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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:18 PM Reply

At 9/9/06 12:11 PM, Koreaguy wrote: Why Tom? WHY??!?!?!!?

I love my username!

I can change your name to "Grubby" if you like, the holder of that account was never active.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:19 PM Reply

At 9/9/06 12:10 PM, -Shadow-Sniper- wrote: Would spaces be allowed? they could help with the no hyphen thing like on my name

You can still keep the hyphen in the middle, just not the ones on the end.

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:19 PM Reply

grand scheme? you're not gonna go to war with ebaumsworld are ya?


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:19 PM Reply

;_;

Nooo!

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:19 PM Reply

There's one little problem:

Most people put those hypens and dashes because the regular names were taken by other people, sometimes inactive and sometimes active.

Now I know you said site contributers can get their name but what about just BBS regulars or people who just want that name. The BBS is where the name is most important, that's where you see it the most.

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:19 PM Reply

I noticed this before. Tom, that doesn't mean those of us who already have hyphens are going to lose them does it?!


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:20 PM Reply

At 9/9/06 12:16 PM, -Shadow-Sniper- wrote: I agree,though it is probably for the best

How is it for the best? Other than letting some flash artists change their names, how is this supposed to be better? We should have the ability to have whatever names we want.

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:21 PM Reply

I'm very thankful that my name is simple and boring. :)

Interesting update Tom.

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:22 PM Reply

i think it does, i'm just glad i changed my alias from aka_bloodfang1 to fadedshadow a month back or so


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:22 PM Reply

At 9/9/06 12:20 PM, arab_freak wrote:
At 9/9/06 12:16 PM, -Shadow-Sniper- wrote: I agree,though it is probably for the best
How is it for the best? Other than letting some flash artists change their names, how is this supposed to be better? We should have the ability to have whatever names we want.

I agree, as long as characters like <^> etc aren't allowed, Newgrounds usernames will never look too bad. Originally I was going to be Paradox when I signed up, it was taken, so I made something else, which I can't remember. Then when I came onto the BBS and noticed everyone with hyphens in their names, I followed.

Good times. :(

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:23 PM Reply

At 9/9/06 12:18 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/9/06 12:11 PM, Koreaguy wrote: Why Tom? WHY??!?!?!!?

I love my username!
I can change your name to "Grubby" if you like, the holder of that account was never active.

Your so nice Tom :) No wonder the world loves you :D

I quoted Tom wohoo L_L

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:24 PM Reply

Hmm thats pretty wierd.


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:24 PM Reply

Well, if you're going to force update, I suppose I should change soon. Even though I'm nobody important, can I still PM you? I'd check to see if Pyro or Pyr0 were active but the server is under extreme load.


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:25 PM Reply

At 9/9/06 12:19 PM, SlipperyMooseCakes wrote: Now I know you said site contributers can get their name but what about just BBS regulars or people who just want that name. The BBS is where the name is most important, that's where you see it the most.

Over the next week I'll try to accomodate everyone who contacts me. I want to make this as painless as possible for people.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:26 PM Reply

Aww meng

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:27 PM Reply

That sounds really good. Finally Bahamut- can get the name he've been wanting to have for so long. =)

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:27 PM Reply

As long as we can keep hyphens in the middle of our names, I'm happy.

Although, I'd really like to know if the user DarkMana is ever active, I'd rather have that.


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:28 PM Reply

Damn, this new thing is a bit of a double-edged sword! It does make it invalid for those with -------------------- in there names, but ruins names of actived members who share the same name with older mambers that do not sue their account anymore!


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:28 PM Reply

At 9/9/06 12:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: owners of thes names were...

Tom! You made your first typo!


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:29 PM Reply

I feel dirty :(


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:30 PM Reply

Well this was unexpected. I glad to see they are making exceptions for more notable users.
I wonder if this will cause some clearing of inactive users that havn't been on the site in years.

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:31 PM Reply

Dang, looks like my name that has remained unchanged scince I first starting using NG is going to have to make a tiny alteration. :( sad am I...

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:31 PM Reply

Just another sign of the "Man" tryin to keep us down.


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:32 PM Reply

At 9/9/06 12:27 PM, The_Crook wrote: Why aren't you allowing spaces, That way we woulden't need underscores anyway.

Two reasons instantly spring to mind..

1. spaces suck in usernames. If you have to validate something in a URL through a link that contains a username, you have to provide URL encoding workarounds, which don't always work too well through e-mail clients.

2. That would defeat the point in changing names so that they only contain alphanumerics and hyphens. More on WHY we're doing that later.

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:32 PM Reply

COOLNESS! Thanks muchly, Tom!


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:33 PM Reply

At 9/9/06 12:16 PM, Paradox wrote:

Paradox, you're nothing without your hyphens.


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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:34 PM Reply

At 9/9/06 12:30 PM, ramagi wrote: Well this was unexpected. I glad to see they are making exceptions for more notable users.
I wonder if this will cause some clearing of inactive users that havn't been on the site in years.

Yeah, but who do you mean by special members? Mods? Regs? Admins? 10+ Award people?

Not that it affects me , lol.
Where the hell are the screensavers i sent you about 4 months ago, you said it would only take a week to put up , raaar >8(.
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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:35 PM Reply

WHY???? oh well Ill get over it

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Response to New Username Standards Sep. 9th, 2006 @ 12:35 PM Reply

Man, Tom...This is something I'd expect from Wade, Not You!!


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