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Subject: Making an a$$ of myself?
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 5/7/2007
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After being a member of PBS for more than a year, I just recently noticed that if you only  glance at my profile name that it looks like, irishlASS, and yes, I am stressing the ass. Obviously it’s irish lass, but because I didn’t put a space in there, if you happen to just glance at my profile name, it looks like, “something ASS”, which when I realized I did that made me feel like one, too.  ;o)  Then I thought, are people looking at my profile name and wondering who the heck would call themselves an ass?! LOL   It’s really not a big deal and I chuckle every time I look at it now, but have you ever known of anyone being able to change or edit their profile name?


Date Posted: 9/17/2008 2:35 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2008
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Sorry but it looks like you have to keep your nickname. The help center states this under setting up a profile........

Your PBS Nickname cannot be changed after it is chosen, so be sure you are happy with your choice!



Date Posted: 9/17/2008 2:45 PM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2006
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Actually, a number of folks have changed their names, so it can be done. I wouldn't worry about it though, after all, we are a group of readers, aren't we :-)

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 3:01 PM ET
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I didn't notice anything.  It looks obviously like lass to me, and I am not exactly the sweet innocent that sort of thing wouldn't occur to.

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 4:37 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/17/2008 4:39 PM ET
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I didn't think anything of it and certainly don't think it says something ass....I wouldn't worry about it

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 4:47 PM ET
Member Since: 7/25/2008
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I read it as Irish lass.

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 4:53 PM ET
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I read it as Irish lass also so maybe the majority of people did too.  I think your safe. :)

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 5:29 PM ET
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I always viewed it as "Irish Lass" too, but perhaps the PBS folks could modify your capitalization, so you'd be "IrishLass", with big L?  Doesn't hurt to ask :-)



Date Posted: 9/17/2008 11:57 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2008
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Registered as "Irish Lass" on these old, malfunctioning brain cells, too.  So it can't be *that* bad.  ;-) 

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 9/18/2008 4:44 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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You can Send Richard a note and ask him to change the I and L into capitals so that it reads IrishLass.  That might help.  Good luck!


Date Posted: 9/18/2008 6:00 AM ET
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I read it as Irish lass also, but as others have said, you could ask for a modification by using the 'contact us' button at the bottom of each page, and explain why you want it changed.


Date Posted: 9/18/2008 12:11 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2008
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I did read it as irish lass but now that you said something, now when when I look at it i see irish ass   ;)  should not have siad anything.....just mess'n with ya :P

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 1:02 PM ET
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When I looked at your name I read 'irish lass'.