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Tech .. have you ever thought of doing a name purge???

(17 Posts)
Twiglett Sun 20-Feb-05 18:18:55

cos there seems to be lots of names taken which are never used (talking for years here)

or maybe even giving us the facility to give up names?

Hulababy Sun 20-Feb-05 18:21:31

But what about those registered who just lurk, or those who just use the other parts of MN - but use their name for comps, reviews, etc.

Is there a way of finding out which names actually visit MN, rather than those just not talking.

Twiglett Sun 20-Feb-05 18:22:44

you don't need a name to lurk though or to use other parts of MN

motherinferior Sun 20-Feb-05 18:24:23

But they might lie dormant, you know, and anyway if they resurface looking the same but really someone else it would be all a bit too Buffy-ish, really.

Lonelymum Sun 20-Feb-05 18:26:51

I agree with Twiglett that there do seem to be a load of names taken that you never see being used. I suppose they may be lurking or using another bit of Mumsnet to the bits I use, but it makes you wonder.

Tinker Sun 20-Feb-05 18:27:20

That's true. Would feel weird if someone cropped up with my previous name.

MI - please look at my "Stupid baby" thread in Parenting. Edam mentions you are wise and could help .

motherinferior Sun 20-Feb-05 18:28:59

Have done so, yer Tinkship. Await an email

Twiglett Sun 20-Feb-05 18:30:33

I'm just being selfish .. I want to be spelt right

Lonelymum Sun 20-Feb-05 18:34:33

And I would like my original choice of name! Though I probably won't change now, it seems to confuse people so much.

Cod Sun 20-Feb-05 18:47:23

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Twiglett Sun 20-Feb-05 18:48:45

oh my

and there's me not using the archive search facility

naughty twig, norty norty

Cod Sun 20-Feb-05 18:49:29

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Twiglett Sun 20-Feb-05 18:51:51

at thread cod

what's BNWT mean?

Willow2 Mon 21-Feb-05 21:44:31

I want to get rid of the number 2. Who is this Willow? Why does she taunt me so?

Justine (mumsnet) Wed 23-Feb-05 08:59:46

Yes this is definitely worth thinking about - will have a chat with Tech.

Allegra Wed 23-Mar-05 23:06:34

Very timely - I tried to change my password today and was told my chosen name was already in use though I've never seen a single post under that name.

Allegra Wed 23-Mar-05 23:09:17

I mean nickname not password

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