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Old 01-27-15, 09:07 PM
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Since my friends hang out here, I am posting this question here

You may have noticed my extensive and extreme whining about not being able to have an avatar. My pitiful cries have reached the upper echelons, and it has been suggested that if I change my 'name' to eliminate the '.', that I MIGHT be able to have an avatar. There is no guarantee, and further, once my name is changed, I can not have my old one back. No more 'Ed.' period.

So, my question for you (it would be nice to make this a poll, but I don't see that option), do you think of me as:

a. Ed
b. Eddot
c. Edperiod

Now the problem with 'a' is that, I believe, it is already taken.

I encourage alternate suggestions.

This is not to say that I'll shed my current moniker for the sake of a avatar, but maybe.
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Old 01-27-15, 09:12 PM
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Old 01-27-15, 09:20 PM
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Why don't you test it. Create another username without a "." See if you can add an avatar. Eduardo.
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Old 01-27-15, 09:21 PM
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Old 01-27-15, 09:30 PM
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Oh Wilbur......
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Old 01-27-15, 09:45 PM
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I don't understand why you can't have an avatar? If you have a paid subscription it is part of it. I must be missing something.
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Old 01-27-15, 09:48 PM
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I can't understand why the period prevents you from having an avatar, but I'll take your word for that. You may also be able to add some other random punctuation, other than the dot/period thing. One forum member's user name starts with a hyphen or something.
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Old 01-27-15, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
I can't understand why the period prevents you from having an avatar, but I'll take your word for that. You may also be able to add some other random punctuation, other than the dot/period thing. One forum member's user name starts with a hyphen or something.
I would leave it as is. Keep with the minority that does not use a graphic.
When I set up my preferences, it is only when I am NOT signed it do I see any avatars.
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Old 01-27-15, 10:37 PM
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I have a dot in mine and it doesn't block the handsome avatar of mine. However, Edvald Boasson Hagen is a good new username.
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Old 01-27-15, 11:41 PM
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actually, i remember having this problem when i first joined. something goofed, and tom fixed it for me.
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EdTheFred would be a great screen name. Especially if you're a Fred.
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There is a medication for this ED problem.
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Old 01-28-15, 05:51 AM
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Pick a whole new name that has nothing to do with anything. Something stupid. You know ….like rootboy.
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Your current name, Ed., Makes me think of this:


So there's really no where to go but up.
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Pick a whole new name that has nothing to do with anything. Something stupid. You know .like rootboy.
- But if he does that, he might feel the urge to change his newly acquired avatar as often as his underwear. - Or oftener !
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Originally Posted by tmh657 View Post
Why don't you test it. Create another username without a "." See if you can add an avatar. Eduardo.
If you choose to try this, please don't do that without getting a Admin's permission first. Multiple accounts from the same IP makes the Chiefs around here feel bad.
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Old 01-28-15, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
- But if he does that, he might feel the urge to change his newly acquired avatar as often as his underwear. - Or oftener !
Hey. That's half the fun. Keep's people guessing.

And you keep my underwear out of this!
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We don't need no stinkin' avatars.
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Old 01-28-15, 09:00 AM
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Editor. By that I mean just Editor

Or no change at all.
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Being an existing member (as opposed to a new member picking a name for the first time), you have the ability to browse the member list and see what names are already taken. Your name sits on page 38 of the "E" list, among a zillion other ed's of various forms. Yes, there is someone named Ed without the period. (Lots of other guys end somehow with a period, too!) No need to start a new profile. The admins have the ability to go into your profile and change your name to any name you choose that is not already being used - I know this from my own experience as an admin on another forum that runs on VBulletin.

Two names that are available: Just Ed and ItsMe Ed
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