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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:41 PM
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USERNAME CHANGE AMNESTY: DUers can change their usernames until January 31. Instructions here:
As promised, we are having a username-change amnesty period which will last from now until January 31, 2009. That gives everyone ten days to decide whether to change your name.

Our last username-change amnesty period was four years ago, following the 2004 presidential campaign. We probably won't hold another one until 2012 or 2016, so this is your big chance.

If you don't have a good reason to change your username, we would strongly suggest that you not do so. Username-changes are confusing and a little disruptive, which is why we do them very rarely. Last time we did this, a few people changed their usernames on a whim, then regretted it later and asked to change back. DON'T MAKE THAT MISTAKE. I can't remember if we granted their requests last time, and I'm hoping I don't have to deal with it this time.

Individuals who choose to change their usernames will have an automated signature line appended to all of their posts, which tells the world your former DU identity. This will make it easier for everyone to know who all these new people with the strange usernames are. This signature will appear for one month.

To change your username, click the link below and follow instructions. It's totally automated...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

If you have any problems or questions, please post them in this thread.

Please kick this thread so more DUers can see it.

Skinner
DU Admin
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:43 PM
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1. Now it seems scary!
:scared:

someone hold me...
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:45 PM
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2. Here I am!
Don't tell Paddy.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:46 PM
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3. If I change my name...
he'll never know ;)
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:46 PM
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4. Thanks.
Been waiting for this.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:47 PM
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5. Damn you BlagojevichFan, damn you straight to hell!
:cry:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:48 PM
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6. I believe...
Mrs.Tea is still available.. :hide:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 PM
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14. "Blagojevichs Hair" is likely still available.
You're welcome! :)
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:37 PM
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7. Question:
First, sorry I didn't see this thread before starting my own thread with the question.

Will a forced ignore remain in place? I mean, if someone changes their username, they will still be on forced ignore with the other DUer, right?

Thank you,

"KC2"
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:39 PM
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19. Yes, ignores remain in place. (nt)
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:40 PM
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8. No way. My LEGIONS of fans here on DU would be mortified....
... :silly:
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:34 PM
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9. .
kicking!!!






lost
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puerco-bellies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:14 PM
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10. I used to be denbot, but forgot my old password after a ISP change
I never figured out my old password. Can I have denbot back please. If you look at my old account you will see that my real name matches.

Thank you
p-b
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:17 PM
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11. Kick
:woohoo:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:18 PM
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12. Thank you sir! Happy Obama Day!
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:52 PM
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13. kick
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:58 PM
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15. Can you have multiple cracks at user names until the period ends?
Some initial names may not take.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:04 AM
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16. We just can't have nice things!
:eyes:
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:12 AM
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17. is "I'm JacksItchyHemorroid" taken yet?
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 11:00 AM
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18. K
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:41 PM
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20. After the name change, my journal disappeared. Is it gone forever?
:shrug:
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:15 PM
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21. Try it now. (nt)
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:17 PM
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22. Thank you, Skinner!
:loveya:
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:18 PM
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23. How can I change to a capital K?
Is it possible?
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 10:08 AM
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28. Unfortunately, the software is not set up to do that.
You can add spaces or hyphens or underscores to your name, and change the capitalization at the same time. But you can't just change capitalization.
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Elad ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 02:00 PM
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30. I've tweaked the software...
give it a try now, it should work.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 06:44 PM
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32. Thanks
It worked.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:55 PM
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24. Ok. I've tried to edit my journal's name
and clicked on "save changes" several times. But it always reverts back to my old name. What am I doing wrong? :-(

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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:57 PM
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26. I'm having the same problem..n/t
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 10:09 AM
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29. I've asked Elad to look into this.
I suspect he should be able to fix it without too much difficulty.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 04:43 PM
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31. Thanks. Just tried it, but it still doesn't work...
and won't let me remove threads from my journal either. I get this as a response:

"An error was encountered:

You can't delete the entry for someone else's journal."

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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:52 PM
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25. kick
:kick:
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:22 PM
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27. kick
To see if we can change the name in our journals. (?) :shrug:
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:22 AM
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33. I click on the link and it brings me to a blank page.
:(
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:21 AM
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34. I clicked the link 3 times;it keeps opening a blank page! Help me, ObiWan K-Skinner!
I'm sure you are not to blame for my conection difficulties.
I've recently experienced a fascinating 'reversal of fortune",
and am posting this message from an old Dell on a dialup conection
in a damp basement.

I'll try again tomorrow. I've been telling everyone about
how I need to change my UserName for 5 years now.

My real name is Richard Steele, & my friends call me "Dick"...
but no one on the InterNet knows that, so my DU UserName
has occasionally been a bit of a HINDRANCE to the free flow
of ideas, KnowhutImnean?

I'd like to change it from "dicksteele" to "Richard Steele".


And I'd like to mention that I've recently gone from being
a "long-haired liberal self-employed artist" to a
very respectable short-haired Assistant Manager at a minor branch of
a major chain of "thrift stores"...

Yeah, I'm pulling down that big fat "Minimum Wage" money,
29 hours a week.

So if there's some difficulty with changing my UserName,
perhaps my good friend "Abe Lincoln" could help you "make CHANGE"?, wink wink, nudge nudge....





(all jokes aside, I've got one of them newfangled "bank account" thingies up and running,
and I'll be snail-mailing y'all a check for $10 on Sunday.
Once I figure out that 'direct-deposit' and 'auto-debit' stuff
that the all kids are talking about these days,
we'll have $5 per check going directly to DU twice a month
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:43 AM
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38. Hey, it worked for me tonight! Huzzah! nm
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One Voice Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:14 AM
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35. Link not working
:cry:

Blank page shows up.
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:32 PM
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36. I and another mod got the same blank page.
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 12:33 PM by wakemeupwhenitsover
We've alerted admins, but does this link work for you:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

edited that that link doesn't work either.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:37 PM
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37. Re: Journals. There is good news and bad news...
Now the name can be changed. Yay! But, it still won't allow me to remove threads from my journal. I get this response:

An error was encountered:

You can't delete the entry for someone else's journal.

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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 02:09 PM
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39. I changed my screen name believing that it would give me a fresh start
But the archives reflected the name change(much to my disapointment).
If I knew it would do that I wouldn't have changed it.
Is my only option to cancel my current account in good standing and rejoin under a different name?
I thought the purpose of the name change was to start with a clean slate after primaries and elections.
But what good is that if your new name points back to the events behind the reason for changing your name in the first place?
Thank you
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denbot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 02:39 AM
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40. Thank you very much Skinner.. Umm.. one other thing please..
Would it be too much to ask having my puerco-bellies anemic post count added to my pathetic denbot post count?
No matter what thank you very much.
Me.
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