If You Change Your Username...

Started by Florestan, February 06, 2023, 06:07:17 AM

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Florestan

...please, be so kind as to let us know. It's very confusing to wake up one morning and see a "veteran member" with thousands of posts, whose username doesn't ring any bell. Lovfald / SymphonicAddict, I'm looking at you!  :D

Actually, there was such a thread on the old version of the forum but I can't find it anymore.
I love Italian opera – it's so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and Death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don't care about their immortal souls, and don't worry about the ultimate — D. H. Lawrence

(poco) Sforzando

I used to be merely "sforzando," after my friend Brian wrote at one point that "I don't know what 'sforzando' means, though clearly it means something." As indeed it does. Then I was told that "sforzando" might be a bit strong, so I amended my user name to "(poco) 'sforzando,'" an oxymoron if ever there was one. But that's where it will stay.

When I was still active on ClassicalMusicGuide.com, before I was kicked off for making too much fun of the humorless far-right moderator, I called myself "Alban Berg." But that was kind of arrogant.
"I don't know what sforzando means, though it clearly means something."

vandermolen

Quote from: Florestan on February 06, 2023, 06:07:17 AM...please, be so kind as to let us know. It's very confusing to wake up one morning and see a "veteran member" with thousands of posts, whose username doesn't ring any bell. Lovfald / SymphonicAddict, I'm looking at you!  :D

Actually, there was such a thread on the old version of the forum but I can't find it anymore.
Thanks for clarifying that Andrei - I was confused by 'Lovfald' as well.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Symphonic Addict

I find amusing how my change of username and avatar has confused some members here. It's simply a matter of checking out some posts and realizing the person in question.
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JBS

Quote from: Løvfald on February 06, 2023, 01:14:21 PMI find amusing how my change of username and avatar has confused some members here. It's simply a matter of checking out some posts and realizing the person in question.

Can I ask what the new name refers to?

Myself, I couldn't pass up an oppurtunity to tease Florestan.
(The avatar is a Rembrandt engraving of an man named Ephraim Bonus, alternately titled "Portrait of a Jewish Physician".)

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

Symphonic Addict

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Quote from: Ephraim Bonus on February 06, 2023, 01:24:40 PMCan I ask what the new name refers to?

Myself, I couldn't pass up an oppurtunity to tease Florestan.
(The avatar is a Rembrandt engraving of an man named Ephraim Bonus, alternately titled "Portrait of a Jewish Physician".)

It's the title of Langgaard's Symphony No. 4, a work that resonates with me very much, both musically and for the composer's philosophy/beliefs behind it.

Are you going to stick with your new avatar and username? Or just for the moment?
Part of the tragedy of the Palestinians is that they have essentially no international support for a good reason: they've no wealth, they've no power, so they've no rights.

Noam Chomsky

Daverz

Quote from: Florestan on February 06, 2023, 06:07:17 AM...please, be so kind as to let us know. It's very confusing to wake up one morning and see a "veteran member" with thousands of posts, whose username doesn't ring any bell. Lovfald / SymphonicAddict, I'm looking at you!  :D

Actually, there was such a thread on the old version of the forum but I can't find it anymore.

Yeah, I find this confusing, too.

Though if you morphed back and forth between Florestan and Eusebius, I'd probably get it.

JBS

Quote from: Løvfald on February 06, 2023, 01:31:24 PMIt's the title of Langgaard's Symphony No. 4, a work that resonates with me very much, both musically and for the composer's philosophy/beliefs behind it.

Are you going to stick with your new avatar and username? Or just for the moment?

I haven't decided.

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

vandermolen

Whose Ephraim Bonus? (I mean who did they used to be)

From

vandermolen (soon to be known as 'Lamb Chop')  ;D  ;D
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Wanderer

Quote from: Florestan on February 06, 2023, 06:07:17 AM...please, be so kind as to let us know. It's very confusing to wake up one morning and see a "veteran member" with thousands of posts, whose username doesn't ring any bell. Lovfald / SymphonicAddict, I'm looking at you!  :D

Actually, there was such a thread on the old version of the forum but I can't find it anymore.

