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Could we have a drop down box with available name changes?

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MmeLindor. Sun 16-Oct-11 22:31:05

I was wondering if this would be possible.

A drop down box when we are signed in, so that we could choose which pseudonym we want to use.

So I could have

MmeLindor for normal posting and
SaltandCaramel for blog or maybe
MeMooncupIsStuckUpMeChuff for embarrassing questions (not that it is or ever has been)

so that I don't have to keep going back and forth to MyMumsnet to change names for different threads?

MmeLindor. Sun 16-Oct-11 22:42:41

We could limit it to two or three namechanges at a time.

And just think about the many many times someone will get muddled...

MmeLindor. Sun 16-Oct-11 23:10:10


ChippingInToThePumpkinLantern Sun 16-Oct-11 23:20:10

I read the title and thought 'Which fuck muppet thinks that's possible'... I thought the person wanted a drop down box for all available names...


I like your idea!! wine

ChippingInToThePumpkinLantern Sun 16-Oct-11 23:20:49

Though I'm not sure why as I'm always ChippingIn with the occasional lame seasonal change.

piprabbit Sun 16-Oct-11 23:22:24

Great idea MMeLindor.

Please MNTechs, pretty, pretty please.

MmeLindor. Sun 16-Oct-11 23:24:44

Ha, Chipping.

Yes, I want ALL the names <egomaniac>

LissieLovettsDeliciousMeatPies Sun 16-Oct-11 23:29:35

fab idea!!

MmeLindor. Sun 16-Oct-11 23:35:34

Would also be handy if you are using a silly or rude name and want to post on a sensitive thread.

Always feels wrong to post on a thread where the OP is going through something really horrible using a daft name.

piprabbit Sun 16-Oct-11 23:41:14

It would be lovely if you could customise your settings so that different names were the default on different topics.

MmeLindor. Sun 16-Oct-11 23:51:59

That is a brilliant idea

<bribes Tech with chocolate>

TheRealMBJ Mon 17-Oct-11 05:40:27

I really like your idea MmeLindor, I seldom do nc but have had the occasion to do so for sensitive topics.

I fully support this idea, provided that regardless of the name OP posts continue to be highlighted throughout the thread (if this the way in which one has set things up)

ZacharyQuack Mon 17-Oct-11 06:36:09

Oooh yes, a different default identity for AIBU.

<lets loose>


Geordieminx Mon 17-Oct-11 07:09:29

Would be a lot easier as changing names is a total PITA.

My only concern would be, if someone was using my laptop/iPad I wouldn't wabnt then snooping and using the drop down to see all my name changes?

MmeLindor. Mon 17-Oct-11 07:29:40

Maybe it could be an optional feature, so you can switch it on when you want to ask about unusual sexual practices something embarrassing but have it off the rest of the time.

Geordieminx Mon 17-Oct-11 08:26:59

A cunning plan..... grin

Peachy Mon 17-Oct-11 08:30:25

OOh yes please. Would make lots of sense and limit name change fuckups errors when posting embarassing stuff

FreddieMercurysBolero Mon 17-Oct-11 08:34:22

It would also make sock puppetry much more convenient.

Peachy Mon 17-Oct-11 08:43:50

I don't know, sock puppetry doesn't work if it is the same name every time surely- I think it would make it more detectable.

thousandDenier Mon 17-Oct-11 08:47:58

it's not much of a PITA to namechange really, it it? Takes less than 30 seconds.

i.e. quick enough to be convenient for the occasions when it's necessary to do it, but enough concentration required to be sure that a namechange has been properly achieved.

Too many potential UCM-stylee slip-ups possible with a drop-down, and even more possibility for hilarity horror with defaults for each topic <shudder>

MmeLindor. Mon 17-Oct-11 09:07:31

If I were going to post just on one topic with that name for the whole day then it isn't a hassle.

But I post as MmeLindor everywhere and would like to use SaltandCaramel for the Bloggers Network topic.

I don't want to use SaltandCaramel elsewhere because I don't want to "spam" the board with my blog.

So each time I go back and forth between topics, I would have to name change, then change back. It is a faff.

Much more chance of messing it up than if I have a drop down box next to Preview Message where I can see which name I am using.

And I am sure I am not the only one who posts under different names depending on what topic she is posting on.

And if the OP's posts are always highlighted, no matter which name she/he uses, as MBJ suggested, then sockpuppetry is not an issue.

BecauseImWorthIt Mon 17-Oct-11 09:45:45

That is a brilliant idea, Mme - namechanging is so tedious, this would be a much better way to do it.

AnyPhantomFucker Mon 17-Oct-11 09:47:27

great idea

I made a slightly embarassing namechange f-up recently .. silly me

MmeLindor. Mon 17-Oct-11 10:33:42

Yes, it would stop namechange fuck ups. (and I am amused that you did not write out the f-word)


AnyPhantomFucker Mon 17-Oct-11 10:40:59

I don't always have to swear wink

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