At 11/7/06 09:55 PM, liljim wrote:
Let's not forget what a user page is supposed to be. It's supposed to be a user's page.
Questions: Does this pending user's page replace the personal profile page that currently
exists? If it's something that is in addition to the personal profile page, will users have the
option of *not* having a personalized user's page here on NG, or is it going to be some
sort of auto-generated boiler-plate page which users can later modify?
If folks have the option of holding off on creating a user page until they're comfortable
with locking themselves into a particular nym/URL that might be a good thing. Also, folks
with a net presence elsewhere might not particularly want yet-another-page-to-maintain
here at NG.
You're right that names have a stickiness to them and that people are slow to learn to
associate new names with people, and certainly it's in the interests of the popular artist to
keep the name he/she is best known by, but for folks who have a fan base that can be
counted on one hand with some digits left over (like me), i would think it better to have the
option of re-making one's own image. People also tend to expect certain things from artists
based on their names, so sometimes being able to change the name helps the potentially
interested audience find the flash it would be interested in watching/playing with.