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    Possible to get a name change?

    Hello,

    The name that I currently use is associated with my company that no longer exists. I know it's possible to change a users name, but the question is whether or not an admin is willing.

    Let me know.
    Thank you.

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    I would be glad to help. PM me your new name request and I will take care of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ethernetweb View Post
    Hello,

    The name that I currently use is associated with my company that no longer exists. I know it's possible to change a users name, but the question is whether or not an admin is willing.

    Let me know.
    Thank you.

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    Would be nice if the feature was enabled for users to change it themselves. I like to change my name a lot and randomly. lol

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    JMO, but I am glad that only the admins can change a user's name. Changing names willy-nilly creates confusion as to whom one is talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    JMO, but I am glad that only the admins can change a user's name. Changing names willy-nilly creates confusion as to whom one is talking.
    You must also be one of those that hates anonymity too.

    It really doesn't cause any confusion. Like I said, I do it all the time on other forums, very very rarely does anyone ever get confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    You must also be one of those that hates anonymity too.

    It really doesn't cause any confusion. Like I said, I do it all the time on other forums, very very rarely does anyone ever get confused.
    Hmmm...Do you think my real name is eye95?

    Anyway, it might not cause confusion for you, but it will for others. Anyway, I've made my reasoning clear. I'd bet it was already in line with the owners here. If it wasn't, I hope it now is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    Hmmm...Do you think my real name is eye95?
    Whoosh.

    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    Anyway, it might not cause confusion for you, but it will for others. Anyway, I've made my reasoning clear. I'd bet it was already in line with the owners here. If it wasn't, I hope it now is.
    I suppose you simply missed the part where I said anyone and just imagined I said myself. But I didn't, I said it doesn't confuse anyone, well except a couple idiots here and there but then they are always confused by the slightest things anyway.

    But even if it did cause confusion, I don't see the problem. When engaging in a discussion it is not the user that is important, but rather their post. Where mod business is concerned, IE keeping an eye on possible trolls, there is the usernotes and other ways of knowing who's who aside from the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    Whoosh.




    When engaging in a discussion it is not the user that is important, but rather their post.

    Reputations and relationships are important on this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stainless1911 View Post
    Reputations and relationships are important on this site.
    If you are friends with someone, then the odds of you ever being confused by them changing their name are slim to none. This lot especially should not get confused by a name change. Situational awareness is a big deal here.

    Similarly, people are not going to lose their reputation because they change their name. Those that hold one in high or low regard are not going to be confused by a name change, those that are new to the forums are not going to know a person's reputation anyway.

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