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by , 22nd July 2012 at 05:56 PM (554 Views)
You may or may not have seen the most terrible thing to happen to the forums in years be announced two days ago. If you haven't, you can find it here: Anyone who has an apostrophe in their username, please read

Needless to say I'm distraught. I'm a strong believer in people not changing their usernames except temporarily for special events (it's like irl friends changing their face - confusing as hell). I also like my username. I pretty much never use my real name online so I consider my username to be the name (and nicknames derived thereof) that my online friends can use and know me by.

I also refuse to just go grammatically incorrect and be "Gastlys Mama".

Essentially, I am asking for help from the people of BMGf. What do you think I should change my username to? I have a few options, but feel free to suggest a new one. (Note: I'm not deciding this on majority vote, I'm just using this blog as an aid, so don't waste your time trying to get friends together to make my username "The Mighty Anus" or something like that.)

Options:

1) GaMa - This is my most commonly used nickname on the forums, created by @Instrutilus; I like this one because it makes it still indicates that my username is "Gastly's Mama" plus basically everyone calls me this anyway. (As I side note, @Red; has made me a sig banner that will say "Gastly's Mama" so it would be, I hope, clear what my true username is wherever I post if I use an appropriate username.)

2) Gama - Obviously very similar to the above. The advantage is that it looks more like a real word and less like a jumble of letters. The disadvantage is that it looks too much like a real word and I think people are likely to just consider that my name without remembering that it is short for something. (Though possibly the sig banner would remedy that, I'm not sure.)

3) G-Mama/G Mama - A nickname that I find hilarious that was created by The Noob who is no longer a part of BMGf. (Let's just say his tenure here ended...) It's not something people actually call me, but it is funny. I also think it is one of those things (like I think my current username is) that sounds absurd and kinda funny when you first hear it, but sounds less funny every time you hear until it eventually just becomes a normal thing. (Think the episode of The Simpsons where Homer has a band - The Beesharps). I also think this gives more of a nod to my username. Of course, I would still welcome and in fact encourage people to call me "GaMa" or "Gama" as they prefer.


And before you suggest it, "Mama of Gastly" has crossed my mind, but it strikes me more as a temporary comedy username because it just sounds a bit stupid.

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  1. Shiny Celebi's Avatar
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    I like Gama or G-Mama.
  2. Mijzelffan's Avatar
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    Mama Gastly.
  3. The Puppetmaster's Avatar
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    Omg G-Mama pls.
  4. Synthesis's Avatar
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    GaMa is best, imo.
  5. Mako's Avatar
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    I vote The Mother of Gastly.

    That or Mako is Amazing.
  6. Oswin's Avatar
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    The Mighty Anus
    Please please please

    Other than that, I'd say GaMa is the best.
  7. Catspring's Avatar
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    G-Mama or Mama Gastly.
  8. Paperhorse's Avatar
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    I like GaMa.
  9. Soulmaster's Avatar
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    I'd say GaMa
  10. Zenax's Avatar
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    A Pimp Named Gama.
  11. Pride's Avatar
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    Gama! Do it! Do it!

    I'll change the name by the way to whatever your new one is in the banner ^^

    Also, xD The Mighty Anus I literally got teary-eyed at that one x'D
  12. Gama's Avatar
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    Thanks for the contributions everyone. I think I'm going to take Gama off the table now, as I prefer the other two and they also seem to have more public support. GaMa seems to currently be the more popular option, but not enormously and I'm still torn between that and G-Mama.

    To answer a few specific comments -
    @Mako; I really like that username but I just checked and sadly it's taken. I might just see if I can get the user banned so I can have the name though.
    @Red; I would prefer the banner to still say "Gastly's Mama". I guess that's not a problem?
  13. Pride's Avatar
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    It's not. But you're not changing to Gama? NOOOO
  14. Mako's Avatar
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    Someone else has 'Mako is Amazing' as a username?!?
  15. Gama's Avatar
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    @Mako;

    Oh, I thought you were telling me that the username "Mako" is amazing.

    I don't like "Mako is Amazing". It implies you are amazing. I'd feel like a liar xD
  16. The Outrage's Avatar
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    The Mother of Gastly

    Grammatically correct and keeps the same meaning.
  17. Mako's Avatar
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    Ouch.

    That's mean :(
  18. Please Understand's Avatar
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    Gama. End of my frickin story.
  19. System Error's Avatar
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    Proper solution: punch out the incompetent person who can't code an add-on properly. Teabag while drinking tea until satisified, then force him to recode it.
  20. Gama's Avatar
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    @The Outrage; The thought crossed my mind, but I don't really like it. I think it just sounds a bit awkward and clunky.
    @Mako; I hope I didn't actually hurt your feelings there. Of course, I was just trying to keep your ego in check - the real reason I would never adopt that username is because your amazing-ness is so self-evident I would feel like my username is "Blue is a Colour" - true but redundant. @System Error; Sounds like a fantastic idea, but the long and short of it that I got in the staff discussion of the problem was that the problem is caused by a certain type of coding known to be problematic that has for some unknown reason been used to build the spine of vb4.
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