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to think regulars who name change are cowards?

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ssd Wed 10-Apr-13 18:14:30

whats the bloody point??

are you so scared someone on here wont think you're great anymore?

I can understand name changing if someone has recognized you and is giving you grief, but name changing because you feel like saying something that may annoy others is pathetic

stand by your convictions people!

CerealMom Wed 10-Apr-13 18:36:27

I get bored with my names - no grassy knoll here.

marjproops Wed 10-Apr-13 18:36:57

i nearly did on another mn forum as it was something really personal and i felt ashamed but i couldnt work out how to!

i think of nc-ing just for a change, something new, but id prob say im the mnetter fromerly known as marj or something.

and now i know how to nc i might for a personal painful thing but never to goad or judge etc.

just seen direrear (great name btw) and what she wrote and i agree on that.

Pagwatch Wed 10-Apr-13 18:37:25

I hate people who name change to shit stir or spout some offensive stuff but other than that I can see why people do it.
It does bumfuzle me but I am easily confused anyway tbh.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 10-Apr-13 18:38:41

If I was posting something intensely personal then I would name change. I would hate to always be remembered as the poster who models with dog poo, or whatever.

Disclaimer - I don't

Pagwatch Wed 10-Apr-13 18:41:03

So Exit - do you make things with dog pooh or pose for dog pooh relaed photos ?

TheChaoGoesMu Wed 10-Apr-13 18:41:56

I name change every few months to reduce the risk of being outed in rl. I've been outed once so I'm more careful now. I don't nc to troll.

DireRear Wed 10-Apr-13 18:42:23

Thanks marj Going to NC back now - I was just, er, passing through grin

DireRear Wed 10-Apr-13 18:42:56

Although Exit - I am available for modelling purposes if you want to PM me. <propositions>

marjproops Wed 10-Apr-13 18:43:42

oh do you have to? that name is brill! wish i could think of a witty nc.

SmellieWellies Wed 10-Apr-13 18:43:52

I don't nc to troll either. Not honourable. (Neither is trolling IMO). Purses lips.

Exit i have loads of dogpoo if you need.

PeaceandFUCKINGLove Wed 10-Apr-13 18:45:21

I name changed because I wanted to and because I could.

Its only a message board, so its not a big deal what name people post under.

Kubalai Wed 10-Apr-13 18:46:02

I NC a lot. Mostly because I use MN to ask about/discuss/offload about things I can't or don't want to talk about in RL. A lot of those things are very personal, possibly identifiable, and things I definitely don't want others to know.

I have "recognised" 2 other posters due to their post content or username, and been suspiciously questioned about a topic I've posted about, and want to avoid that happening again.

Sparklingbrook Wed 10-Apr-13 18:46:19

When a poster has been lovely and given great advice it's a shame when they NC and disappear. sad

nemno Wed 10-Apr-13 18:46:42

It doesn't bother me. You're all people I don't know, I couldn't care much about different degrees of not knowing.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 10-Apr-13 18:46:59

You mean the I'm a regular but I've namechanged to say <insert horribly offensive thing here>, don't you? Not namechanged to talk about my offensive discharge or to ask you about this really identifiable RL situation...

Yes. I agree. If you think it - stand by it. Don't hide who you are.

If your view is so bad that you know before you post it that others will revile you for it - that's really your cue to take a good long look at yourself!

If, otoh, it's simply that it's not a majority view - that doesn't in itself make it wrong! Stand up and be counted. grin

Tee2072 Wed 10-Apr-13 18:47:04

To put my 2 cents in, other than my eloquent hmm, I only ever seasonal name change and Tee is always part of it.

I'm know all over the 'net as Tee2072. There is no privacy left, IMHO, so why pretend there is? Whatshername and the police thing proves it.

hobnobsaremyfave Wed 10-Apr-13 18:48:47

I namechange between this and other names don't really care what you think op. I'm doing nothing illegal.

Viviennemary Wed 10-Apr-13 18:55:32

I don't quite get all the name changing every five minutes that seems to go on. So many posts start I've name changed for this. So do they go back to the original name or stay with the new name. I can see the point of it but not as much as it seems to go on.

shellbu Wed 10-Apr-13 18:55:55

of course its cowardly why hide if you say what you believe and are not nasty .

everlong Wed 10-Apr-13 18:56:37

' stand by your convictions people ' I have to agree with this if it's just nc'ing about something controversial or to be a bit goady.

Different if your fanjo is on fire and you need to offload. Although I don't think anybody would bat an eyelid on MN anymore.

BeerTricksPotter Wed 10-Apr-13 18:59:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

abbyfromoz Wed 10-Apr-13 19:17:34

Yes and no. I think if they are talking about something embarrassing (eg. Their desire to get labiaplasty) then no- i think that's fair enough. But if they do it to have a go at someone who might have disagreed with them in another post then that is low and scheming and wrong...(you know who you are!!)

PeppaFuckingPig Wed 10-Apr-13 19:22:07

I namechange. I'm not a coward.
I'm not here to be 'known' so my namechanging affects no-one other than myself.
I like the anonymity.

quoteunquote Wed 10-Apr-13 19:24:04

It's probably very wise to change, I have on occasion when wanting to discuss a situation involving someone else.

I usually return to quoteunquote,

the only advantage of being consistent with a name is that when you are accused of being a troll and must be totally terrible person, after posting something that outrages someone on MN sensibilities, you can agree that while you maybe unforgivable on that particular subject, you are however normally quite nice, and tell them to fucking check your history refer them to your past posts.

and a wise person probable wouldn't put anything on the internet, they wouldn't have on a massive poster on the side of their house.

lots of people know who I am on here (DH, DC,family friend, people I work with) , I have a large screen in the office on my computer, MN is often up, I'm always making people read things, send links to threads ), so I suppose I'm not really bothered, basically I'm too lazy to be guarded about my identity.

crashdoll Wed 10-Apr-13 19:27:27

If I post something under crashdoll, then change to something else and post again, can my 2 names be linked?

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