Posted by Dinah on January 6, 2007, at 9:59:53
In reply to Re: cap on Name changes, posted by Dr. Bob on January 6, 2007, at 4:30:28
I don't see any particular need for a rule. And there are perfectly valid reasons for a name change. I can certainly take responsibility and handle my discomfort on those occasions where I am pretty sure I know someone, but I don't know who it is.
And sometimes name changes have nothing to do with changing identity. They're things like clearskies changing based on a change in state that she hopes will stick (which was my favorite name change reason ever), or someone having problems posting under their old name and wishing to get to Admin to inform you.
I think I'd be more in favor of something that allows you, Dr. Bob, to keep easier track of who's who. If not charging people, then maybe requiring that they sign up with a real email address, not a yahoo or gmail one. I think that's what Psychcentral was doing when I registered. I don't know how it worked out. That's still not perfect since email providers change and people move.