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#1 Spanner

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

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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#2 SuperEgg

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

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

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

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

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

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

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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#5 SpirituInsanum

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

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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#6 DarkLeach

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:06 PM

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

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

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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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

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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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:02 AM

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

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

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

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, 18 April 2012 - 12:29 PM.

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#11 Spanner

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

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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#12 manicheadgehog

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:03 AM

soooo....do change it?
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#13 DarkLeach

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:56 AM

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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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:02 AM

Guess Oerg is fucked then, huh?
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

Is there any particular reason why numbers are forbidden? I can't wrap my head around it.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:11 AM

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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#17 MarkeyJester

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

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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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Mutiny at it's best.
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