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The poster formerly known as – the short version

rworange Jun 28, 2006 07:06 PM

Melanie started a great post about new handles/old handles.

However, it would be nice to have a quick view of the new handles. So I’m hoping that Chowhounds will post here if they changed their handle but just post

new name < old name.

If you want to expand or comment like “great to see you back" I’m hoping you will do that in the longer post here.


And, if you are a poster who changed your title on the old software, it might be cool to post here if you want.

Or if you see someone on a home board announce a name change report it here or ask them to report it here.

I’ll get this started with a separate post with my name changes in the past (explanation in the Old Handle/New Handle topic). I’ll also post the names I’ve culled to date.

Names I did not put in the list that are in Melanie’s post. If and when you folks decide to add your names to this list, I’ll delete these notes.

E Eto - I wasn’t sure if you formerly wanted to make that link.
JK Grence the Cosmic Jester – email me if you want to know. Has to do with search

Email (address on My Chow) with comments and requests so that this topic remains a quick cheat sheet reference of handle changes

*** Edited: Just re-read if you read the longer version.

No one needs to follow the request, but again, to make this useful

- Comments in Melanie’s post

  1. gnocchi Nov 11, 2006 08:24 PM

    If Chowhound management doesn't mind people changing their usernames, then why not automate the whole process and have a name change option as part of user profile maintenance. Then it wouldn't be necessary to create an entire new user account, and a thread such as this current one wouldn't be necessary in the future. The software could track all name changes and display whatever notice is necessary.

    This thread may have served a purpose for those who assumed new handles at the time of the changeover from old Chowhound to the CNET version, but it shouldn't be necessary in the future.

    1. Jim Leff Nov 11, 2006 06:25 PM

      Can I ask a naive question? Why's everyone changing their handles? I mean...you've built up credibility and friendships with your old handles.....just because the software is new, why are so many hounds motivated to rename themeselves?

      I've been leading online forums for so long that few things surprise me anymore. But this really surprised me! :)


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      1. re: Jim Leff
        Katie Nell Nov 13, 2006 09:19 PM

        Well, I never changed mine, but I kinda wanted to. I originally started posting under just "Katie" because I didn't really understand how the system worked and there were Bob's and other names like it on the Midwest board, so I just thought that's how it worked. Then, along came another Katie, so I became Katie Nell, not terribly original, but I just couldn't come up with something meaningful in a pinch. (It's kind of like a tattoo... if I'm going to get a tattoo, I would want it to be something that's meaningful to me, but I just can't think of anything, as opposed to getting a rose or something, ya know?!) Maybe I think too hard?!

        1. re: Jim Leff
          ElissaInPlaya Nov 13, 2006 11:26 PM

          Hi Jim,

          I think some people changed their handles because of difficulties with the (beta only) new chowhound site - right when the system went online. I seem to remember some SCARF discussions about trying to register correctly.

          I changed mine from Elissa (only) to be more distinctive; there was another poster with my oh-so-creative nom de plume.

        2. p
          P. Punko Nov 9, 2006 09:04 AM

          P. Punko< CK

          1. s
            SoupNoodles Oct 22, 2006 09:06 PM

            SoupNoodles < Bryan Loofbourrow

            1. Phood Sep 18, 2006 03:04 AM

              With apologies to Phoo D, When "Twofer" became only one, I started posting as phood (one word, and not nearly as clever)
              Oddly, a search of our old posts as twofer finds only a couple of them (regarding harvey guss's meats, Alejo's trattoria, & ladies who lunch) and misses the comparative study of LA barbeques, among others.

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              1. re: Phood
                Ed Dibble Sep 18, 2006 02:58 PM

                I guess we must frequent different boards. But glad to hear about your name. That's another reason for changing my name even if I didn't know about it ahead of time.


              2. Ed Dibble Sep 13, 2006 02:23 PM

                I hate to confuse anyone, but due to folks disliking the possible "foodie" implications of Phoo D, I have renamed myself Ed Dibble. Sorry to be a hassle.


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                1. re: Ed Dibble
                  susancinsf Sep 14, 2006 05:55 AM

                  ok, I admit to being slow, but (while i am in the camp of those who are glad you changed your name, since I don't like the sounds of the word 'foodie') i was quite confused by your new handle....'Who the heck is Ed Dibble and why does ed want to be named after him?'...I had already googled it before I said it aloud and got it.

                  Like I said, I'm slow.

                  But hey! In the process, I did learn that there is in fact an E.D. Dibble (he even has your old CH handle! :-)) who is a fisheries and aquatic wildlife expert....check it out:


                  1. re: Ed Dibble
                    PolarBear Sep 15, 2006 11:35 PM

                    Ed, those of us that have enjoyed your posts and followed you as e.d. over the years (and recently as Phoo D) would never mistake you for a "foodie" ;>P

                  2. c
                    chompy Aug 24, 2006 04:23 AM

                    chompy < Chris Willging

                    1. Robb S Aug 18, 2006 01:25 PM

                      Robb S < Robb S.

