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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:04:35 Reply

Why?

I loved my dashes. Now I look retarded because "Ethereal" was already taken.

Damnit Tom.
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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:04:59 Reply

hell no if do that every one will be comfudsed

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:05:07 Reply

At 9/9/06 03:02 PM, TomFulp wrote: 187,142: users with _

Good God. That's going to be tough. I've always hated underscores anyway, those who have them who were in my "I'll rate your name" thread will remember. :P

They just look ugly to be honest.

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:05:56 Reply

Well, atleast my old alias is still available. I'll see if I can make it less stupid with the numbers. I'm sure I can get someone to fix my sigs when i'm done. :/

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:06:11 Reply

Well I'm happy because it let me get the name I wanted originally.

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:06:51 Reply

At 9/9/06 03:00 PM, Lord-Sonx wrote:
At 9/9/06 02:56 PM, Afro-Ninja wrote: The underscore gets retired
_ is so much better than - though :(
wonder how long it'l take for people to over use the other characters at the start and end of their user names...

It's not so bad, hell, it matches my website url now


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:06:57 Reply

At 9/9/06 02:59 PM, Adam wrote: If they did this on myspace then all the Emos would kill themselves.

It does prevent name stealing though like "_TomFulp_"

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:07:22 Reply

There goes my -Roxas- Name down the drain, but oh well.


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:08:29 Reply

Thank you, Tom!

Thank you for finally recognizing the cheezyness of aliases with underscores and hyphens!

That has been perhaps my greatest pet-peeve since joining, and now that they are eliminated, I am eternally indebted to you!

Happiness! :D


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:09:04 Reply

It kinda sucks for me since I recently had to remove the underscore from my username, but oh well. it's for the best.


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:09:37 Reply

It doesn't affect me, I'm just curios as to why its been done. Could it perhaps be part of the new layout?

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:10:49 Reply

O.o For the best, right? I think..

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:10:51 Reply

While this doesn't affect me, I think it's a weird rule. I'm not complaining or saying that it's wrong, just that it's weird and doesn't make much sense.

I mean the good part I see is for people finally getting their true username without underscores or dashes, like for example _Joe_ now being Joe, but I don't see what the problem has ever been for names with underscores in them or dashes at the end. Seems like a big waste of time.

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:12:37 Reply

At 9/9/06 03:05 PM, Doodle wrote: Tom, i'm guessing you'll be getting a Script by liljim soon!
Also, Will Wade be helping you out with this?
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It seems almost impossible to do all of those by yourself!

It pretty much has to filter through one person, otherwise we would both be getting messages from the same users and it would be wasting our time. The only real solution for stuff like this is to have a general "user issue submission system", which I already prepped the forms for a while back, we just need to make it functional.


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:12:54 Reply

Yeah I was wondering what was going to happen with -Knox-, or should I say Knox. Anyways I never had hyphens or underscores, so I think my name will still be acceptable.


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:13:07 Reply

TOM PLEASE READ THIS!!!
my first alias was jacktherack and thats the longest time ive ever kept an alias then i decided to change it to big hunk i kept it for a couple of months then i changed my name to fred krueger for 2 weeks now this is my name i tried changing it back to jacktherack but it says that name is already taken can you check who has that name and if its an inactive user can you give the name to me thanks...

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:13:22 Reply

At 9/9/06 03:10 PM, BigBlueBalls wrote: I don't see what the problem has ever been for names

i think it's to make the names look better or somehting.. less alt's that just have another '-' at the end or somthing... :s

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:13:42 Reply

awesome tom


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:15:48 Reply

Tom, is there any way you could change my name to "Tantalus"? The user with that name has no flash and has never posted on the BBS, and I can't even seem to find his account at all.


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:17:18 Reply

I have changed my name so you dont have to do it Tom :D


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:17:53 Reply

The bad side is that most people who use underscores or hyphens use them because the alias without them are aleady taken.

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:18:13 Reply

oh no!
i missed my chance to be PyroKinesis!
:'(

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:18:21 Reply

At 9/9/06 03:02 PM, TomFulp wrote: God has been requested a few times, I have decided not to release it. It's too powerful a name for any mere mortal.

Jesus-Christ did manage to get Jesus, though.

Congrats to him... or should I say.. Him =D

The requests are a constant stream... It will be interesting to query the DB tonight and see how many names are now valid. Before making the change, here is what we were up against:

Funny how I mailed before the post, when I wanted to re-switch my name =)

1176: users that start with -
1251: users that end with -

Sorry I won't do it again =(

The longer this change has been, the more I like it =)

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:19:30 Reply

Tom, if you can see all the usernames with hyphens and underscores in their usernames like that, doesn't that mean you can see all the usernames with Clock in them? :O

That would be really interesting to see!

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:19:35 Reply

The highest exp user this will effect is -bomb- , a level 29. Last posted in 2003.

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:20:25 Reply

im sorry to say this, but this is the frist time i've ever seen a bad update tom, bad idea.


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:21:32 Reply

hey tom, can you please change my name to: Roxas

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:22:01 Reply

Tom it is more news.
Look.

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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:22:17 Reply

At 9/9/06 03:21 PM, Roxman wrote: hey tom, can you please change my name to: Roxas

You can do that by going into edit my personal profile and changing your alias


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:22:33 Reply

Awesome, thanks Tom :)


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