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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

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  1. rworange RE: 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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      rtmonty RE: rworange Jun 28, 2006 08:40 PM

      Monty > rtmonty

      1. Bob Martinez RE: rworange Jun 28, 2006 08:59 PM

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


        1. Dommy RE: rworange Jun 28, 2006 09:18 PM

          Mattapoisett in LA < P.


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            Mattapoisett in LA RE: Dommy Jun 29, 2006 05:22 PM

            Dommy < Dommy!

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

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            DrBiggles RE: rworange Jun 28, 2006 10:34 PM

            DrBiggles < Dr. Biggles

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

              Chowderhead < Frosty Melon

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                Kuisine RE: rworange Jun 29, 2006 05:46 AM

                Kuisine < KathySK

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                  alfairfax RE: rworange Jun 29, 2006 06:35 AM

                  alfairfax < al@fairfax

                  1. Cynsa RE: rworange Jun 29, 2006 09:12 AM

                    Cynsa < Cynthia

                    1. megan RE: rworange Jun 29, 2006 03:03 PM

                      Megan < Megan the Librarian

                      1. Amuse Bouches RE: rworange 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

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                          Produce Addict RE: rworange Jun 30, 2006 03:08 PM

                          Produce Addict < D-NY

                          1. rose water RE: rworange 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.

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                              b2g RE: rworange Jul 4, 2006 10:12 PM

                              b2g < banana2ndgen

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                                OnceUponABite RE: rworange Jul 5, 2006 02:41 AM

                                OnceUponABite < Wendy Lai

                                1. AliceS RE: rworange Jul 5, 2006 02:42 AM

                                  AliceS < Alice (not too big a jump)

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                                    jhleung RE: rworange Jul 5, 2006 06:05 AM

                                    jhleung < Jason [in SF]

                                    1. hatless RE: rworange Jul 5, 2006 03:12 PM

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

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                                        brownie RE: rworange Jul 5, 2006 03:16 PM

                                        brownie<fresser(from homecooking, nyc, midatl)

                                        1. pilinut RE: rworange Jul 6, 2006 05:10 PM

                                          pilinut < Pia

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                                            Ruby Louise RE: rworange Jul 6, 2006 05:28 PM

                                            Ruby Louise < Jennie Sheeks

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

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

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                                                yamada3 RE: rworange Jul 11, 2006 01:42 AM

                                                alice < yamada3

                                                1. twocents RE: rworange Jul 16, 2006 06:02 PM

                                                  twocents < ericf

                                                  1. maillard RE: rworange Jul 18, 2006 01:22 PM

                                                    maillard < sprout

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

                                                      Up With Olives < K. McB.

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                                                        Sixy RE: rworange Jul 20, 2006 09:44 PM

                                                        Sixy < Sixy beast

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                                                          cedichou RE: rworange 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 RE: cedichou Oct 22, 2006 09:26 PM

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

                                                          2. Alice Patis RE: rworange 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. Robb S RE: rworange Aug 18, 2006 01:25 PM

                                                              Robb S < Robb S.

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                                                                chompy RE: rworange Aug 24, 2006 04:23 AM

                                                                chompy < Chris Willging

                                                                1. Ed Dibble RE: rworange 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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                                                                    susancinsf RE: Ed Dibble 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 RE: Ed Dibble 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. Phood RE: rworange 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 RE: Phood 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.


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                                                                        SoupNoodles RE: rworange Oct 22, 2006 09:06 PM

                                                                        SoupNoodles < Bryan Loofbourrow

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                                                                          P. Punko RE: rworange Nov 9, 2006 09:04 AM

                                                                          P. Punko< CK

                                                                          1. Jim Leff RE: rworange 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 RE: Jim Leff 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 RE: Jim Leff 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. gnocchi RE: rworange 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.

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