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That's right. I'm changing my DA name.
I've thought long and hard and have decided to change it toooooo.......
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.................."jollyjack".
That's right; i'm one of the few artists here on DA that seems content with my name. That; and I think changing a "brand" simply because you can, after you've spent time and energy building up an audience is f**king stupid.
I've been here for years. I've operated on the internet under "jollyjack" for longer. If I changed that now it would be monumentally confusing to people that follow my work, which, in turn, would have an effect on revenue.
There are a ton of artists here whose work I keenly follow, and I think they're kinda shooting themselves in the foot by doing this.

Kinda reminds be of those little label-making things everyone's been given on at least one Christmas as a kid: you unwrap it, you find out what it does and you spend the rest of the day punching out new tags for everything. Even if they're not needed.
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:iconbadmillennial:
BadMillennial Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
What is your impression on those people who constantly change their ID avatar on a weekly basis?
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Randimaxis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I happen to have a name that, after searching the Internets, has NO CONNECTIONS to anyone or anything else! I have achieved originality in a world that has seen everything before... multiple times. EXCELSIOR!

By the way, I agree - why change one's name when it's that name that people identify you & your work with?
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2012ReapeR Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
right you are there,
dA name is the same as a brand, changing it is almost as starting all over
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DarkoKavinsky Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
My name's my name... What esle can I say?
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outinarizona Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I think we all know the reason for my username. It's where I live and work and play, etc... I don't ever plan on leaving, so...
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Mongoose9634 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always gone by mongoose in just about everything, im pretty content lol
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Streaked-Silver Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i changed my name because it was a typo and i hated it 3 days after i made it.. but thats just me
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tabbat8 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
here,here: well spoken, bruce.
presumably , users actually thought about their user-name [well, i didn't much , i'll admit, but didn't care either...] , while signing up. if not, then here , for a price, is your second chance from such short-sightedness.

i also will not be changing my user-name. and i'm astounded at the number of people i watch who did............... :O
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RamoranScout Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I actually know artists based on their art, not their name. I've always been kinda terrible with names, but art is always recognizable. That's one reason why I like DA so much. I see a particular piece in my in box and say "Woo! it's been a while since they posted something here! Let's see what they have to say about it." So, come what may, I'll still watch for their art, not their name.
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ProjectZuel Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some people changing there name makes sense such as them wanting to use their real name or their name just plain sucks but a large number of people I watch just seem to have changed their names for the hell of it. It's annoying...
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