Change Profile Name?

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  1. sreedy macrumors 6502a

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    Can I get my profile name changed from sdreed25?

    It seems a bit formal and was just related to my email address, I want to change it to something similar, i.e. my nickname "sreedy" but retain my post count etc.

    I am happy to put something like "Previously known as sdreed25" in my sig.... or do I need a new account and become a newbie :(
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Try sending a PM to a Mod, probably Mudbug and see what he says.
    They usually want a very good reason for something like this.

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. sreedy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm don't think I qualify but I'll try the PM.
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yeah, good luck, but I don't know how much luck you'll have. Mods usually want a good reason if someone wants to change their name, and if it's just a personal preference thing, that probably won't cut it.

    But you never know until you ask, I guess!
     
  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Funny, I've been thinking about this lately... Maybe I'll PM Arn or Mudbug.
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Just ask nicely, flutter your eyelashes, and show a little skin. :cool:
     
  7. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Gasp! Please, we're not all as slutty as yourself. :p ;) And placeofdis while we're at it... Hee. Don't hate me! I kid, I kid!
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    If you don't want to show skin, I'll do it for you.
    [​IMG]

    Do you see the things I'm willing to do for you? :p
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Have you had work done, I see a lot of plastic.:p
     
  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks, bud, nice to know that somebody else has got my back. Heh... that was a pun. HAHA. I am not feeling this cold dreary morning. :eek:
     
  11. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    It can't be healthy to be without a back. I think he should give it back to you.
     
  12. clayj macrumors 604

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    If someone else has your back, can I have your front? ;)

    (Sorry, another pun... and YES, I know devilot has a boyfriend.)
     
  13. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Oh, how this thread has degenerated. (And yes, I realize I had a part to play in it all!) Won't be long now before it is shut down...
     
  14. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    OK! let me put it back on track :)

    If one is allowed to change his profile name, it would start the trend for others to follow, wouldn't it? Unless if it is done discreetly and no one brags about it.
     
  15. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    You need a really, really good reason to change your nick, so no worries.
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    All threads seem to be deteriorating lately

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  17. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Yes... I, personally only know of one such example (and my lips/fingers are sealed) and I'm sure that that individual went through all possible means of keeping the original nick' but there must have been very pressing issues to warrant a change.

    I know this... that's why I really won't bother w/ changing mine. I can't think of that legit of a reason. :p

    And MacDawg, cheer up! If we're all deteriorating, at least we can smile as we do so. ;)
    *steals iBlue's thing* --> {{hug}}
     
  18. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I used to be "OutThere761". I waited until I had over 1,000 posts and had been here for about 2 and half years before politely asking Mr. Anderson to remove the "761" from my name...I disliked having the 761 there since my first months here, but I felt that I should wait until I had established myself as a part of the community.

    Anyway, I think they typically make it a rule not to change names unless you have a really good reason (offensive etc.) or have established yourself as an upstanding member of the community. :)
     
  19. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The main reason is that if everyone changed their name nobody would be able to tell who we are talking to anymore. With a community this big that option really isn't feasible.
     
  20. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    That was probably a good way to go about it. Mr. Anderson would be an appropriate Mod to go to since it was regarding a name change... ;)
     
  21. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yes, and if they kept the same avatar, it might confuse things further. "Is that the same person I was just talking to? He has the same 'tar, hmmm..." :confused: ;)
     
  22. clayj macrumors 604

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    Back on topic, my original name when I signed up on MR was "clayjohanson". It wasn't until I'd been here for a few months that I asked to be changed to "clayj". It's not that I'm overly concerned about people being able to find me (I mean, I have the domain names "clayj.com" and "clayjohanson.com"), but "clayj" is just MUCH shorter and easier to spell.
     
  23. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Can I have little ~s around my name?

    ~Lacero~
     
  24. crdean1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to be known as ((c-rrrrrr-dean1))

    Cool?
     
  25. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    I was planing on asking for a name change after I make a contribution, a little "I scratch your back you scratch mine"...
     
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