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Old September 6th, 2012 (8:44 PM).
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Let's assume we live in a world where all our usernames online are in a database of sorts. Every username you've ever had. Let's also assume that we live in a world where usernames are constant. If you're Patchisou Yutohru on PokéCommunity, your username on Twitter is patchisouyutohru, your username on Last.fm is patchisouyutohru, your username on LiveJournal is is patchisouyutohru, and so on and so forth.

Imagine you're sitting on your computer and you check your email one day and there's an email asking you if you would like to sell your online identity (what I mean by that is, someone wants one of your usernames) to someone who wants it. Thing is, they're not asking you to abandon it for them and that's that. They're willing to pay you to do so. Would you do it? Why or why not?

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Old September 6th, 2012 (8:57 PM).
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Riko won't sell her identity...Riko doesn't like sharing at all when it comes to something important to her.....i only share happy times and fun things other than that anything i own i prefer to keep it for myself...selfish i know i could share only with the very very very trusted people..and they're rare in my life tbh!

my answer is nope selling my id is kinda like selling my soul!
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Old September 6th, 2012 (9:39 PM).
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I've always either used this username or a variation of it online for as long as I can remember, so it might make the decision a little difficult. If a guy offered a couple of bucks or something, I would turn his offer down. I guess without having an actual dollar amount, I'm not sure if I would turn it down or not (and it would also depend on how many sites I was giving up my username on).
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Old September 7th, 2012 (12:17 AM).
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Ok.
Making money off a couple of words I threw together one day? Hell yeh; it is like being the laziest writer possible.

Haha. Sure, the username is the face of the person online, but when we use to have name changes, that wasn't an issue. I would just go back to using an older username, or re-register again.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (12:55 AM).
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If it's a site I'm not using, sure I'll go for it. A username in a website I still frequent I won't do.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (6:59 AM).
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No. I don't think you can sell names and I wouldn't. I'd prefer to keep it, they can make up their own name.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (7:27 AM).
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No. I don't think you can sell names and I wouldn't. I'd prefer to keep it, they can make up their own name.
What about if it was for billions of dollars?

That's the problem with questions like these. Too ambiguous so I always have to give the standardized response of "it depends on X amount of factors".

But OK fine, if the amount was reasonable (if the OP going to be vague then so will I) then I would probably (yeah, more ambiguity just for you) be willing to sell my username.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (7:48 AM).
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On every site I go on, I always use this username or a variation of it.

However, I wouldn't want to sell the Hikari10 name and that's that.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (7:53 AM).
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Money for an identity that I'm not really called by anyways? Sure, why not. I'm rarely called by BinaryPeaches or any variations by friends so changing my identity wouldn't be that much of an hassle. I love this name, sure, but I've changed my username/identity before. It's not too hard to do and you can easily find and tell your friends about it.

'Course, the money would have to be for a reasonable price but if I've changed my identity once I can change it twice and still maintain the social communications that I currently have.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (9:14 AM).
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Hell yeah if they offered any decent amount of money. I can always re-register under a new name. A username is just a username after all and people can easily get used to calling you something else after a little while.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (9:17 AM).
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Of course I would, as much as I use this name and how much I've learnt to identify myself by it if someone were to offer to pay a decent amount of money I'd get rid of it in a heartbeat.
I have alternative usernames I could switch everything over to anyway.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (9:35 AM).
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I dunno. It sounds like it would mean having to find everyone you engage with online (whether friends who you see in person, friends you only know online, prospective employers looking at your resume, etc.) and let them know that you can't be reached at the old name and have to find you at a new one. Like when you get a new phone number or address and you have to let everyone know and even then some people still forget and send things to the wrong place. Sounds like too much of a hassle for anything less than a good lot of money.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (12:22 PM).
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What about if it was for billions of dollars?

That's the problem with questions like these. Too ambiguous so I always have to give the standardized response of "it depends on X amount of factors".

But OK fine, if the amount was reasonable (if the OP going to be vague then so will I) then I would probably (yeah, more ambiguity just for you) be willing to sell my username.
Same thing for me. Its not like I can't sign up again or something.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (2:13 PM).
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While making money off of selling my online identity is tempting, I probably wouldn't do it because I put my heart and soul into coming up with my online names. That, and if I made a new online identity, I might get in trouble for fraud.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (2:22 PM).
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Maybe if I could have a better name than droomph. Besides I need the money :c

But otherwise I'm keeping this forever <3
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Old September 7th, 2012 (3:50 PM).
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All the monies. Forever.

In all seriousness, if it were enough money, I'd sell my username. sammi-san is a bit too weeaboo for me sometimes. Selling it for money would be incentive to come up with something better. I won't sell it for like $10 though. It has to be decent!
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Old September 7th, 2012 (5:47 PM).
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I would, as long as it's reasonable. (at least $20)

As much as I like my name, I wouldn't mind changing it to something less...random? I'm not really sure what it is exactly.
Anyway, gettin' dat cash would be a good enough incentive for me.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (6:36 PM).
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I imagine 3 or 4 years ago, I'd vehemently say hell no. But times change, and you grow more mature. Today, I'd gladly sell my usernames. For a good price, that is.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (6:49 PM).
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I wouldn't be comfortable with that. If someone's willing to fork over money just to get my username, they're crazy. And I don't touch money from crazy people because there's a chance I might get infected with the crazy.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (7:37 PM).
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This online identity? No way, no how. One of my other identities I've claimed over the years? Sure, for the right price. candy cane forest elf for $100 million, anyone?
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Old September 7th, 2012 (7:43 PM).
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Lol my username right now is merely an anagram of my first and last name, I don't think I could sell my actual name because I wouldn't be able to think of a new one (I'd pick something stupid while improvising in court and call myself gavel or podium lol)
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Old September 7th, 2012 (7:55 PM).
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I always use this username or a different version of the name, but it was for a site a didn't use anymore I might. But it was for sites that I uses everyday I couldn't do it.
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Old September 8th, 2012 (6:10 AM).
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If we're talking strictly about our PokeCommunity names being our online identity for all sites, then yes I'd sell Shining Raichu in a heartbeat. But if I'm selling the username I use everywhere else I think I'd find it a little harder - I like it so much.

I would probably do it in the end though. Because, you know, money
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Old September 9th, 2012 (5:19 AM).
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Yes, assuming the amount paid were worth bothering with. Some names, like the one I have here, have no bearing anywhere else; those could be sold.
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Old September 9th, 2012 (7:14 AM).
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I haven't the slightest clue why anyone would want my username, but I guess I'd sell it if the person in question paid me enough. I mean, I'd just give it to them if I didn't have to go hunt down everyone I know and tell them I'm no longer Starsprite. Well, that is going by the scenario of Starsprite being my name for everything, which it isn't really.
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