Lots and lots of confusion

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Old Jan 7, 11, 8:17 pm
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Lots and lots of confusion

So, I got an email today from someone ''at flyertalk.com'' with an email address @internetbrands.com, congratulating me on joining the community, but mentionning that my username is ''very similar'' to another one and that therefore my I ''have been creating a lot of confusion'' and that i have one week to change my name or be forever nuked in the interwebs abyss.

Seriously?

Out of 300k+ members and 15 million posts, I'm the confusing one?

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Old Jan 7, 11, 8:36 pm
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First, I have no direct knowledge of the communication you received. However, I did want to let you know that it may have been sent as part of the following policy:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/faq.p...faq_samehandle

I also did a quick scan of the member lists are there are two other members with IDs very similar to yours, a frenchflyer and Frenchie Flyer. Depending on which forum(s) you frequent, it may be confusing for others to differentiate your posts from theirs.

Hope this clears things up a little.
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Old Jan 9, 11, 10:46 am
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Can you put a number after your screen name and work within the request? For instance we have UAFlyer, UAFlyer01, UAFlyer15, UAFlyer64, and a few more with numbers. Have a favorite number you can add?
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Old Jan 10, 11, 1:25 pm
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Originally Posted by frenchieflyer View Post
So, I got an email today from someone ''at flyertalk.com'' with an email address @internetbrands.com, congratulating me on joining the community, but mentionning that my username is ''very similar'' to another one and that therefore my I ''have been creating a lot of confusion'' and that i have one week to change my name or be forever nuked in the interwebs abyss.

Seriously?

Out of 300k+ members and 15 million posts, I'm the confusing one?

frenchieflyer,
I am the author of the original email. I extend my apologies about any confusion it has created. That was not my intention at all. FlyinHawaiian is correct. The handle you chose is nearly identical to one used by someone who has a well established history on FlyerTalk. We are very happy to have you as a member of our community and encourage you to establish your own identity on FT. Please PM or email me with your desired username and/or any questions or concerns you have. I am happy to assist you.
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