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BandoCommando
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EDIT: Since no new logins are being accepted, please use this thread as a forum to request unused screen names from current members.

My wife wants to join in the discussion, but I can't for the life of me find where to create a new account for her. Anyone able to help?

[ May 17, 2007, 11:00 PM: Message edited by: BandoCommando ]

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rivka
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Apparently, you can't.

Pop? What's going on?

And is it ok to give away old alts?

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Weirdness.

Thanks for the implied offer Rivka, but she wants to start her own. [Smile]

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James Tiberius Kirk
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I just assumed this was an antispam measure, while we wait to migrate to the new software.

--j_k

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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by BandoCommando:
Thanks for the implied offer Rivka, but she wants to start her own. [Smile]

Even if that means she has to wait a while?

Giving out old alts is a venerable Hatrack tradition. Shortly before I joined, there was a registration freeze. That's how Dead_Horse got her SN -- it was an old alt of Belle's.

I probably have a couple with only one or two posts on 'em. Still have that new SN smell! [Wink]

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I find it hard to believe that Belle is a little old lady, but I'll take your word for it that the alt was only driven to church on Sundays. [Wink]
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I haven't been told, but my opinion was sorta similar to JTK's -- it could perhaps have something to do with the spam (don't know for sure), but also since they probably won't be transferring registrations over they might not want people to have to register again in a short time, but rather have them wait for the new software. But it's just a guess.

Considering the ridiculous number of spammish registrations that we'd been receiving, I wouldn't be all that surprised if either or both were true. There was maybe one real registration for every 25 spams. It also shows registrations for all users now, I noticed, even though many have no names and use a registration date of "a long time ago." No more "user does not exist" message. I don't know what (if anything) that might have to do with it as well.

If I get any new info, I'll let you know.

I have no problem at all with giving away old alts. I probably have a few I could share as well.

--PJ

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rivka
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Can I offer anyone a very slightly used H. G. Wells?

Or there's this one.

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I have henchbabe up for grabs.
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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
Can I offer anyone a very slightly used H. G. Wells?

If I were you/her BC, I would be honored to have this one.
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rivka
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Also barely used.
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One more.
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I would love to take you up on HG Wells rivka
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No problem. Let me change the password (assuming I actually know what it is -- if not I'll have the board reset it) and I'll email you the info.

Edit: Looks like I never changed the password from the board-assigned random gobbledygook. I'll just forward the email to you.

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Without fresh blood -- we'll die!

...in a year or so [Wink] .

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Since we can't get new accounts, I'll rename this topic as the official Flea Market for Screen Names.

Papa, would it be a good idea to sticky it? Just a thought.

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rivka
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To newbies looking for names: My email address is in my profile. Using "Hatrack" in the email subject is recommended if you don't want me to think you're spam. [Wink]

Tell me how you found Hatrack, which name you want, and why I should give it to you. [Big Grin]

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Same applies to me.
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quote:
Giving out old alts is a venerable Hatrack tradition. Shortly before I joined, there was a registration freeze. That's how Dead_Horse got her SN -- it was an old alt of Belle's.
Same here.

--j_k, who is not a trekkie

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I could have sworn I had Cupcake Party registered once upon a time, and one or two others. I'll have to dig around.
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This is the only one I got and I'm keepin' it. Thanks, Belle!
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I can offer up Glaphyra the Righteous.
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How do we find out if a member name is already taken? I'm thinking about "al". I'll take suggestions, though. [Smile]
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I think you may have to wait until registration and try to snag it -- see if it goes through. Although you can search based on member name (using "search" button at top right of page), "al" returns too many names to be listed by the program. I think it may have picked up every name that has "al" in it.

I don't remember seeing an "al" before, though. Just remember to register both "al" (with lower case L) and "aI" (with upper case i), because they look the same. Wards off pretenders to your throne. [Smile]

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Edited to add: They look different when you type them in the text box, but they publish as looking the same on the page everyone else sees after you post.

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I can offer Chuck Norris, Hatrack Alias, and an Art Vandelay with very low mileage.

The rest I'm keeping.
>_>
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quote:
Originally posted by James Tiberius Kirk:
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Giving out old alts is a venerable Hatrack tradition. Shortly before I joined, there was a registration freeze. That's how Dead_Horse got her SN -- it was an old alt of Belle's.
Same here.

