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#1

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:02 PM

I See a lot of People Making accounts and Taking names they like, But they Don't ever Post, or are Ever active. i once saw an account that had 0 Posts, 0 Friends, No Information, No Icon, And They Had last been active the day they registered.
Personally, i think that if an account has not made a post Or logged in for 6 months, it should deactivate, and Make that username avaliable again For others to use.
The Reason I'm saying this was because I Was about to apply to change my name, but I then realised the name i wanted was taken, and that user had never posted or had never been active, apart from when they registered.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:03 PM

You can get your username changed to an old account, just ask.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:03 PM

View PostSyfaro, on 04 August 2012 - 08:03 PM, said:

You can get your username changed to an old account, just ask.
Even if it Isnt yours?

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

View PostSparkyTheNerd, on 04 August 2012 - 08:03 PM, said:

Even if it Isnt yours?

Eeyup.

Here's an example of it happening.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:15 PM

oh wow Thanks! I'll have to try and take a shot at Changing my name. the User Joined in October though Haha ^^; They might do it though. :)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

Let me guess... your new username is going to be Tepig? :P
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

Happened with me. Beltir was kind enough to change it, the other account that previously had this name hasn't logged on the forums for over two years. So there was no harm done.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:23 PM

View PostSnivy, on 04 August 2012 - 08:16 PM, said:

Let me guess... your new username is going to be Tepig? Posted Image
ahaha How could you Possibly have guessed? :P

View PostZeus, on 04 August 2012 - 08:21 PM, said:

Happened with me. Beltir was kind enough to change it, the other account that previously had this name hasn't logged on the forums for over two years. So there was no harm done.
I Just Posted in the "Contact Forum Administration" Explaining the Situation. Thanks!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:23 PM

Did a search for that username, and it, like most other pokémon usernames, was taken, jerk with no posts, who didn't even try to post...
anyhow, I hope you succeed!
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:27 PM

View PostSnivy, on 04 August 2012 - 08:23 PM, said:

Did a search for that username, and it, like most other pokémon usernames, was taken, jerk with no posts, who didn't even try to post...
anyhow, I hope you succeed!
Yeah, Thanks!
You were lucky to get Snivy without Any hassle!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:29 PM

Yup!
though, tbh, it wasn't my first choice...

Pokémon usernames I've checked...
Lugia, Charizard, Zekrom, Dragonite, and Umbreon... all taken by nametrolls.
but, I like this username, I'm not going to change it.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:47 AM

View PostSnivy, on 04 August 2012 - 08:29 PM, said:

Yup!
though, tbh, it wasn't my first choice...

Pokémon usernames I've checked...
Lugia, Charizard, Zekrom, Dragonite, and Umbreon... all taken by nametrolls.
but, I like this username, I'm not going to change it.

Haha, Its always Umbreon.

Still no reply, it was 5 Hours ago i posted though.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:08 AM

Don't worry, though a lot of our admins are nighthawks...
it'll happen, sooner or later.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:10 AM

Most likely you'll get it. In my case, (Syfaro posted it), it wasn't quite at the minimum mark for inactivity, but because I was an active poster, and the fact that that user had absolutely no posts or friends, default avatar, and such made me able to get it. :)
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:01 AM

Hmm... should I friend the nametroll who took Tepig?
Nah, I wouldn't :P
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:12 AM

View PostKovu, on 05 August 2012 - 01:10 AM, said:

Most likely you'll get it. In my case, (Syfaro posted it), it wasn't quite at the minimum mark for inactivity, but because I was an active poster, and the fact that that user had absolutely no posts or friends, default avatar, and such made me able to get it. Posted Image
Thanks for the help ^^; I Really hope i do get it! Hopefully the moderators will make the exception like they did for you!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:27 AM

A bunch of my name ideas were taken by jerks with 0-1 posts, who hadn't been active for 9 months.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:02 AM

For the lamb of god..."FutureNyanCat" is not taken so I used that name.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:04 PM

View PostSnivy, on 05 August 2012 - 02:01 AM, said:

Hmm... should I friend the nametroll who took Tepig?
Nah, I wouldn't :P
Then YOU'LL become a troller!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:05 PM

ConTROLLer.

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