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"Username already exists" 2012-10-07 03:38:38 Reply

Surely I'm not the only person who gets pissed off at "username already taken"

I'm especially pissed off when I came up with the name I'm trying to use 7 years ago, and when it's the name I use for any fictional-fantasy incarnation of myself


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 03:44:00 Reply

I once sent an angry email to someone who was using my username on some online game or other (told them to "piss off and make up their own damn nonsense name") only to find out it was a friend of mine. Laughs were had by all.

Happened all the time back when I was a pre-pubescent and used the handle "Nitecreeper", though.

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 03:44:20 Reply

I'm curious...

What does the NG "username taken" message look like?

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 03:45:00 Reply

Use a different name.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 03:45:45 Reply

Adventure Quest was a fun game for the 2 days I played it.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 03:48:10 Reply

At 10/7/12 03:45 AM, tsukikomi wrote: Use a different name.

I was lucky enough to get away with just putting an underscore before and after

_Selren_


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 03:49:33 Reply

At 10/7/12 03:44 AM, Painbringer wrote: I'm curious...

What does the NG "username taken" message look like?

There isn't like an angryfaic error message, if that's what you're thinking. It simply says in a red colored font underneath the textbox where you enter your username "that username is unavailable"

if you try to proceed the same message is displayed only within a windows dialog box

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 04:34:25 Reply

I have a few names that are great but are sometimes taken. It frustrates me because they're really good names. But, I usually come up with something within thirty minutes. Sometimes, though, I just choose the most random-ass names I like that hold some sort of humor value, whether they're inside jokes or not.

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 05:13:34 Reply

At 10/7/12 03:49 AM, Urban-Champion wrote:
At 10/7/12 03:44 AM, Painbringer wrote: I'm curious...

What does the NG "username taken" message look like?
There isn't like an angryfaic error message, if that's what you're thinking. It simply says in a red colored font underneath the textbox where you enter your username "that username is unavailable"

if you try to proceed the same message is displayed only within a windows dialog box

You might be thinking of the missing user page that pops up, this is what happens to taken usernames


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 08:16:37 Reply

i have this problem too. i find it hard to choose usernames that are currently not in use without adding numbers after the name. perhaps i am not capable of creating a username that is original.

(i intended to choose modulispaces as my username on some other forums and file sharing sites, but it turns out that the username is already taken. no surprise there.)


^Just another nonsensical forum post.^

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 08:28:41 Reply

I use "HomicidalFrog" as a username for pretty much everything. I tried to make a Skype account with that username and it told me that "HomicidalFrog" was taken.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 09:40:33 Reply

At 10/7/12 08:28 AM, HomicidialFrog wrote: I use "HomicidalFrog" as a username for pretty much everything.

So you misspelled your username?


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 10:06:04 Reply

At 10/7/12 03:38 AM, Xenomit wrote: Surely I'm not the only person who gets pissed off at "username already taken"

Not really... there's always other names.

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 10:07:32 Reply

Three ways to work it out:

1.) View it as a character and not your long-lasting fantasy name. If you are too lazy to keep tabs on differing names in differing games, then you should probably not be playing that many in the first place.

2.) Go full retard with it. Call your character GrandpaCider or GiantSpaceHumus. Most everybody likes a little bit of humor in things, as long as it isn't intentionally created to incite flame wars.

3.) Be patient and keep using the 'good' names. Nobody likes a Xx-character-xX sort of individual, even if they are frustrated at first with the restrictions on popular titles. Be clever, be witty, and keep at it with realistic or memorable titles.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 10:07:52 Reply

I just use my name as a username for everything. It's different and it's usually not taken apart from here where I had to sign up as "Decky1991". Asked Tom to change it for my in late 2010 and now I got my name. So I won in the end.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 10:09:01 Reply

At 10/7/12 10:06 AM, 24901miles wrote:
At 10/7/12 10:06 AM, A wrote:
At 10/7/12 03:38 AM, Xenomit wrote: Surely I'm not the only person who gets pissed off at "username already taken"
Not really... there's always other names.
True, but all of the letters of the alphabet are taken. Z is unused, but it can't be used.

Because your NG username has to be 3 characters or more, I believe.

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 10:15:22 Reply

AQ circle jerk


original I am.

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 10:16:46 Reply

At 10/7/12 09:59 AM, Protagonist wrote: Adventure quest? Feels 2002 in here.

AQW is the online multiplayer counterpart of the single-player AQ. AQW, which was displayed in the picture in question, was not available in 2002. Both of which are boring as shit and always have been.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 10:17:43 Reply

My username is, quite frankly, unusual.

Even though it sucks.

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 10:20:08 Reply

It gets a little annoying when LiquidFire is taken. So I always have to settle with some silly numbers afterwards.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 10:24:22 Reply

Heh I have one of those aswell. When I was 10 I named my first Runescape character 'Curjack' and have named every fantasy character that since.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 14:01:02 Reply

I got really pissed off when I found out that someone had the same shitty username I use in some sites.
Anyway,just put some Xs before and after the name.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 14:02:29 Reply

Someone on Xbox Live is using "Skaren." Worse even, they started using it near the end of 2011, far after I got my name changed to Skaren, so they're fucking tool cuntsacks.

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 14:12:58 Reply

I don't know why more services don't let you pick an account name and then a separate display name. Steam lets you change your display name as much as you want and it works beautifully.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 15:25:52 Reply

At 10/7/12 09:40 AM, FairSquare wrote:
At 10/7/12 08:28 AM, HomicidialFrog wrote: I use "HomicidalFrog" as a username for pretty much everything.
So you misspelled your username?

When I had my username changed from "CashClock" to "HomicidialFrog", I made a typo in the PM to Wade.


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 16:33:57 Reply

Nah cause nobody else signs up for anything as "Squidbit"
The only time I've ever had that problem is when I'm making multiple characters in one game, in which case I go with SquidbitNG.

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 16:47:32 Reply

At 10/7/12 03:25 PM, HomicidialFrog wrote:
At 10/7/12 09:40 AM, FairSquare wrote:
At 10/7/12 08:28 AM, HomicidialFrog wrote: I use "HomicidalFrog" as a username for pretty much everything.
So you misspelled your username?
When I had my username changed from "CashClock" to "HomicidialFrog", I made a typo in the PM to Wade.

That's a little bit hilarious; I feel bad for you; have some jazz.

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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 16:53:13 Reply

I have never known anyone else who uses this name.

Because using it makes you look like you are an egotistical douchebag.
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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 16:55:49 Reply

At 10/7/12 04:53 PM, Suprememessage wrote: I have never known anyone else who uses this name.

Because using it makes you look like you are an egotistical douchebag.

Hey I found this in my documents yesterday

it's not a re-design-proof image, sadly


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Response to "Username already exists" 2012-10-07 16:56:39 Reply

At 10/7/12 02:01 PM, tonypar16 wrote: Anyway,just put some Xs before and after the name.

That makes the name seem less original and memorable.


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