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02 Feb 2021, 11:09 am

I hate my username. I've lost count how many times people here have personally attacked me because of my username. The idiots seem to think that Joe is my real name. It is NOT. I wish I had never chosen it as a username.

Why can't people use their brains and think "well just because her username says Joe it doesn't mean she's called Joe". But they don't. They'd rather criticise, laugh at me, or personally attack instead.

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02 Feb 2021, 12:09 pm

Please do report them.


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02 Feb 2021, 12:10 pm

"Joe" is not your real name?  Nice to know.


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02 Feb 2021, 12:24 pm

That's weird, can't think what's wrong with being called Joe even if it was your real name. If you ask one of the mods maybe they could make an exception and let you change it, although I don't think it's possible on some forums.


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02 Feb 2021, 12:35 pm

Aw, that's sad that people are too lazy to look up what Joe90 is.
I, for one, really enjoy the reference to the Gerry Anderson 1960s science fiction "supermarionation" :D


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02 Feb 2021, 12:36 pm

A moderator can't change usernames.
An admin - I don't know.


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02 Feb 2021, 1:03 pm

People need to know that our usernames aren't always our real names, even if they look like a name. I don't know why some people make such a big deal about it.

I don't think any usernames can be changed, which I suppose is reasonable. But I wish it was possible to make very slight changes to a username, no more than once, with approval of an admin. This could prevent regret of a person's chosen username and bullying.


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02 Feb 2021, 1:10 pm

Fnord wrote:
"Joe" is not your real name?  Nice to know.



I thought it was:

Joe=Josie (her real name)

90=1990 the year she was born


But in reality joe90 is an old British TV show from the late 1960s.

The username was just a coincidence. I am not sh*****g on her username here. Just pointing out what I thought her username meant.


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02 Feb 2021, 1:12 pm

Regardless, the person known here as "Joe90" is okay in my book!

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02 Feb 2021, 1:17 pm

League_Girl wrote:
Fnord wrote:
"Joe" is not your real name?  Nice to know.



I thought it was:

Joe=Josie (her real name)

90=1990 the year she was born


But in reality joe90 is an old British TV show from the late 1960s.

The username was just a coincidence. I am not sh*****g on her username here. Just pointing out what I thought her username meant.


I know you're not. There's a difference between pointing something out, and personally attacking. You're doing the former, which is not mean at all. :)

I know most people here aren't bothered by my username.

No my name isn't Josie either, although I might have said here in the past that it was. My real name is quite unusual actually. :)


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02 Feb 2021, 1:21 pm

I hate to see anyone upset by the words of fools. You have a perfectly fine username. Don't let them get to you.


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02 Feb 2021, 1:43 pm

magz wrote:
A moderator can't change usernames.
An admin - I don't know.
Well... it looks like it's possible, but I'm not going to risk it because (1) I don't know how it would affect the name shown on your existing posts, (2) phpBB is a bit flaky; there's a risk it won't work properly, or does something unexpected like removing your posts under the "old" name - or (3) it just ends up trashing all your posts anyway.

But aside from that, I think your username is great and is one of the first I remember seeing when I joined WP.
You're "part of the furniture" now! :lol: (joke; obviously, I hope)


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02 Feb 2021, 3:31 pm

I never assumed Joe was your real name. I thought it could have been more likely, but I never outright thought that was the case.


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02 Feb 2021, 4:42 pm

It's not idiocy to think that one's username is their real name, but if one has a problem with a username then they should think about it first before opening their mouth and attacking that person.

My motto is "it's not what you say, it's how you say it". So if a member said to me that they thought my name was really Joe or Josie, I wouldn't get offended or think that person is stupid.

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You're "part of the furniture" now! :lol: (joke; obviously, I hope)


I hope I'm part of the furniture, I've been here 11 years now! :lol:


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02 Feb 2021, 4:44 pm

The first time I saw it my assumption was that it was a reference to the 1960's Gerry Anderson TV programme.

Whenever I see it, the theme tune pops into my head and makes me smile.

It has good connotations for me, so I like it.

Sorry to hear about the behaviour of some others.


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02 Feb 2021, 4:44 pm

Joe90 wrote:
I hope I'm part of the furniture, I've been here 11 years now! :lol:
I think you've probably grown roots by now! :lol:


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