Rant: Similar usernames

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    Rant: Similar usernames

    I was over on the C++ board and a new user has made their name Stealth! How ****ed up is that. Obviously you can tell the difference between my un, what with the [] around my name, but I'm still annoyed.

    So that means a use could, hypothetically call themselves any of the following, based upon current un's:

    WitchKing, Witch King.
    Govt Cheez, Govt_Cheez.
    double anti, double_anti.
    rickbarclay, rick_barclay.

    What is the point of having rules for usernames if such simple changes can be made, and usernames being doubled up?

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    I don't think it was on purpose...

    Besides, who would want to impersonate me?

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    It wasn't deliberate, but it defeats the purpose of having usernames. I might create a new account - [&] - The user formerly known as [stealth].

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    If anyone copies my name they will face the wrath of my member status. You better be hopin' im not anygry when I see you copied my name...right in the face, you got that? right in the face ---------------->
    What's a matter you no like peppi?

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    If you're really that bothered about it you could always create multiple accounts with different names, stopping anyone else from using them.

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    lol I got that stuff from a limp bizkit album, and don't ever use that name again.
    What's a matter you no like peppi?

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    OK, your name is safe with me. I'll sell you the password and promise to forget it for a price.

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    You are an evil evil little man
    What's a matter you no like peppi?

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    At least guests on this board can't just use the same name as a current member... I had that happen to me at least once on UB.

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    I can just see it: someone named KEN or Ken or _KEN_ makeing even more obnoxious and immature posts.

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    Who the hell would go to the trouble of calling himself
    rick_barclay? He must be hard up, indeed. .

    (the original) rick barclay
    No. Wait. Don't hang up!

    This is America calling!

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    if anyone ever does that to the extent that i'm throughly annoyed... say hello to quadrupleanti...

    and, who would want to impersonate me too??? i mean, i know, my wierdo staunch drives people crazy over it... but still!

    and this is _MY_ smiley!

    (the real doubleanti)... or is it?!
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    I hate when that happens. I once had someone call them selves gamegod30001.

    Outraged I made a simuler thread.
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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    oh yeah... hehe... that punk...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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