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Title: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: screwtape on June 14, 2012, 12:33:28 PM
And for the last time, the name's One Above All.

This week, perhaps, Blaziken Lucifer One Above All.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Traveler on June 14, 2012, 12:48:00 PM
And for the last time, the name's One Above All.

This week, perhaps, Blaziken Lucifer One Above All.


I was wondering how a new guy could have over 7000 posts!!!  :o  Thanks for clearing that up.  ;D
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Seppuku on June 14, 2012, 02:00:42 PM
And for the last time, the name's One Above All.

This week, perhaps, Blaziken Lucifer One Above All.

I knew One was Lucifer, but I don't think I was here for the Blaziken -> Lucifer change over as I had shamefully deserted you all for a period of time. Nothing wrong with it I guess, it's his choice, but it does get confusing.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Timo on June 14, 2012, 02:21:30 PM
(http://cbswwfs.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/coming2america_barber.jpg?w=385&h=240&crop=1)

Wait a second.  Wait a second.  A man has the right to change his screen name to whatever he wants to change it to.  And if a man wants to be called One Above All, God damnit, this is a free country.  You should respect his wishes and call the man One Above All.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: lotanddaughters on June 14, 2012, 02:26:06 PM
(http://cbswwfs.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/coming2america_barber.jpg?w=385&h=240&crop=1)

Wait a second.  Wait a second.  A man has the right to change his screen name to whatever he wants to change it to.  And if a man wants to be called One Above All, God damnit, this is a free country.  You should respect his wishes and call the man One Above All.

"His mamma called him Lucifer, I'm gonna call him Lucifer!  ;D
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: One Above All on June 14, 2012, 02:29:02 PM
Are we really derailing this thread over my username? Start a new thread in the Chatter section if you want to discuss me.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: lotanddaughters on June 14, 2012, 02:33:52 PM
Are we really derailing this thread over my username? Start a new thread in the Chatter section if you want to discuss me.

One joke and one response doesn't classify as derailment to me. I wouldn't classify the 3rd(yours) either, especially since you were the subject. If I comment about this one more time after this, I would consider myself guilty of derailment. ;)
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: screwtape on June 14, 2012, 03:14:47 PM
multiple personality disorder?
Delusions of grandeur?
Fickle?
What's the deal, man?

And seriously, that was worthy of a smite?  I thought it was cute.  You said "once and for all, the name is..." and next week you are just going to have a new name.  You are the one who changed you name twice.  You should be able to chuckle about that.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: One Above All on June 14, 2012, 03:16:33 PM
multiple personality disorder?
Delusions of grandeur?
Fickle?
What's the deal, man?

It is not a thing you can comprehend.[1] You'd have to be me in order to think like me.
 1. ME3 FTW!
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: screwtape on June 14, 2012, 03:18:47 PM
edited while you were responding.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: One Above All on June 14, 2012, 03:23:21 PM
And seriously, that was worthy of a smite?

Would I have given it otherwise?

You said "once and for all, the name is..."

No. I said "And for the last time, the name's One Above All." because joebbowers didn't seem to get it.

and next week you are just going to have a new name.

I kept the name for over six months. From your perspective, that shouldn't be a small amount of time.

You are the one who changed you name twice.  You should be able to chuckle about that.

And I am capable of chuckling about that. I choose not to, though.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Zankuu on June 14, 2012, 03:37:50 PM
I preferred Lucifer. It touted a certain, how do I put it... "Snake in the grass" type imagery alongside it.  ;D
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Gnu Ordure on June 14, 2012, 03:42:58 PM
Changing names shouldn't be allowed.

1. It's hard enough keeping track of who is who without having to remember three names for the same individual.

As Traveler just demonstrated; she only realized today that OAA is Lucifer.

Blaziken has had three names in eighteen months; imagine if we all did this. Imagine if we did this in real life. It would be confusing.

2. It makes a nonsense of the archives; any new member exploring OAA's posting history is going to be very confused by the references to blaziken or lucifer.
 
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: One Above All on June 14, 2012, 03:51:08 PM
Changing names shouldn't be allowed.

I actually asked an admin if there was a limit to how many times a name could be changed. Judging from his silence regarding that question, I'm guessing "no".

1. It's hard enough keeping track of who is who without having to remember three names for the same individual.

You only need to remember one - the current one.

As Traveler just demonstrated; she only realized today that OAA is Lucifer.

