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« on: November 05, 2011, 12:37:51 AM »

Outside of people wanting to change their online tags to something offensive, what makes the regular gamer want to change their online gamertag?  If you get to know someone by their tag, for me it really messes me up when an online friend changes their tag to something else.  I know Harkonis as Harkonis.  If he were to change his name to BirthdayKittyCupcake or something it would really be difficult to make the moniker adjustment.

For example, does anyone know who "Kitten0Death" is?  It has been driving me crazy as I haven't accepted any new friend invites, which means it must be someone I already had on my list who changed their name.  Problem is, I have no idea who that might be.   saywhat
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 01:59:23 AM »

I have a friend list full of people from both here and OO, but there a lot that I don't know any more because names have changed over time.  I definitely agree that it can be confusing, and I have removed people in the past just because I don't know who they are and we haven't played together for a long time.  Personally, I have no desire to make a significant change in my gamertag and don't think that I ever will...with the exception of a small change to rid my name of the numbers I've tacked on to the end if 'disarm' ever becomes available again.  I had to tack something extra onto my gamertag because the plain name is still linked to someone from the original Xbox Live service despite it never being used on the 360 icon_mad
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011, 03:05:35 AM »

there were/are a couple of guys here that always change their tags at the same time, and they do it frequently.  They also are no longer on my friends list.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 05:46:05 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on November 05, 2011, 03:05:35 AM

there were/are a couple of guys here that always change their tags at the same time, and they do it frequently.  They also are no longer on my friends list.

I'm getting to that point as well.  If you change your name and don't tell anyone, how are we to know who you are? 

Still don't know who Kitten0Death is.   icon_confused
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 05:47:47 AM »

He appears to be one of our wacky Danes.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2011, 04:19:36 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on November 05, 2011, 12:37:51 AM

I know Harkonis as Harkonis.  If he were to change his name to BirthdayKittyCupcake or something it would really be difficult to make the moniker adjustment.

Yeah, but wouldn't it be awesome to hear the reaction of folks who get killed a dozen times in a ten minute round by "BirthdayKittyCupcake"? icon_biggrin
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011, 04:20:10 PM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 05, 2011, 04:19:36 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 05, 2011, 12:37:51 AM

I know Harkonis as Harkonis.  If he were to change his name to BirthdayKittyCupcake or something it would really be difficult to make the moniker adjustment.

Yeah, but wouldn't it be awesome to hear the reaction of folks who get killed a dozen times in a ten minute round by "BirthdayKittyCupcake"? icon_biggrin

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011, 09:09:46 PM »

Lol I'm kitten0death. Used to be metaldiaper. I honestly thought live let people know that I changed my gamer tag, I'm sorry frown. I changed it because I've always hated metaldiaper. Although kitten0death has lost its charm for me, I'll be keeping it.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011, 09:12:13 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 05, 2011, 05:47:47 AM

He appears to be one of our wacky Danes.
WHAT IN THE HELL!! I live in Massachusetts  saywhat
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2011, 10:14:27 PM »

Quote from: Louis Cypher on November 05, 2011, 09:09:46 PM

Lol I'm kitten0death. Used to be metaldiaper. I honestly thought live let people know that I changed my gamer tag, I'm sorry frown. I changed it because I've always hated metaldiaper. Although kitten0death has lost its charm for me, I'll be keeping it.

Yay, glad to know that!  I saw DeathKitten in my Steam friends list a couple months ago and honestly had no idea who it was.  Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2011, 10:38:41 PM »

Quote from: Louis Cypher on November 05, 2011, 09:12:13 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 05, 2011, 05:47:47 AM

He appears to be one of our wacky Danes.
WHAT IN THE HELL!! I live in Massachusetts  saywhat

Then either that's not your Steam profile and someone else is known as kitten0death too, or you need to do some updating. smile
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2011, 11:20:12 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 05, 2011, 10:38:41 PM

Quote from: Louis Cypher on November 05, 2011, 09:12:13 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 05, 2011, 05:47:47 AM

He appears to be one of our wacky Danes.
WHAT IN THE HELL!! I live in Massachusetts  saywhat

Then either that's not your Steam profile and someone else is known as kitten0death too, or you need to do some updating. smile
Its mine alright. Someone has been messing around it seems.
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2011, 11:35:24 PM »

Quote from: Louis Cypher on November 05, 2011, 09:09:46 PM

Lol I'm kitten0death. Used to be metaldiaper. I honestly thought live let people know that I changed my gamer tag, I'm sorry frown. I changed it because I've always hated metaldiaper. Although kitten0death has lost its charm for me, I'll be keeping it.

yay one more on my list i can honestly say i know who they are now(i have loads on there,i haven't got the foggiest because people change their name),i actually thought Calvin had changed his tag,but it seems he has more likely taken himself off my list...and why does that guy not post on here anymore?


there is a reason why i would change a gamertag,i have 'Orphanusa' which is my USA gamertag...and it was pointed out to me that it contains the word 'anus'  disgust Tongue...but not paying 800 space bucks to change it now
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2011, 03:23:44 AM »

Go with JapanUSRelations (for 800, Trebek!)
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2011, 05:15:56 PM »

I had to change mine after it got hacked for the 4th time and they gave me the 800 points to change it.

