Change my username?

Change my username?
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How can I get my username changed?


thank you!

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Public notice:
eastbayarb is now known as RGB_Gamer

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I think I started a trend. Everyone wants a nick with a consonant, then epp, then a liquid consonant. First it was me, then peppers, and even Fx3 is now Zepper. But then he probably just wanted to get away from Mozilla Corp's official abbreviation of "Firefox 3".

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- That's a huge coincidence for me. Really. ^_^;;

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I want to be tokulordofthenesandmasteroftheuniversemaru, can I?!?!

Seriously, these name changes should be handled quietly, or else everyone will want to change their names eventually.

And if you actually change my username to tokulordofthenesandmasteroftheuniversemaru I will have to punch you.

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tokumaru wrote:
Seriously, these name changes should be handled quietly, or else everyone will want to change their names eventually.

Announcements are so that people don't get confused as to what happened to a specific user. And I consider only requests with a good reason.

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cpow, developer of NESICIDE, no longer has his product as his username
username change request
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Hello!

I'd like to change my username to "djcouchycouch", so that it's consistent with my SpritesMind username (and other retro forums), making me easier to find.

Thanks!
Re: username change request
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Granted. I'm still sort of disappointed that phpBB 3's form to assign a special rank to a user still doesn't have an easy way to create a new special rank.
Re: username change request
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Thanks!

Will the "Formerly shawnleblanc" be there forever or will disappear with time?
Re: username change request
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It is your special rank.
Re: username change request
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rainwarrior wrote:
It is your special rank.


Ah, I see!
Re: Change my username?
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NovaSquirrel changed his fursona years ago.

(That and the case of Era's Adventures probably made NovaYoshi a bit untenable.)
Re: Change my username?
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WhatULive4 wanted to sync his NESdev BBS username with his Twitter account under the name NESHomebrew.
Re: Change my username?
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I'm considering changing my NESdev username to consolidate my online identity.

The name 'tepples' was generated randomly in 2002 with the aid of a Scheme program when I wanted to leave behind a confusing username that my college had generated for me. But I have since learned that Dutch speakers see it and giggle at the resemblance to their word for what mammals have but boobies and tits don't. It'd be like a mom naming her daughter Areola, thinking it's a variant of Ariel. Nor do I vant to suck your anything. Ruling out clanging to a brand of toys that inspired one of my fictional races is another part of it. So is putting the Bumpity-whatever incident and LOCKJAW Tetromino Game behind me.

Lately when I've signed up for other sites, I've been using either my birth name or some variant on "Pino". More to come.

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Re: Change my username?
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tepples said:
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I'm considering changing my NESdev username to consolidate my online identity.

Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are
Re: Change my username?
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So, you really can't change your username by yourself? It has to be an Admin, that would change it? That's incredibly inconvenient.

Anyway, if that's the way to do it, can I get my username changed to That BioMechanical Dude? I've abandoned the name Alien X a long time ago, and I go by the new name in Youtube, so I'd like to keep it synced up.

Also, if That BioMechanical Dude is too long for this forum (like it is in the Famitracker forums), then just BioMechanical Dude would work fine.

Thanks.
Re: Change my username?
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Why don't you change your name to Dutch_Boobies

;)

Edit, this reminds me of when Tom Cruise named his daughter Suri, explaining that it's Hebrew for 'princess'...and trolls responded that there is no such Hebrew word, and in Japanese it means 'pickpocket'. (Sarai is hebrew for princess).
Re: Change my username?
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AlienX wrote:
So, you really can't change your username by yourself? It has to be an Admin, that would change it? That's incredibly inconvenient.

If everyone was allowed to change usernames at any time, there would be a lot of confusion regarding who is who and who wrote what. Searching for old posts could also be very difficult. It's a good thing that users have to ask the mods to change their names, because it discourages this confusing practice and all the changes are documented somewhere people can check.
Re: Change my username?
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Tokumaru is right: it's for logging purposes. Continuity is also why I assign a special rank for users whose name has changed.

AlienX is now BioMechanical Dude.