Thanks, Andrei, for making this thread. The old thread you are referring to was actually started by me and for the exact same reasons. It went down with the rest of our accumulated knowledge during the Old Forum Software Catastrophe.

It is indeed a confusing situation when people change names and act like nothing happened. It's only polite to notify others of the change, otherwise it comes off as a rude and alienating, narcissistic move. 

Papy Oli

Quote from: vandermolen on February 06, 2023, 09:46:10 PMWhose Ephraim Bonus? (I mean who did they used to be)

JBS, based on his older posts.
Olivier

Florestan

Quote from: Løvfald on February 06, 2023, 01:14:21 PMI find amusing how my change of username and avatar has confused some members here. It's simply a matter of checking out some posts and realizing the person in question.

Well, excuse me, Cesar, but what if I have neither the time nor the inclination to browse through your posting history? Had you kept your Nielsen signature line I'd have known it's you, but you changed it as well.

It really used to be common practice here to announce avatar and username changes, or at least to put "formerly known as..." under the new avatar, and I think it should continue.
I love Italian opera – it's so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and Death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don't care about their immortal souls, and don't worry about the ultimate — D. H. Lawrence

Florestan

Quote from: Ephraim Bonus on February 06, 2023, 01:24:40 PMMyself, I couldn't pass up an oppurtunity to tease Florestan.

Well, Jeffrey, had you changed your personal text and signature line too, you would surely have confused me.  ;)
I love Italian opera – it's so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and Death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don't care about their immortal souls, and don't worry about the ultimate — D. H. Lawrence

vandermolen

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Symphonic Addict

Quote from: Florestan on February 07, 2023, 12:23:08 AMWell, excuse me, Cesar, but what if I have neither the time nor the inclination to browse through your posting history? Had you kept your Nielsen signature line I'd have known it's you, but you changed it as well.

It really used to be common practice here to announce avatar and username changes, or at least to put "formerly known as..." under the new avatar, and I think it should continue.
Well, that's your issue then. I don't have the need (neither do I want) to do what others do. I am free to be the way I want. Also, I don't like to be too much involved on places like this. I don't take them too seriously.
Part of the tragedy of the Palestinians is that they have essentially no international support for a good reason: they've no wealth, they've no power, so they've no rights.

Noam Chomsky

Florestan

Quote from: Løvfald on February 07, 2023, 10:01:24 AMI don't have the need (neither do I want) to do what others do. I am free to be the way I want.

Sometimes, doing what others do is a question of basic politeness.

QuoteAlso, I don't like to be too much involved on places like this. I don't take them too seriously.

Actually, this is yet another question of basic politeness, not to tell people with whom you've been interacting for years that actually you don't take the whole thing too seriously.



I love Italian opera – it's so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and Death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don't care about their immortal souls, and don't worry about the ultimate — D. H. Lawrence

Jo498

No offense intended but I really dislike it when people change usernames. It's very confusing; I even dislike people changing avatars (one reason I haven't one).
Tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos, dans une chambre.
- Blaise Pascal

Florestan

Quote from: Jo498 on February 07, 2023, 10:42:12 AMNo offense intended but I really dislike it when people change usernames. It's very confusing; I even dislike people changing avatars (one reason I haven't one).

There is an option by which you can ignore all avatars and signatures. All you will see are just the usernames.
I love Italian opera – it's so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and Death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don't care about their immortal souls, and don't worry about the ultimate — D. H. Lawrence

Karl Henning

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Spotted Horses

Quote from: Løvfald on February 07, 2023, 10:01:24 AMWell, that's your issue then. I don't have the need (neither do I want) to do what others do. I am free to be the way I want. Also, I don't like to be too much involved on places like this. I don't take them too seriously.

Well, I think the rule is that if you expect courtesy and consideration from others you should expect to give courtesy consideration to others.
There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington