Whoops, New AIM Account
I have an AIM account, when I set up that screenname, the one I wanted was unavailable. So I mashed some keys and got myself a screenname + digits and haven't thought twice about it for the last 5 years. Today I decided to see if the name I wanted was available or if AOL jams any name a user picks for eternity. Unsurprisingly, they said my chosen name wasn't available, but this time, before just giving up, I hit the "I've lost my password, here's my screenname" button just to see what happened. In the worst case, whoever it was would get a password reminder, big deal.
Guess who had already registered it, then forgot it? And guess who's been holding a massive grudge against some faceless AOL user for 5 years?
So anyway, remove the digits from my AOL screenname and re-add me to your list if you like. I'm going to run both for a period of probably a couple of weeks just to weed out anyone who doesn't get this thing.