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Topic: clean out the user names

I know it's only a name, but scrolling through the user list with so many iconic 'Bond' names taken but never used, or very minimally at at best, why not put a time limit on it (possibly 12 - 18 months) that if that person doesn't bother posting within a specific period, their account/user name will be deleted and the option (user name) could be given to someone who wants to contribute?

No big deal I know, just a suggestion.

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Re: clean out the user names

We have many people who come back after a year or two.

Priorities in life change sometimes and some members, we only see returning when a new Bond comes out - so every 2 or 3 years.

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I came back after 7 years!

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Re: clean out the user names

Well, you'd better not  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Personally I'm amazed mine wasn't taken and I only signed up last year.  ajb007/biggrin

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I actually  joined a few forums ( not to post ) but to make sure that my name was
secure, as I think  of myself as  a " Brand"   ajb007/biggrin

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Re: clean out the user names

I think only Sico can authorise this and he's rarely here.

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Dreadful idea. AJB is not like other forums with a revolving door, here we welcome back old friends. I have been on other forums where people have had to name change a lot, it puts you off as you loose track.

It's not broken, leave it be!

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Re: clean out the user names

Just think, another Silhouette Man... ajb007/biggrin

I agree that this idea is unworkable in practice.

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hehadlotsofguts wrote:

I think only Sico can authorise this and he's rarely here.

Yes...only SiCo can delete accounts...but Mods can change usernames...although it's not something that's frequently done...

Thunderbird 2 wrote:

Dreadful idea. AJB is not like other forums with a revolving door, here we welcome back old friends. I have been on other forums where people have had to name change a lot, it puts you off as you loose track.

It's not broken, leave it be!

I wholeheartedly agree  ajb007/cheers

Although I think the OP was wanting obviously abandoned accounts removing...but what is obvious ?  ajb007/insane

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Half the fun when I signed up was to think of an unused username that had some kind of Bond/spy connotation... Re-using someone else's old one seems a bit, well, lazy.

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If I'm not mistaken I think this was already done once several years ago. I think SiCo changed servers and when he did so he deleted a bunch of accounts that hadn't been signed into for years. Seems like i remember it gave some people an opportunity to change their username to if they wanted. Does anyone else remember this?

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Mr Martini wrote:

If I'm not mistaken I think this was already done once several years ago. I think SiCo changed servers and when he did so he deleted a bunch of accounts that hadn't been signed into for years. Seems like i remember it gave some people an opportunity to change their username to if they wanted. Does anyone else remember this?

No I don't...I know the server was changed and the possibility of clearing out some (apparently) dead user accounts was mooted...but I think it was decided to leave the accounts as they were as it was too difficult - and time consuming - to decide which ones to remove...that's what I remember anyway  ajb007/lol

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heartbroken_mr_drax wrote:

I came back after 7 years!

You mean 007 years!

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Well you have to be creative with usernames.

The possibilities are endless.

Thunderpussy comes to mind  ajb007/lol

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How i can change my username?

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ml94 wrote:

How i can change my username?

Short answer - you can't...only the site owner and Mod's can change usernames...and that doesn't happen very often.

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Sir Miles wrote:
ml94 wrote:

How i can change my username?

Short answer - you can't...only the site owner and Mod's can change usernames...and that doesn't happen very often.

You have to wear trainers that makes people's eyes bleed for a start....

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minigeff wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:
ml94 wrote:

How i can change my username?

Short answer - you can't...only the site owner and Mod's can change usernames...and that doesn't happen very often.

You have to wear trainers that makes people's eyes bleed for a start....

Or promise not to wear them - then you'll get you name changed  ajb007/shifty

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As long as bright green trainers do not become an avatar image I am OK with them. I hate to wear sunglasses a lot, y'see. ajb007/biggrin

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