can i get a username change?

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  1. taran420 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Hey apologies in advance if this is not the right place to ask for this

    But is it possible to get a user name change? the reason being is that it has my name in it. Now yea i was stupid to put my name when i created it but that was then, lol

    So is it possible? i would really appreaciate it, thanks
    p.s. if it is possible then i'd like the name "Susp3ct"

    If not, then thanks for your time :)
  2. taran420 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Yeah, seems like a good idea to get the 420 out of there. I made the same mistake when I signed up: my real name is 33, but it's too late to change it now. I should have gone with something more anonymous, like 44 (slap forehead). No stalkers yet.
  4. daxomni macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2009
    I don't get it. You want to avoid people finding out your name through your nick but then you go and post the connection for all to see. I honestly would have never guessed that was a real name and it makes me wonder if you need to retake your internet classes a second time.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I wouldn't worry about it.
    Many of us have part of or the entire name in their userid. I have my first two initials and my last name. No big deal for me, its not like they know my actual email address, or my home address or my ssn.

  6. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    Honestly, using facial recognition algorithms operating on pictures available on the web , It'll probably be easy enough to figure out your full name just going by the picture of yourself that you posted on here. You can be certain, that Google has that working internally already.

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