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Old 04-11-2007, 10:35 AM
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Unhappy Please don't allow very similar usernames!

I registered my username as 'Scandinavian101' on 28 March -- not that long ago I know -- but now someone else has started posting under the username 'Scandinavian 101' (i.e. the same but with a space!). I am not too sure about forum etiquette, but I would have thought that such similar names would be disallowed (by the software if nothing else) -- or am I expecting too much? I guess, on this sort of message board, it's entirely likely that people will choose similar usernames, but it doesn't take a big effort to check the Members List to make sure you're not treading on anyone else's toes.

Is there anything that can be done about this?

I wouldn't mind, but Scandinavian-101-with-a-space's opinions are not entirely in line with my own!

What do I do now? Change my username entirely to disassociate myself from this person? I don't really want to do this ...

Do any other members find themselves in a similar position?

Please help!
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:36 PM
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For what it's worth... I apologise for stealing 'your identity' and sullying your credentials with my views and opinions

I certainly wasn't going to trawl through the member list as you implied to verify my choice of name as being acceptable

I chose a name I felt may at least have a chance of being unique and left it to the forum to notify if it had already been taken or not

You may also notice that there are 3 variations of Crusader, 2 of Princess of the Night and not unsurprisingly numerous variations on Saxon

Perhaps to aid you sleep better at night the Forum Admins might wish to amend my username, perhaps I could become Scandinavian 101a or Scandinavian(with-a-gap-in)101

feel free to dissassociate yourself from my humour
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:30 PM
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Bloody hell there is another Princess of the Night . Now I can understand why you are a bit miffed Scandinavian101.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:52 PM
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For what it's worth... I apologise for stealing 'your identity' and sullying your credentials with my views and opinions

I certainly wasn't going to trawl through the member list as you implied to verify my choice of name as being acceptable

I chose a name I felt may at least have a chance of being unique and left it to the forum to notify if it had already been taken or not

feel free to dissassociate yourself from my humour
Surprise: I agree with you -- I too thought that the forum software would disallow such similar usernames. Obviously it doesn't, which is why I have highlighted the problem in this area of the forum. But it really wouldn't have taken a 'trawl' just to check -- there aren't that many members and you would only have had to look under S.

Also, it works both ways: how will you feel if I post something that you feel sullies your credentials (oo-er)?

Humour is fine, but all I'm reading in your post is sarcasm ... I don't think I've been unduly unpleasant about this -- can't we just forget about it and live in peace and harmony, with and without spaces in our names, as one big happy family?!
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:32 PM
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:56 PM
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Hahahaha thats very funny Phil
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:25 PM
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Wouldn't be so sure ... just you wait til that pesky PhilthyPhil joins up!
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:44 PM
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Wow, so there are 3 Crusaders!! I know crusader but who is the third one???
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:24 PM
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http://forum.saxon747.com/memberlist...rname&order=as

no message from crusader #3

i wonder why some guys register just for lurking - reading doesnīt need registration

maybe one day a 54x0n4t0r will join

to "Scandinavian101" and "Scandinavian 101" - in the future it will be very funny for you in reading the pmīs from the opponent by mistake posting - only the admin can change the names so good luck in solving your problem ! unfortunately i got no admin-rights here - in that case i would have renamed the second one in something unique (after asking of course)

hope i expressed myself in correct english

if not, come over and letīs open some bottles
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:41 PM
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Can I play too???
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