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6/3/13 | self

Posted on 06/05/2013 7:46:10 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight

This topic comes up occassionally, but now is as good a time as any to bring it up again.

I often wonder whether changing your handle on FR matters. I believe in the current environment that changing your handle is about as safe, sound, and secure as changing your password in certain instances.

I also know how well changing a username corrupts the database both for boon and bane.

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WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR USER NAME?

YES

or

NO


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: change; handle; security; user
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1 posted on 06/05/2013 7:46:10 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Call me on verizon and I’ll tell you in privacy.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 7:47:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Nope!


3 posted on 06/05/2013 7:47:35 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: cripplecreek

You mean, *privacy*.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 7:48:21 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

No, I think there’s a benefit to being known by name.

After awhile, you get to know “I like this person’s posts, they’re probably worth clicking on”...

Changing your handle means starting from scratch in building up a reputation. Why start from scratch and waste the reputation you’ve built?


5 posted on 06/05/2013 7:48:48 PM PDT by jfd1776
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Hell no, I have the coolest user name ever!


6 posted on 06/05/2013 7:49:41 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (0bama called in the Marines to hold his umbrella but wouldn't to protect our ambassador in Benghazi)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
It's pretty easy to tell who is posting based on their writing patterns.

/johnny

7 posted on 06/05/2013 7:49:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

NO!

NOR would I change my tagline!!


8 posted on 06/05/2013 7:49:53 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: jfd1776

What is an online reputation worth, at the end of the day?


9 posted on 06/05/2013 7:49:54 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

It supposed to be the 6th of June according to C.W. McCall today is June 5. Maybe tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwaygKjs2fI

Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
In a Kenworth pullin’ logs
Cab over Pete with a reefer on
And a Jimmy haulin’ hogs


10 posted on 06/05/2013 7:51:14 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Trolls would love that.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 7:51:43 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Yes!

The FReeper formerly known as Warthogtjm!



I asked Jim beforehand and he was most accomodating - kept me on all of the ping lists I had subscribed to - a seamless transfer. :)



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

12 posted on 06/05/2013 7:51:55 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Ditto that)!


13 posted on 06/05/2013 7:53:07 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I would if my handle was “FU Obama and your sasquatch wife” but the mods will reject it...


14 posted on 06/05/2013 7:53:32 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Did he let you keep your signup date? Seniority among Freepers is pretty important, ya know.


15 posted on 06/05/2013 7:54:10 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
no...
16 posted on 06/05/2013 7:55:05 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mojo114

¡Gracias!


17 posted on 06/05/2013 7:56:00 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (0bama called in the Marines to hold his umbrella but wouldn't to protect our ambassador in Benghazi)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Why on earth would you change your handle? If you don’t have the courage to stand behind what you post here then you really shouldn’t post.


18 posted on 06/05/2013 7:56:31 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I’d change mine to M9, but I’m pretty sure over time it’d be seen as a mistake.


19 posted on 06/05/2013 7:57:09 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

No. One me, one name. Love me or hate me, I’m still the same.


20 posted on 06/05/2013 7:59:36 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Ronin
As a matter of fact, he did. It is indeed important - I salute you for yours, sir!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 06/05/2013 8:01:06 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

No, I would not. If I’ve made mistakes in the past, let them stand. That was what I thought then.


22 posted on 06/05/2013 8:01:09 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: ConorMacNessa

Well, geez! I can cetainly see why you might have wanted to change that. LOL


23 posted on 06/05/2013 8:03:04 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Well, I picked mine to be easy to peck out on the keyboard quick, back about enda '97..

And, later, it was cool. For eight years or so...

It's still cool and easy to peck out, so I ain't gonna change it.

Hee, hee, hee...

24 posted on 06/05/2013 8:03:56 PM PDT by W. (B. Franklin printed currency that said "TO COUNTERFEIT IS DEATH.' Can we put that on our ballots?)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Nope.

Keep the headstone engraving simple.

No “Formerly known as...” or “AKA ...”

Just:

Scrambler Bob
Done in by the Feds.


25 posted on 06/05/2013 8:04:54 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

No.
(and the tagline stays, until it doesn’t apply.)


26 posted on 06/05/2013 8:04:55 PM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

You name on FR is you and your rep is built over time based on that name. Believe me a 1997 sign on is worth more points than a 2013, for good or ill.


