Local MN & Name Choice

(6 Posts)
rockinhippy Fri 23-Nov-12 11:57:43

I think its great that for those who care about staying incognito that there is the option to have a new NN just for your MN local -

BUT as I don't generally post anything I wouldn't say to anyones face, I'm quite happy to keep my usual NN and I'm brain dead a lot of the time and probably wouldn't remember a new NN anyway but my MN local WON"T LET ME - I had to name for it though my new local name is probably more accurate

I'm sure I've already done the name thing on my local site, but it refused point blank to let me in without a new name or even a more similar one than it eventually accepted - wondering if anyone else had this problem & can anything be done about itconfused

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Nov-12 14:15:23

Hello. And yes, we're sorry - we know it doesn't suit everyone but having the option to keep your "usual" MN name or change it was just too complicated for us to build in to the new Local setup.

Have you tried rockinhippyA or rockinhippy1 ?

Might be a workable and recognisable compromise?

rockinhippy Sat 24-Nov-12 20:10:44

Hi, thanks for reply & explanation Helen, & yes I do understand I am probably in the minority, so it makesvsense if you can't set it up to accept both waysm- I did try several variations, but it still didn't allow, thougndid allow me notsorockinhippy, - which probably suits me better at the moment anywaygrin - fingers crossed I can remember it

UniS Sat 24-Nov-12 22:21:20

Huuuummm, won't let me me even set a new name... every time I try I get the message that that name can not used. I've tried 3 times now. am about to give up on MN local. I didn't use it that much before,so I won't miss it.

steppemum Sat 24-Nov-12 22:26:13

what! I have to name change to join mn local?? Sorry but that is me out. I don't name change. This is me, I am recognisable by anyone who knows me, I don't say anything I wouldn't say in rl.

I know I am in the minority too.

UniS Sat 24-Nov-12 23:04:46

OK, OK. I have managed to set a local name, but only once I'd tried a name that shared no characters with my other name. My previous tries all had half the characters the same.

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