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PostSubject: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySat Jan 22, 2011 10:20 pm

People seem to abuse the name change facility, shouldn't it be stopped?
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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySat Jan 22, 2011 10:24 pm

I don't think it should necessarily be stopped, but I definitely agree that it's being abused. For us long-time members, it's easy to remember people by their avatars, sigs, and ranks, but the constantly changing names may confuse newer members. I have no objection if you decide to completely end the name-change feature, as it will not affect me at all, but some people may be enjoying it.

I say that every time someone changes their name, the mods and admins hammer the name changer with PMs asking why they changed their name or to tell them to change it back. That would definitely discourage me from changing my name.
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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySat Jan 22, 2011 10:51 pm

I change it up often. Most of the time I still have my name in it. I see nothing wrong with that.

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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySat Jan 22, 2011 11:04 pm

I believe name changes are fine as long as the original name is incorporated in some way. Otherwise, completely new names become confusing and annoying to many people, including myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 12:03 am

yes, I get so confused. I thought we had a new member for a week before I realized it was gamer :P
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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 12:14 am

Short bans are likely going to be handed out by me and Drew if this continues.

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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 12:17 am

Yea, I really don't want to have to suspend anyone.. but you should at least have like your name in your name... you know what.. I am all for it. Until there is a rule on it.. if there is one.. ehhh were are the new dam rules?

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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 12:23 am

Like I said, minor ban. Only hours perhaps, just to get the point across.

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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 12:24 am

Mods can change people's name, right? Why don't you just change it yourself rather than banning people?
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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 12:26 am

Gelatino95 wrote:
Mods can change people's name, right? Why don't you just change it yourself rather than banning people?
I don't know exactly what many names people originally had.

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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 12:27 am

Gelatino95 wrote:
Mods can change people's name, right? Why don't you just change it yourself rather than banning people?

It would appear all I can do is ban people that are legendary or bellow. Thats all I
can do as far as administrating a user.

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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 2:36 am

Okay, here's what happened:

I saw this guy I had never heard of, called Daxter. The suspicious part, though,is that this supposedly new member joined in September and has 89 posts. I see the chatbox, and he is on. So I go on the chat, but he leaves. Gamer is still there. We talk for while, and I decide to go out and do some research. I start to send a PM, but then I decide to check his statistics. So I checked all of his posts (Gamer was doing the same at about the same time) and deduced that the member was HunterSondee.

All that work over nothing? This name changing thing is really getting out of hand. We got to start giving out mini bans soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 2:57 am

I don't think BANNING someone for changing their name is the right thing to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 3:17 am

Very true, Dark. Is there any way to make it so that people can no longer change their names? If so, we should do that.
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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 3:20 am

Yet again, like Gelo restated, small bans to get the point across. Not everyone learns by being told.

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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 5:28 am

but it's sort of like, say, someone suddenly realizes they've been banned and they're like "why did I get banned" and we go "oh, you changed your name into something ridiculous" I think they just need to be warned and maybe given a penalty?
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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 5:31 am

Changing names has been disabled by Hutch. Send him a request if you want to change your name and he'll likely consider it.

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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 6:22 am

Yay. Shouldn't this be locked now?
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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 6:30 am

Squirrel has already been banned by Shadow for name changing, though he did change it one with the word "c***" in it. He refused to accept it was inappropriate, and argued his point, ignoring myself and Shadow. Hutch got involved too.

Only Admins can change users names if name changing is disabled.
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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 6:37 am

Yes Gelo, making sure everyone had a chance to comment. Locking now.

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PostSubject: Re: Name Changes   Name Changes EmptySun Jan 23, 2011 7:15 am

Vektrix wrote:
Squirrel has already been banned by Shadow for name changing, though he did change it one with the word "c***" in it. He refused to accept it was inappropriate, and argued his point, ignoring myself and Shadow. Hutch got involved too.

THAT'S ban worthy
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