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to think my mn name is safe....

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whoops Tue 14-Jul-09 16:53:07

and not taken by someone else by swapping the letters for numbers?
I paid for my name in the auction and if I name change I check to see when the name was last used but generally use something unique.

RealiteEstMaSeuleIllusion Tue 14-Jul-09 16:54:51

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RoseBlossoms Tue 14-Jul-09 16:56:21


whoops Tue 14-Jul-09 16:57:25

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

SarahL2 Tue 14-Jul-09 17:00:00

I didn't know anyone had paid for their MN name!!

Perhaps Wh00ps didn't either?

I hope there's not a SarahL on here somewhere royally pee'd off with me for stealing her name shock It didn't occur to me when I picked it blush

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 14-Jul-09 17:01:10

Reality - why is your name en francais?

Is there a general French theme going on - shall I change mine to PartirMaTerre!

whoops Tue 14-Jul-09 17:06:18

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

RealiteEstMaSeuleIllusion Tue 14-Jul-09 17:06:22

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PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Tue 14-Jul-09 17:10:15

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))

Heifer Tue 14-Jul-09 17:18:28

Don't worry too much whoops, if she was nice or funny on a thread I would know it wasn't you grin

I do know what you mean though - definately have a polite word. I came across a heffa and she agreed to change her name (was very nice about it tbh).

PartirMaTerre Tue 14-Jul-09 17:19:15


GrapefruitMoon Tue 14-Jul-09 17:22:40

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?

Hsl500 Tue 14-Jul-09 17:28:11

Learn something new everyday , hope I've not taken anybodies name

GrapefruitMoon Tue 14-Jul-09 17:36:20

Hsl499 is furious with you grin

Hsl500 Tue 14-Jul-09 17:39:27

Oops sorry hsl499 ;)
The computer let me have it, the username that is

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