The customer service on my name change was excellent. I dropped the first letter of my username after only a few posts when I discovered another active user whose name was only different from mine by one letter. Unfortunately this name sucks for vanity searches.
Good point, I mostly used vanity searches on my last forum because I was a mod and lots of people referred to me by the first 3 letters of my username so I ran into the same problem. This screws up vanity searches people, have a little courtesy.
Simplicio should be banned, so I can add the S back to my username.
I picked my name when I was a deeply unhappy, bit-of-a-shut-in, social recluse. Now life is very much better, I’m a social butterfly, and really need to get around to changing “hermette” to a more appropriate username!
And preferably a clever, thoughtful, witty one, which is why I’ve not done it yet
I started out as ellykat, which was my email for many years but was ruined for me by the song “Smelly Cat” on Friends. So I changed it to Rez. Then I got divorced and since Rez was derived from my married name I wanted it changed to ShelliBean (my nickname IRL).
I figure at this point even if an evil dictator bent on genocide comes out named ShelliBean, I don’t need to ask for another change.
I was Smokinjbc originally and I changed it a couple of years ago. The only regret I have is that I don’t live in LV anymore but since my sheep kindof do, the name is still relevant ;).
My previous username is one that I have used for about 17 years - my friends, family, former co-workers, etc would know it as my email and screenname. I had a bit of a fear, especially after being laid off and needing to vent about some things, of my name being put in a search and my posts easily identified. So I requested a change, got a mild lecture about not letting the username change replace common sense about posting private matters and got a quick name change. Now, I can be slightly less paranoid. Not that I really posted anything horribly personally or reputation damaging, just wanted to feel comfortable posting without worrying that someone I know IRL will read it.
Yes, I wish I had taken the time to think of a clever one like everybody else. At teh time, though, I was in a hurry, and I just wanted to post a correction/update to a discussion on a topic that was important to me. I did not plan on becoming a regular poster.
On the other hand, knowing me, if I did change to something “clever” I would almost certainly come to feel it was more stupid than clever, and be embarrassed by it, after a while, so I have left it alone.