I can't create a new username if I want to have more privacy? Assuming it is a "sock puppet" and I am up to no good is an erroneous and unfair assumption.
I'll just leave then. I've been using my real name because I actually believe in accountability for what I say - but at the same time, I want less of my personal life going out to people I might actually meet that I don't want to. I'm not interested in any stupid games people with anonymity get up to.
Jason (glad you thinking of getting rid of it because it is MY name),
You've shown some signs of anxiety and irritability here.
I am sure the mods would gladly accomodate you. We are just talking in general about the rules.
Your desire is reasonable and I am sure will be granted.
Just chill out a little.
Sorry, it was the suggestion that I was creating a sock.
OK; let's settle a few questions here.
It has been the policy for years to have as some sort of notification that if a person wanted to change their user name, that the former user name needs to be noted somewhere for the person to be 'trailed', so to speak. In the situation of Asteriktos, this was made more flexible due to the pastoral reasons behind the request.
Secondly, I did NOT state that I thought you were creating a sock puppet; I do not know why you feel this general statement applies specifically to you. I DID state that duplicate accounts are not permitted to prevent people from making sock puppets.
Anyone who is familiar with the Get_Behind_Me_Satan / Walk_In_Truth / DeathToTheWorld / Mishakol129 / Pearl_Of_Great_Price / WithChristInGod / Mishakol / St_John_Chysostom story will know exactly what I am discussing, and why we are so concerned about socks....it has happened before.