When I first joined dA a month ago, I tried to sign up with this username. It's just my family name spelled backwards.
Unfortunately, someone else who shares the same family name with me had already taken it 9 years ago.
The owner never used it though. I asked dA admin whether I can have the username.
They told me dA doesn't delete inactive accounts nor give them away to new users. *
So I googled the owner, and found him.
I contacted him, Mr. Jonathan Nasution, a very considerate person - and he was willing to give me this account.
From now on, this will be my permanent account.
* There's a petition regarding the law foresakennames.deviantart.com/… since so many people feel frustrated seeing a bunch of wasted cool usernames here.
Some crazy examples are artist, photographer, painter beelzebub, lucifer, satan, devil, lilith, angel, and, yes, ... God.
This God is a very mysterious account. He is a senior member with only 1 deviation and has no other contribution to the community whatsoever.
But I think the most viewed, and maybe most wanted, inactive username is deviant. One newly moderator even has to use a tricky lower-case "L" for his username DEVlANT since deviant is not available anymore.
thanks for fav
This is actually one of the most interesting journal entries I've ever read... more people should see this
hihi! I love this journal it's so interesting!!! like a "history of DA!" novel
Haha, thank you so much. I'm glad that you like it.
Aw, thank you so much, Kimberly, for your lovely comment. Hahaha, yes, people might think I've been here for 9 years because of this. And maybe the GMs too, and that's why they gave me the DD.
Congrats for the username you wanted, my friend. I really understand how much a username means to someone. Me too, I don't think I can use any other name else besides Ripley. I tried to sign up with Ripley, but it's not available here anymore. So, I put Mr. in front of it. By the way, what name should I call you, my friend ?
Thanks, Tom. I was so frustrated back then that I had this stupid and bad intention to hack the account. Because I thought, since the owner didn't need it, then it's OK for me to do so. My name is "Ahkam". Is yours really "Tom" by the way?
Nice to know you, Ahkam. Tom actually is my favorite movie character's first name. [Tom Ripley] I have been using name Ripley for about 10 years since the first day I used internet. My real nick is Pat, but I prefer being Tom Ripley in cyber. Please call me Tom or Ripley
wah keren! dapet akun yg udah 9 th jalan...!heheeh sukses and thanks for added me..
Sounds great, now you just need to start posting stuff up on the new one
Congrats on the DD too!
Congrats on the DD too!