What is the policy on giving away usernames? January 25, 2005 9:25 AM   Subscribe

What is the policy on giving away usernames? I purchased a spare during the Great November Influx and now its just sitting there, rotting on Matt's server. I really have no use for it. It was an impulse buy and I'd like to give it away.
posted by KevinSkomsvold to MetaFilter-Related at 9:25 AM (26 comments total)

I'll give you $4.95. Oh wait I'm already in. Hah. :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:31 AM on January 25, 2005 [1 favorite]


Well if you know someone GNFTI, please drop me an email. It's free. I'd never think of charging for it.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:33 AM on January 25, 2005


Just playing. I'll keep my eyes open.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:34 AM on January 25, 2005


Addendum: The username is "ITheCosmos", a throwback from my Big Star fanboyism. So and Big Star/Alex Chilton fans may appreciate it.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:35 AM on January 25, 2005


Give it to quonsar, as it may come in handy. ;-)
posted by konolia at 9:41 AM on January 25, 2005


Give it to bunnyfire, as it may come in handy. ;-)
posted by Dreamghost at 10:02 AM on January 25, 2005


Bunnyfire doesn't need it. ;-)
posted by konolia at 10:04 AM on January 25, 2005


"Need" is a funny word in this context.

(Oh, great. Usernames are the new gmail invites.)
posted by chicobangs at 10:20 AM on January 25, 2005


I think we all should put our user names and passwords in a hat, and draw them randomly. Or maybe some random username/password generator for 4/1 so we can "play" another MeFite for one day.
posted by terrapin at 10:27 AM on January 25, 2005


I bet "quonsar" would fetch a pretty penny on ebay.
posted by grateful at 10:34 AM on January 25, 2005


But the bandwidth! Think of the bandwidth!
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:35 AM on January 25, 2005


Someone should make a Metafilter user account spooler.
posted by driveler at 10:59 AM on January 25, 2005


If you haven't used the name before, it seems just like a MeFi gift-card. What's the issue?
posted by odinsdream at 10:59 AM on January 25, 2005


Is the influx over? Are signups still open?
posted by Sheppagus at 11:24 AM on January 25, 2005


If you haven't used the name before, it seems just like a MeFi gift-card. What's the issue?

Actually it's slightly used ( 2 comments to MetaTalk) but that's it. So in essence, the mag stripe is slightly worn. If anyone knows of an unfortunate soul who has yet to taste the magic that is MetaFilter, please let me know and I'll give it a way.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:37 AM on January 25, 2005


Sheppagus: No and yes.
posted by Plutor at 11:49 AM on January 25, 2005


If signups are still open, isn't this just taking $5 out of Matt's pocket?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 11:51 AM on January 25, 2005


well, no. the name was already purchased. matt already got his $5 for it.
posted by Igor XA at 11:54 AM on January 25, 2005


Since there doesn't seem to be a hard, fast policy against it, I just gave it away. Matt, if this is a problem, please let me know. The fiver is no big deal.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:11 PM on January 25, 2005


Igor XA: the RIAA is on line 2. Something about you "thinking bad thoughts."
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:16 PM on January 25, 2005


I, uh, have an extra lying around, too. With a 14k user number. Email me.
posted by me3dia at 2:15 PM on January 25, 2005


(It's heavenly.)
posted by me3dia at 2:16 PM on January 25, 2005


Dude. I so want that one... Wait...
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:25 PM on January 25, 2005


14k? That'll drive the price up. Everybody wants to be a 14ker.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 8:56 PM on January 25, 2005


OK, I got an email from somebody interested (sorry Kevin, didn't mean to steal your customer.) Should I post an announcement when the deed is done?
posted by me3dia at 9:15 PM on January 25, 2005


Go for it, I can't wait to meet this "God" you speak of.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:51 PM on January 25, 2005


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