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Postby BuckGB » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:38 am

I've been considering changing my forum name for quite some time, but I thought I'd get some opinions from all of you before I do so. When I first started GameBanshee, I didn't expect to be chatting with people like Gary Gygax and Richard Garriott, and I certainly didn't expect it to become my full-time job. Since I had gone by the name "Buck Satan" at GameZNet for a few years previously (working on their subsites like EQ'Lizer and Planescapers), I just kept the name at GameBanshee.

I don't think many people really care about my alias, but I can't help but feel like it portrays me as younger than I really am. The name actually dates back to high school (~1992), where friends of mine gave me the label due to my obsession with the band Ministry (whose lead singer had a side band called "Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters"). Now that I'm about to turn 30, I think it's time for a change.

For the past few years, I've used the alias "BuckGB" for developer forums, online games, and my Xbox Live account. I think changing my alias here to "BuckGB" would go largely unnoticed, but I thought I'd get some comments from some of you first. Anyone think that a simple name change like this would be detrimental after all these years?

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Postby BlueSky » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:09 am

Buck:

Its your choice, if you want to change, its up to you. Buck GB is not that much of a change and like you said will probably not be noticed that much.
My own screen name is from my love of music and I've used it or a form of it for years...as for being detrimental, I don't think it will make that much of a difference.

And like I told my staff at work when we remodeled the place, if the boss want us to place things upside and sideways, its her decision, and that's what we'll do. :)
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Postby Xandax » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:29 am

I agree with Blue.
If you want to change your screen name, I see no reason why you should not do it, as I can understand and sympathize with your reasoning.

It will give a more "professional" appearance outwards of the site, and seeing as the site has grown somewhat over the last couple of years, that professionalism might help it even further.
So - go right a head IMO :)

(Just keep a transition time where you phase out the Buck Satan account, unless you can redirect PMs to your new screen name. Not sure how vbBoard handles such things)
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Postby fable » Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:07 am

Works for me.
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Postby T'lainya » Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:56 am

I don't think it would hurt anything.
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Postby Chanak » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:58 pm

Go for it, Buck. The name change wouldn't be detrimental at all.
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Postby Maharlika » Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:18 pm

I don't see any reason why not. :)

PS Gary Gygax?:speech: Wow!

I remember the days back in the early 80's when Gygax was Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. :o I sure miss the good old pen and paper days... with miniatures at that. :(
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Postby BuckGB » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:27 am

Well, it's done :) . I'm still member ID #1, so I believe all PMs to "Buck Satan" will still get forwarded to me. All of my old posts have instantly been changed to BuckGB too.

Maharlika wrote:Gary Gygax?:speech: Wow!


Yeah, I did a phone interview with him back in 2004. Nice guy, too.

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Postby Xandax » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:44 am

I see all your posts have indeed been "transfered" to the new name. Nifty, but logical.

But perhaps you should make a forum wide announcement or something to alert the public to your new persona.
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Postby C Elegans » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:22 am

Heh, it looks funny now that I've become so used to Buck Satan but I'm sure I'll get used to it soon - Buck GB sounds fine to me :)
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Postby dragon wench » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:24 am

I didn't reply earlier because I wasn't sure what to say, I was so accustomed to "Buck Satan." :D
But, now seeing it up there I think it looks very good, quite professional :cool:
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Postby BuckGB » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:20 pm

Xandax wrote:But perhaps you should make a forum wide announcement or something to alert the public to your new persona.


I'm sure an announcement is necessary (since the general user population probably won't notice), but I decided to post one anyway.

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Postby Gwalchmai » Thu May 03, 2007 10:16 pm

But now, come this December, "Buck Santa" just won't make sense as a joke! Oh, well, it still works as an in-joke. :D

I think the new name is more dignified and befitting the stature of your website, Buck. Thumbs up.
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Postby BuckGB » Fri May 04, 2007 9:36 am

The name change shouldn't affect the mysterious appearances of Buck Santa. He comes and goes as he pleases, regardless of what my plans are :) .

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Postby Xandax » Fri May 04, 2007 9:44 am

BuckGB wrote:The name change shouldn't affect the mysterious appearances of Buck Santa. He comes and goes as he pleases, regardless of what my plans are :) .


[QUOTE=Forum Rules]#6 - Registering and using multiple accounts is not allowed. If we determine that you have more than one account (by matching IPs, etc), all accounts will lose their posting privileges. [/QUOTE]

*sees his mouse cursor move towards the ban button* :mischief:



Sorry - couldn't help myself :laugh: :laugh:
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Postby dragon wench » Fri May 04, 2007 11:19 am

Xandax wrote:*sees his mouse cursor move towards the ban button* :mischief:



Sorry - couldn't help myself :laugh: :laugh:


ROFL! :laugh:
Looking for a power grab Xan? :p

It also occurs to me that the jokes about all of those dungeons and tortures in Buck's basement make less sense :D
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