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Attention Members: User names will be permanent very soon!

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / February 9, 2005 9:48 AM PST

Just an FYI:

We will be taking away the ability for members to edit their forum user names. So if you don't like what you have now, ya betta change it, before it is permanent.

Why the decision, because we are the last site on the planet that allows changing of user names. Grin But seriously, it's really to avoid confusion of who's who.


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Thank you, Lee
by Glenda / February 9, 2005 10:02 AM PST

A wise move IMO:)

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(NT) (NT) very good news
by Mark5019 / February 9, 2005 12:05 PM PST
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Lee, on behalf of my SE posting colleagues,
by drpruner / February 9, 2005 1:13 PM PST

I apologize for the uncharacteristically tepid responses. We'll come up with some flames any minute now. Happy
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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Names can still be changed by re-registering.
by Papa Echo / February 10, 2005 4:49 PM PST

What is there to prevent that ? The account with the original name will then lay dormant on the forum servers ---for how long ?

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I was markflax
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 11, 2005 11:19 PM PST

I'm now MarkFlax.

I've grown up!!


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