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betsyo1967 posted:
it gets really confusing when everyone's nickname starts out with "anon". Unless you are a regular on another exchange here on webmd where it would be plain ole embarrassing to have someone click on your nickname and see you were asking questions about std's, it's really helpful if you chose a nickname and use it. Much easier for us to remember what "yellowdog" and "luvdonuts" posts were about in our mind than to remember what "anon_2387" asked about.

thanks!
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abe648 responded:
I have to agree with Betsy that it is best if you sign in with a nickname so we can figure out who is who and it makes it so much easier to remember a discussion if it has a different name to it instead of Anon 90560 or what ever.

In fact I came accross a person postingas Anon (what ever) and then that same person posted with a nickname which did confuse me but realized that the person has a name and a Anon number.

If you have a nickname please use it as this new board makes it more difficult to follow someone or there heading.

We cannot see your proper name and email address as only you can see that as it is in your "Profile."

All we can see it your user name.

We want to help you with herpes and so please try and help us as well.

Thank you
 
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DPanic replied to abe648's response:
lol...My fault...I'll just leave me name out there from now on.
 
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An_208396 responded:
I made my name to obvious and am afraid my husband may check the site and see what I have been saying as I told him I was trying to get answers on WEB MD. Anyway to change user name?
 
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betsyo1967 replied to An_208396's response:
you can contact webmd about changing your name/deleting your prior account and making a new one.


like I said, we understand that some folks do need the anonymous option but it's definitely being overused and makes it really, really confusing on the boards. You can call yourself cupcake2010 and it's doubtful any friends or family are gonna realize it's you posting Ok so my friends and family might suspect me if I used that but....he he he
 
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betsyo1967 replied to betsyo1967's response:
bumping back up to the top!
 
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betsyo1967 replied to betsyo1967's response:
bump
 
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to An_208396's response:
Hi Anon,

You can write to us at exchangemanagement@webmd.net, providing your info, and ask that we remove your current account so you can create a new, more anonymous one, using your same email address.

Having said that, it IS okay to use the 'post anonymously' feature here. It's just this kind of situation for which this option was made available to our members.
 
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betsyo1967 replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
yes it is ok to use it but it does get awfully confusing when everyone is anonymous and when someone replies as anonymous in one reply and then by their user name in another. makes it very hard to follow and keep track of who's who.
 
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betsyo1967 replied to betsyo1967's response:
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Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)
 
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betsyo1967 replied to betsyo1967's response:
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Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)
 
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concerned456 replied to abe648's response:
I'm new @ this but my niece was diagnosed with herpes but the dr did not request typing ... she thinks her life is over ... is there anyone that is living with herpes that can reassure her that others are living a normal life with this?


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