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Should I change my username? 

93%
1,960 deviants said No
7%
147 deviants said Yes ((why?))

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:iconwoodland-mel:
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I don't know who anyone is anymore; so many name changes T_T
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:iconsoapyshard:
SOAPYSHARD Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It's really hard to figure out who people are when they keep changing their names.
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:iconhexsy:
hexsy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Digital Artist
I said no originally, then realized it'd be a lot easier to memorize your name if it didn't have a dash. Kind of like how I always get *Kaze-Hime's name wrong if I'm not selecting her from a list or searching on Google.
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:icondawitch:
Dawitch Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I voted NO but I've reconsidered...
I think you Should only if you feel like it! Remember that in order to create, you first need to destroy... so perhaps our Virus-AC needs, -as the phoenix- reconstruct it self?? Perhaps feeling like you need a change/refresh or somethin'? :hmm: If so, then you should! :w00t: As long as you feel comfortable and identified with the new username, everything else (pool's results and our comment included) don't matter!
To me, yer still gonna be my Virus :deviation:! ...You got the skill, the inspiration, -the blessing- and the personality so, it's still gonna be YOU no matter what! :thanks: so.. aja aja Fighting!! :meow:
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:iconsaeideh69:
saeideh69 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AS YOU WISH
SUCH A DEMOCRATIC GUY
;)
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:iconcore-point:
Core-Point Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I'm so damn tired of people on my list changing their names. SO please don't do it..
IT just confuses the heck out of me. Your name has nothing to do with your developed skill. Plus your name is okay.
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:iconannie-sama:
Annie-sama Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I think your username is fine. It's fine to change it if you don't like it anymore, but you don't need to change it for anyone else.
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:iconsystem-sky:
system-sky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you wanna change it... change it without symbols and numbers cuz it's difficult to remember when there are numbers and symbols....
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:iconflowery:
Flowery Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I like it just fine!
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:iconadventwinter:
adventwinter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. I would have a hard time trying to remember who you were if you changed it XD
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:iconstandinglast:
StandingLast Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well your username is badass imo so nop !!
that is, unless you want to change it. cus. you know. it is your account LoL
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:iconilicarriedoll:
ILICarrieDoll Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wrong vote! I want to vote "NO" >_<"
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:iconminami-05:
Minami-05 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Why ask us if this is YOUR account?
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:iconlightthechao:
LighttheChao Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I actually like your username(hey, I'm an older fan of yours, but it's been a while^w^), because the "virus" in the name helps to show that, like an actual virus, you are able to spread your art to others, and thus, they contribute from your awesome art and all that^^
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:iconestel-the-rasai:
Estel-the-Rasai Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student
I like how you username looks ( i don't know what that really means) but there is something I like about it
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:iconaureta:
Aureta Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only if there's something really bothering you with it or you have a better idea, but otherwise I don't see a need to.
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:iconruusei:
ruusei Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
only if you really wanted to change it.
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:iconchiprocks1:
chiprocks1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Only if you change it to 'Cure'.
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:iconeverox2:
everox2 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No, I think your username's cool.
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:iconphinnimonster:
Phinnimonster Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   General Artist
I always associate your art with Virus-AC, so in my opinion you don't need to change it- unless you have a good reason to!
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:iconashcat-desu:
Ashcat-desu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think you should... when I see the name I make an immediate association to your art in my mind.
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Artist
:iconohgodwhyplz: why everyone doing this here ?? :iconmanlytearsplz: no... its ok.... you must have a good reason to do this :D
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:iconsanandarklight:
SananDarkLight Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DMC-AC
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:iconepzi10n:
Epzi10n Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I would like reasons before making any kind of decision. Though, I would not mind if you did change your name, just interested in your interest in changing it. I am seeing below, ...well, a lot of silly comments for you to change your name, so your input would be most helpful.
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:icongudulett-e:
Gudulett-e Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Yes. Bcs it's too "aggressive" for the softness and the precision of your draws ;)
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:iconemsiecat:
emsiecat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I like your current username just fine =D
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:iconlaemperatrizmariana:
LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can understand why you changed it the first time, but I like your username the way it is. It's a good name and I associate people more with their usernames than the icon, because that's easier to change.

