so about changing a name...

Discussion in 'Communications' started by The Great No One, Sep 7, 2012.

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  1. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    was it ever decided if one name change was going to be allowed or not? i think i remember something about grimy/someone else saying something about allowing the one.
  2. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    I wondered the same thing also.
  3. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    We're formulating a policy. Stay tuned.
  4. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    mmk. i think what was said before was one change was allowed. since multiple changes would seriously get ridiculous.
  5. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    It's a lockdown, drag out, heated argument. Armies have been raised, people have died, and we had to pry PBrooks-CSA off of ChuckieSumner124 so the former would stop caning the latter. The entire Kansas board is a wreck.

    Alternatively, we're ironing out the details to try and get it exactly right the first time, so don't necessarily expect earlier statements to hold, though they might. Whichever you find more plausible. :p
    Last edited by Ramza, Sep 7, 2012
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  6. harpua Chosen One

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    One time seems reasonable. I'm betting a bunch of requests are going to come from people who registered when they were 13, and they're going to be asking for Darth, Jedi, etc to be dropped from their names.
  7. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Precisely.

    Or people who registered after the great UBB migration and couldn't have spaces in their names.
  8. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    I will stick with my stupid conceived-at-the-age-of-13 username, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  9. harpua Chosen One

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    You keeping the underscores?
  10. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Yes, they are a nice touch. But I'm annoyed by how it's just one character too long to be on one line. Curse you, "1"! :(
  11. UK Sullustian Force Ghost

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    NO. You created your nerd names and you're stuck with them.

    For instance my incorrect "I" must stay forever to show my stupidity and lack of foresight in only checking a West End Games book for spelling, rather than Alta Vista.

    UKS
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  12. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    For that very reason, we will be changing "Gandalf the Grey" back to "Gandolf".
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  13. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    it fits on a single line for be BF2k1. grimby on the other hand...
  14. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    You must be using IE....
  15. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Actually, I'm in Chrome and I've got Boba_Fett_2001 fitting on one line, while Grimby the Hutt does not. [face_dunno]
  16. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Interesting. On my machine my name fits on one line in both Firefox and Chrome.
  17. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    If it helps, I'm running IE and both names fit on one line.
  18. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    It might depend on preferences and the immortal Linux/Mac/PC slight differences in fonts.
  19. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    i'm on a mac in safari. of course it's been the same on my toshiba in firefox, chrome and ie so...
  20. ardavenport Force Ghost

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    I'm keeping my name. But JinnIsMine would like some spaces.
  21. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    You can also try hitting compatibility view. I'm on IE. BF2k1 was showing up as one line and Gimby as two until I hit it, and now everything is on one.
  22. Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus

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    It makes my eye twitch the way my name is wrapped. Would adding a space put Skywalker on the second line, instead of just the "lker"? :p
  23. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    I like the idea of being able to change my name, because I don't like my current one. But I don't like the idea of expelling all the creative energy necessary to think of a new one.
  24. TiniTinyTony Force Ghost

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    I would allow one name change and then each additional name changes would cost 800 Board points.
  25. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Well, I could get behind that, as only JC Prime members can receive board points. But it costs 1,000 Schrute Bucks for an annual JC Prime membership...
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