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2017-09-06 11:17
iAN CooG

Registered: May 2002
Posts: 1729
Handle id #9897 : dmd

The full handle was Diamond Design but he changed to dmd in 2014. Perfectly OK, but it's not OK to rename the entry. Old handle entry created, I'm trying to restore older productions under the old handle now.
Edit: I've set the separation line at 30 November 2013, when he joined ATL, of course first hand information would be better.
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2017-09-07 22:45

Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 268
Alternate spellings of handles should only be used if they are actually alternate spellings, like me using "cpx" to sign logos as a short form of "Compyx".

One could argue 'dmd' is a short form of 'Diamond Design', but that doesn't seem be the case.

Pro tip: don't change your handle, I've lived with mine since I came up with it as a 14-year old lamer :)
2017-09-07 23:08

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 212
Compyx is a cool handle. Figure my kids are laughing at me since the day I revealed them what's daddy's secret identity :)
indeed, it's too late to change the nick now. I chose "The Smasher" in very early 80s while playing with a vic20 or a videopac. "Ze" was added much later, copied from GP's best cracker: there's an intro around where you can read "cracked by ze goblin". It's simply short for "the", so stop asking if I'm a brasilian soccer player! :)
2017-09-07 23:28

Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 268
My handle is simply 'comp' of computer and 'YX' added because in the 80's handles with X,Y and/or Z where cool.

Still helps with registering on websites, Compyx is never taken as a username, and if it is, I forgot I already registered :)
2017-09-09 11:48

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 1288
If dmd is short for Diamond Design, there should be one entry: Diamond Design, with the shortform dmd. I don't see the problem here.
2017-09-09 11:59

Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 1256
I agree with hedning. The point is, I think dmd wanted to show that nowadays, he does not use the full form of the handle anymore, but just the short; there have been instances of that in the past as well, Rubberduck comes to mind. And there are cases where the short form is the main handle, and the full spelling is only in the alternate spelling field, because it was rarely used in its full form. But of course that is not the actual meaning of that field.
dmd, I hope you don't worry too much. :-)
2017-09-09 15:03
iAN CooG

Registered: May 2002
Posts: 1729
The problem was created by dmd by changing his entry. Time to restore everything. Done. This useless discussion went far too long for what it's worth.
2017-09-09 15:52

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 1288
Good work Ian. Thanx.

Another thing related to this, which I always run into, is the problem that people think they "own" their scener entry. Like if csdb was Facebook or something. I am glad people who know the database principles jumped into this.
2017-09-09 23:13
Mr Ammo

Registered: Oct 2002
Posts: 64
Quoting hedning

Another thing related to this, which I always run into, is the problem that people think they "own" their scener entry. Like if csdb was Facebook or something. I am glad people who know the database principles jumped into this.

Most EU countries have data protection laws that give people the right to see their personal information, change (correct) the information and delete the information that have been collected by data collectors like facebook and csdb.

You must be referring to the archiving principles of CSDB and not database principles ;-)
2017-09-09 23:31

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8152
a handle is not personal information - he can always get his personal data removed.
2017-09-10 00:40

Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 268
I consider my handle very personal. It's the name I used to publish code/gfx I was proud of. And it's a name/handle I still use.

So a handle is personal information, even more so than an address, addresses change, handles don't.
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