I am a proud Linux user. I currently use elementary OS Jupiter, but my heart is with Ubuntu and I will likely switch back once classic Gnome is implemented in 12.04.
My problem is with the forums. Since beginning to use Ubuntu in Dec. 2010, I have created, and then deactivated, many accounts here. Some of my past usernames include:
Had I stayed with my original account, LawrenceLovesLinux, I would now have well in excess of 200 posts and probably would have become a fairly well-known member. I can help people - I want to help people - but I keep becoming dissatisfied with my presence on UF. I will say something stupid, or write a post I later regret, or seem immature, or become dissatisfied with my username, or... the list goes on and on. I'll then get my account deactivated, only to come back a few months, or weeks, later. Then the cycle repeats itself.
I would like to stay here and provide help, to fix the problems I know how to fix, etc. But I seem to be stuck in this cycle. Maybe it's a mental thing, I don't know - but I'm not sure how to fix it. Is there a way to prevent a particular account from being deactivated or deleted, so I can't do this to myself again? I would like THIS account to be deactivated, so I can make one last fresh start, but then I want to be here for the long run. I want to help people!
I don't know, maybe I'm just a bit insane or something. But there's my thoughts.
Thanks for listening.
R3nCi ------- I'll be back!