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I cannot change to my Halloween nickname.

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SarahStratton Fri 05-Oct-12 16:27:18

It says ScarahStratton is already in use. It is, by ME. Why can't I change back to it? sad

<sob sob sob>

PS I missed the webchat about PARDing and YPMYSLAA, and I am vair sad about that, can we have another one soon, please.

OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 05-Oct-12 17:24:00

Perhaps it's because it is FAR too early for Hallowe'en name changes.

SarahStratton Fri 05-Oct-12 18:28:44


Would you ask Tech if he could get me my name back, pretty please with shiny bells on?

<slips Olivia a vat of gin and some chocolate>


OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 05-Oct-12 18:41:59



THIS, right here, is why one (not pointing the finger at you, Stratters) should not FLOUNCE.

<ponders> Is the chocolate low carb?

HecateHarshPants Fri 05-Oct-12 18:44:57

I had some fab names and then deregistered in a big mardy strop and lost them all. sad

They did give me hecate back but neglected to tell me that if I namechanged, I wouldn't be able to change back again and so when i tried to change back to hecate after a seasonal namechange, it told me I couldn't.


IvorHughJanus Fri 05-Oct-12 19:24:14

Me too Hecate. We are FOOLS. sad

DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Fri 05-Oct-12 19:29:08

I have never de-regged and have a full wardrobe of aliases available to me [smug]

But they still won't give me PerArdua even though no-one else has ever used it

ZombTEE Fri 05-Oct-12 19:32:25

Olivia, my sweet, while you're around...

As you can see, I've already dressed up.

Wouldn't it look lovely if there were Hallowe'en smiles to go with it?


That grin needs a hat. Like, yesterday.

Please? [puppy dog eyes]

IamtheZombie Fri 05-Oct-12 19:34:36

Doesn't HQ have Halloween smilies in stock already? Zombie is sure she remembers them from last year.

SheelaNeGig Fri 05-Oct-12 19:34:57

I never deregistered. Not even when i flounced <<dedicated preen>>

I have about 400 names I don't need though.

IvorHughJackolantern Fri 05-Oct-12 19:38:16

It is not a proper flounce without a deregistration. My lack of alternative nns shows my commitment to mardy flounciness. Although the fact that I have returned, naked and unadorned by witty nicknames, sort of undermines my argument...

DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Fri 05-Oct-12 19:41:01



DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Fri 05-Oct-12 19:41:23


ZombTEE Fri 05-Oct-12 19:44:21

They are in stock, but they turn them off when it's not the holiday, Zombie.

Otherwise Dame's test there would have worked.

They are vair vair mean about turning them on, too.

[not the way to get them to do something you want emoticon]

SarahStratton Fri 05-Oct-12 19:49:47

I flounced.

I did it properly, and deregged. sad

I didn't make a great hue and cry, just slipped quietly out of the back door, and went.

Is that why I can't change into Scarah? Cos I was a stroppy caah.

And wtf is low carb chocolate, and more to the point, why?

IvorHughJackolantern Fri 05-Oct-12 20:57:49

Ah, probs why then if you de-regged between the last time you were Scarah and now.

I'm re-reading Rivals at the moment, have just got to the bit where you have a 'tit fault' on Rupe's tennis court!

OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 05-Oct-12 21:21:44

There is no such thing as low carb chocolate really
I am doing low carb boot camp lite to get into me LBD by xmas as have been eating all my builders' biscuits over the summer.
It is WAAAAAY too early for halloween hats
We have MY BIRTHDAY first don't forget people.

pepperrabbit Fri 05-Oct-12 21:26:00

Will we get party hats for that?
<ingratiating smile)

CouthyMowWearingOrange Fri 05-Oct-12 21:27:11

It is October. I tried yesterday to do a Halloween smiley. It didn't work. I got grumpy.

I'm still pondering my Halloween NC costume - can't use last year's as I have NC'd since.

Can't think of one for CouthyMow. Which is crap, because last year I came up with some spiffing Halloween NC's for other MN'ers, and this year my inspiration has deserted me.

Probably because I am STILL FLIPPING ILL.

<<Whinge, moan, grumble, cough COUGH>>

<<Sends viral chest infection bugs spraying all over the thread.>>

ZombTEE Fri 05-Oct-12 21:27:33

It is never to early for hats.

Besides, we could squint and pretend they are birthday hats? Maybe?

SHRIIIEEEKPoolingBearBlood Fri 05-Oct-12 21:28:09

I don't understand why if you're given a name back, why you then can't nc and nc back? Is it a case of once its gone its gone

OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 05-Oct-12 21:41:17


Is it a case of once its gone its gone

Indeed it is.

There are technical reasons behind this which were explained to me round about the time of the last nickname amnesty in 2006 but I have since wiped them from my memory as doing much more recall regarding the nickname amnesty does make me curl up foetal style.

Just don't flounce. Simples.

SarahStratton Fri 05-Oct-12 22:08:10


But I want my ScarahStratton name back sad

usualsuspect3 Fri 05-Oct-12 22:09:56

I've flounced and lost my name twice

I daren't ask for it back again.

CouthyMowWearingOrange Fri 05-Oct-12 23:02:58

I have never flounced. Mostly just slunk off quietly, and come back within days. I am CouthyMow, and I am a MNaholic.

Mostly because I have no life luffs you all. grin

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