--j_k, who is not a trekkie

How is the old bird holding up? <spit shines the hood ornament>
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Perelandra and Grammar Hippy are mine, if anyone wants them. Perelandra is my really, really old moniker from when I was brand-spanking new in Sep 2001. It's up for grabs, but Papa will have to reset the passwords on both accounts because I can't login to either.
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I have a couple (Sydney Carton and Merkwürdigeliebe if I remember correctly) but I don't have the time right now to look up the passwords or even see if they still exist. If anyone is interested, email the address in my profile.
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I'd take Perelandra, but everyone would think I was a boy. [Wink]
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I'd be willing to give up Wetchik.
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I have my snide antagonist alt that only made four posts. I don't recall the password, so I'd have to look it up or see if Papa Janitor can change it for the sake of a newbie!

Chicken Little

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If you have access to the relevant email address, you can reset your own password.
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quote:
Originally posted by Primal Curve:
quote:
Originally posted by James Tiberius Kirk:
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Giving out old alts is a venerable Hatrack tradition. Shortly before I joined, there was a registration freeze. That's how Dead_Horse got her SN -- it was an old alt of Belle's.
Same here.

--j_k, who is not a trekkie

How is the old bird holding up? <spit shines the hood ornament>
Runs like a dream, but I'm thinking of trading it in for another model when the software changes.

[Wink]

--j_k

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I have access to the e-mail it was registered under... it's just that the e-mail is one of about eight possible e-mail accounts.
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So? Trial and error is a perfectly valid scientific technique.

Bando, did you get my email?

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Lookie what I found!

if anyone is interested send an email to sarcastic DOT muppet AT gmail DOT com, and let me know you're from hatrack blah blah blah et cetera. I'd be happy to see this alt go to a loving home. [Smile]

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Nicks I have that are up for grabs include:

Koryu (Avoiding a landmark you say? Who does such a thing?)
Graff^ (can't believe I was the first to register that one.)
Schwa
Homsar
saxonthebeach

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Let's see, I have a couple as well...

A few of these have 0 posts.

-GOD-
The Sherriff A niftty member number
Dr. Seuss I think I want to keep this one...
The Sheriff
Boy Pat
Google
Z

Just email me if you are interested. Josh at zevlag dot com.

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I would pick Procrastination or Fluff, but those were both used in the last year. [Dont Know]
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quote:
Originally posted by Primal Curve:
... Perelandra is my really, really old moniker from when I was brand-spanking new in Sep 2001. ...

Um, I still call you this in my head. [Smile]
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I have Elbereth Gilthoniel I'd be happy to give up to a worthy future hatracker. Email me introducing yourself and I'll change the password for you.
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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
So? Trial and error is a perfectly valid scientific technique.

Bando, did you get my email?

Yup! I set up H.G. Wells for my wife, but she's away on a trip and hasn't posted anything yet.

Thanks for the help!

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So at least this thread has had one intended result. [Smile]

Dunno about anyone else, but no potential newbies have been emailing me. We are unwanted! [Wink]

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I just remembered that I have this nifty screen name. Barely used, and with a surprisingly recent registration date.
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quote:
Originally posted by James Tiberius Kirk:
quote:
Originally posted by Primal Curve:
quote:
Originally posted by James Tiberius Kirk:
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Giving out old alts is a venerable Hatrack tradition. Shortly before I joined, there was a registration freeze. That's how Dead_Horse got her SN -- it was an old alt of Belle's.
Same here.

--j_k, who is not a trekkie

How is the old bird holding up? <spit shines the hood ornament>
Runs like a dream, but I'm thinking of trading it in for another model when the software changes.

[Wink]

--j_k

Hmm, I almost wouldn't mind, but my use of the name 'Iain' online goes back fifteen years.
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quote:
Originally posted by James Tiberius Kirk:
quote:
Originally posted by Primal Curve:
quote:
Originally posted by James Tiberius Kirk:
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Giving out old alts is a venerable Hatrack tradition. Shortly before I joined, there was a registration freeze. That's how Dead_Horse got her SN -- it was an old alt of Belle's.
Same here.

--j_k, who is not a trekkie

How is the old bird holding up? <spit shines the hood ornament>
Runs like a dream, but I'm thinking of trading it in for another model when the software changes.

[Wink]

--j_k

Hmm, I almost wouldn't mind, but my use of the name 'Iain' online goes back fifteen years.
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Does anyone have WillyWonka that I can have?
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It's probably lost in the great abyss with John Lennon.
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I actually have John Lennon.

Well, let me rephrase that- I had John Lennon, but I forgot the password, and I had actually registered it with an email address (nanovak06 at evil corporation dot com) I had for work (through which I'm no longer employed). So if I asked Pop nice enough with my good friend George Washington and his extended family, I might just be able to get the password, and offer that one up.

Coincidentally, I also have Anti-Chris (this is a one time offer, btw) and Billy Joel to offer up.

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It would be hard for me to get used to someone else using Anti-Chris.
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