I am debating whether I should change my username. I want a chance to start over again. I feel like my relationship with the members of PF has recently become less happy. Also, I have made A LOT of VERY embarrassing posts in the homework help section and here in GD. The beautiful thing about a cyber-existence is that you can always restart from post #1 with just a few clicks of the mouse and some taps on the keyboard. No need to get a face-lift and a sex-change and go to court and change my legal name or anything. However, there is a certain kind of sadness associated with such a name change. I have become attached to the name "ehrenfest" that appears next to all of my posts. I feel like a have a interesting electronic relationship with the other members of the forum that is mediated through the name ehrenfest next to my posts. I have "history" with a lot of the members here such as Moonbear, jimmysnyder, Dick, morphism. If I changed my username, this tie would be immediately severed (in one direction of course). It would feel so awkward to have a new username! People would see my post counter with less than 100 posts and think that I am only a PF virgin when really I have penetrated into each of the subforums in PF and am very familiar with the beauty of all of them. Anyway, if I do disappear one of these days, rest assured that I will instantaneously be reborn into another username with a tabula rasa ahead of me. Ahh, there is quite a fascinating social milieu in this online community thing.