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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 8th, 2006 @ 08:30 PM Reply

couldnt we just move all of our information to a new account say if we get a lockdown but that would totally suck if that happened to any of the fellow newgrounders

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 9th, 2006 @ 02:33 PM Reply

Hmm... Makes sense, as I was thinking of Changing my name to "Moper" or something, and how hard it would be to change crap I've done.

Im with it. Just put it in red font when you sign up. :]


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 9th, 2006 @ 04:37 PM Reply

Yea! An example of that could be newgrounds.com/deedeedee4 or whatever username someone else has.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 9th, 2006 @ 07:22 PM Reply

Go for it and make them lockable. :)


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 10th, 2006 @ 12:08 AM Reply

all right so the majority says yes so blah blah blah do it YAY! everythings solved!

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 10th, 2006 @ 07:24 AM Reply

I dont care, I like my name. Good luck with the name pages!

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 10th, 2006 @ 09:25 AM Reply

My Solution:
1) Let users to change their Usernames.
2) URLs would be : username.newgrounds.com and #id.newgrounds,com

So if they change their username - the first url would be screwed, but the second one wouldn't be, since you can't change your ID.

For security reasons, I will swap my username to NinoGrounds, though.

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 10th, 2006 @ 01:29 PM Reply

My name is my name.

I like it, so I have no problemo if you do have the lockdown or not.

It's all in the majority rule...

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 10th, 2006 @ 02:19 PM Reply

I say go ahead. I mean, why not?

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 10th, 2006 @ 02:28 PM Reply

YEA!!! The more I think about it, the cooler it sounds. It could be like a myspace account except better!


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 11th, 2006 @ 12:33 AM Reply

At 11/10/06 01:29 PM, palindration wrote: My name is my name.

I like it, so I have no problemo if you do have the lockdown or not.

I'd agree. I mean, who'd come up with a user name they don't like and register it? If somebody did, it makes no sense to me.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 11th, 2006 @ 12:16 PM Reply

i have changed it once a year or maybe months ago so is this going to stop happening anytime soon or has it been fixed as of yet?

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 11th, 2006 @ 07:50 PM Reply

If someone signs up with a username they later don’t like, they will make a new account with the new name they want. Meaning loads of account that no one will ever use again.

See what I am getting at?


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 11th, 2006 @ 11:23 PM Reply

Change our names since when. i've never thought of the idea. although making them unchangable is a great idea

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 12th, 2006 @ 02:04 AM Reply

I've have changed my name about five or six times already and Ithink I'll keep this name since its one of my online names, but to be honest I really think you should keep the name changing thing here on newgrounds. Come on Tom, having it is what makes newgrounds unique and popular sometimes, besides what people might not like their original user names and what to change it?

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 12th, 2006 @ 11:27 AM Reply

Go for lockdown, changing their names is something that in more cases than not, is abused here.
Besides, why would you need to change your username? All the good flash createors stick with their origional name anyways.

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 12th, 2006 @ 01:43 PM Reply

What you should do is:
Have to fields, one for Username, and one for Display Name.
Make the UserName, permanent, and what you login with, this is what your custom page will be linked as.
Then the display name, what everyone sees you as, on the forums and stuff. This will be changable.

Hope you read this, may take a lot of coding though.

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 12th, 2006 @ 01:52 PM Reply

Whatever happens... well, happens. I like my username just fine.

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 12th, 2006 @ 03:53 PM Reply

wow it does sound like a dilema that is bad right?

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 12th, 2006 @ 08:40 PM Reply

Just lock the names, I've yet to see anyone list a reason for having to have name changes other than "I like to be contrary/idiotic at times" which is fair too insignificant a reason to base userpages around IDs that no one remembers versus a superior scheme that actually has rememberable value for most people (the names themselves). Make them choose something and stick with it.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 12th, 2006 @ 11:20 PM Reply

I don't really want to read all 15 pages of this so this may be a little redundant ( and possibly repetitive) but:

Why not have the user make thier page (with a perma-username) when they choose, so like have a link in your account options that explains it all and that after it is made you cannot change the URL.

This would also make it so people who dont use their accounts anymore dont have a page

Also, it would give people a chance to figure out a good name before making their page.

and what would you do about people who make tons of pages wiht different accounts and then never use them?
It seems like this would be a bigger problem with pages than with how they are now..

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 13th, 2006 @ 05:00 PM Reply

I'm happy with my name.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 13th, 2006 @ 10:59 PM Reply

I have no problem with a username lockdown :)

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 14th, 2006 @ 06:22 AM Reply

There is a solution: Everyone can change ther nickname, but they can choose only ONCE ther homepage name... for example: voldy.newgrounds.com and it never change again... Simple and Easy

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 14th, 2006 @ 02:18 PM Reply

Canyou unsubscribe from NG and then make a new one?


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 14th, 2006 @ 02:32 PM Reply

lock em down good

like anyone who has any importance to this site wants to change there name now. legendaryfrog will always be legendaryfrog

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 14th, 2006 @ 07:26 PM Reply

what?

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 14th, 2006 @ 07:30 PM Reply

We have the option to change our names right now? wow, where have I Been...

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 14th, 2006 @ 08:15 PM Reply

I personally don't care about changing my name, I like it.

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 14th, 2006 @ 08:23 PM Reply

personally, I don't mind. what's the pint of changing names? just pick a name you like, and stick with it