Username change?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Lycanroc, Oct 25, 2016.

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  1. Lycanroc
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    Lycanroc Midnight Wolf

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    I've messaged @shaunj66 around 2 weeks ago asking if they could help me, but they didn't even read the message yet, guessing they're busy, so I thought I'd post it here where other admins/mods can see it. The thing is, I'd like to stop using my real name on forums, so I've started reaching out to forum admins asking if they could change it to "Lycanroc", and some have already helped me. You'd do me a great favor if you change it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    We don't really do name changes like that anymore. Especially seeing you meet a most of the check boxes on the "no name change" list.
    -Over 2 years old
    -Relatively well known in the community
    -Over a significant amount of posts
    *Nor is your name anywhere close to your new requested name. If you wanted to shorten to just Nikola or some very slight variation, that might be acceptable, but you are far past any real benefit of the doubt changes. Sorry.

    EDIT: Also I would like to add that PMing Costy or Shaunj is a great way to make sure nothing gets done about your proposal. I dont mean that they don't do anything, but they have other things on this site to worry about. You would need to PM a supervisor. They are just like me and the rest of the green mod squad but better.
     
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    Lycanroc Midnight Wolf

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    Gotcha, thanks for the reply.
     
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    Let me see if i get what you meant, you mean that for one of the mods to be able to change an username the member requesting needs to:

    Have less than 2 years since joining the forum (I have 6yrs).
    Being a lurker thar rarely posts or isn't well known in the community. (I'm online almost everyday)
    Have little posts? (I have about 500, Unsure of what you consider "significant")
    Namechange being significantly similar or just a shorter version of the one in use? (If avaliable)


    This is odd, usually on forums it's the opposite, you need to not be a lurker and have a certain amount of relevant, ontopic posts.. Maybe a XenForo limitation(?)

    I mean, i've read that you don't do namechanges since a certain time ago, that's why i never bothered asking in the first place, also, back when i joined i remember it used to be something like 500 relevant posts? Or was that only to enable the custom message under your forum name? Can't remember...
     
  5. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    Well first off, there isnt a literal check box, I was just making a play on words about how we determine if a name change is acceptable or not.
    1 or 2 years, but that is contingent on how much you posted in that first year up to asking for a name change. Posts? probably under 300 or so. Yes, names need to be similar or you better have a really good reason to change.

    But again, I dont make the rules about names, nor can I enforce them. I do not have the control panel to change names, I am more of a glorified janitor around here.
     
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    Lycanroc Midnight Wolf

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    Well, I've seen that Cherry Pie, who has like 2000 posts and over one year of activity, and is way more popular than me here, got his name changed to GhostLatte, which isn't... at all similar to Cherry Pie, and I don't think he really had any reason to change it.

    But eh, whatever you say.
     
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    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    I didn't make that change, nor do I approve...
    I wonder what Raul or P1ng has to say for themselves :bortz2:
    Anyways, thats probably why I am still a greenie mod.
     
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    Lycanroc Midnight Wolf

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    Ah. Well, if any other staff member wishes to help, my request still stands :unsure:
     
  9. T-hug

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    If that's your real name and you don't want to use it on public forums any more, then I think that's a fair request. I will change it for you now.
     
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    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    Well look at that! :bortz2:
     
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