New Rule

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Ever looked at this page? You should, especially when there is a new rule in effect.

DISPLAY/LOG-IN NAMES

Your display name MUST NOT contain numbers tacked on at the end. And, another irksome quirk that's not allowed is the use of Sonic themed display names - *insert name* the *insert animal name* - or display names in which you name yourself after a character from the Sonic canon. Just because this is a Sonic based forum, doesn't mean we find these display names to be awesome works of wordplay. They ain't. Your log-in name can be whatever you want. Knock yourselves out with "awesome" log in names.

Remember, you can always change your display name in the User CP. Just don't make a habit of it.

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So basically, I can't call myself Sonicwaylon91 then?

Anyway, what came about for such a rule anyhow Spanner?

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It's been a general rule on most Sonic forums for a while (IIRC)

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Really? Wow, I... Never knew. Wouldn't it make sense though to somehow "prevent" anyone registering their username if it contains characters from 0 to 9? By that I mean, instead of inplacing it as a rule, have the register page come of with an error saying "Your name may not use characters from 0 to 9" if someone happens to put those characters inside the name they're attempting to register with. It would save a lot of hassle.

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Not sure it would be a solution, there are probably "valid" (I didn't write "good") nicknames using number, such as, for example, robot names (the E series in Sonic).

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Aww, I have to change my name, but what to change it to... :( I use that name everywhere else...

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We could just knock the 7 off the display name and leave your login details the same IIRC, it's been a while since I've done it but I think it's still possible in IPB3.

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We could just knock the 7 off the display name and leave your login details the same IIRC, it's been a while since I've done it but I think it's still possible in IPB3.

Absolutely correct. As long as the login name remains unedited, DL7 can use his existing login information, while showing up as DarkLeach, or Dark Leach, if you prefer.

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Well do i have to change my name been here since sep.2011 and i named myself this

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Alright, no worries, I'll change my display name. I understand why this rule is in place. It's so people don't try to have the same username as someone else (And also so people don't get confused right?).

For Example:


<Username>2

<Username>3

[/CODE]

Also I have a question, do I have to change my "Member Title" since I have DarkLeach7 in it?

EDIT:

Absolutely correct. As long as the login name remains unedited, DL7 can use his existing login information, while showing up as DarkLeach, or Dark Leach, if you prefer.

I tried Dark Leach and it wouldn't let me, so I just knocked off the 7. I'm just DarkLeach here.

Edited by DarkLeach
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Well do i have to change my name been here since sep.2011 and i named myself this

The rule was brought back because of registrations, but if you have a better name to use, please do so.

We had this rule before, it was dropped when we were using Qjimbo's rule set.

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soooo....do change it?

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soooo....do change it?

Yes, we have to change it. It wouldn't be fair to the newcomers, or the other members saying: "It's not Fair!, how come he's exempt?" So yeah... you have to change it, it's a new RULE. :P

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Guess Oerg is fucked then, huh?

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Is there any particular reason why numbers are forbidden? I can't wrap my head around it.

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Is there any particular reason why numbers are forbidden? I can't wrap my head around it.

Yeah I am a bit curious about this myself. how come numbers arent allowed? though im not saying i want to have some in mine if i change my name again but just wondering. I don't see what the problem is having some but thats just me.

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Actually, you know what? I too am curious, it seems we have a few respectable members who have numbers in their name, hell, some of them I would love to see hanging around these parts like E-122-Psi for example...

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Mutiny at it's best.

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Actually, you know what? I too am curious, it seems we have a few respectable members who have numbers in their name, hell, some of them I would love to see hanging around these parts like E-122-Psi for example...

I think if the name is somewhat original and has a requirement for numbers such as that one, it should be exempt from the rule. However, if the persons name was something that lacked imagination, like if mine was Stephen18374536 for example, as if it was a random suggestion thrown at me by a generator, then that is the kind of thing which should be forbidden. After all, I wouldn't want to be remembering stupid numbers after a name just to track a person down on the forums or to reply to a comment they might make if 2 people have a similar name.

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After all, I wouldn't want to be remembering stupid numbers after a name just to track a person down on the forums or to reply to a comment they might make if 2 people have a similar name.

Most people refer to me as "Dark", "Leach", or "DarkLeach". Nobody ever throws the "7" in there. When I first made this name (back in 2009) it wasn't because "DarkLeach[insert Number Here]" was taken, I just like the number 7. :P Nevertheless nobody refers to me with the 7, but I still know it's me when I get referred to without it. :D

Edited by DarkLeach
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This is extremely irritating considering I take '404' everywhere I go and have had my name like that for 5 years, not meaning to offend anyone because of something so unrelated as impersonating Sonic characters. But whatever, rules are rules.

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how do i change it?

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If the issue is people memorising the numbers then there's barely any water there to sustain the argument. 174861375187 okay fine, that's not cool, but Oerg866? Iceman404? My old Dalek0220? I still fail to see the reasoning for the names brought up (granted I haven't used 0220 in a Sonic community - only on Live For Speed and some other small ones since I registered up there in 2006, and Iceman has changed his name).

Edited by DalekSam
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how do i change it?

If you don't know how to from your page, there is a link to change it on the first post in this thread.

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it said i dont have permission to change it

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