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Journal Entry: Mon Apr 6, 2009, 3:31 PM


// 1. Where?

My new username is "timsilva" - you can find the new account here:

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*Please watch my new account! I had nearly 40 thousand page views, 550+ watchers, and 1,100+ favs, and one Daily Deviation. :( I hope to recover from this as quickly as possible though. :)

// 2. What?

This account has essentially the same purpose as my old "krazytim" account, with the exception that I might post some other kinds of art work on here, but it will still mostly consist of web and interface designs, so if you watched me before, you should definitely watch me again. A few people asked me if this was going to be an account for photography or something else, and it isn't, as least not primarily. I will be uploading all of my favorite designs to this new account, and then everything else that I ever uploaded before will be available to see in my scrapbook. This includes the scraps posted on my "krazytim" account, the deviations that I posted in my main gallery that I don't want to upload as a main feature on my new account, and lastly, a bunch of old, random images and concepts that I never uploaded before. So this new account will have every last deviation posted before, as well as a bunch of newly posted old works, and of course, new stuff! :)

// 3. Why?

This is hard to explain for the simple fact that it is too easy to explain it and I struggle to find where to start. I have three main reasons for all who are curious. Otherwise, don't read this next paragraph.

First of all, (1) the alias is unprofessional, unflattering, and it does not represent me or my work. I'm really just ready to move on and use something more professional and presentable. Secondly, (2) the Internet is pretty much permanent, so if I'm thinking long term, I don't want to be stuck with "Kr4Zyt1m!!_!@" for the rest of my life. The origin of my old alias "krazytim" doesn't have any depth or relevance. In fact, I don't understand why I waited so long to change this, it has been on my mind for nearly three years now from what I can remember. Lastly, (3) I just want to be known as 'Tim Silva' within the design community. I don't see the need to have an alias. Plus, it will flow with my domain name (which will also be undergoing drastic changes very soon). I have a fairly large picture painted in my head as to where I am going, and this new account is just the first step.

// 4. What now for "krazytim"?

I will leave this account as it is for archival purposes (+favs, comments, views, etc). There is no reason to delete the account or the deviations, but I won't be submitting anything new under this account anymore since it is obsolete.

// 5. DeviantART – Change Username Option

Just to confirm this to everyone; NO, DeviantART does not allow username changes. I looked into this several times, and it is pretty conclusive. They won't be adding this feature any time soon and they don't plan on doing it ever. With that said, I hope no one else ever makes the mistake I did by choosing a bad alias and using it for way too long. More info here: help.deviantart.com/112/



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frode Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I wish i could just rename the profile.. In that way, i could keep the deviations, date joined, comments and everything!

Aaaaaaanyway, congrats with new account! Watching you already! ;)
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krazytim Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009   Digital Artist
Yeah same here, it would be a GREAT, GREAT feature. Many people would take advantage of it, I'm sure.
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tecwzrd Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Personally I liked your alias name but I understand your reasons :nod: I only do Flash design on the side and accounting full time and my alias tecwzrd is mostly because I've been a computer geek for over 30 years now programing since I was 8 years old :nerd:

I think just using your name is smart though since it's the same as your site. I'm :+devwatch: you :D
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timsilva Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, I like some things about the alias, but the other reasons overpower power them.

Thanks for the support, it's appreciated! :)
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thibaut28 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Good luck with this new account ! You're truly good so it shouldn't be much of a problem :D... :+devwatch: you ;)
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timsilva Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the kinds words, it means a lot. :)
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Dutch-Mp3 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
lol I also made that mistake by taking Dutch-Mp3 as an alias :| Took it when I wanted to start a download website Whahahah How stupid :) But ok, I'll change mine soon too :D A Bit tired of Dutch-Mp3 lol.
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marceldoornbos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Changed my username ;) Now having an Empty account hahaha :D
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timsilva Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome, nice job! ;)
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Axertion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
your good reputation will bring back all your loyal watchers and supporters :) I think this a good change for you and I hope it goes well. Get some new stuff out because we want to see something from the 'uncrazy' Tim :D
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krazytim Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words Mr Axe! :) I'm working on new stuff right now homie. :)
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SmarTramS Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Nice one tim. Good thinking!
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krazytim Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks Dan! :) I'm glad to finally make the switch.
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BboyWicked Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
I rewatched you brotha! :) Oh and check out my journal, posted about your new account... hopefully it should bring you some more people and views! :D
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krazytim Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you so much Suthan, that means so much to me, you have no idea. Too bad ctrl-click was being a poopface. :D

Haha, it's all good though. He has a point, your gallery is the shiznit. :)
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BboyWicked Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Haha lmao, don't worry about it Tim. I guess he just crossed the line a bit haha. ;-) He apologized to me in MSN though so I can forgive and forget. Good luck with your new account brotha!
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krazytim Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009   Digital Artist
Yeah it's all good, no worries. :)

Thanks again!

Peace,
Tim
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fee3R Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Student Interface Designer
ah ok now i understand. but i think its an important and right step forward, i didn't like your old nickname as well - the new one sounds more well thought out. so good luck and as much publicity as you got with your old account

also looking forward to your new works of course!

cheers!
feer
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timsilva Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the kind words and support feer. :)

Yeah, I knew I wasn't the only one who disliked that nickname. :p
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Superiorgamer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Well, this has to be a pain in the butt for you. I'm okay as long as you put the stuff on your other account or quickly produce aton of insane pieces so I won't miss your old work too much. ;)
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timsilva Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, it wasn't too bad. Took me like 2 or 3 days total. It was worth it.

*Everything is up as of now. I've got all of my older works in the scraps section, and all my "best" designs in the main gallery.
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newclearfuzzy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice idea tim, glad you did it
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timsilva Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! Same here my friend. :)
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philbstv Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
I also think about creating a new account (philmeichsner), i hate nicknames. =D
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timsilva Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah for sure, nicknames can act as a blessing or a curse. In my case, it was a curse. :D CurtiveArticide is at least a cool name imo. ;)
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philbstv Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Mhm. The main problem is that i cant show my deviantart gallery to my clients....i think they dont take me serios if they read a stupid nickname =D

I was so proud about pv's, watchers and so on....but now after you did it i really think about creating a new account too....

(dA should change nicknames for some $$$'s...i definitely would pay for it! =D)
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timsilva Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, I had to keep my DA away from clients too. Now I can proudly show it off!

I too would have paid for a name change. It would be such a complex process though, I'm not sure if it's even possible to do it without disrupting something in their databases.
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