The Suri/Sarai thing might have been the result of 1. asking someone orally what the word is, 2. writing it down as you hear it using your native language's orthography, and then 3. misinterpreting what you wrote down because English orthography is so messed up. In this case:

1. /səˈraɪ/
2. "Suri" (with long I)
3. /ˈsʊri/ DAMN YOU GREAT VOWEL SHIFT!
Re: Change my username?
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Thanks! Yeah, I guess you're right. It will be indeed difficult to look up old posts, although I wonder if this is the case with all phpBB forums. In one forum, which I was a member of, there was this user that constantly changed their username. Either they were a mod or the mods were very kind to them, or the site allowed name changes. Hmmm...
Re: Change my username?
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tepples wrote:
The name 'tepples' was generated randomly in 2002 with the aid of a Scheme program when I wanted to leave behind a confusing username that my college had generated for me. But I have since learned that Dutch speakers see it and giggle at the resemblance to their word

And you got onto me... :lol:
Re: Change my username?
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Can I have my username change to JRoatch?

I've been holding onto the silly leet name "43110" for over a decade in hopes that I would one day use it for some demoscene production, but it can be easily confused with many things like a US zip code, a decentralized protocol port number, or car part numbers.
Re: Change my username?
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Done. Welcome to the motel :P

My own name change has been postponed. I haven't had much time to plan the transition because of illness.
Re: Change my username?
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Tepples's recent link to this thread brought me back here, but I had been thinking a long time about how I would appreciate if my username here were changed to Drew Sebastino, as that's a (shortened) version of my real name. This had been the first real forum I had joined, so I created a name like everyone else, but afterward, I got a YouTube account in order to comment, where you could only use the name from your gmail until you got 500 subscribers, which I don't care about. With every forum I've joined since, I've gone by Drew Sebastino, and I thought I'd just make my name consistent all across the board.
Re: Change my username?
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When a username changes, is it possible to do a "search and replace" to update any mentions of that user so that old messages referencing forum members still make sense?
Re: Change my username?
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It will say "formally Espozo" underneath, won't it? If not, it probably isn't worth confusing everyone; I see now that I have the 10th highest post count on this site. :/
Re: Change my username?
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Drew Sebastino is no longer un Espozo. (Is this a divorce?)
Re: Change my username?
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Hello
Re: Change my username?
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What's a better name?

  1. orlaisadog
  2. orlaisafrog
  3. orlaisahedgehog
  4. orlaisapuppet
Re: Change my username?
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Did you know
Re: Change my username?
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that that was me?
Also did you see the security issue with the l in your name? Sorry to be offtopic but it's quite serious.
Re: Change my username?
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orlaisadog wrote:
Also did you see the security issue with the l in your name? Sorry to be offtopic but it's quite serious.

Yes, hence "is a puppet" as one of the choices.
Re: Change my username?
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Oh. What? That's a bit cryptic
Re: Change my username?
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orlaisadog wrote:
That's a bit cryptic

WeIcome to teppIes. ;)
Re: Change my username?
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I sometimes get cryptic when option B is to get accusatory.

This does, however, support my proposal from February 2016, as my username on a growing number of other sites (PinoBatch) isn't quite as easy to impersonate using homoglyphs (the paypaI attack).*


* You'd have to leave the Basic Latin (ASCII) block to spell Р¡поВаτсн
Re: Change my username?
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You'd be a hard man to impersonate. I wouldn't worry too much.

True story: The first time I saw you post as Pino on slashdot, I immediately knew it was you just from the tone and writing style. I was thinking "clearly this is tepples, why's he using this other name?'
Re: Change my username?
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Hey, is your nick like OrlaIsADog or Orla_is_a_dog?
In my language (portuguese), "orla" is a part of the land near the sea, more or less like the beach.
Like the name Orlando, wich could mean someone is doing something called "orla", since the "ndo" is the gerund. :D
Re: Change my username?
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Fisher wrote:
gerund

What does that mean? I looked it up and it means "run" in Dutch?
Also what difference does it make? Also https://youtu.be/j_TrBKt54qk
Re: Change my username?
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Gerund is a grammatical term.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerund
Re: Change my username?
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That looks complicated. What difference does it make whether you you underscores or capitalisation?
Re: Change my username?
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Wrong account, sorry
Re: Change my username?
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Well, looks like I was not very clear again... :oops:
Is Orla the name of the dog?
I know grammar is a pretty complicated topic, specially when like me, you're trying to learn or practice a different language than your mother language.
I find many foreign languages similarities funny. :)
With this stated, the word "orla" in my language means a part of land near the beach, sorry I didn't find a correct word to say that yet, but it should be like edge, border, edging or something similar.

