User talk:Bre

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Primary vs additional "known as" names/aliases/handles (+multiple redundant accounts)[edit]

The AKA handles that are listed in the article is contact/information that denotes how the user has been/is known by people in the fandom, present and past. Akas are secondary names, not the primary fandom name, and they do not override the main fandom handles, they are just additional public info. People/users will enter theses handles, most likely looking for Bre Bleats. Omission cuts the direct link between external searches on external sites, goggle, or within Wikifur own search engine and the main user article.

...And your primary account that created this article in February (User: Bre Breats) is still active. Why create a secondary one?. The password could have been emailed to you to restore access. - Spirou (talk) 05:00, 27 September 2014 (EDT)

Completely forgot the old one. My apologies.
Yeah, I'm not digging the AKAs because it gets really confusing (I have people asking me if I'm the same character which, yeah, my fault when I created the original FA/DA pages. So I will be making new accounts on both sites to correspond with the one name that I want to be known by here.
If that is not possible and that you STILL need those AKA handles, I'm going to request that my page be removed.
A suggestion would be to change the also known as XXXX to formerly known as XXXX, which will not break user search, but if you wish to have your article excluded, thats your right to request, too. - Spirou (talk) 18:31, 27 September 2014 (EDT)
If it's as simple as "I used these two names, but now I'm not", the solution is to say that in the article. We're not trying to force you to keep using a name you don't want anymore, just explain where it went.
Our articles are intended to reflect the whole story about a person, including their past. If you were known under another name, but no longer are, the article should explain what you were known as in the past, and how that name fell into disuse. (There's also a difference between desire and reality: Uncle Kage could stop using that name, but he'd still be known as that by many people for many years. If such cases, both "also known as" and "formerly known as" may be problematic; "formally used" can work better.)
Our goal is to avoid facts disappearing - particularly names, because they tend to be used elsewhere in a way that can't easily be changed (say, FA user links). Readers should get to the right place if they look for your old name; when they arrive, they should be able to see why they're at an article with a different title. --GreenReaper(talk) 21:28, 27 September 2014 (EDT)