Is it possible to change ones username?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by petethepug, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. petethepug
    OP

    petethepug PUG

    Member
    6
    May 2, 2016
    United States
    COMPUTER
    Just curious if its possible.
     
  2. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!

    Member
    20
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    In the Murderbox!
    Yes. Yes it is.
     
  3. petethepug
    OP

    petethepug PUG

    Member
    6
    May 2, 2016
    United States
    COMPUTER
    However do you do it?
     
  4. Abu_Senpai

    Abu_Senpai GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    7
    Jul 13, 2014
    Syria
    You can change it by PM-ing a Admin or mod
     
  5. Scarlet

    Scarlet A Convenient Oddity

    pip Reporter
    16
    GBAtemp Patron
    Scarlet is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jan 7, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Middleish North-Left
    The general response is unless you've a relatively major reason, or the change is only minor, no. But if it's something you're desperate for, try PMing the relevant staff member (you can check on the staff page).
     
    smileyhead and gnmmarechal like this.
  6. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    12
    Oct 10, 2009
    United States
    yeah, a friend of mine changed his. I might change mine to pinky to reflect the other site I'm a part of, but I like godreborn more. ;)
     
  7. petethepug
    OP

    petethepug PUG

    Member
    6
    May 2, 2016
    United States
    COMPUTER
    I will update my status here if anything changes, and go from there.
     
  8. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo G'nome

    pip Contributor
    22
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    PM a supervisor with your case, and they'll decide whether you can or not.

    Generally speaking, if you're a "well known" user with a lot of posts/generally "popular", usually changing your username isn't allowed. This is to avoid confusion on the forums from old posts and such. But it also depends on the supervisor.
     
  9. Adeka

    Adeka Beta Tester

    Member
    8
    Mar 19, 2013
    United States
    usually they will let you change your name if you have a very few amount of posts or want to capitalize letters in your name
     
  10. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    12
    Oct 10, 2009
    United States
    I don't know much about xenforo (though I did look in the admin cp briefly on another site), but if this was a vb site, it's very easy to change the name. it takes literally no time, so I think the issue is many people asking to change their name.
     
  11. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!

    Member
    20
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    In the Murderbox!
    It varies from person to person. Had one tell me no because they weren't doing name changes anymore. One told me no because of my post count. The third did it no questions asked.
     
    Yoni Arousement likes this.
  12. Issac

    Issac I

    Supervisor
    14
    GBAtemp Patron
    Issac is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Apr 10, 2004
    Sweden
    Sweden
    Contact a SUPERVISOR, not a moderator.

    And it all depends on reason, similarity to the old name, post count (aka how well known the user is) and so on.

    It's not a technical forum issue, it's because it would be confusing for everyone if people changed usernames all the time.
     
    bitzthatbyte and gnmmarechal like this.
  13. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    Member
    18
    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    Yeah like is not already confusing for people who change their avatars all the time. :ninja:
     
  14. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    12
    Oct 10, 2009
    United States
    I figured that was the reason based on my earlier post. I keep my avatar on both this site and psx-place so everyone knows it's me. fyi, I love pink floyd. ;)
     
  15. maorninja

    maorninja GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    Feb 7, 2016
    United States
    Just curious, what's the difference?
     
  16. Issac

    Issac I

    Supervisor
    14
    GBAtemp Patron
    Issac is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Apr 10, 2004
    Sweden
    Sweden
    The supervisors have admin-like priveleges and tools. The moderators can moderate the forums and make small changes like changing some profile info (website link, location, and such stuff).
     
    Herobot likes this.
  17. petethepug
    OP

    petethepug PUG

    Member
    6
    May 2, 2016
    United States
    COMPUTER
    Its alright, I decided I won't change it
    Thanks :P.
     
  18. PlatinumGamer

    PlatinumGamer Newbie

    Newcomer
    1
    Jan 28, 2017
    United States
    can someone please change my username to Gamerman5_? plese idk how to pm people so sorry if i bother anyone
     
Quick Reply
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...