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Temporary requirement: "Formerly...[]" in sigs?
Yes! I don't know who half these people are! 52%  52%  [ 81 ]
Yes! And they have to keep their old avatars for 2 weeks! 26%  26%  [ 41 ]
Nah... I don't really care about other people. ME!ME!ME! 4%  4%  [ 6 ]
No. New boards mean reinvention! 8%  8%  [ 13 ]
Shut up. Bossy. 10%  10%  [ 15 ]
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 Post subject: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:23 pm 
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I don't like not knowing whether I already formed an opinion on you! How am I supposed to be judgmental and unforgiving if you all can just up and change your name like you haven't said something in the past to make me detest you/want to hump you already?

At least for a month, can we have people have their old screen names in their sigs? Maybe longer - I can be unobservant. And if I'm gonna keep it real - avatars too. I identify a good number of you folks by avatar alone and name changing and avatar changing is too much whoa.

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:25 pm 
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Yes, this would be very helpful. I am reading threads but have no idea who is saying what, as of right now a lot of you are as known as strangers to me!

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
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But what if you'd already decided to detest me and now is my chance to start over and move to the humping category?

Later, of course, I'd reveal the truth, but you'd be so charmed and impressed with my honesty that it wouldn't matter.

Besides, I didn't say much on the old boards. I've resolved to become incredibly verbose.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:32 pm 
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Yes, it is pretty confusing not knowing who everyone is!


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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:35 pm 
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Yes! I like to know who's who (on ppk). I don't mind avatars, though...as long as the name is there.

btw, I changed my A to an a.


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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
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bergedy wrote:
My old name is in my sig, so judge away!


DUSSELDORF!

How many mugs have you managed to free from their tart and savory salty yellow prisons?

I'd like to say save the avatars but I'd have no idea where to find the old harold and maude pic I used, as I tweaked it on GIMP ages ago and that computer is currently not internety. Too lazy for flashdrives.

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
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I chose name in sig AND avatar for 2 weeks, but I would also be happy with name in sig OR old avatar for 2 weeks. Or forever.

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:49 pm 
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Old name in your signature, definitely. I have it in mine. I don't know who to love and who the judge if I don't know who you are!

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:53 pm 
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Old name in sig for a month, don't care what happens with avatars. I know "certain" people by name.


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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:56 pm 
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I have name in sig and am keeping avatar temporarily. I chose that but since we could choose two I also chose shut up bossy. Cause I thought it was funny and I was kind of talking to myself with that.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:14 pm 
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DUSSELDORF!

How many mugs have you managed to free from their tart and savory salty yellow prisons?

I'd like to say save the avatars but I'd have no idea where to find the old harold and maude pic I used, as I tweaked it on GIMP ages ago and that computer is currently not internety. Too lazy for flashdrives.


I've only finished the one I brought home. The other 3 Dusseldorfs still await their freedom!

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:18 pm 
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Look! I have my old name in my sig! Do I get a gold star?

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:21 pm 
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I totally gave up even attempting to read the name change thread so if it's not in the signature, I'm not going to know it. Avatars help, but the name in the sig is working for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:23 pm 
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I totally gave up even attempting to read the name change thread so if it's not in the signature, I'm not going to know it. Avatars help, but the name in the sig is working for me.

You should go back to the name change announcement sticky! It's cleaned up and almost entirely useful now!


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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:24 pm 
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On a different note, I keep expecting the sig to be lower..under the box, so I have to look twice like every time.

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
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lycophyte wrote:
bergedy wrote:
My old name is in my sig, so judge away!


DUSSELDORF!

How many mugs have you managed to free from their tart and savory salty yellow prisons?

I'd like to say save the avatars but I'd have no idea where to find the old harold and maude pic I used, as I tweaked it on GIMP ages ago and that computer is currently not internety. Too lazy for flashdrives.


Yeah, yeah, that's just a random excuse because you know no one wanted you to ditch Harold and Maude!

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:36 pm 
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allychristine wrote:
Yes! I like to know who's who (on ppk). I don't mind avatars, though...as long as the name is there.

btw, I changed my A to an a.

I'm so relieved you put your old name in your sig. I don't think I would have been able to figure out who you were otherwise.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:41 pm 
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allychristine wrote:
Yes! I like to know who's who (on ppk). I don't mind avatars, though...as long as the name is there.

btw, I changed my A to an a.

I'm so relieved you put your old name in your sig. I don't think I would have been able to figure out who you were otherwise.


Yeah, I didn't want to add to the confusion. Yours is so similar to your old name, I don't even think you need it in your sig.


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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
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lycophyte wrote:
bergedy wrote:
My old name is in my sig, so judge away!


DUSSELDORF!

How many mugs have you managed to free from their tart and savory salty yellow prisons?

I'd like to say save the avatars but I'd have no idea where to find the old harold and maude pic I used, as I tweaked it on GIMP ages ago and that computer is currently not internety. Too lazy for flashdrives.


Yeah, yeah, that's just a random excuse because you know no one wanted you to ditch Harold and Maude!


People are definitely attached to Harold and Maude. I had that thing 4 years! But now I need to figure out what picture to use. Just want to use a lycophyte picture maybe becasue they are darling little plants but I've not found many pics I'm particularly attached to and my camera wont take good enough pics to produce one myself. I'd like creeping ground cedar I think, if I can find it. Just not Isoetes. Quillworts aren't as cuddly looking!

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:15 pm 
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I voted Yes, put your old name in your sig. At least for awhile. Even a cleaned up name change thread is a little cumbersome. I also voted No, bossy. Which is directed more at myself because I know it's not my place to demand that other people do my bidding. Doesn't mean I can't ask, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:29 pm 
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If you changed your name and it's not in your sig, I have no clue who you are. I keep forgetting, so reading the name change thread won't help any.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:20 pm 
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I voted sig and avatar. Sadly, I'm not even doing what I'd like others to do but I'm blaming that on my being out of town. But, as soon as I get home I will put my old avatar in my profile.

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 Post subject: Re: Seriously, name changers! Let's all listen to my needs!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:19 pm 
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I respect people's right to decide how important it is to them that I know who they are as long as nobody makes fun of me or takes it personally if I don't know. If you put your name in your sig, I'm more likely to know who you are/were. If you don't, maybe I'll recognize your avatar, maybe not. If you have a name that's similar to 8 other people's names, maybe I'll go on thinking you're all the same person. If it's not a big deal to you whether it's easy to know who you are, that's cool and I respect that.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:36 pm 
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choirqueer wrote:
I respect people's right to decide how important it is to them that I know who they are as long as nobody makes fun of me or takes it personally if I don't know.... If it's not a big deal to you whether it's easy to know who you are, that's cool and I respect that.


This is how I feel. If people who changed their username significantly don't care that they may not be recognized than I don't care either. I've read through the entire name change thread, and there is just no way I'm going to remember that all off the top of my head.

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