Change Username Please March 1, 2002 5:30 PM   Subscribe

I wouldn't be able to get my username changed from 'ewwgene' to 'eww,gene!', would i? When i signed up, i didn't realize that one could use commas and exclamation points when i signed up.

If this will 'open the floodgates' so to speak, dont bother. :)
posted by ewwgene to MetaFilter-Related at 5:30 PM (25 comments total)

floodgates open - and could I change mine to boblo. I hate seeing my name in full - it's like being back at school or something. I only signed up to answer a comment on me, and then after spending only 2 minutes here I was vicously dragged into the metavortex, never to be free again.
posted by RobertLoch at 6:06 PM on March 1, 2002


i didn't realize that the whole punctuation thing was cool either. otherwise i would have opted for the more correct EyeballK!d
posted by eyeballkid at 6:19 PM on March 1, 2002


Me neither. I really wanted to be ¬°el ka_dong!
posted by dong_resin at 7:47 PM on March 1, 2002


Perhaps username changes (which I think are a bad idea, in general - we know one another by our usernames here, chosen badly or well) could attract a fee of some sort?

d_r : maybe dong_key kong?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:37 PM on March 1, 2002


I'd really love a space between Miguel and Cardoso as, when I signed up, I thought it was forbidden.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:02 PM on March 1, 2002


Perhaps for a marginal fee we could change our usernames? That would prevent massive and frivolous requests, and be a nice occasional source of income.
posted by insomnyuk at 9:32 PM on March 1, 2002


*cough*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:51 PM on March 1, 2002


$5 per character changed :)
posted by riffola at 9:54 PM on March 1, 2002


We should all chip in to finance insomnyuk and dong_resin keeping their original usernames. Stavrosthewonderchicken and five fresh fish, for the typing alone, I would be willing to let go. For a price, of course. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:24 PM on March 1, 2002


I want to change my name to: C_h_a_z*, and then have the * be hyperlinked to a popunder, which would contain a little biographical sketch about me, as well as a picture and a link to my website, as well as a flash movie about my life and philisophy.



Or else I want to change it to: >>get a fucking life! :-)<< ::
posted by chaz at 2:14 AM on March 2, 2002


I think that if we pay, we should be able to rearrange other people's nicknames.
posted by bingo at 2:40 AM on March 2, 2002


i would pay for something like this. :)
posted by ewwgene at 7:30 AM on March 2, 2002


perhaps the best way to avoid 'opening the floodgates' would be to have emailed matt about this, so that the idea didn't catch on :P

i imagine there would be much confusion if a name edit was any more drastic than adding a space or similar

posted by sawks at 8:20 AM on March 2, 2002


Anyone seen solistrato lately? I miss that big lug.
posted by rodii at 8:45 AM on March 2, 2002


Yea, change mine to -=+>|w.4.x.p.@.n.c.4.K.3|<+=-.
posted by waxpancake at 8:56 AM on March 2, 2002


Anyone seen solistrato lately? I miss that big lug.

Never heard of him.
posted by alterego at 10:09 AM on March 2, 2002


dude, waxy, that's sweeeeeeet and just so 1337!
posted by eyeballkid at 10:10 AM on March 2, 2002


chaz, I think that yours is an entirely reasonable request. You may want to add a theme song as well. My main reason for wanting to change is because I want to be slightly more anonymous. Google has a habit of surfing through here and I would prefer it if future employers et al didn't have such an easy opportunity of establishing that I am a prat. Now you could say that I should have thought of that when signing up, which would be fair enough, however I signed up after being told that a comment had been made about me here, and used my full name to make it obvious that it was me that was responding. I never intended to hang around, and at the time didn't know much about this place.
posted by RobertLoch at 10:15 AM on March 2, 2002


brief discussion in the "heather hamilton was fired" thread about blocking user profiles from google, which I'm in favor of as well.
posted by Dean King at 11:00 AM on March 2, 2002


willnot -->
posted by willnot at 11:03 AM on March 2, 2002


Sorry Senor Loch. I made an assumption. Turns out it was probably not a good one.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:15 AM on March 2, 2002


I was vicously dragged into the metavortex, never to be free again.

Oh, I like that one.
posted by bjgeiger at 4:19 PM on March 2, 2002


My main reason for wanting to change is because I want to be slightly more anonymous

OK RobertLoch, tell us what you had in mind and we'll help you out. You say you want to be only slightly more anonymous. So are we talking RichardLoch, LochLomond or YaleLock here? ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:00 PM on March 2, 2002


MC boblo was what I had in mind. Perhaps more than slightly anonymous, I know, but I just have this fear that something I say online will one day come back and haunt me. I simply don't trust myself, and to be honest I already have enough skeletons in my offline closet, without feeling the need to fill up an online one.
posted by RobertLoch at 8:25 PM on March 2, 2002


Boblo: your honesty is a wonderful thing; even now. Handles are OK but when you're an honest poster people can easily find out who you are as you keep mentioning personal information and anecdotes. UncleFes made this point a while ago. All it would take would be 10% of tamim's scholarly skills.

But someone would track down this MeTa thread and find you out anyway. Meanwhile, congratulations - for the songs alone!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:17 PM on March 2, 2002


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