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Re: Name Change

Postby TheForgivenOne on Thu May 23, 2013 9:39 pm

betiko wrote:yes and under these conditions:
-you would have your old name written under your new name on your wall page so that people recognize you
-your old username is "retired", no new member can take it
-inviting with either the old or the new name works
-you remain on people's foe/friend list after the name change


+1 to these. But I think a list would be better. Because if player A decides to change his name often, that's going to be a lot of names listed on the profile. I just think a little drop down list/box of previous names to reduce clutter.
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Re: Name Change

Postby stahrgazer on Thu May 23, 2013 9:48 pm

TheForgivenOne wrote:Maybe add in a little log somewhere on their profile tracking their name changes? Just so people know why they had this person was foed, even though the name is different.


I'd think the drop-down log would be good, but I'd also think the new name should be replaced wherever it showed. Like, on foe list, on friend list, on game invites, prior games played, forum posts, etc.
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Re: Name Change

Postby Woodruff on Thu May 23, 2013 9:52 pm

betiko wrote:yes and under these conditions:
-you would have your old name written under your new name on your wall page so that people recognize you
-your old username is "retired", no new member can take it
-inviting with either the old or the new name works
-you remain on people's foe/friend list after the name change


That seems like a good addition.
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Re: Name Change

Postby Woodruff on Thu May 23, 2013 9:53 pm

BGtheBrain wrote:
donelladan wrote:Suggestions is nice. But 10$ to change your name??????? :shock: :o
No... 1$ would be ok I think.

The reason for $10 is to prevent excessive name changes. $10 isnt much, but it should be enough to prevent that.
$1 we would have name changes too much and it would cause serious problems Id imagine.


Agreed. Hell, look how often BGtheBrain changes his damn avatar?
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Re: Name Change

Postby Metsfanmax on Thu May 23, 2013 9:59 pm

Woodruff wrote:
BGtheBrain wrote:
donelladan wrote:Suggestions is nice. But 10$ to change your name??????? :shock: :o
No... 1$ would be ok I think.

The reason for $10 is to prevent excessive name changes. $10 isnt much, but it should be enough to prevent that.
$1 we would have name changes too much and it would cause serious problems Id imagine.


Agreed. Hell, look how often BGtheBrain changes his damn avatar?


I propose that the fee be $10 for BGtheBrain and $5 for everyone else.
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Re: Name Change

Postby The Voice on Fri May 24, 2013 1:48 pm

Are those with personal information in their usernames exempt from the theoretical fee should they choose to change?
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Re: Name Change

Postby BGtheBrain on Fri May 24, 2013 2:17 pm

The Voice wrote:Are those with personal information in their usernames exempt from the theoretical fee should they choose to change?

Id let personal info changes remain free, because those are used for privacy measures, but they do show it can be done!
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Re: Name Change

Postby trinicardinal on Fri May 24, 2013 2:58 pm

I like the idea. My only concern is with tournaments. I've had the problem where someone has had a name change due to personal info... and they were in a tournament of mine. Didn't notify me and when the time came to invite them I got the User doesn't exist message... I can see this sort of thing happening more often with this suggestion. In this case the positive seems to outweigh the negatives but It would be nice if there is some log or such that could be accessed with the changes.
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Re: Name Change

Postby DoomYoshi on Fri May 24, 2013 4:41 pm

trinicardinal wrote:I like the idea. My only concern is with tournaments. I've had the problem where someone has had a name change due to personal info... and they were in a tournament of mine. Didn't notify me and when the time came to invite them I got the User doesn't exist message... I can see this sort of thing happening more often with this suggestion. In this case the positive seems to outweigh the negatives but It would be nice if there is some log or such that could be accessed with the changes.


This same thing happened to me. If you look at their sign-up post in the thread, it shows the new name though.
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Re: Name Change

Postby Woodruff on Sat May 25, 2013 1:26 am

DoomYoshi wrote:
trinicardinal wrote:I like the idea. My only concern is with tournaments. I've had the problem where someone has had a name change due to personal info... and they were in a tournament of mine. Didn't notify me and when the time came to invite them I got the User doesn't exist message... I can see this sort of thing happening more often with this suggestion. In this case the positive seems to outweigh the negatives but It would be nice if there is some log or such that could be accessed with the changes.


This same thing happened to me. If you look at their sign-up post in the thread, it shows the new name though.


That does seem like a pain in the ass for the tournament organizer though, particularly in a very large tournament where they would have to go through a high volume of names to figure out "now who was this guy again?". The burden shouldn't be placed on the other users (in this case the tournament organizer) for the after-effects of the change...that should be felt by either the user themselves or the site.

It seems to me that if a user doesn't notify you of the change, they are effectively eliminating themselves from your tournament unless you, as the tournament organizer, are willing to do the research on their behalf. After all, they may have five or ten tournaments to keep track of, but typically, the tournament organizer (even with only one tourney) is going to have more users than that to have to deal with.
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Re: Name Change

Postby blakebowling on Sat May 25, 2013 3:35 pm

The only way this would be plausible is if previous names are listed somewhere on a user's profile, and functions (such as invites) work with any username that used to be associated with the account.
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Re: Name Change

Postby IcePack on Sat May 25, 2013 3:43 pm

blakebowling wrote:The only way this would be plausible is if previous names are listed somewhere on a user's profile, and functions (such as invites) work with any username that used to be associated with the account.


Along that lines, another site i used to play on had the abilty to buy names etc. once you bought it, you could go to settings and drop down / change to any of your existing names. invites and things like that, as you say, work for any of the names.

so one month i could buy IcePack2 $10
next IcePack3 $10 (total 20)
next IcePack4 $10 (total 30)

and then any month after, i can switch to any of the previous ones since i already paid. its really just a display thing that changes and invites and lal that just go to the account, not the name.
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Re: Name Change

Postby betiko on Mon May 27, 2013 8:25 pm

I already solved that issue with my bulletpoint proposal a few posts above. once a username is changed, the old username is retired, no one else can use it and sending an invite to the old or new username works to invite that person.
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Re: Name Change

Postby Metsfanmax on Mon May 27, 2013 8:39 pm

betiko wrote:I already solved that issue with my bulletpoint proposal a few posts above. once a username is changed, the old username is retired, no one else can use it and sending an invite to the old or new username works to invite that person.


Yes. This does solve blake's issue neatly. The main question is, besides invites, is there any coding changes that need to be done to make functions work for both old and new usernames? For example, what about PMs?
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Re: Name Change

Postby blakebowling on Tue May 28, 2013 2:21 pm

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betiko wrote:I already solved that issue with my bulletpoint proposal a few posts above. once a username is changed, the old username is retired, no one else can use it and sending an invite to the old or new username works to invite that person.


Yes. This does solve blake's issue neatly. The main question is, besides invites, is there any coding changes that need to be done to make functions work for both old and new usernames? For example, what about PMs?

Everything that takes a username, Invites, PM's, Searches, Gifting, etc. would require a re-code. I did see your point earlier with the solution bekito, I'm just not sure it's something we're looking to pursue at this time. It's a neat idea though.
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