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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 10:29:46 Reply

Why not...

Just have two usernames? One official, display name which ties in with submissions and URLs, and is locked, and one changeable forum alias? I personally have mainly changed my name for the forums, and I'm sure most other users feel the same. A permanent name would be good for putting in Flashes and links and stuff, so it'd all work out pretty well.

IMO.


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 10:30:00 Reply

i'v never really been happy with my username here at newgrounds,
things change so i want to change my name, iv been here so long and to have my lvl 10 account stuck with a name i hate issent going to be a nice thing!

i just changed it from feeltheburn to cashuu
feeltheburn is my website but i dont want my account to have that name.

i dont want it to have cashuu really, what i want is lloyd but some ghey registerd that name then hassent used his account in years, so theres a perfectly good name gone to waste!

:( me no happy

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 10:31:34 Reply

At 11/7/06 10:29 AM, Paranoia wrote: Why not...

I see about 500 people have already suggested this. I should really read through before posting...


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 10:36:02 Reply

Well this is a dilemma, you could just leave the user change to how it is now. And if people decide to change their username then its up to them to fix the broken links.


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 10:41:25 Reply

At 11/7/06 10:39 AM, GAAARGH wrote: Probobally been said, but;

Onnet's going to be pissed. (:

Hehe, I can see his little face already :)


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 10:42:19 Reply

Damn! I was thinking to change my name but it's okay...
My original Alias is Kde777...

But these last new things are taking the freedom of the users! Don't you think?

It's not more easy with the IDs # instead the usernames???

Why this idea?


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 10:51:59 Reply

I'm more worried about the amount of new sites created by guys trying to avoid their ban.
I've kept my Username since the start of my NG life, so I'm sure others can too.


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 10:53:13 Reply

So what about a nickname feature?


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 10:56:05 Reply

Lock it if you want, I'm happy with this one and quite used to having a name you can't change.

What you could do is provide an extra field where you can enter your forum name, that CAN be changed.


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 10:59:20 Reply

maybe give the option of making your own name for the url kind of like ytmnd have


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:02:54 Reply

Thankfully i am not too concerned. I am happy with my name but for others it could be a problem.


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:05:02 Reply

Ummmm... Seriously. How do you change your name?


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:07:42 Reply

Never changed my Username and porlly will never change it, so fire away and don't ask questions, i'd say.


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:08:13 Reply

i dont mind it at all. but i understand that many users will and all that i have to say is , "sucks for you :P !"

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:18:46 Reply

Good point.

I don't want to change my name, I'm happy the way it is.

I think that maybe you could give a warning to people that if they want to change their name, they should do it then, before they are locked, and if someone wishes to have a name that was previously taken by someone who never comes on the site, then it can be changed, like when people had to get rid of the underscores.

Either that or people can just deal with the dead links =/


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:23:33 Reply

Remember you have two names. Your username and your display name.
(eg. When it says 'Adam Philips (chluaid)' on submissions, chluaid is the username and Adam Philips is the display name) You can always change your Display name.

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:26:52 Reply

What would happen to the new kids who create total bullshit names when they were young, when they get a few years more experience and want to change their name but keep their stats?

I had a total arsewipe name the first time I joined, since then I must have changed it about 5 times and I still reckon I'll do it again in the future.

I think whatever you decide you've got to remember that people will always want to change their aliases


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:29:29 Reply

I'm not reading through nine pages, but I'm going to suggest making it so when you change your username, it changes the URL, and if you link to what it used to be, it re-directs. Only problem is, people would probably abuse the feature and steal as many URLs as possible. So I guess it is a dilemma. :(

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:29:42 Reply

At 11/6/06 08:26 PM, TomFulp wrote:
The question is... Do we allow users to change their names at this point? If you change your name, you are essentially changing your URL, meaning all existing links to your page will become dead links.

