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Someone has taken my username.

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paxillin Wed 07-Feb-18 22:39:01

Well, not quite. They are paxilllin (three L) and I am paxillin (two L). I get confused enough as it is without seeing myself double. Are there any rules about that?

LittleLights Wed 07-Feb-18 22:47:10

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paxillin Wed 07-Feb-18 22:47:51

Will report the triple-L post, thanks.

DixieNormas Wed 07-Feb-18 23:16:49

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paxillin Wed 07-Feb-18 23:21:17

Good to know. I imagine it usually happens by accident. Lots of people like Eastenders and pick a username from there for instance.

I doubt triple L paxillin was accidental though. How many people are really interested in focal adhesion proteins and can't spell them?

notwantingtooutmyself1 Wed 07-Feb-18 23:23:58

There are some weird people about. I used to post on a particular dog breed rescue forum as we had a dog from the organisation. They had a weekly chat room and someone logged in with a very similar name to me posting vile stuff whilst dropping in snippets of information I'd put on the forum to make people think it was me. I name change all the time for that reason.

JosieSand Wed 07-Feb-18 23:24:15

I think it's deliberate sometimes.

Littlechocola Wed 07-Feb-18 23:27:14

I was once one of many cheese names. Others were cheeses but one was very very similar. I went off cheese.

paxillin Thu 08-Feb-18 00:01:12

There is more than one dragon, too. Honeydragon and Soupdragon for instance a little more different from each other than paxillin and paxilllin though.

DixieNormas Thu 08-Feb-18 00:38:41

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DonnyAndVladSittingInATree Thu 08-Feb-18 00:47:18

Yes there was a period of shit stirring a couple of years ago by people stealing regulars’ usernames.

Littlechocola Thu 08-Feb-18 08:07:08

I meant really similar like adding a letter. Cheesesarnie/ cheessesarnie. So it wouldn’t show as username taken when they registered but would be confusing.
Lots of similar ones (as you say dragons, cheeses etc).

picklemepopcorn Thu 08-Feb-18 08:22:49

Someone on here has a user name which is the same as my very unusual RL name. It gives me heebiegeebies to see people talking to her.

picklemepopcorn Thu 08-Feb-18 08:23:16

I'm not called honeydragon, just in case you are wondering...

CapnHaddock Thu 08-Feb-18 08:23:56

I have no doubt it's deliberate in this case - do report

LittleLights Thu 08-Feb-18 09:16:56

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JaneyEJones Thu 08-Feb-18 10:15:36

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SophieLMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-Feb-18 10:43:44

Hallo Pax,

Sorry for the delay!

We did have a spate at one point - we've not had this problem for a while though. It doesn't look the poster will be back, but we've zapped the post now and if you've any other problems at all, please do let us know flowers

PanPanPanPing Thu 08-Feb-18 10:45:58

Have you banned the 'fake pax' Sophie?

SophieLMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-Feb-18 10:49:32

They actually de-registered before we could hit the ban button, PanPanPanPing

PhilODox Thu 08-Feb-18 10:53:10

That must be very weird, pickle!
(Hope it's not me!)

PanPanPanPing Thu 08-Feb-18 10:56:37

Oh - definitely deliberate on their part then hmm

scurryfunge Thu 08-Feb-18 10:57:40

It's a bit annoying isn't it. I thought my username was unique but someone's nabbed it now!

PhilODox Thu 08-Feb-18 11:02:12

What do you mean, scurry? With a spurious spelling?

Btw, I use your name all the time... at home, in rl, when we're having a bit of a quick blitz before MIL arrives grin

scurryfunge Thu 08-Feb-18 11:03:49

There's just another word in front of it so I can't really complain.

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