The funny part about the name Orlando is that to me is sounds like someone is edgeing, bordering or edgeing(ing?).
I mean, the people is doing the action of the verb "orla", that actually is not a verb, but a noum.
I hope I have not confused things more than cleared, but by the way, it's just a little not-so-funny random joke.
Hope no one gets angry or offended with this. :mrgreen:
Re: Change my username?
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fisher wrote:
[...]the word "orla" in my language means a part of land near the beach, sorry I didn't find a correct word to say that yet, but it should be like edge, border, edging or something similar.

From your description, it looks like the word you're seeking might be seafront, waterfront, maybe rim? i'd be lost on the nuances between them but the last suggestion sounds more geographically contextualized to me, and both former sounds more casual. /disclaimer: english as 2nd language, evidently.
Re: Change my username?
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"Shore" is the English word por the Portuguese "orla", AFAIK.
Re: Change my username?
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Orla is the name of the dog in my profile picture (by the way I copied it exactly from my Stack Overflow account)
Re: Change my username?
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Nice!
That was what I tought at first.
By the way I have tought some wordplays with the dog's name wich probably would sound more confusing than funny.
I'm not sure if I should post it here, create another thread or just take it to myself...
Re: Change my username?
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Did you think I meant the coast is a dog? I suppose I'm confused because I don't know Portuguese. I don't think the name comes from that though.
Re: Change my username?
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https://www.google.com/search?q=orla&cl ... tetxt=orla

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orla_(name)

I think it's from the Irish name
Re: Change my username?
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If you take out the R and put a H at the front it means "Hello" in Spanish and if you remove the LA and put a B on the front and put "njou" at the end and move the R to the end it means "Hello" in French.
Re: Change my username?
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Yeah!
That's the spirit!! :lol:

Edit:
Post edited for safety!
It was a collection of mostly incompreensive badly written bad jokes, from a guy (who's trying to learn and practice english) that badly writes and barely speaks the language in question that could be badly (mis)understood and cause more problem than it's worth. :wink:
Thanks to who warned me and sorry for the inconvenience. :oops:
Re: Change my username?
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Man, even I couldn't follow that post properly...
Re: Change my username?
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Sure!
A friend told me of a potential danger of it being understood in the worst possible way.
So I edited it, hope it's soon forgotten.
I saved a screenshot just in case...

I think I abused too much of the "thread teleportation" and (mis)tanslation/(mis)pronunciation puns.
Hope no one is offended, it was just a (bad) joke after all.
Sorry.
Re: Change my username?
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Wait, is my name implying that there's a sausage made out of a dog that bad? I'm confused.
Re: Change my username?
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Maybe off-topic but this thread is already completely derailed anyway, I would try to avoid avatar with animation, it's really disorienting.
Re: Change my username?
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Would making it slower help?
Re: Change my username?
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I guess, to some degree it is better than before. It just that the animation gets your attention while reading the thread. Even though I'm not looking at the avatar directly, I can see something flashing and react to it. It kind of make you lose your focus. Maybe it just me, it depends what other people think about it.
Re: Change my username?
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Gilbert's avatar isn't so bad because it changes slowly and gradually.
Re: Change my username?
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Maybe a fade?
Re: Change my username?
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Banshaku wrote:
I guess, to some degree it is better than before. It just that the animation gets your attention while reading the thread. Even though I'm not looking at the avatar directly, I can see something flashing and react to it. It kind of make you lose your focus. Maybe it just me, it depends what other people think about it.

I hate animated avatars.
Re: Change my username?
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Me too. Gilbert's gets a pass because it's really cool, though.
Re: Change my username?
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Actually I myself don't like animated avatars too, at least those with huge file size(usually created from FMVs) and are too distracting.

Mine was actually originally meant to be an (in)joke in a certain community, and I made the image so it seemed to be static at first (there is a relatively long delay in the 1st frame, 10s or 20s I couldn't remember) and readers of forum threads not aware of this might be surprised by either i) found that it was suddenly animated, or ii) saw the image and not showing much interest, looked somewhere else, and then when they looked at it again it's been changed.

The irony was that, I never used it in that target community, since its forums didn't offer space for storing images, and it was at a time when free image hosting had much space and monthly-access constraints, etc.(unlike nowadays that you get GIGAbytes of storage by signing up to a free webmail service), even though this avatar was quite small compared to many other "photo-realistic" or animated ones. Also, many other forums just didn't accept GIFs or automatically converted ones' avatar into JPEG or PNG, which beat the purpose of it.
Re: Change my username?
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If only all animated avatars were as cool as yours. ;)
Re: Change my username?
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glutock is now Broke Studio
Re: Change my username?
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Thanks tepples :)