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New Handles/Old Handles

Melanie Wong Jun 24, 2006 04:54 AM

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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    Dave Feldman RE: Melanie Wong Jun 24, 2006 06:21 AM

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

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      Melanie Wong RE: Dave Feldman Jun 24, 2006 06:28 AM

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

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        squid kun RE: Melanie Wong Jun 24, 2006 07:03 AM

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

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          ChinoWayne RE: squid kun Jun 24, 2006 07:21 AM

          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.

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            Melanie Wong RE: squid kun Jun 24, 2006 07:27 AM

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

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          E Eto RE: Dave Feldman Jun 24, 2006 07:29 AM

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

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            Melanie Wong RE: E Eto Jun 24, 2006 07:52 AM

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

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              Dave Feldman RE: E Eto Jun 24, 2006 05:11 PM

              I think I worked it out!

          2. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: Melanie Wong Jun 24, 2006 09:45 AM

            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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              Melanie Wong RE: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jun 24, 2006 07:12 PM

              Born again!

            2. Joey Deckle RE: Melanie Wong Jun 24, 2006 10:04 AM

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

              1. JMF RE: Melanie Wong Jun 24, 2006 06:58 PM

                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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                  Melanie Wong RE: JMF Jun 24, 2006 07:11 PM

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

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                  Phoo D RE: Melanie Wong Jun 24, 2006 07:00 PM

                  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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                    Melanie Wong RE: Phoo D Jun 24, 2006 07:11 PM

                    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.

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                      Paul H RE: Melanie Wong Jun 24, 2006 07:16 PM

                      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?

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                        Melanie Wong RE: Paul H Jun 24, 2006 07:38 PM

                        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.


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                          yayadave RE: Melanie Wong Jun 27, 2006 03:46 PM

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

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                        The Chowhound Team RE: Melanie Wong Jun 25, 2006 12:16 AM

                        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.

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                        susancinsf RE: Phoo D Jun 25, 2006 03:31 PM

                        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!


                      4. Melanie Wong RE: Melanie Wong Jun 24, 2006 07:35 PM


                        1. Velma RE: Melanie Wong Jun 24, 2006 08:29 PM

                          Well, I used to be 'love skittles' (not that anybody would notice) because I used to eat them while I surfed but, I don't love them anymore because I broke off a piece of a tooth while eating them. I look like Velma from Scooby Doo so...a new nickname is born!

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                            Melanie Wong RE: Velma Jun 24, 2006 08:35 PM

                            I'm glad I posted this request, many more people changing their names than I had thought. I'll think of you as "used to love skittles". (g)

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                              heidipie RE: Velma Jun 25, 2006 02:40 AM

                              That's funny. I always used to read your old handle not in the sense of

                              "(I) love skittles"

                              but rather as

                              "(Ooh baby, give me some of your) love skittles"

                              ...but that's the kind of thing somebody named Velma might say anyway, so it all makes a kind of cosmic sense.

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                              diablita FL RE: Melanie Wong Jun 25, 2006 12:34 AM

                              I'm another one. I was DevFL, though I haven't had much time to post lately because of work travels. Now I've switched from DevFL to diablita FL, trading one nickname for another.

                              1. heidipie RE: Melanie Wong Jun 25, 2006 02:41 AM

                                I was a tiny bit freaked out just now when I noticed on the SF board that somebody posted as "heidihi." Just so's you all know, that ain't me.

                                1. toodie jane RE: Melanie Wong Jun 25, 2006 02:22 PM

                                  chino wayne could change his ndp to santa claus but we'd all still know it was him! (I think he'd make a great sc)

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                                    ChinoWayne RE: toodie jane Jun 25, 2006 07:21 PM

                                    Certain family members already think I'm Santa Claus, I have the empty wallet to prove it.

                                  2. josquared RE: Melanie Wong Jun 27, 2006 03:02 AM

                                    I think you figured it out already Melanie, but just in case you didn't, here I am in new clothing (actually, it's funny because this is old clothing really, but I got tired of the new clothing)

                                    - The poster formerly known as JojoA

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                                      djk RE: Melanie Wong Jun 27, 2006 03:30 AM

                                      i haven't felt comfortable as yet posting - it's silly i know but while it's all good, it's......large and kind of freaks me out. and the name thing wasn't something i had considered, the idea that it's large and posters have morphed into other posters makes it a whole new universe. until it's not. very interesting though.

                                      1. rworange RE: Melanie Wong Jun 28, 2006 07:08 PM

                                        I started a short list (hopefully) here.


                                        Tho I didn't change my title with the new software, I have in the past. People might have missed those brief formal announcements on the board. Also the reason for the change is gone with the old Site Talk. So here goes:

                                        Stanley Stephan - Chowhound was my first on-line forum. I wanted to reveal as little info to the world as possible so I even changed my sex (wasn't painful


                                        Krys Stanley - got sick of people thinking I was a guy

                                        Krys - Krys is my real first name. I kept accidently typing my real last name and having to ask the Chowhound team to delete those posts

                                        rworange - Now something DOES rhyme with orange. Take that M&M commercial I was watching when I thought up the name.

                                        1. Porthos RE: Melanie Wong Feb 15, 2007 08:19 PM

                                          Does anyone know where "Mike Lee" went? I haven't heard from the guy since the site change. It's almost like the disappearance of "Pepper" 6-7 years ago.

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