I'm being so unreasonable, you'll laugh.

(194 Posts)
BumpAndGrind Wed 26-Feb-14 12:29:42

Someone has stolen my username.

I'm quite upset, I shouldn't be really.

I wouldn't be to bothered but they seem to post a lot more than me so are effectively making me the 'second' BumpandGrind.

Why would you pick a name of another member but just change the spelling slightly sad

Waves at BumpNGrind you arse grin

OTheHugeManatee Wed 26-Feb-14 12:31:14

I find myself glaring (virtually) at other manatees on here sometimes grin

gamerchick Wed 26-Feb-14 12:31:29

Didnt a troll do that recently and post something pretty horrible which upset people thinking it's was the original person?

Littlefish Wed 26-Feb-14 12:31:46

She probably didn't know there was another similar one. There are so many usernames now, that it is completely possible to have two very similar users who happen to post in completely different places on the site.

The best thing to do would be to PM them and discuss it.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Wed 26-Feb-14 12:33:02

You would be surprised how many people do get upset. I saw a thread once where a poster ended up changing their name because it was so similar to another poster who had been here longer and the original poster didn't want someone having the same/similar name.

There is someone with a very similar name to me, I'm not sure which one of us was first, but I've just left up my xmas name change to avoid confusion. Although I do get confused when I see her on threads because I always think it was me and don't remember writing it grin

SpottyDottie Wed 26-Feb-14 12:33:05

grin there are a few spotties around. I'm claiming it more though because I bloody well am spotty. Bloody acne!

NoodleOodle Wed 26-Feb-14 12:33:08

Nobody would be so ridiculous as to choose the username as me, lucky eh?

My parents used to say something equally irritating about people who irritated me by copying me, something about imitation and flattery...

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Wed 26-Feb-14 12:33:38

Yes gamer they impersonated SP and said vile things sad

Burren Wed 26-Feb-14 12:35:06

I think you may be overinvested in your username! I change mine every couple of weeks because of my basic paranoia that you are all my neighbours/cousins/colleagues...

Songbird Wed 26-Feb-14 12:39:28

I got banned from MN for a while as there was another songbird-ish named poster who turned out to be a hairy hander. They'd had various songbird-related names and MNHQ had done a fairly heavy handed sweep of all of them, which unfortunately included me.

I am the original and the best [twirls and trips a bit]

BumpAndGrind Wed 26-Feb-14 12:40:09

I used to change mine all the time, but one I got pregnant (and actually had things worth talking about) I've kept it.

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Wed 26-Feb-14 12:43:41

Im glad its unlikely that anyone would steal my name.

I'd happily get stabby for it, but them im greedy.

BumpButAlsoGrind Wed 26-Feb-14 12:45:44

YANBU

This is an outrage!

I clicked on a thread and wondered "When did I post on this? I don't remember saying that?" A day later I realised it wasn't me! - she had "Womens" instead of "Womans" in her username.

I then got all paranoid about the spelling (pedantic? Moi?) and went off and Googled the actual magazine name to see which one of us had it right.

Didn't really mind about the similar user though - if I ever need to post anything highly personal or sensitive or potentially identifying, I always namechange. Always come back to this name for normal MNing though, it's like my work clothes or something!

BumpAndGrind Wed 26-Feb-14 12:48:11

Just in case anyone was wondering.. I'm the Aspie with the preemie.

The other one is newly pregnant (congrats flowers ) and is most probably normal.

grin

pointythings Wed 26-Feb-14 12:55:34

I'm sure there must be other pointy people around and I don't mind - have only been here just under 4 years. When I do a celebratory NC for special occasions I do try not to steal anyone's thunder though.

HuskyBlueEyes Wed 26-Feb-14 12:58:27

Haven't seen anyone with a username like mine luckily :D Even though it is kind of a statement... A lot of huskies, including mine, do have blue eyes...

woodchipwallpaper Wed 26-Feb-14 13:03:06

No one else could possibly have such a boring nickname like me smile

BumpNGrind Wed 26-Feb-14 13:05:27

Sorry that I've 'stolen' your username OP, I had no idea it was even in use, I've never seen you post before. It's been my username for about 6 months now and I quite like it so was going to keep it. If it really bothers you though I'll change it but it seems a bit irrelevant given that I do have a bump and my hips are grinding like mad

IneedAwittierNickname Wed 26-Feb-14 13:05:55

I've seen another nn that starts with ineed I get confused when people reply that nn and shorten it to ineed because I wonder what I've said.
No idea who was here longer though.

BumpyGrindy Wed 26-Feb-14 13:07:57

Waves at OP grin

I've never come across another Punani on here

MamaPingu Wed 26-Feb-14 13:10:54

I see many Mama's but we all seem to have different animals haha grin

I've never seen another pingu at all, only seen penguin used!

MostlyMama Wed 26-Feb-14 13:11:17

I'm guessing theres a few Mamas around tbh too!

MamaPingu Wed 26-Feb-14 13:11:34

BumpyGrindy grin

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