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compl3x    6,263

Why has everyone started changing their usernames to real names? It seems mostly mods and some +members.

Sorry if this has already been addressed, I am just curious. :)

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+The Evil Overlord    17,778

There was a Suggestion by Daniel, now using his full name

Neobond changed his, now changed again to Steven P.

Mods were probably asked as it is humanising the site and give it a more professional appearance

I personally didn't want to hide behind a nickname if I'm called out anymore :)

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+Frank B.    7,104

The more interesting question is what's going on with all the resignations among staff. Four supervisors alone retired within the past week.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,778

The more interesting question is what's going on with all the resignations among staff. Four supervisors alone retired within the past week.

Good point, I was thinking that I saw supers with Veteran badges....

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MikeChipshop    3,388

I'll always use a pseudonym, not because i'm hiding, Googling my username will always find my real name, but because it find it less formal and much easier to type.

As for the staff, i have no idea why they've started using real names but i don't really like it as it makes names a lot less catchy.

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Karl L.    275

Why has everyone started changing their usernames to real names? It seems mostly mods and some +members.

Sorry if this has already been addressed, I am just curious. :)

 

Aheer.R.S.'s summary in the first reply is spot on. Most of the staff started using their real names at Daniel's prerogative to make the site seem more professional and friendly. I don't blame you for missing it though. They didn't exactly announce it publicly, and it didn't have a thread of its own until now. For reference, Daniel's post about it is #242 in the Tech Issues Solved thread. In case the context isn't immediately clear, he quoted Crisp's post #134 in the same thread, but he was really responding to the post Crisp quoted, which is Brando212's post #128 in that thread.

 

The more interesting question is what's going on with all the resignations among staff. Four supervisors alone retired within the past week.

 

I am quite impressed that you kept track. Were their resignations announced publicly somewhere, or did you just happen to notice the exact number of new Veteran badges?

 

On that note, while I am not a staff member here and cannot speak on their behalf, it seems pretty clear that the staff who retired left on good terms. If you look at the official summary of Neowin User groups, you will see a the summary of "Veteran" clearly states that members who are placed in that group are in good standing and contributed a lot to Neowin during their time on staff. Being a moderator, supervisor, or admin takes a lot of time in a community the size of Neowin, so I find it perfectly reasonable that a few staff members decided they needed more personal time. After all, it is far better to do a few things well than many things poorly.

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Denis W.    723

I'll just drop a small reassurance that what xorangekiller said above is correct. Four supervisors have retired due to personal commitments and not due to disagreements of any sort. Not to worry, I'm sure a few other members of staff will soon step up to fill their shoes.

 

As for using real names, it is indeed to convey a better sense of professionalism. Though I've had my real name as my display name for more than two years... :whistle:

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+The Evil Overlord    17,778

I'll just drop a small reassurance that what xorangekiller said above is correct. Four supervisors have retired due to personal commitments. Not to worry, I'm sure a few other members of staff will soon step up to fill their shoes.

 

As for using real names, it is indeed to convey a better sense of professionalism. Though I've had my real name as my display name for more than two years... :whistle:

But you told me your name was Brenda...... :huh:  :o  :cry:

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+LimeMaster    14,896

So that's why Dushmany changed his name to fit in with the new Neowin realism trend. :p

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+Frank B.    7,104

Aheer.R.S.'s summary in the first reply is spot on. Most of the staff started using their real names at Daniel's prerogative to make the site seem more professional and friendly. I don't blame you for missing it though. They didn't exactly announce it publicly, and it didn't have a thread of its own until now. For reference, Daniel's post about it is #242 in the Tech Issues Solved thread. In case the context isn't immediately clear, he quoted Crisp's post #134 in the same thread, but he was really responding to the post Crisp quoted, which is Brando212's post #128 in that thread.

 

 

I am quite impressed that you kept track. Were their resignations announced publicly somewhere, or did you just happen to notice the exact number of new Veteran badges?

 

On that note, while I am not a staff member here and cannot speak on their behalf, it seems pretty clear that the staff who retired left on good terms. If you look at the official summary of Neowin User groups, you will see a the summary of "Veteran" clearly states that members who are placed in that group are in good standing and contributed a lot to Neowin during their time on staff. Being a moderator, supervisor, or admin takes a lot of time in a community the size of Neowin, so I find it perfectly reasonable that a few staff members decided they needed more personal time. After all, it is far better to do a few things well than many things poorly.