Not my fault. I had it in my sig for a while.

Blaziken has had three names in eighteen months; imagine if we all did this. Imagine if we did this in real life. It would be confusing.

I would change my name IRL on a frequent[1] basis if not for the fact that it takes a very long time to do so. As for my name here, I kept the first one until last year. That's three years with the same name.

2. It makes a nonsense of the archives; any new member exploring OAA's posting history is going to be very confused by the references to blaziken or lucifer.

Who the hell explores other people's posting history? Specially mine. It's long and boring.
 1. From your PoV.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Quesi on June 14, 2012, 04:09:44 PM
I actually find it comforting to know that it is an option to change my name if I decide to. 

Since I've been on this forum, I've seen a number of members change their names.  And I haven't been here that long. 
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Van Persie on June 14, 2012, 04:19:10 PM
I'd actually love to resurrect 'magicmiles', but don't know if that's possible.

Admin, can you help me out there? I don't know the password, and it has no valid email address linked to it.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: HAL on June 14, 2012, 04:43:25 PM

I actually asked an admin if there was a limit to how many times a name could be changed. Judging from his silence regarding that question, I'm guessing "no".

Right, so now I'm going to change it back to Blaizken. After all there's no limit of the number of changes.

Bwahahahahahaha!
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Gnu Ordure on June 14, 2012, 04:46:10 PM
OAA/Lucifer/Blaziken:
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Changing names shouldn't be allowed.
I actually asked an admin if there was a limit to how many times a name could be changed. Judging from his silence regarding that question, I'm guessing "no".
So what? There is no specified limit, probably, because the administrators didn't anticipate that some jerks might want to keep changing their name.

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1. It's hard enough keeping track of who is who without having to remember three names for the same individual.
You only need to remember one - the current one.
No; if I'm going to think about you, as an individual, I need to remember that you are OAA aka Lucifer aka Blaziken. 

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As Traveler just demonstrated; she only realized today that OAA is Lucifer.
Not my fault. I had it in my sig for a while.
It is your fault. You're the one acting like a jerk, expecting everyone to "get with the program" and keep up with your narcissism.

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Blaziken has had three names in eighteen months; imagine if we all did this. Imagine if we did this in real life. It would be confusing.
I would change my name IRL on a frequent basis if not for the fact that it takes a very long time to do so.
That would be crazy.

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As for my name here, I kept the first one until last year. That's three years with the same name.
Yet, as I said, you have had three names in eighteen months. So your point is spurious.


Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: One Above All on June 14, 2012, 04:52:05 PM
So what? There is no specified limit, probably, because the administrators didn't anticipate that some jerks might want to keep changing their name.

So I'm a jerk now? Wow.

No; if I'm going to think about you, as an individual, I need to remember that you are OAA aka Lucifer aka Blaziken.

Why?

It is your fault. You're the one acting like a jerk, expecting everyone to "get with the program" and keep up with your narcissism.

The name is right there; it's harder to memorize all of them than to simply copy what's written right there. How am I being a jerk?

That would be crazy.

Why?

Yet, as I said, you have had three names in eighteen months. So your point is spurious.

Your wording implied that I hadn't used the first one for very long. I just wanted to make things clear.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Kimberly on June 14, 2012, 05:00:16 PM
I'd actually love to resurrect 'magicmiles', but don't know if that's possible.

Admin, can you help me out there? I don't know the password, and it has no valid email address linked to it.

It should be possible for someone to help you get back in your old account. You should PM an admin. if you haven't already done so.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: HAL on June 14, 2012, 05:01:47 PM
OAA - why is it that when I look at the users online, no matter what time of day or night, I always see your name at the top? I'm worried that you have an internet addiction to this forum. I've looked at your stats graph and I'm worried about your addiction to this place. Should we "help" you take a break for a couple of days (hint hint)?
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Kimberly on June 14, 2012, 05:05:26 PM
I have a really hard time when someone changes their avatar let alone their user name. My memory looks at the posting style, the image, and the name to try to forum a mental rolodex of who I'm talking to. When someone changes one of those (Even their posting style) I seriously get confused and have a hard time remembering who they are. This may not be important to lots of people, but I try to remember the personality, and history behind the poster because it adds context to the words on the screen.

