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Should the ability to change your display name continue to be enabled?

Yes
19 (36.5%)
No
31 (59.6%)
Wut?
2 (3.8%)

Total Members Voted: 52

Voting closed: September 17, 2010, 03:55:07 AM

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Offline Beleth

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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #105 on: September 27, 2010, 04:04:18 PM »
Do you really think comparing me to a Nazi over this is funny, relevant, or appropriate?  No wonder I didn't get it.  No one would.
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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #106 on: September 27, 2010, 04:41:21 PM »
That's just not true.
At least one other person got it...probably more.

...and funny? YES 
relevant? meh
appropriate? irrelevant
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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #107 on: September 27, 2010, 05:18:44 PM »
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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #108 on: September 27, 2010, 06:21:54 PM »
I hope that any comparisons between our mods and Nazis are good natured kidding    or trolls you shouldn't feed.
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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #109 on: September 27, 2010, 06:23:50 PM »
The Nazis had red on their arms, just like Beleth's avatar!!! :O

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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #110 on: September 27, 2010, 07:19:18 PM »
So let me get this straight.

Folks have been submitting mod reports for about a month complaining about other members changing their display names to really immature, display-breaking character strings.

Instead of implementing an immediate lockdown of the ability to change display names, I hold a poll to see what the membership in general wants.

The majority want the ability to be disabled.

I give people almost two weeks to change their display name before I lock it down.

In short, I bend over backwards to accommodate the name-changers.

In return for this, I get called a Nazi by one of the name-changers to whom I have been catering all this time.

How about that.
Beleth Lead Farmer, you have 24 hours to decide whether you are going to apologize for this or not.
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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #111 on: September 27, 2010, 07:23:39 PM »
Shit just got real.

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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #112 on: September 27, 2010, 07:49:42 PM »
you people really are taking a stupid joke too serious.
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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #113 on: September 27, 2010, 07:52:53 PM »
Shit just got real.

Consequences will never be the same.

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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #114 on: September 27, 2010, 08:16:50 PM »
If he doesn't apologize, what will happen?

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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #115 on: September 27, 2010, 08:37:35 PM »
Some people just don't like being called Nazis, I guess.
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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #116 on: September 27, 2010, 08:39:02 PM »
Shit just got real.

Consequences will never be the same.

If he don't apologize, will he be reported to the Cyberpolice?
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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #117 on: September 27, 2010, 09:02:17 PM »
Consequences will never be the same.
Whether the consequences have made a permanent change or not has yet to be seen, but when HB got banned and Bunsen called all the mods NAZIs (see: Chew's signature) this didn't happen, so we can at least say that they aren't static properties. Or perhaps they are, and Bunsen, being a Bodhisattva, is simply above them.

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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #118 on: September 27, 2010, 09:06:06 PM »
Who's HB and what is the story of his banning?

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Re: Vote on changing display name here
« Reply #119 on: September 27, 2010, 09:09:09 PM »
How did you get from Bunsen parodying Niemöller to Bunsen calling the mods Nazis?
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