12.20.2010

name change, or not

In this thread, there is some discussion about a possible name-change: L-girl becoming laura k. I thought I would try "laura k (aka L-girl)" for a while, then drop the parenthetical.

But now I see that if I change my blogging name, it changes on all posts on the entire blog. I should have realized that, since the new, more stable Blogger templates also appear on all posts - meaning, from the beginning of the blog until the current post.

I like the idea of being laura k in the present and future, but I don't want to erase L-girl from the past. I may change back.

21 comments:

Amy said...

Does that apply for all of us? If I change my name, will it erase my current name from all prior posts on wmtc as well as JOS and anywhere else I have posted through blogger? Or is it only for the person who writes the blog itself?

I know some regular posters at JOS changed their blogging names, like Benjamin and Ofer. I should look back to see if their current names have replaced their old ones, but I have no idea when each of them made the switch.

(I guess it's sort of like how Facebook changes your profile picture on all older posts every time you change your profile picture.)

allan said...

Older comments will have whatever name and avatar you had at that time. (We checked.)

But we saw that on my old news blog, which I last posted to in March 2006, my name changed.

laura k (aka L-girl) said...

That might not be clear. The answer is: it won't change your name on past comments, but it will change your name as the blogger or blog owner.

My past L-girl comments appear to still be L-girl, which I like. But my entire blog is now written by "laura k (aka L-girl)".

Amy said...

OK, that makes sense. I was sort of hoping it changed everyone.

So I see you two have already made the switch. Perhaps it is time for me to think about my new name, bucking the trends as always.

And who is that in the photo, Allan? US Grant? :)

johngoldfine said...

Why not "Laura K (fka L-girl)"? The 'fka' a heads-up that the old name is no longer what the hipper folk say?

Anyway, in the Great Scheme of Things, I hope your problems are never any more vexing than this one.

allan said...

Henry Chadwick

We visited his gravesite in Brooklyn in August 2005

johngoldfine said...

Oh, Chadwick, that guy--the other father of baseball!

What a job Posnanski does on poor Abner Doubleday!

Amy said...

Interesting! I had never heard of Henry Chadwick, and I didn't know about the Green Wood cemetery, and it is quite close to where my daughter and family now live in Park Slope.

Did I know you guys lived in Park Slope? Where did you live? We have gotten to know the neighborhood pretty well since Nate was born.

(I probably should post my Brooklyn questions back at that post. Sorry.)

allan said...

Did I know you guys lived in Park Slope? Where did you live?

On Garfield Place just up from 7th Avenue.

Amy said...
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allan said...

That was (is?) a beautiful neighbourhood. Checking the google tells me that Cousin John's Cafe is still there, on 7th, between Lincoln & Berkeley. I waited tables there the first 3 years I was in NYC (87-90).

(Celebrity Fact: The house we lived in on Garfield was two doors down from Kelly McGillis's brownstone.)

allan said...

Oh, for fuck's sake. Their breakfast menu has

extra's

on it.

Amy said...

Wow, Allan, not only do we know Cousin John's, but it is Harvey's favorite place for coffee and a cookie in the neighborhood! Just imagine...in a different lifetime, we could have met you there instead of in the cyberworld. We were just there last week with Rebecca and Nate.

laura k (aka L-girl) said...

Amy, since you're always marveling at my supposedly great memory, I knew where your daughter lives, which block. :)

Before Allan moved to NY, while we were long-distance, I lived on 11th Street btn 5th & 6th, at that time the more working-class end of the Slope. And before that, on Grand Army Plaza.

Green-Wood Cemetery is a nice place to visit. It's vast - you can only see parts of it on any given walking tour.

laura k (aka L-girl) said...

Why not "Laura K (fka L-girl)"? The 'fka' a heads-up that the old name is no longer what the hipper folk say?

Hmm... not sure I appreciate the difference there. I'll still "answer" to L-girl.

Anyway, in the Great Scheme of Things, I hope your problems are never any more vexing than this one.

Oh my, I didn't mean to imply it is an actual Problem. Just chatting. I know the difference between this and Real Problems.

Amy said...

Your memory is remarkable, Laura. I figured we must have at some point discussed Park Slope, but obviously I had no specific memory of it. :(

The apartment we have rented while staying in Brooklyn was in Windsor Terrace, not far from Green-Wood Cemetery. We did a lot of walking in Prospect Park, but never realized that the cemetery was there. We will definitely check it out in the spring, but I will get one of those books you suggested and study up first.

laura k (aka L-girl) said...

You can buy a little guidebook when you're there - very useful and easier than studying first. :)

johngoldfine said...

Oh my, I didn't mean to imply it is an actual Problem. Just chatting. I know the difference between this and Real Problems.

Hell, Laura K (aka L-girl), I was just chatting too! I didn't mean I thought you thought this whole biz was anything other than a bit of jeu d'esprit, an occasion for a snappy post and for reader engagement. I was just--clumsily--wishing that no great harm or trouble ever come your way.

You know, if we can't communicate any better than this, I'm just going to have to stick to emoticons in the future.

laura k (aka L-girl) said...

We could try chatting exclusively with emoticons and acronyms and see how far we get.

:-)

nick said...

I like that the name doesn't change in comments, but I believe the avatar does. Last time I tried on JoS, I think the avatar rippled back through.

I haven't experimented w/ this on my own blogger sites, but what about the possibility of creating a new admin user? Leaving L-girl as an admin, but creating an admin account for "laura k" and using that for posting. It isn't as clean as I'd like, but it may work.

laura k (aka L-girl) said...

Hm, I've gone back to old posts, and former avatars of mine are in comments.

I haven't experimented w/ this on my own blogger sites, but what about the possibility of creating a new admin user? Leaving L-girl as an admin, but creating an admin account for "laura k" and using that for posting. It isn't as clean as I'd like, but it may work.

Huh. Good thinking. I'll check on that - thanks!