How would I go about getting my forum name changed?

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How would I go about getting my forum name changed?

#1 Post by sheetcakeghost » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:15 pm

As you can see right now I'm serenity-blue which is fine for a screen name, but now that I'm getting into the VN making thing I'd like to change it to my actual pen name Serenity Frost. Mostly so people will recognize it when they see it in credits and such (and in anything else I'm involved with.) I've looked around to see if there's instructions on getting this done but I haven't found any. Will I just need to make a new account? That'll be a little annoying when I'm editing first posts in topics I've made for projects, but it's not beyond something I can do.

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#2 Post by LVUER » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:26 pm

PM PyTom and ask if he could do anything about it. Perhaps he could change your username?
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#3 Post by sheetcakeghost » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:29 pm

I'm sure PyTom goes through tons of PMs all the time, but it can't hurt to give it a shot.

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#4 Post by LVUER » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:22 pm

I see that your username have changed. That's good, it's certainly not hurt to try!
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#5 Post by DaFool » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:42 pm

Can I have my username changed too? I'm planning to submit a major effort to IGF this year (hopefully they'll give an SRPG a decent chance compared to pure VNs) and I don't want people looking up my past hentai work.

However I spent a lot of effort in this community and it will seem such a waste if DaFool suddenly just disappears.

Maybe I'll just ask for a sockpuppet account when the time comes.

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#6 Post by LVUER » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:14 am

Then I must write same thing to you. Write a PM to PyTom about this, perhaps he can change your username... though if this username-changing thing become a trend, I'm afraid PyTom would eventually banned it.

BTW, OOT a little, I will never change my username though, I really love it ^_^
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Re: How would I go about getting my forum name changed?

#7 Post by PyTom » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:46 am

As long as people can articulate a reason that goes beyond mere faddishness for changing their username, I don't mind doing it. I probably would deny someone asking to change "LuvEdwardXOXO" to "LuvJacobXOXO" or vice versa, but reasonable changes are fine.

Changing the username isn't the same thing as adopting a pseudonym. Username changes are mentioned in the column to the left of each message, so it's not like the old name won't be visible. Also, don't forget, while I can change the username in a few places, that doesn't change it in things like quoted messages, game credits, and the like.

If you want anonymity, your best bet is to create a psuedonym ("sockpuppet", but I should really edit that rule, as it's unnecessarily derogatory) account. As long as you behave with good faith, we won't do anything to out you, and will look down on people who do. It's much easier to create a new identity than to try and hide an old one.
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#8 Post by sheetcakeghost » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:55 am

Thanks for the clear answer! Also thanks for changing my name so promptly. I really appreciate it!

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#9 Post by Nanashiko » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:55 am

Oh ho ho ho I see what you did thar with those two name examples xD

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#10 Post by Aleema » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:02 am

He graciously allowed my name change. (^-^)b
And for the same reason: I wanted my pen name to be who I was associated with, not my blanket "username".

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