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See?  It's not just me!  There should be a rule or something.  Pick a name, make sure you want it, and now you can't change it for six months.  Or something like that.

Since this line of discussion was promptly shut down for being off topic, I decided to bring it up in a more fitting context. I know that several others here can get really annoyed by this hyperactive name changing, and it also makes it difficult for old members to come back, making them have to decipher who's who.

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 03:43:21 PM »
I agree. I believe everyone who wants to change their name should post here first, telling everyone what the new name is. That way people know who's who.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 04:03:36 PM »
Not just that - you should be required to stick with your choice.  We can't just have people changing them willy nilly.  The GSHC uses a six month policy IIRC, so I went with that.  When you first join, you get one free one in case you didn't like it or it had some extra stuff you found out you didn't need (why be called John42438 when you can simply be called John?), but after that first chnage, you're locked in for six months.  Only after that six months can you change it again, and the time is determined by the timestamp on the admin's name change confirmation in this thead.

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 04:09:33 PM »
I'd make it three (3) months just because six (6) months is a drastic change from what is already in place.

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 04:20:24 PM »
I agree. Maybe we can build it up to 6, but there would be problems if we went from everybody changing their names all the time to only once every 6 months.

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 04:33:53 PM »
I think Holidays such as April 1st an October 31st should be exempt from this

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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 05:07:08 PM »
Just throwing it out there, I really don't care

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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 05:40:02 PM »
I think Holidays such as April 1st an October 31st should be exempt from this

I don't see the harm in this, but it also probably couldn't happen because of time limitations.

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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 11:48:06 PM »
I like the Idea of 3 months.

Thats what I always do. I don't change it every freaking month.

I've kept Luxaria for 5 months (including the times when it had parentheses)
Yes. It's true. I'm attracted to Males. Now you can all rest easy now that I confirmed it. Now we can all get back to our merry little uneventful lives now that I spouted this pointless fact that I spouted.

Have a GREAT day~

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 07:57:18 PM »
I kept Arkane a long time, considering my other repeated changes. Sticking with Aether for a while cuz I have no regrets with this name. Glad I found something I like enough

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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2013, 04:08:08 AM »
I like what Ivan does.  He usually warns you somehow in parentheses until you're used to it.   That's fine with me.   Name changes can be confusing, but I don't mind them.  They mix things up.  Even though, truthfully, Ivan and Aether have gotten mixed up for me in the past (seriously I'm not sure which is which from the first two names you guys had when I first joined here. Sorry :)) )

(Side note: who's Russia?)
« Last Edit: May 22, 2013, 04:35:28 AM by CHEESE4ALL »
I'm so happy I could just tear out your intestines and strangle you with them!

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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2013, 05:27:43 AM »
L/Kira/Vegeta/Italy/Asura. (Those are all of his names that I can remember.)

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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2013, 12:41:05 PM »
Wait, so Russia is Kira?  No wonder he irks me.

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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2013, 12:52:29 PM »
Wait... he's... but....   Normally I can tell who someone is by... Seriously?  Seriously?    Grrrrrrr.
I'm so happy I could just tear out your intestines and strangle you with them!

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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2013, 01:43:07 PM »
This is why the no-change rule makes sense.  So people can keep track of who is who, particularly the ones that can't sit still for a full week.