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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fullbyte wrote:
Could my name be changed to "hjkl"

If that's not available, please choose one of the following below:

hjkl2

hjkl12

hjkl8

Thanks!
"hjkl" is available but there is a near collision with "hjklll". Would that change your choice?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
fullbyte wrote:
Could my name be changed to "hjkl"

If that's not available, please choose one of the following below:

hjkl2

hjkl12

hjkl8

Thanks!
"hjkl" is available but there is a near collision with "hjklll". Would that change your choice?

- John

No, that wouldn't change my choice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fullbyte wrote:
John R. Graham wrote:
"hjkl" is available but there is a near collision with "hjklll". Would that change your choice?

- John

No, that wouldn't change my choice.
Done! :)

- John
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
fullbyte wrote:
John R. Graham wrote:
"hjkl" is available but there is a near collision with "hjklll". Would that change your choice?

- John

No, that wouldn't change my choice.
Done! :)

- John


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Change my username to something I have used for 20 years and that is from vortix to genix
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vortix wrote:
Change my username to something I have used for 20 years and that is from vortix to genix
That name has been taken. Unless you believe that was also your account, you would need to choose another name or keep your current name.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kajzer -> The Main Man

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kajzer wrote:
kajzer -> The Main Man

Thanks!
Done.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Done.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
vortix wrote:
Change my username to something I have used for 20 years and that is from vortix to genix
That name has been taken. Unless you believe that was also your account, you would need to choose another name or keep your current name.


That name hasn't been used in years (2004), I've been watching it for nearly 17 years and he hasn't touched it since ~2004. Is there a statute of limitations on unused forum names?. I've had my eye on it that entire time being that I have used it for everything online since 1995. Now if you're unaffected by my woeful tale I'll go with my real name 'sjones', but I would really like genix.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vortix wrote:
That name hasn't been used in years (2004), I've been watching it for nearly 17 years and he hasn't touched it since ~2004. Is there a statute of limitations on unused forum names?. I've had my eye on it that entire time being that I have used it for everything online since 1995. Now if you're unaffected by my woeful tale I'll go with my real name 'sjones', but I would really like genix.
It may be dormant, but it is not unused. The issue is with the user's posts. Giving someone the name of an existing user would have the appearance of a single author. The posts themselves would show the account ID, but references in quotes or other references by name would create confusion. The only exceptions I'm aware of are when an account does not appear to have been used legitimately (spam or similar); or if the person wanting the name can get the owner to give it away AND the account has some sufficiently small number of posts. I'm not sure if the second one has ever happened.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vortix wrote:
Now if you're unaffected by my woeful tale I'll go with my real name 'sjones', but I would really like genix.
I am sympathetic, but there aren't any practical solutions at this point. I've gone ahead and changed it to sjones.
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