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Do you think people should be able to change their usernames on this board?

Yes
 36 (50.7%)
No
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Re: Should changing one's username be allowed?
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2004, 12:12:51 PM »
I have a question for us -- do we have extremely short hair or do we just have it all pulled back in our avatar?

buster, i got so confused!  i read your first post, and i was like, "huh?  i didn't say that."  it's good that i agreed with myself though :)

we have it all pulled back in preparation of going snorkeling and kayaking.
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Re: Should changing one's username be allowed?
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2004, 12:42:27 PM »
ah, thank us

we have it all pulled back in preparation of going snorkeling and kayaking.

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Re: Should changing one's username be allowed?
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2004, 12:44:05 PM »
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Haha, I see buster has taken Pookie's avatar/photo.  Is there a way to disable that?

No.  Computers are still really bad at recognizing images.  There's no way for the software to know that it's the same or similar picture.

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Re: Should changing one's username be allowed?
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2004, 12:56:43 PM »
But how does it make you feel;)

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Haha, I see buster has taken Pookie's avatar/photo.  Is there a way to disable that?

No.  Computers are still really bad at recognizing images.  There's no way for the software to know that it's the same or similar picture.

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Re: Should changing one's username be allowed?
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2004, 01:01:00 PM »
ah, thank us

we have it all pulled back in preparation of going snorkeling and kayaking.

that was a nice trip to fiji, wasn't it?
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Re: Should changing one's username be allowed?
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2004, 01:13:01 PM »
this is cute

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Re: Should changing one's username be allowed?
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2004, 01:14:55 PM »
when DOWNY stole lobe's avatar and wrote T.T.T. on it, i thought that was actually lobe, just being funny.  which once again shows why it doesn't matter whether usernames can be changed, as long as avatars stay the same :)

edit: which is not to say that i don't think we should be able to change avatars.  i think newbies tend not to put up pictures of themselves, so then we wouldn't see people if we couldn't change them.  i used garfield when i first came to the board.
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Re: Should changing one's username be allowed?
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2004, 01:15:34 PM »
yeah, seriously!

...which once again shows why it doesn't matter whether usernames can be changed, as long as avatars stay the same :)

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Re: Should changing one's username be allowed?
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2004, 01:24:14 PM »
I think you should be able to change your avatar, but I don't think you should be able to use someone else's avatar.

This would not be difficult to accomplish.  Just do a hash on the avatar and see if anyone else has an avatar with the same hash.  If so, disallow the avatar.

This is basically what happens with user names, which is why you can't have the exact same user name as anyone else.

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Re: Should changing one's username be allowed?
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2004, 01:25:24 PM »
The problem is that you could alter the avatar ever-so-slightly and it would work.

I think we need to just let things happen as they may.  We can always explain to newbies.