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    Not that i really want to, but it makes no sense to me. Surely the name isn't stored with each post but rather the members id? I tried searching for the post that initially imposed the ban but came up empty.
    Is the rule supposed to reduce load on the server or the admin(s)?

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    I always thought it was something to do with strain on the database

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    Originally posted by danb@24 July 2004 - 12:47
    I always thought it was something to do with strain on the database
    All I "know" is the names on the allready made posts would be changed and
    that stresses the Database. Its not only the member ID that changes.

    I could be wrong on this but thats what i heard from 7th long time ago.

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    If it puts such a strain on the DB like 7th said, why has Error now become Entity?
    And that's not the first time either.
    7th changed a few accounts while he was here
    Strain on the db is bollocks

    btw, Not having a go at you SLinger cos I remember this discussion too

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    As i understand it, changing a name should be less strain on the database than me making this post. Thats assuming invision didn't need to do something strange...

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    That was probably another lie that 7th told you guys so that he wouldn't have to deal with anything.

    Its fine with me if people want to change their username even after 1000 posts. There is no strain on the DB, it's simply replacing one name with another.

    There are over 90,000 members registered at this forum. If the Db can handle that, why shouldn't it be able to handle a simply thing like changing a name.

    7th fed you all a lot of garbage. He fed it to me too unfortionatly.

    Brian

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    Originally posted by rookiecrd1@24 July 2004 - 14:29
    That was probably another lie that 7th told you guys so that he wouldn't have to deal with anything.

    Its fine with me if people want to change their username even after 1000 posts. There is no strain on the DB, it's simply replacing one name with another.

    There are over 90,000 members registered at this forum. If the Db can handle that, why shouldn't it be able to handle a simply thing like changing a name.

    7th fed you all a lot of garbage. He fed it to me too unfortionatly.

    Brian
    Excellent, good news...always wondered about that.

    DanB just PM'ed me and asked if you can change his name to Sharon for him/her.

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    yay.
    thanks rookie.

    look forward to having you, or maybe entity, change my name to rossco_2005 at end of year. B)



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    Originally posted by Withcheese+24 July 2004 - 15:34--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Withcheese @ 24 July 2004 - 15:34)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-rookiecrd1@24 July 2004 - 14:29
    That was probably another lie that 7th told you guys so that he wouldn&#39;t have to deal with anything.

    Its fine with me if people want to change their username even after 1000 posts.&nbsp; There is no strain on the DB, it&#39;s simply replacing one name with another.

    There are over 90,000 members registered at this forum.&nbsp; If the Db can handle that, why shouldn&#39;t it be able to handle a simply thing like changing a name.

    7th fed you all a lot of garbage.&nbsp; He fed it to me too unfortionatly.

    Brian
    Excellent, good news...always wondered about that.

    DanB just PM&#39;ed me and asked if you can change his name to Sharon for him/her. [/b][/quote]
    You cheeky bugger, that was just for this weekend at your board

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    Originally posted by rookiecrd1@24 July 2004 - 09:29
    That was probably another lie that 7th told you guys so that he wouldn&#39;t have to deal with anything.

    Its fine with me if people want to change their username even after 1000 posts. There is no strain on the DB, it&#39;s simply replacing one name with another.

    There are over 90,000 members registered at this forum. If the Db can handle that, why shouldn&#39;t it be able to handle a simply thing like changing a name.

    7th fed you all a lot of garbage. He fed it to me too unfortionatly.

    Brian
    so you&#39;ll change my capital &#39;S&#39; to a lowercase one?
    thx

    this post is guaranteed 100% parrot-free

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