User name change advice: Since I'm back in Texas, the old user name doesn't quite apply. Every time I try to log out and choose a new name, I'm automatically signed in under TLINY. Any ideas on how to make the change? Thanks.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY to navel gazing at 08:28 PM - 97 comments
I'd say delete your cookies. plus there has been some difference between how www.sportsfilter.com and sportsfilter.com are treated, if that is relevant.
posted by gspm at 10:04 AM on May 13
Its a cookie thing. Before creating a new identity, did you find out from the Pantheon if it was possible to rename your account? I'm marginally familiar with database sort of setups, but I'd think it'd be possible. Seems that'd be easier.
posted by jerseygirl at 11:21 AM on May 13
Thanks for the advice and yes, I would rather rename my account if that's possible. Pantheon, can I do that?
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:07 PM on May 13
I vote that esteemed gentleman from, (and back in), Texas be allowed a name change. I would also submit that this be noted as an exception and not be seen as a precedent. Other members who desire this shall be weighed on a case by case basis with their contributions to the community to date speaking for them. What I mean to say, he seems like a good guy that cares about punctuation and grammar so how about it?
posted by geekyguy at 02:10 AM on May 14
I like Texan, but I vote nuh uh on general principles. If you change your name, you have to start all over again with a newbie six digit member number, and get towel snaps from the rest of us. Just sayin'.
posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:19 AM on May 14
Yeah Texan I understand that if you've moved the name doesn't really apply, but I wouldn't choose a new profile over it. You've obviously had the profile for a while and I would think that it just wouldn't be right to throw it away and start a new six digit one.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:16 AM on May 14
I say yes only if the new username is "Texan_formerly_lost_in_NY" so that it is very obvious :)
posted by scully at 01:55 PM on May 14
How about "The Artist Formerly Known As Texan_lost_in_NY?" You can make up your own symbol and wear ass-less pants!
posted by wingnut4life at 02:42 PM on May 14
Well if we're measuring by that, I'm not from Jersey. I am a girl though. I just like the song.
posted by jerseygirl at 03:46 PM on May 14
nice pants, tex
posted by scully at 06:29 PM on May 14
Yeah.....I wasn't really asking for opinions here. As far as the issue is concerned, I don't care what other members think. Still waiting on a reply from the Pantheon.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 06:40 PM on May 14
That sounds more asshole-ish than I intended. I would simply like a reply from the powers that be.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 06:47 PM on May 14
I myself would love to be able to change my user name. I didn't think too much about it when I signed up. I just used a slightly different version of what I used for AIM and Yahoo. I don't know what I would change it to, just something pronounceable. I'm open to suggestions.
posted by njsk8r20 at 07:19 PM on May 14
how about Wes Mantooth?
posted by jerseygirl at 08:21 PM on May 14
Texan, email rcade directly. I would say use the admin address, but it doesn't work half the time. If you're not getting a response, email me.
posted by justgary at 09:42 PM on May 14
I'm often NOT at work when I view/comment on SpoFi...
posted by grum@work at 10:37 PM on May 14
how about Wes Mantooth? I am a man, and I do have teeth, but I was thinking about taking the name of a character in one of my favorite childhood movies. "Give me the sparkly, I gotta have the sparkly!"
posted by njsk8r20 at 10:57 PM on May 14
Well if we're measuring by that, I'm not from Jersey. I am a girl though.
posted by geekyguy at 12:31 AM on May 15
I'm often NOT at work when I view/comment on SpoFi... My whole world just crashed around me.
