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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.

                  ed

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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.

                        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                        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!

                        Susan