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I've seen some posts of users changing their usernames. But some of them are like below 50 posts. I mean why would they want to change their Usernames if they've just have less than 50 posts? I mean they could have just make another account.

So, My suggestion would be, If they wanted to change their Username, They must have atleast 50 posts.


That's my suggestion...

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    Narue 5,707   6 Years Ago

    Why 50? Changing a user's name is quick and easy, provided the new name is available, so I don't see a problem with allowing it regardless of post count. Otherwise those with less than 50 posts would probably create a new account and take up both names, which just clutters … Read More

  • >> And you're suggesting that a bogus member be kept around simply because they can't have their name changed? It would up the membership count and get to that magical million number. >> And what would a second account be used for? I believe that the second account +reps the … Read More

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    WaltP 2,905   6 Years Ago

    [QUOTE=MooGeek;]Well I thought making this rule would encourage other users to post more and be more active on DW. Does it make sense now?[/QUOTE] No. How would it encourage more activity? If I want to have my user name changed one of two things will happen: 1) If I have … Read More

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    WaltP 2,905   6 Years Ago

    [QUOTE=MooGeek;1619059]My apologies but that's the way I felt on his reaction :) [/QUOTE] Sorry.... Read More

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Why 50? Changing a user's name is quick and easy, provided the new name is available, so I don't see a problem with allowing it regardless of post count. Otherwise those with less than 50 posts would probably create a new account and take up both names, which just clutters the database.

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I've seen some posts of users changing their usernames. But some of them are like below 50 posts.

So? What's the problem?

I mean why would they want to change their Usernames if they've just have less than 50 posts?

Because they decided they don't like their member name after 5 posts?

I mean they could have just make another account.

And you're suggesting that a bogus member be kept around simply because they can't have their name changed?

IMO, no member needs more than one account except a few top-level members.
No rank-and-file needs more than one. It has caused problems when they do. And what would a second account be used for? What do you suggest we do with the first account?

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>> And you're suggesting that a bogus member be kept around simply because they can't have their name changed?

It would up the membership count and get to that magical million number.


>> And what would a second account be used for?

I believe that the second account +reps the first account and lends a two-to-one advantage in any flame war.

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But of course. How silly of me!
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Well I thought making this rule would encourage other users to post more and be more active on DW. Does it make sense now?

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Well I thought making this rule would encourage other users to post more and be more active on DW. Does it make sense now?

No. How would it encourage more activity? If I want to have my user name changed one of two things will happen:
1) If I have to make 48 more posts, I will go elsewhere and forget DaniWeb.
2) If I have to make 48 more posts, I will post 48 lame-assed posts anywhere I can just to get my 50.

Alternatively, I all I have to do is ask, I would think "Gee, this is a nice place, they are helpful. I'll stay around and become part of this community."

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Only 47 more to go! Just kidding, WaltP, but that was too easy.
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Alternatively, I all I have to do is ask, I would think "Gee, this is a nice place, they are helpful. I'll stay around and become part of this community."

Well the way you reacted to my idea seems like this is not a nice place... Nevermind. It was just my idea. Of course, Its ALWAYS up to you guys ;)

Edited by MooGeek: n/a

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>> Well the way you reacted to my idea seems like this is not a nice place...

I fail to see any rudeness or "not nice" comments directed at you in this thread. People just disagree with you, that's all.

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>> Well the way you reacted to my idea seems like this is not a nice place...

I fail to see any rudeness or "not nice" comments directed at you in this thread. People just disagree with you, that's all.

My apologies but that's the way I felt on his reaction :) Please be reminded that it is just my "Suggestion". And though I believe that there is no bad suggestion. Only better :)

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