Methinks there's a glitch in the system.
I thought so too, but aparently the email mentions the merging of databases. There must be quite a few people who got an email on this.
If Jim's nick was taken at another Stardock site by someone, and they are merging them, there would be a conflict.
What I dont get, is that Jim is a paying customer, subscriber, and long time contributer to this site and the community. Someone like this should not be forced to change their nick, just because someone else has it and that other person had it first and may only be posting in forums....or not even active at all.
It should be examined on a case by case basis, with the preference going to the paying customer and subscriber.