That being said, I had an online stalker once at ATT and had to change my name. I was glad the feature was available to me then. I also changed my name when I rejoined WWGHA, but I only had like two posts here at the time and no one knew that user name any ways. IMO you should get one change, unless there is a serious need, such as a stalker.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Seppuku on June 14, 2012, 05:08:54 PM
We identify you by your name, if you change your name and we don't know who you are then it's like speaking to a new person. I didn't know you were Blaziken right up until the point when I was browsing old threads for quotes and somebody referred to you as 'Blaziken'. I thought I was engaging with an entirely different person. I think it is nice to be able to know who you're talking to because you already know what they believe, what their arguments are and what they've said before and not only that, but discussions you've had with them and arguments you've already made and heck we've already started to get to know you are a person. If you're talking to a 'new' person so to speak, you start doing all that over again.

A permanent 'Formerly Blaziken/Lucifer' attached to your sig or somewhere else that's visible I think would remedy people's concerns there and mean people don't get confused and therefore don't have a problem.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Traveler on June 14, 2012, 05:10:19 PM
I've occasionally thought about changing my screen name. When I chose it, I was a fulltime RVer, traveling around the country. Now that I'm settled down, it seems odd. I haven't changed it for a couple of reasons. Everyone knows me. And I stand by my previous posts.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: One Above All on June 14, 2012, 05:21:01 PM
OAA - why is it that when I look at the users online, no matter what time of day or night, I always see your name at the top?

Auto refresher.

I'm worried that you have an internet addiction to this forum.

The only thing I'm addicted to is food and water. And those aren't really addictions.

I've looked at your stats graph and I'm worried about your addiction to this place. Should we "help" you take a break for a couple of days (hint hint)?

Not necessary.

@Everyone else: I understand your problems and apologize for the inconvenience I caused. I will do as Seppuku proposed and attach a permanent "Formerly known as/AKA" thing to my sig.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Gnu Ordure on June 14, 2012, 06:19:47 PM
So what? There is no specified limit, probably, because the administrators didn't anticipate that some jerks might want to keep changing their name.

So I'm a jerk now? Wow.
You're not a total jerk. You are being jerkish. In this instance. In my opinion.

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No; if I'm going to think about you, as an individual, I need to remember that you are OAA aka Lucifer aka Blaziken.
Why?
Because you're all the same person. I have a set of memories labelled "posts by Lucifer". And another set labelled "posts by OAA". You oblige me to add another label to remind me that these posts are from the same person. It's unnecessary. And if we all did what you do, there would be chaos.

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That would be crazy.
Why?
Because if everyone changed their names each year there would be chaos.

Do you really not understand that?
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: screwtape on June 14, 2012, 08:30:38 PM
Would I have given it otherwise?

Sure.  Say, if you were petty or if you were insecure, or if you misunderstood my tone, or if you felt a little embarrassed...

No. I said "And for the last time, the name's One Above All." because joebbowers didn't seem to get it.

Let's not be pedantic here. The point is, is it really for the last time?  I think we all know it probably isn't.

I kept the name for over six months. From your perspective, that shouldn't be a small amount of time.

whoa.  Six whole months. 

And I am capable of chuckling about that. I choose not to, though.

Ah, I see.  We get the serious blaziken/ lucifer /oaa. 




I actually asked an admin if there was a limit to how many times a name could be changed. Judging from his silence regarding that question, I'm guessing "no".

Right, so now I'm going to change it back to Blaizken. After all there's no limit of the number of changes.

Bwahahahahahaha!


Actually, I'm thinking of changing my name to Blaziken...  We can all keep trading each others names until we cannot tell each other apart.  We won't know who posted what or who anyone is anymore.  You might not even know yourself.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Gnu Ordure on June 14, 2012, 09:14:00 PM
I have a really hard time when someone changes their avatar let alone their user name. My memory looks at the posting style, the image, and the name to try to forum a mental rolodex of who I'm talking to. When someone changes one of those (Even their posting style) I seriously get confused
Quite.

We identify you by your name, if you change your name and we don't know who you are then it's like speaking to a new person. I didn't know you were Blaziken right up until the point when I was browsing old threads for quotes and somebody referred to you as 'Blaziken'. I thought I was engaging with an entirely different person.
Quite.

See the point, Luc/OAA/blaziken?

Stop being jerkish. Grow up.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Chronos on June 14, 2012, 10:40:26 PM
Actually, I'm thinking of changing my name to Blaziken...  We can all keep trading each others names until we cannot tell each other apart.  We won't know who posted what or who anyone is anymore.  You might not even know yourself.


