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norwaypet Tue 21-Jul-15 20:00:54

and not be at all surprised that the ones who come over all bolshie and angry on a few forums spend the majority of their time laying down the law on this AIBU forum grin.

They are the ones who are intolerant, like a rant and it spills over into every post they make....

BlackeyedSusan Tue 21-Jul-15 20:04:08

mine make a good cure for insomnia...

EatShitDerek Tue 21-Jul-15 20:04:48

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CatthiefKeith Tue 21-Jul-15 20:05:53

Mine too Derek!smile

Egosumquisum Tue 21-Jul-15 20:08:26

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TraceThisBitch Tue 21-Jul-15 20:09:21

Which is why a lot of people name change frequently.......

DoeEyedNear Tue 21-Jul-15 20:11:00

Mine are only there for a couple of months before I namechange

hobnobsaremyfave Tue 21-Jul-15 20:11:34

I do sometimes feel like saying to some name changers don't bother
It's soooo obvious who they are

EatShitDerek Tue 21-Jul-15 20:39:42

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Salmotrutta Tue 21-Jul-15 20:43:02

I'm rubbish at spotting namechangers.

But if I think an OP is a bit suspect I will do a search to see if I'm right they are a First Time Poster...

CatthiefKeith Tue 21-Jul-15 22:14:46

Derek you might as well put The Poster Formerly known as Eat shit Derek as your name change! You are ridiculously easy to spot. grin (In a good way, obviously)

Justanotherlurker Tue 21-Jul-15 22:26:06

It's the name changers you need to be worried about OP, if your afraid to stand by your posts your worse than those of us who are contradictory

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Tue 21-Jul-15 22:29:21

Mine reveals I'm on here too much blush

usualsuspect333 Tue 21-Jul-15 22:30:00

You don't seem to have any history, OP

Funny that...

BackInTheRealWorld Tue 21-Jul-15 22:30:21

I changed names because of a real life stalker. Does this mean if they checked my history they could find out who I am? I am a bit confused as to whether I have hidden myself enough. Can people see our old names when we name change then?

Sleepsoftly Tue 21-Jul-15 22:31:27

You have to get past my name changes to find out all about me

Yes, but 'we' are onto you Dioscorea smile

EmeraldKitten Tue 21-Jul-15 22:34:33

I change names regularly.

Not because i'm afraid to stand by my opinions, but for reasons of anonymity.

I'm an old Bounty reg before it got shit

There's one particular poster on mn, with a new name that I recognise from Bounty years ago. I could tell you her full name, occupation, her dc's names and the area they live, the whole sorry story of her divorce...I'd even recognise her or her dc's if they passed me on the street due to photos on a different forum five years ago.

It's scary (I wonder if you know who you are btw)

Justanotherlurker Tue 21-Jul-15 22:39:10

Back, no you are safe, no one can see name changes just recent posts.

If you did have a real life stalker then just be as vague as possible with any personal info and be aware of your online presence.

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Tue 21-Jul-15 22:39:32

BackInTheRealWorld no people can't see old nicknames when you change to a new one.

MNHQ can see all the nicknames you've posted under, but just normal posters? No, they can't.

Justanotherlurker Tue 21-Jul-15 22:39:51

Ugh, emeraldkitten that was to you

Justanotherlurker Tue 21-Jul-15 22:40:49

Ugh ignore me emerald I was correct

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Tue 21-Jul-15 22:41:44

You don't seem to have any history, OP

Interesting...

BeverlyGoldberg Tue 21-Jul-15 22:43:59

I'm really missing out here, how do you view a poster's history? Can I not see it because I mainly use the app?

Twowrongsdontmakearight Tue 21-Jul-15 22:45:27

I've only name changed when DC worked out who I was!

How do you find someone's previous posts?

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Tue 21-Jul-15 22:46:04

If you go to advanced search there's an option to search someone's posts. I think it's under "and were posted by" or something similar.

If you just copy and paste the person's nickname into there and click search you can view all their posts.

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