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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hey folks….

 

If you ever want to change your user name for one reason or another - it takes place immediately and all your old posts now have your new name.  This is not so good if you are changing your name for privacy reasons.  

 

It also has your old avatar and siggy.

 

I thought it would be a brand new account - doh rolleyes.gif

 

My advise:  go offline for a few days/weeks, change your name and remember to change your siggy and avatar. 

 

I guess I will have to do it again in a few week.  Learn from me and save yourself a few bucks.

 

formerly kathymuggle  

post #2 of 8
It seems like you would have noticed that with your first post, and changed it immediately.
Regardless, the thing about changing your sn is that when your old posts have been quoted, your name change doesnt appear in the quote. For example, I figured out this was you because of a thread I was reading and then someone quoted you as Kathymuggle, but kathymuggle had not posted anything. I've thought about doing it numerous times, and just didnt for that very reason.
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

It seems like you would have noticed that with your first post, and changed it immediately.
I suppose I should have changed my siggy and avatar right away, but I think anyone in any thread I was on is going to figure out who I am pretty quickly.  Clearly, I am not going to be sticking to this username.
Really, the point of this thread is just a light hearted reminder to posters to go offline for a little bit, and then change your username, siggy and avatar at the same time.  I doubt everyone knows this - I didn't.
 
 
 
Regardless, the thing about changing your sn is that when your old posts have been quoted, your name change doesnt appear in the quote. For example, I figured out this was you because of a thread I was reading and then someone quoted you as Kathymuggle, but kathymuggle had not posted anything. I've thought about doing it numerous times, and just didnt for that very reason.
post #4 of 8
interesting.. so why not just create a new account and stop using the old one?
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post

interesting.. so why not just create a new account and stop using the old one?

 

This is what you have to do if you truly want to leave your previous name behind. 

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post

interesting.. so why not just create a new account and stop using the old one?

 

I would guess because you would lose all of your post counts and the access you have to certain groups?

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post

interesting.. so why not just create a new account and stop using the old one?

that's what i ended up doing. i didn't like "starting all over" again, but i'm happy i did now.

post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by hippiemombian View Post

 

I would guess because you would lose all of your post counts and the access you have to certain groups?

I actually did have my account closed and then decided to restart (yeah, yeah - but it is what I felt I needed to do at the time).  I kept my old user name.

 

It is kind of odd being treated like a new user - random posts seem to be held for moderation  (2 have been held for over 24 hours now and neither have anything questionable in them).  I think there might be a limit - like if I hit 5 posts or something per day, posts are held.

 

Whenever I post at the moment it is a bit of a gamble - will it go through?  I don't mind though.  I can spend too much time online, and this "threads being held for moderation" is helping to curb me of my MDC addiction.

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