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ANNOUNCEMENT: No more name changes for Free Members


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#1 Maverick-Werewolf

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:27 AM

After giving everyone the ability to change their own name for a while, largely as an experiment to see if it would work well, we've decided it does not. It's too confusing for both members and moderators, so name changing is now one of the benefits of becoming a Nova Member, and Free Members may no longer change their own display names.

If you changed your name a while back and it isn't something that you want permanently, then you can post a reply here and say what you'd like your name to be changed to and we will change it. Please try to choose something that you would prefer to keep permanently, or at least for a very long time.

The reason we enabled the ability to change your own name in the first place was due to the flood of requests the admins received to change names (but actually we still received some even after the ability was enabled). We still want to prevent that, so please choose a name that you will want to keep.

Thanks for your cooperation. wink.gif

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#2 MS_DOS

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:36 AM

I did ask a few times to have mine changed back to MS_DOS. But after I discovered the administrative workload, I figured I'd wait until I could change it myself again. Now that's completely moot.

So... if you wouldn't mind changing it to William Murderdos, I'd appreciate it. It's keeping with something I like, and it retains the Dossly essence you all despise and loathe.

I need a new avatar and such to go along with it.
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#3 Mouse

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:40 AM

Can I have 'Mouse' back please?
I miss it...


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#4 D-man

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:01 PM

Uh, D-man tongue.gif

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#5 Evil Eye Guy

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:16 PM

Funny, everyone wanting to change their names (back) just now.

Evil Eye Guy please...

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#6 Sir_Muffonious

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:21 PM

It's also confusing for all of the members when the Mods change their names everyday.

Yeah, I'm never changing my name.

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#7 Shadow Dragonbane

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE (McTom @ Jan 16 2009, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Funny, everyone wanting to change their names (back) just now.

Evil Eye Guy please...

D-Man has a good excuse though.

#8 Goldy

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:15 PM

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It's also confusing for all of the members when the Mods change their names everyday.

Mods have silver/pinkish crowns under their names, it doesn't matter as much.

#9 Lightning Bolt

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:26 PM

And we usually either have a bit of our original name thrown in, or state clearly that -insert name here- is our new name.

#10 Evil Eye Guy

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE (Lightning Bolt @ Jan 17 2009, 03:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And we usually either have a bit of our original name thrown in, or state clearly that -insert name here- is our new name.

Actually, that confused me more than anything else, especially after you guys started getting into the habit of renaming yourselves after other mods.

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#11 Lightning Bolt

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:38 PM

QUOTE (McTom @ Jan 16 2009, 07:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually, that confused me more than anything else, especially after you guys started getting into the habit of renaming yourselves after other mods.

But we leave little hints an clues. tongue.gif

#12 Crackers

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:47 PM

And you ought to remember that no matter what their display name is, as long as they have "Local Moderator", "Moderator", or "Admin" in their profile box you ought to respect them here at the SSLF. So really it isn't like the names really matter.

Anyway, I decided I should add a subtitle, seeing as a good deal of free members are coming here to get final calls on what they want their name to be. We'll get to your names as soon as possible guys, don't worry wink.gif .

#13 Captain America

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:50 PM

Sadface...'

Oh right...

Yay!

I've returned from my slumber . . .

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#14 Xero

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (Sir_Muffonious @ Jan 16 2009, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I'm never changing my name.


Though I dearly wish you'd get rid of that dreaded underscore.


#15 DecoyOctopus

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:12 PM

LoL, I just wanted to be temp-sslf for a while, but I had to wait 6 months before I could change back so...
Can I be DecoyOctopus again?
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#16 The Blade Falcon

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:12 PM

Poor 'Miley Cyrus'. now he will be forever named after a female pop artist *sighs*. Oops, it looks like he's a Nova member anyway... mellow.gif
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#17 Gear

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:52 PM

Change my name to Gear.

#18 Blade

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:13 PM

QUOTE (DNA @ Jan 17 2009, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Change my name to Gear.

Say please, why don't you?

I both agree and disagree with this change. While it will add to the benefit of being a Nova and encourage more people to become Novas, helping Scorp pay for this place, I think the Freebies have too little already.

#19 MS_DOS

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:55 PM

As a mod might say "All the more reason to become a Nova".
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#20 Evil Eye Guy

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 12:51 AM

QUOTE (Crackers @ Jan 17 2009, 03:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And you ought to remember that no matter what their display name is, as long as they have "Local Moderator", "Moderator", or "Admin" in their profile box you ought to respect them here at the SSLF. So really it isn't like the names really matter.

It wasn't a matter of respect, just that the name changing grew confusing.

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