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Do Trail Names Go Away?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Mar 19, 2019 8:16am
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My brother and sister-in-law went boxing with us years ago. They did notice that the keep it up, but my sis will be going with me again soon. Their screen name seems to be gone, though, so I am wondering if it was deleted after a certain period of time.
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Reply to: #972899 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 9:18am
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It's my understanding that after a few years of inactivity, it does get erased to free up trail names. I know the person who introduced me to LBing went quiet on here for a few years, and when she came back, had to start a new account. It definitely makes sense, but I can understand how it would be sad to have lost all your finds!
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Reply to: #972901 by Astrophel
Mar 19, 2019 9:38am
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It's my understanding that after a few years of inactivity, it does get erased to free up trail names.

Interesting. I wanted to use the trail name "Elle" but it was already taken but the person has not logged in since 2008. Now long is that period of inactivity?
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Reply to: #972899 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 9:45am
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Quite a while ago Ryan told me that boxer names with at least one find or plant will not be removed.

My niece never recorded her find and after about one year her name was gone.
Fortunately for her the name was still available.

Check to see if the name is available and recreate the account.
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Reply to: #972906 by Elle
Mar 19, 2019 10:14am
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Interesting. I wanted to use the trail name "Elle" but it was already taken but the person has not logged in since 2008. Now long is that period of inactivity

As was previously mentioned, if they had at least one plant or find, their trailname will remain active indefinitely. At this point, however, I think it's safe to assume that Elle won't be back. Use the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of the page to see if an admin would be willing to delete that account and free up the name for you to use. I believe that has been done before.

TG
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Reply to: #972908 by Grrly Girl
Mar 19, 2019 10:22am
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Quite a while ago Ryan told me that boxer names with at least one find or plant will not be removed.

Well, darn, there goes my chance at getting ‘Wassamatta U’. ☹️
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Reply to: #972916 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 19, 2019 11:05am
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So I guess I won't be able to get "Green Tortuga" anytime soon even if green is my favorire colour.
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Reply to: #972916 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 19, 2019 11:09am
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Well, darn, there goes my chance at getting ‘Wassamatta U’.

Don't worry, fake accounts like this one are treated differently and are regularly deleted when pointed out, no questions asked.
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Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972916 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 19, 2019 12:18pm
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Wassamatta Ewe
Wassamatte You
Wassamatte Eeeewe
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Reply to: #972923 by Grrly Girl
Mar 19, 2019 12:35pm
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Sorry, that’s been taken!
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Reply to: #972913 by Trekkie Gal
Mar 19, 2019 1:07pm
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to see if an admin would be willing to delete that account and free up the name for you to use. I believe that has been done before.

Yes it has. Wendy In The East Bay petitioned for this when "Wendy" had gone inactive for quite some time and Green Tortuga acquiesced.
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Reply to: #972923 by Grrly Girl
Mar 19, 2019 1:31pm
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Wassamatte Eeeewe

For the win!
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Reply to: #972916 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 19, 2019 1:43pm
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Well, darn, there goes my chance at getting ‘Wassamatta U’. ☹️

Trust me, it's overrated.

And I find it ironic that where I work, the HR department DREAMS of me being "inactive" for a few years.
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Reply to: #972931 by wassamatta u
Mar 19, 2019 3:16pm
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And I find it ironic that where I work, the HR department DREAMS of me being "inactive" for a few years.

I think we just found next years Halloween costume. You could go as a sleeper cell!
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Reply to: #972899 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 4:00pm
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My youngest was 11 when we started boxing. She chose Little Tumbler as her trail name. Years go by and even though she's not as active, she's also not as little. Her Girl Scout camp name was Flipper, which was taken here. She decided she could still be Flipper, but just changed her name on AQ to The Real Flipper!