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ASF user name changes?

Should ASF members be allowed to change their user name?

  • User name changes should be allowed (on the basis of the proposal below)

    Votes: 71 74.0%
  • No, user name changes should not be allowed (current policy should not be changed)

    Votes: 25 26.0%

  • Total voters
    96

Joe Blow

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The issue of changing user names has come up again and I felt it was important enough to bring to the ASF community once more for discussion and a vote, especially since the number of members has grown significantly since the last time it was brought up. On this particular issue I will respect the majority view and a decision will be made on that basis. By majority view I mean the majority of those who feel that the issue is important enough for them to vote on it.

A small minority of members feel that for one reason or another they have outgrown their original user name. Either that or they wish their ASF user name to be the same as their user names on other forums.

If there are going to be changes in user names, this is what I am proposing:

  • Each ASF member is entitled to change their user name once and once only.
  • Those members who decide to change their user name must have as their custom user title (the text below their user name) for a period of one year, "Formerly known as '(Insert previous user name here)'"
  • User name changes will be permanently recorded in this thread: https://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4576
Please vote in the poll and feel free to share your views about user name changes in this thread. This is the last time this issue will be up for discussion so please make your views known if you feel strongly about it one way or the other.
 
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It should not be made harder than change of name in Australia.

From what I heard, you fill in application form, pay fee and you’ve got name changed.

Only restriction is that you cannot ask for some names for various reasons like Hitler for example.

Unfortunately my knowledge on this matter is second hand, so can be wrong.
 
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The set out as explained looks to be the easier method , at least here you get to forward your view on the position . Free and democratic , I bet Keating doesn't know about this one .
 

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Although I'm not contemplating changing mine, I think you have it pretty right Joe.

You and we don't want people changing identity every other week. One would have to wonder why people would. :cautious:

Depending on the reason, if there are exceptions, you might charge a reasonable fee... for your trouble of course! ;) :D
 
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Sometimes you outgrow a username.

I like the setup in some forums where your username doesn't change but you can change your display name.
 
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I think one should be able to change their name though not like one should his undies!

Formerly known as "...." 1 year seems long. How about a few months?

just my 2 yen.
 
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I think you should be able to change it without displaying your former name. Except maybe a restriction of no more than one change every 6 months...or something along those lines.
 

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Only voted yes because of the term and conditions..ill be keeping my name.:D
 

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I have been talking to Joe about this.

I want to change my username to >Apocalypto< to stay in sync with Forexfactory.

Joe could we have a day of amnesty like we once had in the past?
 

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The issue of changing user names has come up again and I felt it was important enough to bring to the ASF community once more for discussion and a vote, especially since the number of members has grown significantly since the last time it was brought up. On this particular issue I will respect the majority view and a decision will be made on that basis. By majority view I mean the majority of those who feel that the issue is important enough for them to vote on it.

A small minority of members feel that for one reason or another they have outgrown their original user name. Either that or they wish their ASF user name to be the same as their user names on other forums.

If there are going to be changes in user names, this is what I am proposing:

  • Each ASF member is entitled to change their user name once and once only.
  • Those members who decide to change their user name must have as their custom user title (the text below their user name) for a period of one year, "Formerly known as '(Insert previous user name here)'"
  • User name changes will be permanently recorded in this thread: https://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4576
Please vote in the poll and feel free to share your views about user name changes in this thread. This is the last time this issue will be up for discussion so please make your views known if you feel strongly about it one way or the other.

sounds fair to me Joe,

I voted yes....
 

Joe Blow

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Joe,

when will you lets know on whether we can change our names or not?

cheers

I'll let this thread run for the rest of this week to give everyone a chance to see it and vote or comment if they wish.

This coming weekend I will make a final decision and announce it.
 
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If it only happened once I wouldn't have an issue with someone changing their user name and wouldn't really see any great need for it to be advertised either. What you don't want is people being able to come in, throw some 'grenades', create havoc, then just change their username and start again. But I could understand someone possibly getting off on the wrong foot one way or another and wanting a fresh start (this can happen sometimes with forums because different forums have different collective cultures) so I wouldn't have an issue with a one off being allowed due to that or because they want to synch with another forum identity they use elsewhere.

(I've got no intention of changing mine just my view for those that do wish to).
 

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This coming weekend I will make a final decision and announce it.

Bumping this thread for the last time before I make a decision on this issue this weekend.

Feel free to vote and/or comment if you haven't already. :)
 
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