However, if you want to change your name to something completely different and have a name in mind, then you can if you want.
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:iconwaynekelly:
WayneKelly Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
If this question is coming to mind, there is a reason. I Vote 'Yes'.
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:iconambientdream:
ambientdream Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i answer yes.. because... its not 'proffessional' enough? lol..

btw its all your decision.
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:iconbueshang:
Bueshang Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Artist
I dont really associate you with your user name but mainly with your user icon.
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:iconsevere-lacerations:
Severe-Lacerations Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unless you have good reason to, I think you shouldn't.
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:iconlilithgiroyami:
LilithGiroyami Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
no please! for gods sake!! TTWTT
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:iconmandacait:
MandaCait Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't get why people would want to change their username so bad... It's like to change a piece of theirself even in the eyes of others. I can understand this kind of choice only when it comes to mistakes that passed unnoticed while signing in or, like flutist say, when it's so long and random to be even hard to remember. :/
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Severe-Lacerations Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"It's like to change a piece of theirself". That's exactly what it is. We as people change as we get older, so sometimes our names have to change too.
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:iconflatwaffles29:
Flatwaffles29 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see a reason to.
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:iconmazjojo:
mazjojo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
errr... you already autographed me your artwork with your name. if you change it again.
I dunno who's the artist that autograph my poster anymore^^"
/silly answer but lolyea, don;t change XD
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:iconne-cola:
Ne-Cola Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone remember you as Virus-AC.
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:iconruffpuff:
RuffPuff Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like Virus-AC (although, I have no idea what it means) , but why would you change it, and what to?
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:iconlilshiniko:
lilshiniko Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Only if you truly hate it. (For example, mine is from my foolish teenage days.)

Otherwise, don't bother. Why? Because your username is linked to your online brand name and therefore brand recognition. I've had several artists I follow change their usernames and it makes it harder for me to remember/recognize them. It's not horrible, and is more of a pain for us watchers (*cough* stalkers) but if you have a staunch internet following it could hurt you. This mostly applies to people who:

1. Are extremely popular
2. Use the same username across websites (dA, tumblr, blog, etc.)
3. Have high commission turnovers ( i.e. are successful at selling their art)

All of these things tie into brand recognition. Your username is your brand. Let's face it, people have short attention spans. You want them to know you, like you, remember you, and keep paying attention to you.

TL;DR Don't do it unless you absolutely, truly can't stand your current name.
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:iconkaivris:
Kaivris Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
You summed up everything I was going to say in my own comment ^^
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:iconbluebelle-88:
bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
That is a very logical answer. A good one
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:iconhyphens-are-boss:
hyphens-are-boss Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
change is always good
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:iconbabakosen:
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That depends. If you're itching for a change, go for it. But if you don't really care and are just feeling peer-pressured by all the name changes going on around you, you might wanna stick with your current name lest you confuse more casual watchers and non-DArtist visitors.
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:iconjuls1991:
juls1991 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
please don't.... though if you are asking is bcz you have intentions of changing it and noone can stop that....
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:iconseane:
SeanE Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your real name or something close (like seane for sean ellery) is more professional

really it seems to me the only people who get away with having a weird username *are* the big name professionals, whom everyone recognises regardless of what they call themselves. However the recent trend in my experience is for pros to use their real name anyway.
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:iconlulles:
lulles Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
hmm... maybe if you can think of an actual name? i like your username, but it's not really a name, you know what i mean?
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:iconflutist:
flutist Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think nobody should change their username, except if the user name is really long, random and hard to remember.
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:iconvanefox:
VaneFox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I love your username. :J
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