Ooooo! Ooooo!  Can I be Davedave and talk about gay teachers who wear bikinis and serve tree bark in trendy restaurants?

Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Irish on June 14, 2012, 11:57:30 PM
FWIW I'm with OOA on this one. A name is a name.  It's his and his to change as he pleases, no different from his avatar picture or signature line.  I, along with most people here, have changed my avatar and sig line multiple times.  If he wants to change his name it's his to change.  Considerations for other forum members and their clarity doesn't have to be made.  OOA no more has to consider the other members on this forum when changing his name than I consider other people when changing sigs or avatars.

I'm not saying it's perfect.  Yes, it is a slight inconvenience to know more names for a certain person but what I'm saying is that he doesn't have to consider your needs for his profile name.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: screwtape on June 15, 2012, 07:09:55 AM
Ooooo! Ooooo!  Can I be Davedave and talk about gay teachers who wear bikinis and serve tree bark in trendy restaurants?

No, you cannot.  We are just trading names, not personalities.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Traveler on June 15, 2012, 07:58:00 AM
Actually, most sites I'm on won't let you change your username willy-nilly. They require a very good reason. I'm surprised that the admins here will do it on a whim. Running a site is a pain in the butt, and doing optional tasks like name changes are simply one of those things that many will not accomodate. Or is there a way to change our own names? If so, I can't find it. Sigs and avatars, on the other hand, are something we can all change ourselves, so its no burden on admin.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: HAL on June 15, 2012, 08:19:58 AM
I got his next name!

One Who Changes Names
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: stuffin on June 15, 2012, 01:01:45 PM
Personally, I perfer his Lucifer personality, then we can call him
 
"The One Who Cannot Be Named"
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Chronos on June 15, 2012, 05:42:14 PM
Actually, most sites I'm on won't let you change your username willy-nilly. They require a very good reason. I'm surprised that the admins here will do it on a whim.

Yeah, well ....


.... anyway, I think the next time he wants to change his name, we should agree but change it to a name that he doesn't want, even one that cannot be pronounced, like ...

(-+)
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Traveler on June 15, 2012, 07:14:07 PM
Chronos, you atheist tough guy admins are just too nice.  ;) 
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: jetson on June 15, 2012, 07:20:43 PM
Chronos, you atheist tough guy admins are just too nice.  ;)

I wouldn't know, myself... ;D
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Gnu Ordure on June 15, 2012, 07:35:07 PM
@Everyone else: I understand your problems and apologize for the inconvenience I caused. I will do as Seppuku proposed and attach a permanent "Formerly known as/AKA" thing to my sig.
Sweet.

In your own time. No hurry.

Thanks for listening.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: HAL on June 16, 2012, 07:02:21 AM
I think we ran him off ...  :-[
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Ivellios on June 16, 2012, 10:07:54 AM
I wouldn't know, myself... ;D

Jetson's an admin now? Grats.

OT: Regarding OAA's latest name change, I do know that when ever he replied to a christian they seemed to freak over his username and multiple times he's had to explain the origins of Lucifer and that it isn't what christians think it is, and because of that has a lot of baggage. OAA just gives the perception that the user has a massive ego. I guess he'd rather be prejudged that way by people. Personally I preferred Blaziken, but it's not my name to go by.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: One Above All on June 18, 2012, 03:15:56 PM
I think we ran him off ...  :-[

You're just very annoying. After this, I'm putting some of you on my ignore list. Feel free to smite me if you want, which I know most of you would, if I hadn't pointed out the obviousness of that action.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: HAL on June 18, 2012, 04:10:55 PM
You're just very annoying.

Wait - you are telling me I'm annoying?

LOL.
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: Zankuu on June 18, 2012, 04:11:37 PM
After this, I'm putting some of you on my ignore list.

I can't take that statement seriously. You've always struck me as far too curious of a person to not review statements made about you. :laugh:
Title: Re: Blaziken/ Lucifer/ OAA
Post by: HAL on June 18, 2012, 04:19:59 PM
I can't take that statement seriously. You've always struck me as far too curious of a person to not review statements made about you. :laugh:

He won't do it, or if he does he'll just turn it off as soon as he sees me post a comment in one of his threads. I just tried it and this is what you see in the thread if an ignored member posts in it - it still shows the member profile just not the content of the post -

You are ignoring this user. Show me the post.

LOL OAA, LOL.