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:04 AM on May 15
Like Njsk8r20 i didn't think too long or hard on my name I just wanted to post some incendiary comments as soon as possible. I am a little bit of negative Nancy so the name kind of fits. I could go by my AIM name Love is a phist, but I don't know how well that would go over.
posted by HATER 187 at 09:15 AM on May 15
I'm named after a Pac-Man competitor with a trumpet nose and an alphabet limited to punctuation signs. What are you all complaining about?
posted by qbert72 at 10:01 AM on May 15
Man, many a night was spent crossing my stoned eyes while playing Qbert back in my high school days. I sucked at the game, but I loved the 3-D grid.
posted by NoMich at 10:13 AM on May 15
a bit of a nancy, eh?
posted by jerseygirl at 10:21 AM on May 15
I picked my name after a heart-to-heart talk with my mom as we walked along the beach one day. Awkward conversation though, seeing as i'm a guy.
posted by SummersEve at 10:27 AM on May 15
a bit of a nancy, eh? I hope that wasn't directed towards me, if it was I will give you such a pinch.
posted by HATER 187 at 10:32 AM on May 15
My username was a real stretch... No relo is going to affect it too much one way or the other. However, I could become a muslim, and then I would really need to do some reconsidering.
posted by everett at 10:53 AM on May 15
I'm named after a video game/horrible movie/nickname modification + a jersey number.
posted by tron7 at 12:25 PM on May 15
I have no idea what the heck I'm named after and frankly would be freaked out if I found out there was a real "Ying Yang Mafia". However, I've been wondering if it would be usefull to trademark/copyright the name.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:29 PM on May 15
You like the Ying Yang twins and the Sopranos.
posted by jerseygirl at 01:08 PM on May 15
I immediately thought of Emergency! Rampart, this is Squad 51...
posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:41 PM on May 15
Man, I used to think those guys were cool. Of course, I thought he was cool too.
posted by tselson at 02:02 PM on May 15
Oh man - I had some serious dreams about Ponch! Thank you tselson for bringing back the memories!
posted by skydivemom at 04:19 PM on May 15
Wow, if you want to get vintage, how about The Rookies or The Mod Squad? I wasn't even born 'til '71, but I loved the reruns when I was little.
posted by wingnut4life at 04:39 PM on May 15
Oh, and I thought long 'n hard about my name...
posted by wingnut4life at 04:40 PM on May 15
I picked my name after a heart-to-heart talk with my mom as we walked along the beach one day. Awkward conversation though, seeing as i'm a guy. Thats just wrong, funny, but wrong.
posted by jojomfd1 at 05:12 PM on May 15
You like the Ying Yang twins and the Sopranos. I don't mind the former but I've never seen the Sopranos and we don't have HBO.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:23 PM on May 15
Mine is leftover from my first band when I was 15, "Ninja vs Hippo: Hippo Wins." I guess the world wasn't ready for a math rock/synth pop/acid jazz quartet.
posted by ninjavshippo at 06:40 PM on May 15
I guess the world wasn't ready for a math rock/synth pop/acid jazz quartet.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:21 PM on May 15
Mine is the most common species of bat in eastern North America. And if that's not an obvious choice for a nick, I don't know what is!
posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:47 PM on May 15
TBH - There is always room on this site for a Devo reference. I can neither confirm nor deny that I am either (a) an owl or (b) a house.
posted by owlhouse at 09:55 PM on May 15
TBH: well played, old boy. well played.
posted by ninjavshippo at 01:49 AM on May 16
qbert72: You got a problem with punctuation!? I can confirm I'm a ? with a !, but I've never been to a 711. PS: I know opinions weren't solicited, but I say name changes should be allowed. Especially if the change affects all previous posts. (No idea if these pages are built dynamically.)
posted by ?! at 10:33 PM on May 16
Texan, email rcade directly. I would say use the admin address, but it doesn't work half the time. I know I've done the same, for the same issue to no avail. The admin email has never worked as far as I can tell. I've wanted to simplify my name for a long time, but just dealt. I'm not as gold as I once was.
posted by YukonGold at 08:09 AM on May 17
What's wrong with your name? I like it. It's punny.
posted by NoMich at 08:59 AM on May 17
I don't like his user name. I get a lot of spam at work from a Yukon Gold. It's for an online casino.
posted by njsk8r20 at 09:12 AM on May 17
I get a lot of spam at work from a Yukon Gold. It's a lot of potato pr0n. You sick bastard.
posted by jerseygirl at 09:15 AM on May 17
Huh, I've never received any spam from those people. Weird.