Sucks, but I really had no choice.  icon_frown
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2011, 05:36:07 PM »

I've thought about changing mine, just because I have gamed with a lot of OO/GT people, and my gamertag "JNacht" has absolutely nothing to do with "Boudreaux".  I just didn't give my gamertag a lot of thought.  Boudreaux was already taken, and I abhor the variations like /Boudreaux\ or **Boudreaux** or Boudreaux9372 so I went with the other.

It wasn't until awhile later that I realized people who knew me as Boudreaux on various forums were probably going "who the hell is JNacht?".  

On the other hand, I have no problem keeping Isgrimnur/Hadron Smasher straight, so maybe it's not a big deal.
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2011, 05:48:39 PM »

Quote from: Boudreaux on November 06, 2011, 05:36:07 PM

I've thought about changing mine, just because I have gamed with a lot of OO/GT people, and my gamertag "JNacht" has absolutely nothing to do with "Boudreaux".  I just didn't give my gamertag a lot of thought.  Boudreaux was already taken, and I abhor the variations like /Boudreaux\ or **Boudreaux** or Boudreaux9372 so I went with the other.

It wasn't until awhile later that I realized people who knew me as Boudreaux on various forums were probably going "who the hell is JNacht?".  

On the other hand, I have no problem keeping Isgrimnur/Hadron Smasher straight, so maybe it's not a big deal.

I also have no issues remembering that Isgrimnur is the Hardon Smasher, and I haven't had any problem remembering that you're JNacht, especially since I still call you "Boudreaux" whenever we play together anyway, but that's because these names have stuck from the start.  The random changes that take place after you've gotten to know a gamertag cause me more fits than differentiating between gamertags vs. forum names.  Isgrimnur has always been the Hardon Smasher, but if he were to randomly change to something else then I'd probably continue to know him as his preceding alias.

It's not that I have a serious problem with people changing their online names, but it would help if you told us in some way, such as using your quote option on Live to list what your name used to be or something.  Otherwise I think if you become unknown on someone's friends list you risk being dropped.

It's like this Daylight Savings nonsense.  I sat down to watch football at the usual 10am start time only to find that it would be another hour before kickoff.   saywhat  Feel free to change your clocks, regardless of how archaic the tradition has become, but at least tell the rest of us who don't change our clocks that you've messed things up in your usual biannual manner.   disgust
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2011, 05:55:18 PM »

We can't all live in the DST-free zone that is AZ.  Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2011, 07:25:13 PM »

I used to,  then the establishment ripped it out from under me
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2011, 04:05:29 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on November 06, 2011, 07:25:13 PM

I used to,  then the establishment ripped it out from under me


damn you establishment!!!!!!!     

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« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2011, 04:13:05 AM »

Gah, I loathe how in Steam everyone changes their nicks at the drop of the hat, making me rely on profile pic alone, and even then I may confuse a person or two...bleh.
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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2011, 07:22:16 PM »

Quote from: Boudreaux on November 06, 2011, 05:36:07 PM

On the other hand, I have no problem keeping Isgrimnur/Hadron Smasher straight, so maybe it's not a big deal.

Wait, it's HAD-RON?
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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2011, 03:09:12 PM »

Quote from: Purge on November 07, 2011, 07:22:16 PM

Quote from: Boudreaux on November 06, 2011, 05:36:07 PM

On the other hand, I have no problem keeping Isgrimnur/Hadron Smasher straight, so maybe it's not a big deal.

Wait, it's HAD-RON?


Nope, HARD-ON.
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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2011, 03:30:50 PM »

Quote from: WalkingFumble on November 09, 2011, 03:09:12 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 07, 2011, 07:22:16 PM

Quote from: Boudreaux on November 06, 2011, 05:36:07 PM

On the other hand, I have no problem keeping Isgrimnur/Hadron Smasher straight, so maybe it's not a big deal.

Wait, it's HAD-RON?


Nope, HARD-ON.

You took the funny right out of that. crybaby
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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2011, 03:39:09 PM »

Which is why I let it lie. 
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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2011, 04:02:44 PM »

Grim,

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