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August 02, 2011, 07:12:04 AM
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beause it's being heavily abused by scammers. Just look at some threads by scammers who've changed their names 10 times to cover their tracks, because that's enough to fool really gullible people who don't bother to check their posting history...
Just look at this guy :
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=33350.0
Please do something about this !
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August 02, 2011, 07:33:55 AM
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+1 has my vote, on the other hand I'd still be known as anonygas if I couldn't change my username, and that would suck.

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August 02, 2011, 11:15:28 AM
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+1, maybe set a post/rank requirement before one can change username.

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August 02, 2011, 11:51:45 AM
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On some forum I lurk, username changing could be done with valid reasoning via PM or Email to the administrator.
Abusing/spamming this feature resulted in banning.

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August 02, 2011, 01:30:35 PM
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On some forum I lurk, username changing could be done with valid reasoning via PM or Email to the administrator.
Abusing/spamming this feature resulted in banning.

I like this idea, anyone being able to change their username whenever they want is a bad idea.
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August 02, 2011, 01:43:08 PM
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He's offering hosting now:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=32050.0
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August 02, 2011, 01:51:32 PM
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Yea, I actually saw that right before I saw this post.... was thinking the same thing as the OP before I happened to read this post.
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August 02, 2011, 06:06:26 PM
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That is nice, being able to change username, didn't even know about this. If I were to change my username, I'd put "AKA old username" in my signature, and leave it there for a month or so. I like how the these forums are so versatile, change username, lock your own thread, delete your own post, good forums, wish it would expand to be able to delete your own created thread, I've got a few floating around I'd like to delete as because I found my own answer to my question.
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August 02, 2011, 09:53:34 PM
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+1, maybe set a post/rank requirement before one can change username.

In addition to this place a limit on the number of times a user name can be changed in a set period.
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Jr.Member- 1/yr
Full member 2/yr
Sr. Member 6/yr
Hero member 12/yr

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August 03, 2011, 09:24:31 AM
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+1, maybe set a post/rank requirement before one can change username.

In addition to this place a limit on the number of times a user name can be changed in a set period.
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Newbie-none
Jr.Member- 1/yr
Full member 2/yr
Sr. Member 6/yr
Hero member 12/yr

Newbie: None
Jr. Member: 1/yr (by asking admin only)
Full Member: 2/yr (by asking admin or mod only)
Sr. Member: 2/yr
Hero Member 3/yr

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August 03, 2011, 09:35:28 AM
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Jr. Member: 1/yr (by asking admin only)
Full Member: 2/yr (by asking admin or mod only)
Sr. Member: 2/yr
Hero Member 3/yr
Asking admin/mod would be a good idea in any case. They can prevent known scammers from changing their name, and can keep track of old names... Basing your rights on #posts is a bad idea as scammers might have "Hero Member" status (scammers are not actively banned AFAIK)



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August 03, 2011, 10:38:08 AM
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+1 has my vote, on the other hand I'd still be known as anonygas if I couldn't change my username, and that would suck.

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Administrators can always change usernames by request. Would be a better solution. I bet theymos would change your username in a heart beat if you asked Wink

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August 03, 2011, 09:42:43 PM
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Administrators can always change usernames by request. Would be a better solution. I bet theymos would change your username in a heart beat if you asked Wink
I'd change his... Smiley Always makes me think of a hot water bottle (thermos)...  Grin
Anyway it seems surprisingly everyone agrees on this (I don't remember when I posted a suggestion on a forum with so much agreement), so come on admins do something about it ! And start booting known scammers please !
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August 04, 2011, 02:04:01 AM
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I didn't even know it was possible
I, of course, agree

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August 05, 2011, 05:38:13 PM
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On some forum I lurk, username changing could be done with valid reasoning via PM or Email to the administrator.
Abusing/spamming this feature resulted in banning.
This is how it is on the forums I run, and 90% of the forums I visit. Admins should be changing names, not end users.

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August 05, 2011, 07:20:27 PM
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Support. It should be something like 1 name change ever 60 days with a max of 3-5 name changes

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August 09, 2011, 05:15:56 PM
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That is nice, being able to change username, didn't even know about this. If I were to change my username, I'd put "AKA old username" in my signature, and leave it there for a month or so. I like how the these forums are so versatile, change username, lock your own thread, delete your own post, good forums, wish it would expand to be able to delete your own created thread, I've got a few floating around I'd like to delete as because I found my own answer to my question.
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August 09, 2011, 08:17:03 PM
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i agree with this request. i was personally scammed over $800 by a douche bag, then he changed his account name to try to scam other people

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August 28, 2011, 11:16:31 PM
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Done. Now only moderators, Donators, and VIP members can change their names automatically. Other members should contact me. I'll probably ignore your request if you have less than 50 posts (unless your posts are very good).

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August 29, 2011, 03:25:14 AM
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Done. Now only moderators, Donators, and VIP members can change their names automatically. Other members should contact me. I'll probably ignore your request if you have less than 50 posts (unless your posts are very good).
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