Read Thread: Do Trail Names Go Away?
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.
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’. ☹️
So I guess I won't be able to get "Green Tortuga" anytime soon even if green is my favorire colour.
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.
Sorry, that’s been taken!
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.
For the win!
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!
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!