                      1. Alice Patis Aug 15, 2006 09:19 PM

                        Um. I'm not bumping this thread ;-)
                        I'm really doing it because I never announced my name change a couple years ago so here it is for the record.

                        Alice Patis < Alice R

                        1. c
                          cedichou Jul 23, 2006 05:58 AM

                          cedichou <-> cedichou

                          I feel silly for not taking advantage of the opportunity to change my handle, like all the cool kids.

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                          1. re: cedichou
                            coll Oct 22, 2006 09:26 PM

                            Me too, I've thought of a few good ones lately so maybe in the future.

                          2. s
                            Sixy Jul 20, 2006 09:44 PM

                            Sixy < Sixy beast

                            1. Up With Olives Jul 18, 2006 08:18 PM

                              Up With Olives < K. McB.

                              1. maillard Jul 18, 2006 01:22 PM

                                maillard < sprout

                                1. twocents Jul 16, 2006 06:02 PM

                                  twocents < ericf

                                  1. y
                                    yamada3 Jul 11, 2006 01:42 AM

                                    alice < yamada3

                                    1. cookie monster Jul 11, 2006 12:56 AM

                                      cookie monster < SH (not a terribly prolific poster but a d*&# fine lurker)

                                      1. r
                                        Ruby Louise Jul 6, 2006 05:28 PM

                                        Ruby Louise < Jennie Sheeks

                                        1. pilinut Jul 6, 2006 05:10 PM

                                          pilinut < Pia

                                          1. b
                                            brownie Jul 5, 2006 03:16 PM

                                            brownie<fresser(from homecooking, nyc, midatl)

                                            1. hatless Jul 5, 2006 03:12 PM

                                              hatless < s.m. koppelman (for the moment, anyway)

                                              1. j
                                                jhleung Jul 5, 2006 06:05 AM

                                                jhleung < Jason [in SF]

                                                1. AliceS Jul 5, 2006 02:42 AM

                                                  AliceS < Alice (not too big a jump)

                                                  1. o
                                                    OnceUponABite Jul 5, 2006 02:41 AM

                                                    OnceUponABite < Wendy Lai

                                                    1. b
                                                      b2g Jul 4, 2006 10:12 PM

                                                      b2g < banana2ndgen

                                                      1. rose water Jul 3, 2006 03:43 AM

                                                        i was freddie on the old board (hanging out on the manhattan and home cooking boards). now i'm rose water.

                                                        1. p
                                                          Produce Addict Jun 30, 2006 03:08 PM

                                                          Produce Addict < D-NY

                                                          1. Amuse Bouches Jun 29, 2006 05:31 PM

                                                            This was a change on the old software, but I was a pretty prolific poster under my old name.
                                                            Amuse Bouches < Caitlin Wheeler

                                                            1. megan Jun 29, 2006 03:03 PM

                                                              Megan < Megan the Librarian

                                                              1. Cynsa Jun 29, 2006 09:12 AM

                                                                Cynsa < Cynthia

                                                                1. a
                                                                  alfairfax Jun 29, 2006 06:35 AM

                                                                  alfairfax < al@fairfax

                                                                  1. k
                                                                    Kuisine Jun 29, 2006 05:46 AM

                                                                    Kuisine < KathySK

                                                                    1. Frosty Melon Jun 28, 2006 11:33 PM

                                                                      Chowderhead < Frosty Melon

                                                                      1. d
                                                                        DrBiggles Jun 28, 2006 10:34 PM

                                                                        DrBiggles < Dr. Biggles

                                                                        1. Dommy Jun 28, 2006 09:18 PM

                                                                          Mattapoisett in LA < P.


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                                                                          1. re: Dommy
                                                                            Mattapoisett in LA Jun 29, 2006 05:22 PM

                                                                            Dommy < Dommy!

                                                                            Mattapoisett in LA [Formerly known as but still called P.]

                                                                          2. Bob Martinez Jun 28, 2006 08:59 PM

                                                                            Whew. I thought you were going to change your handle again.


                                                                            1. r
                                                                              rtmonty Jun 28, 2006 08:40 PM

                                                                              Monty > rtmonty

                                                                              1. rworange Jun 28, 2006 07:06 PM

                                                                                diablita FL < DevFL
                                                                                JMF < The Rogue
                                                                                Josquared < JojoA
                                                                                larochelle < Pssst
                                                                                Pei < nooodles
                                                                                Phoo D < e.d.
                                                                                rworange < Krys < Krys Stanley < Stanley Stephan
                                                                                Velma < love skittles

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