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Old 10-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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I noticed the sister site is letting all members do a one time name change....would it be possible for us to get something like that as well?

That would be awesome.

NAME CHANGE THREAD ON PS3T
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:08 PM   #2
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It looks like the reason that they are having that is because they still don't have a subscriber program. We already have a way to change names through subscribing, so we have no reason to have a name change period here.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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It looks like the reason that they are having that is because they still don't have a subscriber program. We already have a way to change names through subscribing, so we have no reason to have a name change period here.
I understand that and if I could afford to do it I would subsrcibe. I saw that over there and thought I would ask. It would be nice of the site.....that's all I'm saying.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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Personally I feel that the site should allow one free change. A number of different forums allow this - some even have the interface so users can do it themselves - so I don't see why we shouldn't.

I understand Creech is busy, but a name change only takes a few clicks. $10 for that seems a bit much.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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Giving out a free name change would undermine the benefit of subscribing. And just a word to the wise, in the past people who've asked for a free name change have ended up coming out of it with worse names.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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Personally I feel that the site should allow one free change. A number of different forums allow this - some even have the interface so users can do it themselves - so I don't see why we shouldn't.

I understand Creech is busy, but a name change only takes a few clicks. $10 for that seems a bit much.
It would be nice....heck maybe make it that you have to be on the site a certain amount of time or a certain amount of posts. I guess if it's the only way I'll subscribe for one month...just seems like alot for a couple of clicks.

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Giving out a free name change would undermine the benefit of subscribing. And just a word to the wise, in the past people who've asked for a free name change have ended up coming out of it with worse names.
Yeah....Moobs comes to mind. Don't you get a bunch of other perks for subscribing? (a sub forum, larger limits for avatar and sig)

I'm not asking for any of that other stuff, so it shouldn't really undermine the subscriber program.
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Yeah....Moobs comes to mind. Don't you get a bunch of other perks for subscribing? (a sub forum, larger limits for avatar and sig)

I'm not asking for any of that other stuff, so it shouldn't really undermine the subscriber program.
Yep, but the majority of people subscribe for the name change. Most current subscribers don't even know about the larger limits for sigs & avatars.
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Yep, but the majority of people subscribe for the name change. Most current subscribers don't even know about the larger limits for sigs & avatars.
Well honestly, I don't even think the signature size is even moderated a lot, I've seen many people over the limit.

I think the default sig size on the site should be the same size as the ones on ps3t. But then again, if this was a new rule it'll just take away one incentive for subscribing.
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Well honestly, I don't even think the signature size is even moderated a lot, I've seen many people over the limit.

I think the default sig size on the site should be the same size as the ones on ps3t. But then again, if this was a new rule it'll just take away one incentive for subscribing.
Trust me.....they mods pay attention. They eventually catch them.

But yeah....next month I sign up to subscribe, change my name and see if I like it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:58 PM   #10
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I was thinking about changing my GT after GSL so having a forum name to match would be cool...
Do people sub for one month just for the option to change?
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Do people sub for one month just for the option to change?
i believe i've seen people do that.

personally, i think this should remain a sub perk. and as far as it being a few clicks, if it was 'open month' for people wanting a name change, i would have thought those few clicks turn into 100's if not 1000's of clicks for all the people wanting to change.
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I was thinking about changing my GT after GSL so having a forum name to match would be cool...
Do people sub for one month just for the option to change?
I can't get a straight answer if that is ok. I am assuming I can cancel my subscription any anytime.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:23 AM   #13
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I can't get a straight answer if that is ok. I am assuming I can cancel my subscription any anytime.
of course it's ok. your subscriber tenure is entirely up to you. and for the month you are subscribed, you are entitled to every perk that every other subscriber gets. after your first month, go into your paypal account and cancel the payment.
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There will not be any free name changes, as you can see at PS3T they are only doing that thread because they don't have a Sub program (yet) so it's a one off thing.

Here we have always been pretty clear that you can only change your name if you subscribe, and that is the way it will remain. Of course you can subscribe for as long (or as little) time as you want, so that's up to you.
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Jackanape answered any outstanding questions correctly, but I thought I would touch one thing that was brought up....

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And just a word to the wise, in the past people who've asked for a free name change have ended up coming out of it with worse names.
This is because Minty could be a royal dick at times, which I find unprofessional. If someone asks for a free name change, just direct them to the subscriber program.
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