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    What??!! You can change your user name? I did not know this. At one time I had considered asking to remove the periods from my user name...but now I'm not sure I want to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R.A.F. View Post
    What??!! You can change your user name? I did not know this. At one time I had considered asking to remove the periods from my user name...but now I'm not sure I want to do that.
    Well, you can't, but I can. If it becomes a fad, I might clamp down on it, but at the moment I don't have a problem doing so.

    Perhaps we could use this as a new means of discipline: misbehave, and your username becomes whatever a moderator thinks it should be for a couple of weeks.
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    I've been on forums where that was done. Mostly, it was for users who were permanently banned for bad behavior and the name change was a parting shot, so to speak. But sometimes, it was applied to misbehaving members without suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    Well, you can't, but I can.
    Yes, I should have said you can change my user name...

    If it becomes a fad, I might clamp down on it, but at the moment I don't have a problem doing so.
    Like I said, I can't decide.

    Perhaps we could use this as a new means of discipline: misbehave, and your username becomes whatever a moderator thinks it should be for a couple of weeks.
    Oh man that has the capacity for being very mean...not saying that I don't like the idea though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R.A.F. View Post
    What??!! You can change your user name? I did not know this. At one time I had considered asking to remove the periods from my user name...but now I'm not sure I want to do that.
    Don't do that. I think the periods give your id a uniqueness and flair that most don't have.

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    In that case ... can you change my name to J.O.S.H? I want flair and uniqueness. "We're all individuals!"

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    I'm all for uniqueness! Maybe I should have mine changed to the most unique of all:

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    im so sorry ToSeek if this all gets outta hand.

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    You just can't pay a complement on this board. It must be against Ape Law.

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    Are you calling me fat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    In that case ... can you change my name to J.O.S.H? I want flair and uniqueness. "We're all individuals!"
    That would be great. Then when I see your id I'll just say to myself, that's "Josh Of the Southern Hemisphere.".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Are you calling me fat?
    I don't recall any fat apes in POTA but maybe there were . . .

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    You know ... that is a whole lot nicer than some of the ones I came up with for J.O.S.H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    You know ... that is a whole lot nicer than some of the ones I came up with for J.O.S.H.
    I came up with a few too but decided (wisely) not to post them . . .

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    Thank god for smilies, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Thank god for smilies, eh?
    I thought you were an Aussie!

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    In an effort not to go any further off topic ... I'll PM you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucson_Tim View Post
    I thought you were an Aussie!
    You know, I just looked up "Aussie" in wiki to make sure it was OK and I find that it is offensive to some Australians. Sure didn't mean it to be offensive. If it is offensive, I sincerely apologize.

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    Wiki is wrong. It's not at all offensive. And yes, I can speak for the entire country.

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    I think it would have been better if you had changed his avatar instead

    Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Wiki is wrong. It's not at all offensive. And yes, I can speak for the entire country.
    Whew! Thanks. I almost made a doo-doo in my pantaloons when I read that in wiki.

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    And I'll be feeling that Vulcan nerve pinch if I don't get back on topic . . .

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    Thread discussing username changes split off from thread announcing username changes. Latter thread locked to keep it pristine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    Thread discussing username changes split off from thread announcing username changes. Latter thread locked to keep it pristine.
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    "what are you doing?"

    "The vulcan neck pinch?"

    "No no no ... it's more down here."

    "Like ... THIS?"

    "Ye...*thud*"

    Name that masterpiece!?!

    I want to change my screen name to Dark Helmet

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    Maybe I should have moved the thread to OTB....
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    I want to be called Farciot Eduart.

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    Okay. okay ... to get back on topic. I don't actually think we should be allowed to change names. Or at least perhaps you have to have in your sig for 6 months ...

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    Is there anyway to link an old an new name in the ontrols? So it's immediately apparent who you are and were?

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    These are other user ids I've been thinking about to give me more of that Southwestern USA tough guy image:

    Fist Rockbone
    Chunk Slamchest
    Stump Beefknob
    Smash Slamjaw
    Punch Rockgroin
    Buck Plankchest
    Stump Chunkman
    Dirk Hardpec
    Rip Steakface
    Slate Slabrock
    Crud Bonemeal
    Brick Hardmeat
    Slab Bulkhead
    Fridge Largemeat
    Butch Deadlift
    Punt Speedchunk
    Bold Bigflank
    Splint Chesthair
    Bolt Vanderhuge
    Flint Ironstag
    Blast Hardcheese
    Buff Drinklots
    Slab Hunkflink
    Thick McRunfast
    Brick Slagcheek
    Punch Sideiron
    Gristle McThornbody
    Buff Hardback
    Slake Fistcrunch
    Crunch Buttstake
    Slab Squatthrust
    Lump Beefbroth
    Blast Thickneck
    Touch Rustrod
    Reef Blastbody
    Big McLargehuge
    Smoke Manmuscle
    Pete Punchbeef
    Hack Blowfist
    Roll Fizzlebeef

    (QUIZ: What movie/series are these names from?)

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