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    Hi all,

    I accidently entered my real name the first time I registered on GDF. Now I want to keep my same username but change the email address associated with it. How do I do this? Also, why should I not use my real name on the forum? I've a newbie to Web forums.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Can you please confirm you social security number as well?
    Professional Pixel Pusher Designing the world around you. | Working daily to reach 10,000 hours of practice.

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    • #3
      if you use your real name, people can google you, and sometimes that's not a terribly desirable thing to have happen. That's all.

      To change your email address:

      - go to "User CP" (top left of the thread)
      - select "edit email and password" on the left, 2nd line item
      - enter your new information and save the changes

      That's all there is to it.
      "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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      • #4
        At some point in the future, a potential employer or client might decide to google your name just to see what comes up. If they click on a link that takes them to one of your posts here where you either: A) express your doubt as to whether a particular client has any brains, B) start a flame war with another member, or C) say something extraordinarily funny but extremely tasteless, (which most of us do at some point), they may view you as unprofessional and thus not hire you.

        If Virgo Nightingale was my real name, a google search might have someone thinking I'm a total pervert who's obsessed with avocadoes. I don't want potential employers knowing that about me until I've worked for them for at least a year.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Virgo Nightingale
          I don't want potential employers knowing that about me until I've worked for them for at least a year.
          exactly.
          "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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          • #6
            Whoops. JPnyc IS my real name.
            The premier New York Rangers forum on the web

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            • #7
              just hope that your boss doesn't google you then, JP! After that discussion about the eggbeaters and the shoehorn you'd be in hot water for sure!
              "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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              • #8
                Been watching 'Bachelor Party' have we Morea?
                Professional Pixel Pusher Designing the world around you. | Working daily to reach 10,000 hours of practice.

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                • #9
                  no... why would I watch a bachelor party? I'm a girl.

                  Oh boy, I get the feeling that this thread has taken a bad turn...

                  edit: thank goodness I didn't use my real name!
                  (See? I can stay on topic! Pretty impressive, eh?)
                  Last edited by morea; 09-17-2007, 04:25 PM.
                  "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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