27 posted on 06/05/2013 8:07:33 PM PDT by Little Bill (A)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

If you keep changing your handle people think your like singer without a real name. You know the purple cow guy. I don’t think you can change it anyway.


28 posted on 06/05/2013 8:07:49 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I’ve had three: culprit, flake and now hurl and next would have to include some other country as a prefix when I get I decide to leave if ‘16 goes wrong.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 8:08:47 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I see no reason to.

The opinions expressed by me are my own.

Some are not in the mainstream, but they are mine.


30 posted on 06/05/2013 8:09:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
NO
31 posted on 06/05/2013 8:11:17 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
What embarrassing thing did you do that you are trying to hide from?
32 posted on 06/05/2013 8:15:18 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Why should I, I’m not even logged in.


33 posted on 06/05/2013 8:15:30 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Some nicks are legendary like laz or Kristin or travis McGee or diogenisis or buckhead or johnhuang2 or nutmeg or hijinx or that Jim Thompson guy

Why change history?


34 posted on 06/05/2013 8:16:29 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: McGavin999; NowApproachingMidnight
I agree with McGavin.

I've made a fool of myself, I've made great posts, made enemies and friends. I'd never change my handle here. It's like family.

So I'm the bitchy aunt...

35 posted on 06/05/2013 8:16:30 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Many years ago management got a nastygram threatening legal action over an article I wrote and posted here.

To throw the dog off the scent JR agreed to pull the article and “ban” me. I re-incarnated under a different name for about a year then returned as rebelbase.


36 posted on 06/05/2013 8:18:29 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
If they start rounding us up a name change won’t help me a bit. A few posts they’ll locate me in a matter of minutes.
37 posted on 06/05/2013 8:18:38 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Many of us know each other personally

Not much online anonymity

Easy to find me....I don’t really hide

I have actually had folks realize they know me from Mississippi or my wife’s kin here in TN

out ta the blue

Just don’t say nothing you don’t want to have to eat


38 posted on 06/05/2013 8:19:30 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: MestaMachine
I used the sobriquet "Warthog" for years on other forums, chat rooms, etc. - even my law partners referred to me as Warthog. When I shipped on FR, Warthog was taken so I added my initials at the end. It was not long before I wanted to change to something that hearkened back to my Celtic heritage. I first tried to change to Cuchulain, but it was already taken. So I went for Conchubar Mac Nessa, High King of the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. I used the anglicized spelling rather than the traditional - thought the traditional spelling would seem bizarre to those not familiar with Irish Mythology.



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

39 posted on 06/05/2013 8:19:39 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

No...


40 posted on 06/05/2013 8:19:56 PM PDT by 103198
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

changed it years ago. So when I crow that I am from the class of 98 everyone ignores me because ones join date does not coorespond with ones new name.


41 posted on 06/05/2013 8:21:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Ronin

I did. For the first few months here, I was “will1776”. When JR changed my handle, I kept my sign up date.


42 posted on 06/05/2013 8:21:09 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.Psalms55:9)
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To: KittenClaws
You're not bitchy, you're unique.


43 posted on 06/05/2013 8:21:27 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (0bama called in the Marines to hold his umbrella but wouldn't to protect our ambassador in Benghazi)
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To: editor-surveyor

I used to be AHawkish76er, but after losing access to my email account was forced to change it. I have done nothing that I am ashamed of. I just realize more than ever how you are tracked. I realize how to muck that tracking. Changing your password does not muck tracking. It’d be analagous to an animal you were tracking changing noses. Doesn’t matter. On the other hand, I agree a reputation is important, albeit somewhat subjective as to value.


44 posted on 06/05/2013 8:22:28 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: chicagolady

Hope you never change your handle, and that you never change period.

Godspeed,RP.


45 posted on 06/05/2013 8:22:48 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep


46 posted on 06/05/2013 8:23:50 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

What? And screw up the government lists I’m already on?


47 posted on 06/05/2013 8:23:56 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Rebelbase

Lovely to see you again my friend.


48 posted on 06/05/2013 8:24:04 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Just so ParrotsUp never changes his.


49 posted on 06/05/2013 8:24:45 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: wardaddy

What if you put your handle name history in your profile? This would be uncrawlable by most bots/spiders, or at least unindexable in some cases.


50 posted on 06/05/2013 8:26:29 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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