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Subject: Change User Name?
Date Posted: 2/11/2013 11:54 AM ET
Member Since: 6/24/2012
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Is it possible to change a user name? As you can see, mine is lj-florida. Since I'll be moving, I'd like to change it to something like lj-Oregon when I do. Is that possible?

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 12:24 PM ET
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Yes but I think  they will only allow a nickname change once. I know when I got divorced they allowed me to change my name here because my first nickname was a variation of my exes Naval Air call sign. 

So if you move every few years, you might want to do something besides the state or you might be stuck with it the next time you move.



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Date Posted: 2/11/2013 12:26 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Name changes can only be made by PBS admin (and not often), so contact them when the time is right and you are sure. 

Have you considered using just the initials (or something else) and letting your profile settings add the state?  ...like mine (and Mary above).  You can change it back and forth in your privacy settings and doesn't require a more formal name change.



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Date Posted: 2/11/2013 2:52 PM ET
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Yeah, that's probably a good idea. I'll change it to something that doesn't have the state in it. I just realized I'll want to change my icon too, from the Florida orange to an Oregon.... hmmmm.. what? Raindrop? LOL

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 3:28 PM ET
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I'll sure miss seeing  your Florida orange; it's one of my favorites on PBS.

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 4:06 PM ET
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I also enjoy your avi LJ.

NIckname is The Beaver State.  Popular college mascot, Oregon Ducks.  Eugene is near the famous Sheakesphere summer theater.  Here's a list of more Oregon symbols.



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Date Posted: 2/11/2013 4:30 PM ET
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Mercy! I made the mistake of Googling "pretty beaver".

Thank you for the symbols, Denise and for the kind words from you and Karen. I'll have to find something even better than my orange then.

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 4:32 PM ET
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haha, I don't think I even want to know what you found when you googled that!!!! crying

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 6:59 PM ET
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LOL!!  I'm with Amber--don't want to know what you found!!

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 7:02 PM ET
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Oh I too will miss the orange.  When I was posting to your thread yesterday my toddler came in and was facinated by the "talking orange."  We then had a five minute discussion on whether or not oranges could really talk and if they did should we eat them   smiley

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 7:46 PM ET
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I like the orange too.  He's so bright and happy. 

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 8:12 PM ET
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You can always move the orange to your siggie line.   I identify folks by avatars.  So having them move down will help me remember who you are.

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 9:48 PM ET
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LOL That's cute, Issa. Great idea Emily, maybe I will move my orange down. 

 



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Date Posted: 2/13/2013 8:30 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I think I'm stuck with some sort of Sheldon Cooper avatar.  I get regular PMs from people who love the Big Bang Theory. 



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Date Posted: 2/13/2013 12:44 PM ET
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Count me as one of the people that would miss your orange avatar!  I think it is sooo cute. (I also use avatar pics to help me ID people on the site, so there is temporary confusion for me when a member I "know" changes theírs.)



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