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Guennadiy VANIN
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Javaranch's NamingPolicy
is
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"Obviously fictitious names, or improperly formatted names may be locked out."
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and then condtradicts previous phrase referring, as example, for maha anna:
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"This does not mean that if your formal name is Michael Jingleheimerschmidt that you cannot use "Mike Schmidt". In fact, one of our prestigeous sherriffs is "Mahalakshmi Annadurai", but you know her as "Maha Anna".
Using an unregistered alias for your first few posts is understandable."
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The problem that maha anna is registered and even asked herself in a few posts to call her by petty name maha anna, but not Maha Anna.
For me maha ana is alias, shortcut. No names, in any culture, have small initials!
I already asked a few times and did not receive a precise answer if my username is eligible for giveaways.
If not, then how may I change it. When I tried earlier I lost possibility of postings (even in forums that do not require registrations?!), ability to edit my previous posts and my new username had 0 postings and I lost a few hours for troubleshooting
[This message has been edited by G Vanin (edited November 14, 2001).]
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Your name is eligible.

You cannot change your name. To use a different name you must re-register with the new name.

Your new username will have zero posts just like any other new username. You cannot edit the posts of another user, even if the other user is you.
 
Guennadiy VANIN
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Marilyn deQueiroz,
is it already morning or yet night with you?
Yes, I may use many identities, I just should refuse opportunity "remember username and password" and enter each time the differently registered
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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I am on the same time as the JavaRanch server. When you see the time I post, that is the time where I am.
 
Guennadiy VANIN
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Marilyn de Queiroz,
you are completely barring Jim from any work in this thread
I know the time in Colorado.
The question was about is it the beginning or the end of YOUR "day".
VGV

[This message has been edited by G Vanin (edited November 15, 2001).]
 
Angela Poynton
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And to clarify on your initial comment.

Originally Posted by G Vanin
Javaranch's NamingPolicy is

"Obviously fictitious names, or improperly formatted names may be locked out."

and then condtradicts previous phrase referring, as example, for maha anna:

"This does not mean that if your formal name is Michael Jingleheimerschmidt that you cannot use "Mike Schmidt". In fact, one of our prestigeous sherriffs is "Mahalakshmi Annadurai", but you know her as "Maha Anna".
Using an unregistered alias for your first few posts is understandable."


The first quote you give from the naming policy actually means that names such as "Java Guru" or "X Pert" are not acceptable because they could never be percieved as a "real" name.
People shorted their names all the time, most people just know me as Angie, but when I registered here (Before the naming policy was fully enforced) I chose to use my full name, for some people though this isn't desirable, an example being that of the great maha anna. Had I chose to use "Angie Poynton" as my username that would be acceptable however "Angie P", "AP" and "Java Goddess" wouldn't.
The fact is that we get many more comments about how great this site is and how people actually like this site more BECAUSE of the naming policy than complaints about it.
We don't have many rules here, and I think this one is actually blown out of all proportion by people who go about shouting about their right to register and post as "X Machine" or whatever. The fact is, this is a rule that was set up by the owner of this site who pays his hard earned money to keep this valuable resource available to us, and he asks nothing in return apart from that we keep it nice and friendly and abide by this rule. I personally don't see why people object to that. But that's just me, people are of course always entitled to their opinion.
 
Guennadiy VANIN
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Angie,
thanks for your time. The question was connected with:
1) my desire to compete for giveaway(s)
2)I could not satisfactorily re-register
3)re-registration was recommended by Paul Anil and (ambiguously) by Carl Trusiak, see http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000340.html
VGV
[This message has been edited by G Vanin (edited November 15, 2001).]
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Originally posted by G Vanin:
Marilyn de Queiroz,
The question was about is it the beginning or the end of YOUR "day".
It varies. That particular day ( posted November 14, 2001 05:25 AM ) 5:25 was at the beginning of my day.
 
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> 2)I could not satisfactorily re-register
Ah. You were trying to re-register during our mysterious system problems. Our registration files were corrupted for a few days there, and many people trying to register at that time had troubles. The problem cleared within a few days, and no further problems have been reported - you should be able to register again with a different name if you like. Sorry for the unfortunate timing of your previous attempt.
We do allow single-letter abbreviations of the first name (but not last name). However this fact is not as well-known as it should be, even among bartenders. Usually it's easier to just use a full name. But you can certainly continue as G if you like, and will be eligible for giveaways.
 
Guennadiy VANIN
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Marylin de Queiroz, Angela and Jim,
thank you really for your time.
VGV
 
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