View Full Version : Quick Name Change Suggestion
20th Sep 06, 7:49 PM
As quite a lot of people have been having name changes, it is quite hard to keep up with who's who. Would it be possible to put in a hack that changes all non senior-members title from "Member" to "Formerly known as xxx" which would revert back to "member" after, say, a month? It would make it a lot easier to keep track of people, which as i said earlier is actually quite a big issue.
20th Sep 06, 8:14 PM
It's a general policy that name-change candidates advertise the fact in their sig.
IE, if I changed my name to Pants, in my sig I would put "Formerly Known As JAL-18." I don't think it requires the work of implementing a hack.
20th Sep 06, 8:18 PM
I'm just saying, that with the "one sig per page" hack it is often easy to overlook the small "formerly known as xxx" in the sig. A while ago a senior member changed his name (can't remember who) and i knew it instantly as it he said so in his title. normal members don't have this option, e.g. I though that Tucker and Hazchem were totally different accounts until a while ago even though he had his change in his sig. Anyway, it was just an idea.
21st Sep 06, 12:36 AM
Who is that Mogolov guy anyway...
On one side I agree with member nick changes being announced somehow and that those members become hard to track if no such announcement is made and perhaps followed up byt a statement in signature, or, if senior or above, in title.
On the other, it adds to forum clutter having all these "ex-name xyz" wherever its relevant.
Nick change requests in Forum Issues is good. I wish more did that.
I'm all for the signature thingy since my skin here doesn't show custom titles ;)
I can understand where you are coming from though, and believe me, it's even more annoying for mods :)
21st Sep 06, 3:59 PM
A lot of people don't bother with putting their old name in their signature. Perhaps that could be made compulsory.
22nd Sep 06, 5:27 AM
It would certainly be nice if people were considerate enough to put a note in their sig if their name changes... however, that being said, the staff already have quite enough work to do without enforcing it as a rule. Let's just leave it as a strong but friendly suggestion.
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