posted by NoMich at 09:39 AM on May 17
you're obviously not visiting the "right" sites...i'm big into the ketchup fetish scene myself.
posted by garfield at 09:43 AM on May 17
I pegged you for a lasagna man.
posted by jerseygirl at 10:01 AM on May 17
I was for a long time, but there just wasn't enough tater for my liking, so I had to move on.
posted by garfield at 10:26 AM on May 17
Sometimes I wish I was a doctor. Or even John Evans.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:46 AM on May 17
So it's all a lie DJE, I bet you don't even own a pair of muddy cleats.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:23 AM on May 17
No, that part is true. My sprained ligaments are telling me so.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:37 AM on May 17
The admin email has never worked as far as I can tell. I like to think it works and they just sit back and laugh at us proles while reclining on chaise lounges and having the fellas from ArmChairGM peel more grapes.
posted by yerfatma at 11:37 AM on May 17
I don't get any spam from anyone. I'm guessing its because my email adress is the longest one I've ever seen in my life.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:49 AM on May 17
yerfatma, have you spent time at ArmChairGM? What do you think of the place?
posted by garfield at 12:01 PM on May 17
I heard there are a lot of Dan Lewises (Lewii?) there.
posted by jerseygirl at 12:03 PM on May 17
yerfatma, have you spent time at ArmChairGM? What do you think of the place? Only to get directions away from there. It's terribly snobbish, I know it is, but: I can't spend any amount of time on a site that ugly.
posted by yerfatma at 12:46 PM on May 17
Yeah, it didn't suit my tastes either: nice enough personality, shame about the face.
posted by garfield at 01:53 PM on May 17
I know opinions weren't solicited, but I say name changes should be allowed. Especially if the change affects all previous posts. I don't like this. If you allow name changes, people do it. Then old conversations become absurd, as people are screaming "Jackass!" at usernames long forgotten.
posted by qbert72 at 03:20 PM on May 17
I only scream when absurd conversations get old and even then, only at usernames I've recently remembered. It won't affect me either way, if I don't go by my initials/last name, I forget who I am and end up yelling at myself.
posted by tselson at 03:40 PM on May 17
Now I know the key to a successful thread: Post some innocuous question that somehow starts others talking about themselves. Genius.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 06:29 PM on May 17
I like talking about myself. No, you like talking to yourself. Do I really? Yes you do, and you answer yourself a lot too. More than you talk to god. So, I talk to my cat more than god. Yes, and the christians hate you for it.
posted by njsk8r20 at 06:44 PM on May 17
Shouldn't you go through a really big life-changing event to get a name change? An address change is a minor thing; Texan, how about if you get a sex change instead? (and you still get a newbienew number)
posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:12 PM on May 17
I do *not* keep alphabetical lists of feline species.
posted by LionIndex at 07:29 PM on May 17
I would hardly call moving from NY to Texas a minor thing. But then again, I have only been to Texas twice. The first time I just drove through, the second time I was just changing planes in Dallas.
posted by njsk8r20 at 07:48 PM on May 17
I would hardly call moving from NY to Texas a minor thing. Compared to a sex change? Texan wants this name change on a whim, I say. I'm looking for evidence of commitment.
posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:14 PM on May 17
lbb doesn't fuck around, as they say. She goes right for the nuts. "Want a name change? We're going to charge. You can leave your left berry as a downpayment and we'll collect the right after name services rendered. Thanks for shopping at Nuts for New Names, where you put your balls on the line."
posted by jerseygirl at 09:22 PM on May 17
As long as I can keep my penis. I can live without the baby batter blenders.
posted by njsk8r20 at 09:28 PM on May 17
LionIndex owes me a new keyboard. Not bad for your first locker room comment ever.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:58 PM on May 17
LionIndex owes me a new keyboard. Not bad for your first locker room comment ever. It was actually, like, my 30th. For whatever reason, my record has been erased. I'm just going to go with the assumption that all my prior comments caused heavy monitor casualties as well, and the Pantheon wiped the slate to prevent any further carnage, as well as stave off future lawsuits stemming from property damage. Yes...yes...that must be it.
posted by LionIndex at 11:17 AM on May 18
Oh ya! I forgot all about the missing locker room content living happily on some private server somewhere running SpoFi 2.0. (That's what a week away from this place will do to you.)
