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  1. Primus84 macrumors 6502

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    Can I change my username and preserve my history or do I need to create a new account?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Surely, Aug 26, 2011
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  3. matbook101, Aug 26, 2011
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  5. matbook101 macrumors 6502

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    It says you can't change your name in the FAQ.
     
  6. Primus84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! Sorry, I did scan the FAQs but must have missed it.
     
  7. Surely Guest

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    I know a number of members who have changed their names.

    And you need to actually read the FAQ section:
    So my bad, use the Contact Form instead of PMing an admin.
     
  8. matbook101 macrumors 6502

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    Well were they relatively new w/ a low post count? The FAQ says that could happen.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    No. They were not new and they had very high post counts.
     
  10. matbook101 macrumors 6502

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    Well it does say that you can contact them if you think you are a special case, but I would think they would rarely grant it though.
     
  11. matbook101, Aug 26, 2011
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    I guess I was wrong :(

    With my experience on other sites I thought they would rarely grant it. Was wrong to assume they did the same here. Carry on fine sir.
     
  12. Primus84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn, I've PM'd someone now. Should I use the contact form as well?
     
  13. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    ^I think you'll be okay.

    I've changed my username. (Very small change.)

    If you want to change it slightly, I'm sure they would grant it, but if you want to change your name altogether I doubt they would allow it.
     
  14. Surely, Aug 26, 2011
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    ^^^That's not true, Firestar. I know a few members that have completely changed their usernames.


    It couldn't hurt. I'd suggest mentioning that you PMed <insert admin name here> before you knew to use the Contact Form. The admins are pretty good at responding to PMs though.....perhaps wait it out an hour or so?
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    They change names. Experiences on other sites do not correlate with the experience here.
     
  16. matbook101 macrumors 6502

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    Ok everybody now I get that they change usernames here. No need for further telling me that.
     
  17. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Well, okay. I guess you would be more knowledgable on the subject than I. I still doubt that they'll do it, though. But that's just my opinion. You might get it changed.
     
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  19. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I think that the admins take care of it on a user to user basis.

    Some got it changed (Firestar, anjinha), some didn't.

    I think that the admins will let you change it once though.
     

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