The old chestnut of the User Name Amnesty?

(96 Posts)
AlpacaLypse Thu 01-May-14 21:25:54

I really do think a Username that was used for about a week and a half five years ago and has lain dormant ever since should be freed up. Maybe HQ could email dormant username owners and give them (say) thirty days to confirm they still want the name? Obviously some names should never be revived eg Mitmoo but I'm thinking the sort that posted once for innocuous advice and then drifted off, either nc-ing or to Another Site?

What do you reckon?

OverAndAbove Thu 01-May-14 21:27:57

Oh yes! It's so restricting, and new user names are going to get more and more restricted and less meaningful. Let's have a clear-out!

adv1cen33d3d Thu 01-May-14 21:29:07

My nickname changed all by itself after the bleeding heart thing. Along with all my nickname history

Nocomet Thu 01-May-14 21:30:01

Please! There's one I want that I have never seen used!

usualsuspectt Thu 01-May-14 21:30:25

Some new posters just seem to stick a number on the end of user names that are already taken.

AlpacaLypse Thu 01-May-14 21:32:11

<narrows eyes>

I've been wondering about your extra letter 't' suspect grin

AlpacaLypse Thu 01-May-14 21:40:10

For example, I was once NewYearNewNickname, for a few weeks. Now that's blocked forever. We're not allowed to use any special characters, but presumably Tech could authorise something so someone else could be NewYearNewNickname#2

usualsuspectt Thu 01-May-14 21:43:14

You can use any nickname if you stick a number on the end.

AtYourCervix Thu 01-May-14 21:47:10

But numbers look a bit shit.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 01-May-14 21:47:54

I'd quite fancy changing my name to MitMoo.

Fenton Thu 01-May-14 21:50:22

I've always loved your nn Cervix, it was genius. I remember when you changed to it. (I think, unless I've got it really wrong)

JustineMum3net Thu 01-May-14 21:50:34

Hi, I'd just like to say this is a really great idea and I will be making the changes within the next 30 seconds

usualsuspectt Thu 01-May-14 21:51:06

I know numbers look shit, but it doesn't seem to stop new users from nicking old names and using them.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 01-May-14 21:51:13

grin

VivaLeBeaver Thu 01-May-14 21:52:01

I've just tried to change my username and I can't remember my bloody password after the big reset.

I agree, have namechanged tonight but have one that i would have loved to use and it hasn't been used in the last 5 years!
I would very much put money into whichever charity pot they want

AtYourCervix Thu 01-May-14 21:54:00

Bagsy Mitmoo1

Maryz Thu 01-May-14 21:54:28

Viva, I bet Mitmoo, Mittmoe, Mitttmoo, Mittmooo and all variations thereof are already taken. We had an entire thread of them once, along with MaryMitmoo, MitmooWatch, AnyMitmoo, and anything else you could think of.

MNHQ deleted it, I have no idea why [baffled]

Awks Thu 01-May-14 21:54:34

Oh god please let #sugartits come free

Mitmoo1 Thu 01-May-14 21:55:58

Ha!

AlpacaLypse Thu 01-May-14 21:58:48

Oh god WHAT HAVE I STARTED!!!!

<hangs head in shame and tries to think of a splendid trolly Mitmoo based name that someone hasn't already taken...>

Mitmoo1 Thu 01-May-14 22:00:16

It's not your fault Alpaca. Usual said numbers were ok.

usualsuspectt Thu 01-May-14 22:02:20

Don't blame me.

I was just saying...

TalkinPeace Thu 01-May-14 22:02:34

my name has also been used with a 1 and a 2 on the end ..... by me !

AlpacaLypse Thu 01-May-14 22:04:42

I'll be back when I've finished registering AlpacaLypse1, 2 and 3, not to mention a few variations of DeepRedBetty and randommoment. <outs self but frankly beyond caring>

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