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JanuaryLove July 3rd, 2013 4:14pm

Reintroducing myself to you. I was previously JLove. If you would like to have caps back in your name, just change your name in your profile. Some rules have changed, so proceed with caution.

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DavesNotHere where am I
07/03/13 3:41 pm

It works! If you get a message saying that name is already taken, put in another name & save it. Then go back and put in your preferred name with capitalization & it should take. Thank you January. Great suggestion & beautiful name.

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JanuaryLove
07/03/13 4:15 pm

Thank you! Care to share the story behind your user name? I know you have particular letters capped for a reason, what is it?

DavesNotHere where am I
07/03/13 6:04 pm

the DJL are my initials. I just wanted a name that sounded techno. At least it did in 1995 when I first started using it on eWorld, the old Apple online service that was much better than AOL, which back then had no clue as how to do anything Mac.

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 6:24 pm

Huh. I tried AOL (and Prodigy before that) & also the Apple thing, but settled on Compuserve as my online world of choice.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 8:51 pm

I remember Compuserve days. And the good old electronic sound of dial-up Internet that lasted an additional decade or more.

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 9:58 pm

JL, do you remember what forums you were in on CompuServe? Was Cooks Forum one of them? That's where I met the most people face-to-face. But others too. I think I was on the staff of 7 forums at one point. Kinda like getting sucked in here.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 10:02 pm

Susan - I'm sorry to say that I don't have much memory of Compuserve. It wasn't something I used often. My dad spent a lot of time on it, and we only had the one computer. My memories are more of watching over dad's shoulder, I guess.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 10:03 pm

I can see how you got sucked in back then, though. Some things never change. ;)

At that time, I was into those online text-based strategy games. *Open the door* *Go North* That sort of thing took up my available computer time.

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 10:03 pm

Ah, I see. No big deal, I just like running into people I might have known there.

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 10:05 pm

I never got into those games much. Just a tiny bit. I liked Myst, though.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 10:12 pm

I've never played Myst. A cursory glance tells me it appears to be akin to a mythical version of The Sims which means I would probably enjoy it immensely.

I'm off to bed. It's been delightful chatting with you, Susan.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/03/13 3:08 pm

I miss the lack of caps, but I'm not willing to change it to something else. Maybe Tony will fix it… We'll see.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 3:14 pm

You should be able to get your username back with caps if you go into your profile and reenter it. Many people have had success with this method, but it isn't foolproof.

Kay41 the Midwest
07/03/13 4:08 pm

Mine worked doing it that way.

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 6:25 pm

Go change it to something ELSE & save it; then change back to your former user name with caps however you want them.

You just can't change directly to caps using exactly the same letters. Has to be a 2-step process.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/03/13 7:21 pm

@susanr are you sure that I wouldn't lose my current username if I did the process you recommended?

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 7:25 pm

I did it myself this afternoon and it worked fine. Watch: I'll change to something else. Let me know when you see it.

This is susanr, whatever the user name shows.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 8:50 pm

For a brief while, I saw SusanBR. Now it's AliceBToklas? Going through an identity crisis, Susan, or just trying to shake people off your trail? ;)

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 8:55 pm

Haha, that one lasted about 30 seconds. I figure it wasn't different enough.

I'll come back & talk to you about Compuserve in a bit. I'm cooking dinner

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 9:57 pm

OK, fiat, I changed to AliceBToklas and confused half the people who know me, & have been fielding questions about that for 2 hours. Had to change back. But note that I now have caps in my name. Others are doing it. You can too.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/04/13 5:37 am

Yay! I'm back with the correct username!

Minyanko Tumblr
07/03/13 2:50 pm

I like it!

Wish I could have Sakura-chan back :(

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JanuaryLove
07/03/13 3:14 pm

Thank you! And I wish you could, too.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 12:10 pm

I could have, had I wanted to. When I initially joined, I wanted JanuaryLove, but it was too long so I shortened it to JLove which I've never been quite happy with. Apparently, the parameters have been changed because the long version now fits.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/03/13 2:46 pm

So may I ask the backstory of the full username?

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 3:13 pm

Oh, sure. It's a short story. I married my love one January day, and this has often been my user name ever since. :)

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/03/13 11:09 am

I'm thinking about changing my name too

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 7:08 pm

I figured, since I didn't recognize you. But what were you called before?

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 7:10 pm

sjr93? Or something like that...

Am I right?

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 7:16 pm

Pfft. I butchered your name. Sorry.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 7:21 pm

Well, aren't you a sweetheart? :)

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/03/13 7:31 pm

I try too :) lol

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/03/13 9:41 am

I played with it and it wouldn't let me do anything so I'll just wait a few days to try again.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 9:49 am

KrisCros said she changed her name twice before the capital letters stuck. Maybe you'll have better luck on your next try, too.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/03/13 9:58 am

It kept telling me there already was a user by that name. Ya because its me

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 10:00 am

Sakura-chan was having a similar problem. She thought it was because of the hyphen in her name. I hope you both get it sorted out soon.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/03/13 10:02 am

Try changing it to something else, and then back to your name.

Minyanko Tumblr
07/03/13 2:51 pm

Hello. Yeah, apparently the new update only allows Alpha-Numerical characters.

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 6:27 pm

Tops - change it to something different. Then change back to TopsQueen & it should go OK.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 8:46 pm

Hooray! Tops, you're back in business with the capital letters. :)

XercesBlue ...
07/03/13 9:22 am

I like the new(ish) name!!

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EarlyBird Portland
07/03/13 9:19 am

Jan - I'm glad you found our comments useful. I very much like your new name.

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JanuaryLove
07/03/13 9:23 am

Thank you! :) For both the info and the compliment.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 9:16 am

For example, hyphens are apparently no longer allowed in user names. There may have been other changes as well. Previously, my desired handle was too long, so I went with an abbreviated JLove. Now, it is acceptable, so I made the switch.

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JanuaryLove
07/03/13 9:17 am

Thanks to EarlyBird, PuppyLvr, and sakura for this info.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 1:12 pm

Yeah, the emojis disappeared, though I have seen certain people have some success. Not sure what their secret is. Zimmeress was accused of being a witch last night. ;)

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 1:13 pm

Oh, silly me. Sunshine, you were referring to the emoji in your name! Yeah, I miss that. I enjoyed your happy little sunshine. :)

Minyanko Tumblr
07/03/13 2:52 pm

I miss that little ball or yellow happiness too.