I wasn't aware we had the option of changing our nyms in the first place. Heh.
As far as the problem of deadlinks go, is it really such a problem? Yeah, people outside
of NG who link to specific pages at the NG site might find it a royal bother, but the person
most hurt by something like that is the person who would change hir nym on a frequent basis.
Unless, of course, you're suggesting that there are NG members who are such jerks that
they'd flip names just for the twisted joy of creating dead links so as to give the NG servers
busy work.

I suppose if you and liljim (or whoever codes for the site) wanted to be extra nice to people
outside of NG it might be possible to write a script that keeps track of nym changes and
redirects to the appropriate page when someone uses an outdated URL. My experience with
a site that does not allow nym changes is that when a person really wants to change hir nym
the person creates a new account and either migrates the old material to the new account
or simply abandons the old account. Would that create less or more mess for NG than
finding a way to allow folks to still change their nyms?

And thanks for the headsup. I'll give some thought to it as i'm kinda tired of the nym i
currently use here.


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:32:57 Reply

That's not really a problem to me. I've never been a great fan of changing my username every 5 seconds (or every month lol).

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:44:24 Reply

I was going to change my username name was a joke but I will keep it like this.

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:46:31 Reply

Save yourself the trouble. Notify all users of the lockdown, then go for it. It's a feature I myself have never used before. That's probably the same case with the vast majority of users.

It's not like you won't be giving everyone something better in return =]


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 11:52:01 Reply

Oh dear, I don't mind having username lockdown.
As someone said. Why don't we just have a display name?


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 12:06:34 Reply

Sorry if this has already been suggested, but what about a static name that you gave your account that your URL would be based on (which would be unchangeable), and a display name that is shown on the forums, your submissionss etc.?

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 12:08:32 Reply

At 11/7/06 11:26 AM, Fim wrote: I think whatever you decide you've got to remember that people will always want to change their aliases

Ooooh yeah, after reading some past I definitly agree that they want to change their names </Sarscm>.
I'm ok with the lockdown, but what will the porr Tanner do? (I remember he used to change his alias 30 times a week)

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 12:11:25 Reply

At 11/7/06 06:17 AM, Wonchop wrote: I reccomend asking people like Channel Cat (creator of Sheezyart) about how to handle this kind of thing.
Also I see you're not dead. Always good.

You fell for that?

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 12:13:25 Reply

I wouldn't mind either way because I like my username but might change it in the future

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 12:14:25 Reply

Just have a 'username' and a 'nickname' a user name with the url (tomfulp.newgrounds.com|) and a nickname to use on the forums. IF you really want to change it that is.

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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 12:25:35 Reply

just link the urls to the user id# instead of the name. it's just as easy to type in numbers and to link to 'em as well as letters. and if people don't like it then lock the names. i've had my username since i signed up here years ago on newgrounds and to me personally, the changin' of usernames is pointless and considerably childish. if a person doesn't have a name that they'd like to be known as on here permanently after bein' a member for awhile then they're probably to emo for themselves and need to get a life. sure it's a cool feature to be able to change your username on a whim but there's really no point too. hopefully i'm not the only one that feels this way. oh and tom if you need any maintenence or security people don't hesitate to pm me. i'll work at a very reasonable rate of pay. newgrounds deserves to be able to have everything that a big business deserves considering the fact that newgrounds.com is one of the biggest and mostg visited websites on the entire internet.


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Response to Username Lockdown? 2006-11-07 12:48:43 Reply

At 11/7/06 04:44 AM, squeakytoad wrote:
At 11/7/06 04:34 AM, RupeeClock wrote:
That's fine for small artists who don't have anything worthwhile in their profiles dude, if we wanted a namechange on here, it would mean making a new account and abandoning flash, music, portal awards, exp, b/p points, forum posts and more.
My main point was, millions upon millions of DeviantART users suffice with only one unchangeable name. Why can't the NG users?

HE JUST EXPLAINED.

Deviantart is almost nothing like Newgrounds!

We NGers build up stats, and we like to be creative in what we do - sigs, profile pics, profiles, names.
Newgrounds has a good formula, you only have to take away a couple of minor features and it ruins everything.

dumbass.


I hardly ever come here anymore....

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