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Thomas
August 7th, 2004, 08:53 AM
I was at Serebii.net Forum and they had an "Official Name Change Request Thread" I was wondering if we could do that here. Cuase some ppl have been here a while and have alot of posts and dont wanna give them up.

Shadow
August 7th, 2004, 08:55 AM
The admins wont change your name unless there was a typo when you made the account. The only way to get a new name is to start a new account.

Oh and we are not SPPF. :/

Cherrim
August 7th, 2004, 09:28 AM
If you want to change your name, you have to give up your posts. Fair trade, I would think. 9_9 In SOME cases, the two accounts can be merged afterwards, like what happened when Satoshi-kun got his new name, but that's a rare occurance.

The reasoning behind this is to prevent mass confusion. If all of a sudden a member doesn't seem to be there anymore due to a name change, it can get kind of hectic or whatever. =\

Thomas
August 7th, 2004, 09:30 AM
Well, the thread whould prevent the confusion...make an offical thread, and people can see who changes their name. BUt i know the admins would never do it.

Flygon trainer
August 7th, 2004, 09:35 AM
Actually it seems at first like a good idea. members would spam new names at first, but after a while it would cool down, and be reasonably used.

Kairi
August 7th, 2004, 09:43 AM
Perhaps, but most people arent going to browse through that thread to see whoswho. Name changes, as aforementioned arent only annoying to do so many of them, but its not fun to come online and learn a totally new set of names each time you post. x_x; Then theres stuff like new members getting confused as why a member is being called by some name they arent, when that post was made prior to the name change etc.

Thomas
August 7th, 2004, 09:54 AM
Err...I guess you all are right. I might change my name, but I really dont want to lose my almost 1,000 posts.

aRedMoon
August 7th, 2004, 09:54 AM
Log out. Hit the "Register" link. Fill in information. Hit submit. Go to e-mail and activate accont.

Post.

Soon enough, you'll have matched and surpassed your previous post count. Is it that hard? =/

Kairi
August 7th, 2004, 10:15 AM
Itd take me a while. ;o Though I really dont care, Ive lost a couple thousand or so to all these attacks. XP

aRedMoon
August 7th, 2004, 10:26 AM
Same here... but it doesn't take all that much to make 100 posts here, especially if you go to all the forums. =/

Greed
August 7th, 2004, 10:29 AM
One thing I suggest before signing up is to make sure you really like that username. I highly don't recommend using the name of something like a pokemon's name. Then you grow old of the name, and want to change it. Try using a name that is unique. Then you won't want to change it. Simple, imo

*dies*

Dark Gogeta
August 7th, 2004, 01:40 PM
Ok, I did it, my new Screenname is Dark Gogeta. but now i only have like 6 posts :(

oni flygon
August 7th, 2004, 01:54 PM
Oh and we are not SPPF. :/

Got a nice point there, Shadow. I see that we are in the same boat. :D

As everyone said, you can just start a new account. No harm done. ^_^

And posts are just nothing really...

Castrainer
August 7th, 2004, 02:05 PM
I agree with everyone. People call me Casty but I like Castrainer too... I have no plans to change it unless I have to Re-Register, than I will change it go Gian-Sama... But as long as I dont need, I will stay with Castrainer ^_^

Arcanine
August 7th, 2004, 02:47 PM
Well here is how it would go for the staff members.
I don't like my name, I want it changed to ...
A week latter.
I don't like my new name, I want it changed to ...

And I know the Admins won't fool around with changing member's user names so that just leaves Abby and me to change the names.
And when you change names people gets confused with who you are. I mean if Erica signed up as Pichu then would it would take people time to find out "Hey Pichu was Lightning, I didn't know that till now.".

Kobrelair
August 10th, 2004, 05:45 PM
I want to sorta change my name.. but not really only to KoBRe LaiR is the same name, but with capital letters and lower case ones. Is that possible, this used to be my old username, but since i had some troubles getting the name right, I couldn't registered again with the name.

Flaming Torchic
August 10th, 2004, 05:53 PM
I want to sorta change my name.. but not really only to KoBRe LaiR is the same name, but with capital letters and lower case ones. Is that possible, this used to be my old username, but since i had some troubles getting the name right, I couldn't registered again with the name.

Well, you only have 11 posts, so why not just re-register? If you were having troubles getting the name right and didn't mean for it to be in lower case then I'm sure they'll let you change it, but it just seems pointless to change your name when you've only made 11 posts in the past 8 months.

Kobrelair
August 10th, 2004, 05:59 PM
Well, I'm originally known now as DarkAvengerCobra, but I know they are not going to merge that user name with this one. And I really like the name KoBRe LaiR, but I gave it up since after a month I registered this user name did not let me post for some reasons, so I made a new one.