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  1. 03 Jan '07 18:54
    can you just let one account sit dormant and open another one? ive done things im not proud of, pointless, thoughtless moves, blunders galore.. id like to get my past behind me and get a fresh start..
  2. 03 Jan '07 19:24
    Originally posted by GaranhunsGladiator
    can you just let one account sit dormant and open another one? ive done things im not proud of, pointless, thoughtless moves, blunders galore.. id like to get my past behind me and get a fresh start..
    Apparently it is allowed - from what I've read in the forums. I don't think it should be allowed UNLESS there is a proper reason - unlike yours.

    If I were you, I would at least clear it with admins first. (via; send feedback link)
  3. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    03 Jan '07 20:23
    Originally posted by GaranhunsGladiator
    can you just let one account sit dormant and open another one? ive done things im not proud of, pointless, thoughtless moves, blunders galore.. id like to get my past behind me and get a fresh start..
    i dint think there is a problem if you change accounts due to some valid reason (i.e. you used your real name instead of a nickname or something) but i believe doing it simply to get a fresh start is frowned upon.

    since your rating is around 1150 just now, you are better off just playing on and forgetting the first lot of blunders. there are plenty more to be made and after a couple of hundred games you wont care about the bad start you had. you will get back to the 1200 and above pretty quick if your skills deserve it.
  4. 03 Jan '07 21:06
    Originally posted by GaranhunsGladiator
    can you just let one account sit dormant and open another one? ive done things im not proud of, pointless, thoughtless moves, blunders galore.. id like to get my past behind me and get a fresh start..
    Do you really think you are going to do any better?

    face it dude we are crap at chess and a new account won't help either of us.

    Enjoy the trip.

  5. Standard member IM4Y2NV
    Dadohalic
    04 Jan '07 01:50
    Originally posted by GaranhunsGladiator
    can you just let one account sit dormant and open another one? ive done things im not proud of, pointless, thoughtless moves, blunders galore.. id like to get my past behind me and get a fresh start..
    Just send feedback.
    Tell them you would like to open a new account and they will make it so you csan no longer access the old account.
  6. 05 Jan '07 10:00
    Originally posted by MCA
    i dint think there is a problem if you change accounts due to some valid reason (i.e. you used your real name instead of a nickname or something)
    If you used your real name instead of a nickname, you could simply ask to have the user name changed. You don't have to start a new account.
  7. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    05 Jan '07 14:15
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    If you used your real name instead of a nickname, you could simply ask to have the user name changed. You don't have to start a new account.
    You could very well be right.

    I was just trying to give an example of a 'valid' reason to change accounts and point out that doing it simply for 'a fresh start' is frowned upon by most users.
  8. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    05 Jan '07 14:23
    Originally posted by GaranhunsGladiator
    can you just let one account sit dormant and open another one? ive done things im not proud of, pointless, thoughtless moves, blunders galore.. id like to get my past behind me and get a fresh start..
    We don't want you coming back as a 2400 player just because you got a fresh start and read a new book.

    P-
  9. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    06 Jan '07 00:50
    "I am convinced a chess-player's attitude to his own mistakes can serve as a gauge of his strengths and his prospects. The weak player tries to forget his mistakes as quickly as possible and is soon committing fresh ones which may be even cruder. The strong player treats his mistakes with an attentiveness that borders on love. They become the object of prolonged painstaking analysis; he constantly remembers them, but looks for ways to avoid meeting them again. Sensing his attitude, they migrate to the games of other players."

    -- from Grigory Sanakoev's "World Champion at the Third Attempt" - the 12th World Correspondence Champion (ICCF) (1984-1991)