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Changing names?

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:16 pm
by Sunstriker
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.

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 pm
by Claesar
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.

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:37 pm
by Chaqa
I know of at least two members who were allowed to change their names...

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:12 pm
by Claesar
It's allowed when the username reveals personal information, or when you win the yearly Zultar Xmas raffle..

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:28 pm
by yavuzovic
My name is Yavuz, my nickname is yavuzovic.
Can I change my nickname?
Or do I have to change my real name?

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:39 pm
by tobieee911
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 ;)

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:04 pm
by Chaqa
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?

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:11 am
by alex222
My name is Alex and my username is alex222... you might be able to guess what the 222 means

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:15 am
by Lobster Rodeo
2/2/2?

Alex, you couldn't have been born in Spring 1902. That's not a build phase.

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:21 am
by jmo1121109
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.

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:16 am
by umbletheheep
This explains a lot about VillageIdiot. Definitely wasn't a long-term choice ;)

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:36 am
by Claesar
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.

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:17 pm
by Sunstriker
Claesar wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 pm
In short, you're stuck with this forever.
I suspected this...but still...
NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo!

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:51 pm
by Maniac
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.

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:54 pm
by Chaqa
Your name has had the space after it for years.

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:54 am
by FlaviusAetius
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

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:54 am
by FlaviusAetius
my bad, 'personal info'

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:16 am
by Claesar
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.

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 pm
by Sunstriker
Uhhhh....YES! Yes...Uhhh it has long been a family name.

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

Re: Changing names?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:34 pm
by tobieee911
To be honest, in my opinion, 'Sunstriker' is a pretty cool name