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Name Changes

Discussion in 'The Suggestion Box' started by DittoCrow, Nov 16, 2011.

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  1. DittoCrow

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    Currently, you can only change your forum nickname one time.

    I think that this should be changed so that users will be able to get additional name changes. For example, some people who have been on Smogon for over 2 years want a new name, but have already used their name change in the first year. A possible solution to this would be to grant the users one name change every year.
  2. tennisace

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    If you've been on Smogon over two years why would you want to change your name since by that point you would be recognized with your current name? Don't make a stupid name in the first place...
  3. Tortferngatr

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    ...I've been on a forum that allowed name changes every 90 days.

    Still pretty much a functional place.
  4. orbpom123

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    If your popular on the forums, why would you want to "re-invent" yourself?
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    So have I. I left there for a bit and when I came back it was impossible to recognize a lot of former friends.
  6. Aerodactyl Legend

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    Constant name changes of every member of a site diminishes the community aspect.
  7. Woodchuck

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    name changes really shouldn't be taken lightly; you already have alts on irc/PO but we need the forums to provide a solid identification of people

    if you're always changing your name then how will people be able to recognize you?

    Besides, if your name is that shitty I think auth would be happy to change it, lol
  8. Chieliee

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    like mine?
  9. Tomahawk

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    no more like little loven

    and two or three max seems cool to me
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    This same discussion has already took place in inside scoop and the outcome was that name changes are stupid and can only cause confusion, therefore we're going to limit them to just one change per user.
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