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mithrandir
10-01-2001, 07:40 AM
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?

Govtcheez
10-01-2001, 07:47 AM
I don't think it was on purpose...

Besides, who would want to impersonate me?

mithrandir
10-01-2001, 07:50 AM
It wasn't deliberate, but it defeats the purpose of having usernames. I might create a new account - [&] - The user formerly known as [stealth].

Generator
10-01-2001, 08:17 AM
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 ----------------> :mad:

Generater
10-01-2001, 09:00 AM
If you're really that bothered about it you could always create multiple accounts with different names, stopping anyone else from using them.

Generator
10-01-2001, 10:07 AM
lol I got that stuff from a limp bizkit album, and don't ever use that name again.:D

Generater
10-01-2001, 11:16 AM
OK, your name is safe with me. I'll sell you the password and promise to forget it for a price.

Generator
10-01-2001, 11:17 AM
You are an evil evil little man

Govtcheez
10-01-2001, 01:50 PM
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.

-KEN-
10-01-2001, 02:54 PM
I can just see it: someone named KEN or Ken or _KEN_ makeing even more obnoxious and immature posts. :p

rick barclay
10-01-2001, 03:05 PM
Who the hell would go to the trouble of calling himself
rick_barclay? He must be hard up, indeed.:) .

(the original) rick barclay

doubleanti
10-01-2001, 04:23 PM
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! :p

and this is _MY_ smiley! :p

(the real doubleanti)... or is it?!

gamegod3001
10-01-2001, 07:17 PM
I hate when that happens. I once had someone call them selves gamegod30001.

Outraged I made a simuler thread.

doubleanti
10-01-2001, 07:39 PM
oh yeah... hehe... that punk...