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Jun 24, 2006 04:54 AM

New Handles/Old Handles

I've heard from a few 'hounds via email who've decided to register under new chow handles. Could I ask a favor of you? During this shaking out period, please add a tag line to your posts that lets us (me) know the change. I need to know how to find my trusty chowpals!

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  1. That's a great idea, Melanie. Luckily, we both have catchy handles!

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    1. re: Dave Feldman

      Well, for a moment, I did consider adding "Q" as my middle initial. (vbg)

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Hey, what if we *all* use Q as a middle initial! Signed, squid q kun

        1. re: squid kun

          Hmmmm, maybe I can change my handle to Barbie Q, since I love 'Q... uh, no, I don't think I want to go through a gender change procedure.

          1. re: squid kun

            Naw, it's david q kaplan's intellectual property.

        2. re: Dave Feldman

          I went with a radical new handle so no one will figure out who I am.

          1. re: E Eto

            Yeah, who is that masked ramen eater?!?!?

          2. I decided to go for Longest Screen Name and kept it as close to the same as I could. I am now parenthesis-less, though. I feel so naked.

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            1. Golly, your cosmicness is showing :). I'm gonna stick with Joey Deckle for my nom de manger.

              1. I think I never announced last year that I had changed from The Rogue to JMF... I was getting a little too much flak and decided to mellow out a bit.

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                1. re: JMF

                  Wow, you have/had mellowed out! Glad to see you too.

                2. Well, I was told that I couldn't use e.d. as the new software wouldn't allow dots.

                  So after 6 years as e.d., I have now metamorphosed into Phoo D.

                  I do try to remember to sign posts with my first name (lowercase) as well.

                  So far, I've been enjoying the new interface.


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                  1. re: Phoo D

                    Hey e.d. now Phoo D, glad to see you! I think it's been posted elsewhere that periods and other punctuation are allowed. Maybe you could try again nad keep your original sig.

                    1. re: Melanie Wong

                      This brings up a question I had. What if Poo D finds out that it is possible to register as 'e.d.' How to get rid of the now superfluous 'Phoo D' account?

                      1. re: Paul H

                        Found it - it appears it is possible to use periods. But now the team has to figure out how to let people change their registered name. Here's the note in User Help.


                        1. re: Melanie Wong

                          I think Chowhound user names have a half life of 85K years.

                      2. re: Melanie Wong

                        UPDATE: We're having some troubles right now with usernames registered with periods. Hopefully the developers will work it out but if you sign up with a username including a period, you won't be able to login right now.

                      3. re: Phoo D

                        Hey Ed:

                        really glad I checked into this thread to see this; always like keeping up with your posts and latest thoughts on Monterey restaurants!