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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:00:40


When I first joined ng, my solution was to put 1337 in my name :P. Then I got used to it, and a lot of people know me as 'ch33ks'. So I just kept it XD. I think this is a good idea, but It would be even better if the inactive members who stole our names were deleted. Or are the names just disabled?

Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:00:42


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...

Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:00:55


At 9/9/06 02:53 PM, Paradox wrote:
At 9/9/06 02:51 PM, Momo_the_Monkey wrote: what, i can't change it myself?
Oh yeah, I forgot that you could change your own name with the confusion of Tom deleting other users to make room for users who need legitimate names. :P

Lol but until the time that I don't want "-" comes Tom..... Momo-the-Monkey will do....


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:01:36


Oh no, I forgot. I have an order of stickers that are going to be credited to my account. If I change it then how will I be credited?


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:02:04


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.

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:

74: users with --
156: users with __
1176: users that start with -
1251: users that end with -
528: users that start with _
738: users that end with _
187,142: users with _

The underscore is the real killer... If we only had to remove leading and trailing dashes, this would be much easier. :)


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:03:11


poorsniper....bleh....:((

Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:03:13


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.

I see you just received my PM. :P


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:03:29


At 9/9/06 03:02 PM, TomFulp wrote: The underscore is the real killer... If we only had to remove leading and trailing dashes, this would be much easier. :)

So why can't you just remove the dashes? What did underscores ever do to you?


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:03:43


At 9/9/06 03:01 PM, The_Freak_Child wrote: Oh no, I forgot. I have an order of stickers that are going to be credited to my account. If I change it then how will I be credited?

PM Wade and notify him of the change.


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:04:07


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.

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:

74: users with --
156: users with __
1176: users that start with -
1251: users that end with -
528: users that start with _
738: users that end with _
187,142: users with _

The underscore is the real killer... If we only had to remove leading and trailing dashes, this would be much easier. :)

Oh wow...That's a lot of freakin people..... Have fun with the ;)

I'm still wondering why you're changing it.....but I can see it's for the good of all....

At 9/9/06 03:01 PM, The_Freak_Child wrote: Oh no, I forgot. I have an order of stickers that are going to be credited to my account. If I change it then how will I be credited?

It's the same account, just a different name....so your account will still be credited.


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Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:04:28


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.

i hope you dont go biblical on my ass and remvoe my "Lord"!

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


Why?

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

Damnit Tom.

Response to New Username Standards 2006-09-09 15:04:59


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


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.

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


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. :/

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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.

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


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


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


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...

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


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

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


awesome tom


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


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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