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:58 AM on May 18
I finally broke down and registered a new screen name. OK Datsun njsk8r20, from now on you're Nissan MrFrisby.
posted by MrFrisby at 07:05 PM on May 22
Change is scary.
posted by jerseygirl at 07:35 PM on May 22
I'm not old enough yet to be scared of change.
posted by MrFrisby at 07:40 PM on May 22
You just called me old. Fucker.
posted by jerseygirl at 07:56 PM on May 22
You just called me fucker, you... you... ...sexy young thang. purrrrrr
posted by MrFrisby at 08:08 PM on May 22
posted by qbert72 at 10:03 PM on May 22
I think Frisby is a registered trademark. Dude, you are so sued.
posted by NoMich at 11:13 PM on May 22
"qbert" still has his name, so I'll take my chances. Great game for the Canes tonight. It's a good thing the 3rd period is only 20 minutes long though. It sounded pretty loud on TV, do you still have your voice? Wait, isn't the trademarked name Qbert? Is that how he gets away with it, lowercase 'q'?
posted by MrFrisby at 11:54 PM on May 22
Enough talk about trademarks, I want more dirty talk from the chick...
posted by wingnut4life at 06:56 AM on May 23
Bah, Buffalo didn't stand a chance last night. And yes, my voice is a bit rugged this morning.
posted by NoMich at 07:42 AM on May 23
MrFrisby Just change your name to MrNoveltyflyingdisc and you'll be alright.
posted by HATER 187 at 07:48 AM on May 23
yeah, why Frisby?
posted by jerseygirl at 08:37 AM on May 23
As in Jonathan Frisby, the field mouse who rescued the rats from NIMH. The brave little guy who sacrificed himself drugging the farmer's cat so the rats could hook up electricity to the rose bush. The one who was so revered the great owl wouldn't eat his widow. The name was changed to Brisby in the movie, but I wanted to use the original name. Btw, the flying disc is frisbee.
posted by MrFrisby at 08:55 AM on May 23
MrFrisby is so much smarter than njsk8r.
posted by HATER 187 at 09:05 AM on May 23
posted by NoMich at 09:14 AM on May 23
Well it's better than redsoxrgay, thats for sure.
posted by jerseygirl at 09:17 AM on May 23
Btw, the flying disc is frisbee. Which is, of course, a registered trademark of Wham-O, Incorporated. And the Red's Ox exchange makes me tear up with laughter every time I read it.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:44 AM on May 23
As in Jonathan Frisby, the field mouse who rescued the rats from NIMH. The brave little guy who sacrificed himself . . . In a better world, that's the kind of admission that should get you laid. Unfortunately, this isn't a better world, so it's more likely to get you pantsed.
posted by yerfatma at 11:20 AM on May 23
Could get you laid at an elementary school playground or a furry convention, maybe.
posted by Samsonov14 at 06:51 PM on May 23
I'm still searching for the confluence of those two particular rivers, Sammy. "Tickle me, Elmo."
posted by yerfatma at 07:40 PM on May 23
Unfortunately, this isn't a better world, so it's more likely to get you pantsed. Well wtf! I've tried everything now. I guess I'm just helpless. Maybe I should just start paying for sex.
posted by MrFrisby at 11:17 AM on May 24
My advice would be to lift the skirt before forking over the cash. You could end up getting fucked quite literally.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:57 AM on May 24
I've tried everything now . . . Maybe I should just start paying for sex You haven't tried everything then, have you? Somewhere out there waiting to be born is an RSS feed of the Worst of Garfield. And I want it. Where my forebearers started their day with the funnies and then went off to work with a smile in their pocket, I want to start my days realizing there are worse things than work.
posted by yerfatma at 11:59 AM on May 24
150 pts to the mouse hero
posted by garfield at 01:29 PM on May 24
I guess I'm just helpless. Technically, I think the correct word is hapless.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:29 PM on May 24
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