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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 4:38 pm 
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Hi All,

I would like to propose that all members change your username to your real name.

We have a fantastic virtual club, and I for one would like to know the real names of all our friends here...

Could all members please consider this carefully?

This is not compulsory at the moment for existing members, but I will be changing the registration form to require real names as usernames...

If you are not sure how to make the change, please PM or email me your real name (and current username) and I would be pleased to change it for you.

Regards,

Adam


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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 5:44 pm 
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This is a good idea Adam,

I think that our forum (or virtual club) is quite different from other forums, as we are not a "busy street" , but a small neighboorhood, and relationship among members is quite different, direct, close and friendly.

There is no need, to my understanding, to operate behind a nick-name, as we are corresponding in a closed circle...

anyhow, several members are allready using their real name, like you and me, Gilad, and others.

On top of all, I do not see any benefit tp protect privacy by using a nick.. as it is a hobby after all, only a hobby mixed with friendship..

just my two nickels

Michael Mass

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:16 am 
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Adam,

I've added my real name to the new box in the User Profile, the rest is up to you, I think, as I don't see where I can change my username.

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Olaf

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:56 am 
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you got a pm withmy request.

I like the idea and can find my self in your way of thingking

Jan-Willem

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 11:14 am 
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Olaf & Jan-Willem, thanks for your support on this...(I have changed your usernames)

For all other members, this is the procedure to change your username.

1. Click "User Control Panel"
2. Click "Profile"
3. Click "Edit Account Settings"
4. Enter your real name as your username
5. Make sure you add your current password where shown before you finish.
6. To finish, click "Submit"

If you still have problems, PM or email me your current username and real name and I will be pleased to change it for you.

Adam


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:07 pm 
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Done, Good Idea

Wasn't sure if i should change to the name my mother calls me or the name my firends call me.
For the sake of descency - changed to what my mother calls me. :D

Sometimes i don't think it is people hiding behind a nick but just what you get used to online.
When I applied to Yahoo groups for a pass word, I couldn't get Kevin Benson as a username, I couldnt even get heavykev, so ended up with heavykev42.
Same with my email.

I think this just ends up overflowing on to the rest of the net and I do agree that knowing real names makes things far more personal.

I would still love to see a thread where we can make introductions and write a bit about who we are, what we do, where we live and what our model room looks like without have to clutter other threads with this stuff.

i am sure that a lot of members would find this most interesting and also a good place to make introductions

an exaple of this on another forum
http://www.timelinesforum.com/forums/sh ... php?t=1177

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:44 pm 
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I would still love to see a thread where we can make introductions and write a bit about who we are, what we do, where we live and what our model room looks like without have to clutter other threads with this stuff.


Good idea Kev....I'll add this ASAP.

Adam


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:28 pm 
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G'day Adam,
I agree with what Michael & Kevin have said as well and so I also have gone from "Oz steel beast" to my real name. A top idea!!! :D
Cheers,
Andy

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 3:07 am 
I too would prefer the friendly, open attitude of simply using our real names. Although I registered here under the same username I operate with on several other, non-related sites, I always like to sign posts with my real name. Now, for example:
Best Regards to All,
Ray :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 4:40 am 
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Call me paranoid, which is fair as paranoia runs in my family, but some people may have cause for concern. In my mind, those of us who live in the diaspora (not in Israel) and have served in the IDF, may be cautious about posting on the internet our names and the fact that we served. As nice of a warm group as this is (and it really is) there may be those interested in harming Israeli/Jewish interests (soft targets).

The way I see it I either hide my name or my IDF service history.

Just food for thought.

Handasa

AKA Michael (last name withheld:)


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