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OnlineLearyfan
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Statute of limitations on user names
    #568440 - 03/03/02 11:18 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

You know, as I remember, when someone tries to become a new member of the Shroomery, it is very difficult to find a user name that has not been taken. I put in tons of names that were all rejected because someone already had them. I ended up getting frustrated, and putting in "learyfan", and when it accepted it I said "fuck it", even though it wasn't my first or 500th choice.I have never seen those people with the names I wanted once, since i've been here.

I say we find a way to go through all of the user names that have not been used in........oh say, 2 years, and put them up for grabs. Most of them probably posted once or twice and left.

I hope it won't be too hard to do this. It's a good idea, no?



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Re: Statute of limitations on user names [Re: Learyfan]
    #568597 - 03/03/02 02:18 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

it's actually been done before, believe it or not. on at least one occasion all users with 0 posts were erased. i don't know about users who were inactive for a long time, though....


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Re: Statute of limitations on user names [Re: Learyfan]
    #568674 - 03/03/02 03:55 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I got my name on the first go.


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Re: Statute of limitations on user names [Re: CuckoosNest]
    #568847 - 03/03/02 07:00 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I got mine first try too, man! Except I wanted to change after a while, but I said "fuck that" and went with this one for good.


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Re: Statute of limitations on user names [Re: Learyfan]
    #569449 - 03/04/02 11:25 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

So what do the moderators say?



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Re: Statute of limitations on user names [Re: Learyfan]
    #569648 - 03/04/02 03:38 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

We'll do another purge soon...

What would be nice is to remove any account that has say 5 or less posts and hasn't been used in over 1yr. Also get rid of inactive accounts from over 1 1/2yrs.....


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