Nothing impressive here - you hear about events a lot sooner when you're hanging out on Neowin IRC. 'Nuff said,

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+LimeMaster    14,896

Meph, you trying to advertise the benefits of joining the Neowin IRC?  :shifty:

 

Also, I'm surprised this change wasn't mentioned in the Site Announcements section. :huh:

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Steven P.    8,818

There will be an announcement sometime this week ;)

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+Frank B.    7,104

Meph, you trying to advertise the benefits of joining the Neowin IRC?  :shifty:

 

Also, I'm surprised this change wasn't mentioned in the Site Announcements section. :huh:

Maybe. Neowin IRC can be fun... in which ways is something you have to experience yourself. :shiftyninja:

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Denis W.    723

Usually personnel leaving wouldn't be something to announce...

 

Also we're still in the works of getting the forum spiced up; the tech issues solved and name changes being one of them. The former you'd definitely notice and is worthy of an announcement. The latter, well unless you're obsessed with whoever's display names were before the change, it's not worthy of broadcasting on a loudspeaker ;)

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Denis W.    723

Maybe. Neowin IRC can be fun... in which ways is something you have to experience yourself. :shiftyninja:

 

Safe to say, IRC is rated

 

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+LimeMaster    14,896

Maybe. Neowin IRC can be fun... in which ways is something you have to experience yourself. :shiftyninja:

You would say that. :p

Usually personnel leaving wouldn't be something to announce...

 

Also we're still in the works of getting the forum spiced up; the tech issues solved and name changes being one of them. The former you'd definitely notice and is worthy of an announcement. The latter, well unless you're obsessed with whoever's display names were before the change, it's not worthy of broadcasting on a loudspeaker ;)

I meant the display name changes.

 

Also, when I first saw staff changing their display names it confused me and it's clear that it had confused other members as well, which is why I was surprised that this change wasn't mentioned anywhere publicly. 

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compl3x    6,263

Aheer.R.S.'s summary in the first reply is spot on. Most of the staff started using their real names at Daniel's prerogative to make the site seem more professional and friendly. I don't blame you for missing it though. They didn't exactly announce it publicly, and it didn't have a thread of its own until now. For reference, Daniel's post about it is #242 in the Tech Issues Solved thread. In case the context isn't immediately clear, he quoted Crisp's post #134 in the same thread, but he was really responding to the post Crisp quoted, which is Brando212's post #128 in that thread.

 

 

 

 

Appreciate the in-depth reply.

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Steven P.    8,818

My advice to members is to always be careful about what you share about yourself on an open forum.

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Arceles    403

I'll take my pseudonim over my real name any day. Hell, even on my PhD some people use my other pseudonim because it's only four letters, describes very well my name and it's easier to pronounce. I kind of like it...

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cork1958    1,096

Usually personnel leaving wouldn't be something to announce...

 

Also we're still in the works of getting the forum spiced up; the tech issues solved and name changes being one of them. The former you'd definitely notice and is worthy of an announcement. The latter, well unless you're obsessed with whoever's display names were before the change, it's not worthy of broadcasting on a loudspeaker ;)

"The latter, well unless you're obsessed with whoever's display names were before the change, it's not worthy of broadcasting on a loudspeaker"

 

Yes,

As far as names of anyone here, I almost never even look at them. Heck, half of them are so corny and far fetched, I couldn't pronounce them if I wanted to!!

 

As far as my name, it's ALWAYS been my REAL nickname, just with my birth year added, since I joined Neowin. Everybody that I've EVER known in real life, knows me as Cork! :)

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Barney T.    2,131

Denis and Steve are right. There is no drama on staff. Personal issues have caused this change. We are, however making Neowin a friendlier place for all. As Steve said, we will announce our plans soon. Until then, expect a few more changes. I can feel the conspiracy theories bubbling up now..... :p

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compl3x    6,263

I like the change, by the way, I was just curious how it came about. :)

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Growled    3,880

Didn't they say curiosity killed the cat? :P

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+The Evil Overlord    17,778

My advice to members is to always be careful about what you share about yourself on an open forum.

So my wife being an exhibitionist is a no no?

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