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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #75 on: April 28, 2018, 10:23:50 AM »

I had no creativity when I made my account here, and “roadguy” was taken already. Is there a way to change my username?
I know that a few others here have changed their user names.  I'm not exactly sure how one goes about doing so though.  I messaged a staff member about changing mine a couple of weeks ago, but that request went unanswered.

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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #76 on: April 28, 2018, 11:32:00 AM »

I had no creativity when I made my account here, and “roadguy” was taken already. Is there a way to change my username?
I know that a few others here have changed their user names.  I'm not exactly sure how one goes about doing so though.  I messaged a staff member about changing mine a couple of weeks ago, but that request went unanswered.

I used to have a completely different account. When I wanted to change my username, I just created a new account. Then, when everyone found out, the admin team merged the two  :)

I wouldn't advocate doing this, as technically it's against forum rules to clone yourself. (I didnt know that at the time, though.) I'm not sure what the SOP is for username changes, but I would've thought, anyways, that PM'ing a mod would be an option. I think I recall something being said in the guidelines to that end, too.

And yeah, I'm one of the ones who thought "Max Rockatansky" was his real name... oops  :meh:



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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #77 on: April 28, 2018, 12:05:41 PM »

To change your username, IIRC you'll have to PM an admin and ask from there.

I bet my username is even more uncreative than most of yours: it's simply the date I joined in YYYYMMDD format.  I saw someone else on Reddit use his join date as his username, and I thought it was cool.  On that note, I was also known as 20170919 on another forum called The 110 Club (devoted to supercentenarians), but I got fed up with their jerky admin and so scrambled my password and left.
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« Reply #78 on: April 28, 2018, 12:56:45 PM »

I used to have a completely different account. When I wanted to change my username, I just created a new account. Then, when everyone found out, the admin team merged the two  :)

Sure, ParrDa, that's for sure what happened. :bigass:
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« Reply #79 on: April 28, 2018, 01:27:10 PM »

Takumi is the main character in Initial D, which I was into when I made my account here. Notably, I don’t use this name anywhere else.
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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #80 on: April 28, 2018, 03:11:50 PM »

I used to have a completely different account. When I wanted to change my username, I just created a new account. Then, when everyone found out, the admin team merged the two  :)
Sure, ParrDa, that's for sure what happened. :bigass:

Well, it is what happened, even if I left out some details. ParrDa was my first username (congrats!) but it didn't really refer to my name either (well, sort of it did, but it was too veiled to decode anyways).

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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #81 on: April 28, 2018, 07:35:12 PM »

'5114' is the first four digits of the UPC code on a box of Ziploc bags that was sitting next to the computer when I was creating my first-ever forum account in 2003.

No, really.
Or the last four of your SSN? :bigass: :-D
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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #82 on: April 29, 2018, 02:55:41 AM »

My username is my username I use across multiple forums and websites, including YouTube which is where I pretty much started out.
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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #83 on: April 29, 2018, 11:57:41 AM »

anyone who knows me by my real name can figure out my user name contains at least two letters of it.
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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2018, 03:04:08 PM »

anyone who knows me by my real name can figure out my user name contains at least two letters of it.
I seem to have made a connection with a recent thread on Arizona loop designations (Interstate status) and a Scott O through a linked thread from a different forum.

Is that you 'Scousin?
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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #85 on: April 30, 2018, 10:55:04 PM »

My name is Floyd R. Turbo, American
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« Reply #86 on: April 30, 2018, 11:02:20 PM »

I just got done watching Fury Road when I created my account and user name..  So basically my screen name is nothing more grandiose than I enjoy Mad Max movies and happened to be watching one at the time I joined.  Some people didn’t get the reference and thought it was my name. 
I had never made that connection, but it makes perfect sense now that you point it out.  I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one whose head it sailed over. 

The location tagline on my profile is from the opening scene in the original Mad Max.  Seemed road related enough...



Incidentally I have the Main Force Patrol logo on my Challenger.  I thought it kind of resembled the 1973 Falcon XB Interceptor aside from the body kit and massive blower.

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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #87 on: May 15, 2018, 08:18:32 AM »

Checking for updates ... ... ...  :pan:

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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #88 on: May 15, 2018, 08:42:43 AM »

Checking for updates ... ... ...  :pan:

The statement above is exactly why nothing has changed.

Also, personal opinion:  The  :pan: is the most annoying, overused emoji on these boards.
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« Reply #89 on: May 15, 2018, 09:32:19 AM »

Checking for updates ... ... ...  :pan:

Well, here we go again
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« Reply #90 on: May 15, 2018, 10:07:02 AM »

The  :pan: is the most annoying, overused emoji on these boards.

It may be [intentionally designed to be] annoying, but I don't think I overuse it.

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« Reply #91 on: May 15, 2018, 10:52:38 AM »

The  :pan: is the most annoying, overused emoji on these boards.

It may be [intentionally designed to be] annoying, but I don't think I overuse it.

Nothing like missing the point.
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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #92 on: May 15, 2018, 11:20:32 AM »

Might be time for a thread lock.
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« Reply #93 on: May 15, 2018, 11:45:16 AM »

Might be time for a thread lock.

Or swing the conversation back towards screen names.

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« Reply #94 on: May 15, 2018, 04:00:58 PM »

Might be time for a thread lock.
Or swing the conversation back towards screen names.

Nah, that would be better discussed in its own thread. I'm going to have to +1 hbelkins and say this needs a lock.
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« Reply #95 on: May 15, 2018, 04:04:20 PM »

Might be time for a thread lock.
Or swing the conversation back towards screen names.

Nah, that would be better discussed in its own thread. I'm going to have to +1 hbelkins and say this needs a lock.

It wouldn't be long before some newbie or lurker came along and asked the same thing, anyways...

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« Reply #96 on: May 15, 2018, 04:07:26 PM »

Might be time for a thread lock.
Or swing the conversation back towards screen names.

Nah, that would be better discussed in its own thread. I'm going to have to +1 hbelkins and say this needs a lock.

It wouldn't be long before some newbie or lurker came along and asked the same thing, anyways...


Well, the question about why there isn't a stats page was already answered and justified within this thread. Locking it wouldn't really stop anyone from seeing it. +1 for a lock.
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Re: Forum stats link?
« Reply #97 on: May 15, 2018, 04:31:56 PM »

Leave me (and all my stats threads and whatever else) completely out of the picture, long enough to form an answer to a very basic question: Should the stats page be something that is available to forum users? Two years ago, before I joined, what would your answer have been?

That's the only important question at play in this thread right now, so I'll just shut up for a while and see what everyone has to say.

I guess I was gone for a lot of this stuff, and I just now popped onto the thread to see what's up.  I might as well post my opinion, in case the thread gets locked.

It's unfair to expect a mod to forget you exist as a user in forming his opinion on the matter.  A mod's opinion about what info should or should not be available is necessarily linked to how he thinks users might misuse that info.  That you were called out on running amok with the site stats must influence the mods' opinions and decisions on whether site stats should be available to everyone.  How could you expect it not to?

Imagine if mod-to-mod discussion about whether or not to ban users were available to regular users on the forum.  (I actually accidentally discovered one such discussion on Google months ago because the conversation had somehow ended up being searchable—perhaps over a third-party service—but I had the common sense to not exploit the discovery.)  And now imagine that I started a thread (or multiple threads) digging up dirt on specific users from that information.  The discussions get taken down from public view, and I am chastised.  And then I have the gall to insist that the mods publicly state their opinion on the matter as if I had never done anything to misuse the information.  That would be an unreasonable expectation.
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