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Changing names?

#1 Post by Sunstriker » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:16 pm

At the moment I seem unable to change my registered account name. I was wondering 1) if this was something I'm just blindly missing or 2) if it's a feature that has yet to be added and I should voice my support behind this feature?

IDK about other folks, but I do know that when I first was setting up this account I did what I always do when I have to submit a name of some kind...I choose the first combination of words that came to mind. However the name...grates on me a bit.

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Re: Changing names?

#2 Post by Claesar » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 pm

It's intentional you cannot for several reasons. Most importantly, it requires manual labour from our admins and is prone to mess up the database. You're also not allowed to create a new account. In short, you're stuck with this forever.

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Re: Changing names?

#3 Post by Chaqa » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:37 pm

I know of at least two members who were allowed to change their names...

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Re: Changing names?

#4 Post by Claesar » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:12 pm

It's allowed when the username reveals personal information, or when you win the yearly Zultar Xmas raffle..

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Re: Changing names?

#5 Post by yavuzovic » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:28 pm

My name is Yavuz, my nickname is yavuzovic.
Can I change my nickname?
Or do I have to change my real name?
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Re: Changing names?

#6 Post by tobieee911 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:39 pm

yavuzovic wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:28 pm
My name is Yavuz, my nickname is yavuzovic.
Can I change my nickname?
Or do I have to change my real name?
Your real name of course ;)

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Re: Changing names?

#7 Post by Chaqa » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:04 pm

Claesar wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:12 pm
It's allowed when the username reveals personal information, or when you win the yearly Zultar Xmas raffle..
Oh, did durga win a raffle?

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Re: Changing names?

#8 Post by alex222 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:11 am

My name is Alex and my username is alex222... you might be able to guess what the 222 means

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Re: Changing names?

#9 Post by Lobster Rodeo » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:15 am

2/2/2?

Alex, you couldn't have been born in Spring 1902. That's not a build phase.
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Re: Changing names?

#10 Post by jmo1121109 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:21 am

Chaqa wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:04 pm
Claesar wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:12 pm
It's allowed when the username reveals personal information, or when you win the yearly Zultar Xmas raffle..
Oh, did durga win a raffle?
the grand prize of the zultar 12 days of giveaways a couple years back.
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Re: Changing names?

#11 Post by umbletheheep » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:16 am

This explains a lot about VillageIdiot. Definitely wasn't a long-term choice ;)
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Re: Changing names?

#12 Post by Claesar » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:36 am

umbletheheep wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:16 am
This explains a lot about VillageIdiot. Definitely wasn't a long-term choice ;)
Agreed, you can't hold that cap for too long. Someone crazier will come along eventually.
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Re: Changing names?

#13 Post by Sunstriker » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:17 pm

Claesar wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 pm
In short, you're stuck with this forever.
I suspected this...but still...
NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo!
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Re: Changing names?

#14 Post by Maniac » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:51 pm

I think my name changed. It used to be Maniac and now it’s Maniac . (Which a space after it) I don’t know why.
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Re: Changing names?

#15 Post by Chaqa » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:54 pm

Your name has had the space after it for years.
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Re: Changing names?

#16 Post by FlaviusAetius » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:54 am

Claesar wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:12 pm
It's allowed when the username reveals personal information, or when you win the yearly Zultar Xmas raffle..
big loophole, reveal personal info, then change name
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Re: Changing names?

#17 Post by FlaviusAetius » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:54 am

my bad, 'personal info'
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Re: Changing names?

#18 Post by Claesar » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:16 am

FlaviusAetius wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:54 am
my bad, 'personal info'
We'll need a hardcopy birth certificate from you before we believe your real name is Flavius Aetius.

Sunstriker seems legit as a first name though.
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Re: Changing names?

#19 Post by Sunstriker » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 pm

Uhhhh....YES! Yes...Uhhh it has long been a family name.

Phew. Nailed it. I don't think they suspect guys

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Re: Changing names?

#20 Post by tobieee911 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:34 pm

To be honest, in my opinion, 'Sunstriker' is a pretty cool name
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