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What would you like to do to people who rename their accounts every few days (or hours)?

Encourage them.
- 8 (32%)
Ask once politely, then drop the issue.
- 4 (16%)
Nag them, but otherwise leave them alone.
- 4 (16%)
Ostrasize them.
- 1 (4%)
Campaign for "shithead" status.
- 2 (8%)
Campaign to get them banned.
- 2 (8%)
Only blood can cleanse their sins!
- 4 (16%)

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Alex Libman

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What to do about nick hoppers?
« on: November 05, 2008, 06:29:36 PM »

(Note that people who delete and recreate their account under the same nick are not "nick hoppers", they are "account cyclers", and there's nothing particularly annoying if someone just does the latter and not the former.  They're just making it easier for other people to impersonate them, which is their loss...)
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 06:34:35 PM »

You fail at many things.
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 06:41:00 PM »

It might be kind of annoying, but there's not really anything you can do about it. 
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 06:47:20 PM »

It might be kind of annoying, but there's not really anything you can do about it. 

Give me root access and I'll show ya.   :D

(Plus I'll start AMP'ing again.  Big time.)
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 06:51:00 PM »

It might be kind of annoying, but there's not really anything you can do about it. 

Give me root access and I'll show ya.   :D

(Plus I'll start AMP'ing again.  Big time.)

Why exactly do you have a problem with this? 
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 06:53:27 PM »

For a while there, you were almost being a decent human being...

Who, me?  NEVER!
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 06:54:41 PM »

Ugh.  Fuck. 
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008, 06:55:44 PM »

Who is Nick Hoppers?
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008, 08:24:05 PM »

Who is Nick Hoppers?

Sounds Canadian.
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2008, 08:25:30 PM »

Who is Nick Hoppers?

Sounds Canadian.

Which equates to "SHITTY" in English. 
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2008, 09:16:43 PM »

Where's the "I don't care" option?
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2008, 09:17:26 PM »

Where's the "I don't care" option?

Dude.  It's Libman. 
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2008, 10:12:49 PM »

(Note that people who delete and recreate their account under the same nick are not "nick hoppers", they are "account cyclers", and there's nothing particularly annoying if someone just does the latter and not the former.  They're just making it easier for other people to impersonate them, which is their loss...)

It's about the same level of annoyingness if you ask me.
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2008, 01:57:32 AM »

Wha'd I do?
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Re: What to do about nick hoppers?
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2008, 07:40:00 AM »

I find quite a bit of the nick hopping to be amusing. There have been some very clever names popping up. Sometimes it's in response to current events and BBS drama (maybe just to annoy Libman?), but sometimes it seems to be inspired by an avatar change.

I view it as just an extension of the personality quirks we get to display in our signatures, avatars and taglines. It doesn't take a whole lot of new posts to figure out who a someone used to be, based on the writing style and inside jokes.

Hell, if I had the imagination and time to come up with a clever new name, I might do it myself. Who doesn't want to be somebody different, every once in a while?
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