Question Username change (How should I do it?)

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  1. Scarecrow B
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    Hello,
    I want to change my username to Scarecrow B (because back in the days when I created this account I didn't really think much about my username, and now I want to change it to my 'regular' usarname, the one I use in other forums), I have already googled this question but the most recent post were from March. They said that I should send a PM to an Admin or Supervisor, but my question is, is there some Admin/Supervisor in particular I should send the PM (someone in charge of changing usarnames).

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Any of them will do, though you may be denied a name change for specific reasons. Given you're less than a year old with less than 100 posts, I don't think you'd be denied.
     
  3. Alex658

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    What are the actual requirements for an username change? I've wanted one since '12 and never asked because my post count isn't that high.
     
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    From what I know, if you have a lot of posts they won't allow the name change to avoid confusion. You should be fine though.
     
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    There's no actual requirements AFAIK, just ask a admin and wish for the best.
    It'd also be good to have little or no account warnings, though.
     
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    As far as i know, never had a single warning since i've joined back in '10. Where can i check this?
     
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    It should appear right under your country flag on your posts.
     
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    You would know if you had them. There is literally an indicator only you can see beside every post and on your profile!
     
  9. evandixon

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    Over at PP.org, we have a "Username Change Request" thread, where users can request a username change, and someone who's able will change it when possible. Perhaps there should be something like that here, to avoid this kind of confusion?
     
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    Nothing like this appears, so I assume it's not the case and i have yet to recieve any warning points. That's neat.

    Some forums even ask for you to have at least 1000 on topic-not spam posts before you can get an actual name change, so yeah...
     
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    Maybe this is a dumb question but... is there a list of admins/supervisor? (so I can see to who send a PM)
     
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    Actually yes there is, if you do enough scrolling :P
     
  13. CeeDee

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    Yes!
     
  14. Scarecrow B
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    Thanks.
     
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    Recycling my thread. In case you get denied the username change should there be... like a notification or just not getting an answer is an answer itself?
     
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    You'll get a reply back with a reason why not.
     
  17. Scarecrow B
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    Ok, thanks.
    Btw I'm impressed by how fast you replied, literally 1 min after I posted.
     
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    Acc, i have 4 warning points (dont ask) and seems mods cannot change my name due that
     
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    Yep, things like warning points and high post amounts discourage most admins from making the change.