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Tempest
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:43 am Reply with quote
ANN 5.0 allows for user name changes. We're going to beta it very *VERY* soon, and open it to the public this summer.

Once you have access to it, the beta or the public version, you can change your name on your own.

In the meantime, we will not be responding to any new user name requests.

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dtm42



Joined: 05 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 12:39 pm Reply with quote
Well that sounds extremely dangerous. What sort of safeguards will be in place to stop people from misusing this ability? After just a few seconds of thought I can think of at least three ways that people can abuse this, and I'm sure there are more.

Plus, doesn't the ability to change your username at will strike at the very heart of a forum with registered accounts, which is that people can always identify and recognise one another? I know Dan42 always kept it in mind whenever he was asked to change people's usernames.

On a more positive note, I am delighted that 5.0 will be rolling out so soon. I can't wait.
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Dessa
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 4:43 pm Reply with quote
Assuming that 5.0 still uses phpBB for the forums, it won't matter. Everything on the account level (warnings, any behind-the-scenes comments on accounts, etc) is tied to the account by account number, not name, and the number can't be changed. Yes, if you're watching a particular user and they change the name, you as a user won't have any way to be aware of this (unless they choose to use the "friends/enemies" feature from phpBB3), but the mods and admins will still have all the information, including a note on exactly when the username change went into effect.
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Toddler Naruto



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 12:20 am Reply with quote
@Tempest: Thanks for changing my username Smile. I look forward to seeing the new forum features Anime smile.
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Daigekru



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:58 pm Reply with quote
I haw a question, don't know if this is the right place to put it, I made huge blunder during my account creation and misspelled my Account nick name (its Daigekryu and not Daigekru) Anime hyper, so.... do i need to crate new account? or is there a way to fix this?
I want to start making the list of animes i saw but i am hesitant, i don't want to do it 2 times if there will be the need to creat new account.
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:32 pm Reply with quote
I don't think anyone would mind if you made a new account. You've only been here a week and have no other posts.

If you don't want to make a new account you'll have to wait for a while longer until the 5.0 version comes out in order to change your username; see opening post of thread.
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GokuMew2



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:49 pm Reply with quote
Any idea when username changes may be allowed again? I checked the beta and you can only change the capitalization.

Thanks.
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:09 am Reply with quote
Thank you for having a change of heart and limiting the name changes to just capitalisation and punctuation. Good to know people can't change their usernames to try and hide their identity.
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ShanaFan852



Joined: 01 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:12 am Reply with quote
GokuMew2 wrote:
Any idea when username changes may be allowed again? I checked the beta and you can only change the capitalization.

Thanks.
I would like to know as well. Recently got tired of this username, and I want to change it to the one I use everywhere which is how everyone identifies me (Which can be seen in the link on my account that leads to my MAL which I've had linked here for like two years now...).
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NeoQueeenSerenity18



Joined: 25 Jun 2014
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:18 pm Reply with quote
I just realized there's an extra e in the queen part of my username and I can't fix it. Anime smallmouth + sweatdrop I hope spelling changes will be allowed someday.
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