yes they are! They have admitted to being a regular and name changed for a thread but I don't want people to think it's me! especially as they have been posting on other threads under that name too. There is a whoopsIdiditagain but that doesn't bother me
yes there was an auction a couple of years ago where we could bid for a name i really wanted. I wasn't the only ne there were quite a few that paid for our names. Surely if someone has tried a name and it is taken using numbers is far to close to change to
I also paid for my MN name and had a similar experience a while ago Whoops. Luckily several MNers stepped in to help and that person chnged voluntarily (can't even remember who it was now TBH, she didnt hang sround long afaik- not the well known Peachygirl or peachesmclean posters, was closer than that))
I changed my name partly because there was another poster with a similar one - when I chose my name I knew her one was taken iysim but I assumed it was someone no longer on MN as there weren't any recent posts - then she started posting again!
Surely tech could find a way to avoid these things happening?