Username Change Request

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by megabug7, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. megabug7
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    Hi,

    Considering that both admins couldn't be bothered to reply on whether it is possible to change my username I'm now posting this request publically.

    Is it possible it can be changed? If it's not - then at least say so rather than simply not replying.

    (Incidentally this is my 4th request) They first person I requested told me to ask the admins as they weren't able to help.

    Thanks
     
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    Ask the Supervisors, they'll do it.
     
  3. Luigi2012SM64DS

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    You must PM a Supervisor
     
  4. megabug7
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    Oh that's very helpful thank you both.

    I forgot about the Supervisors - Thought I needed to go directly to the top :)

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Rydian

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    Costello, the head admin, has his signature stating not to PM admins for name changes. :P Thus the ignoring of yours, likely.
     
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    It's possible, but don't keep your hopes up
     
  7. megabug7
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    Ah hadn't seen his Signature :P - oh well I PM'd a Supervisor yesterday as suggested - Read: Not yet read

    Guess it too will be ignored.

    - Reply 1 - Ask the Supervisors, they'll do it.
    - Reply 2 - You must PM a Supervisor
    - Reply 3 - It's possible, but don't keep your hopes up

    So which is it?

    Been here since GBAtemps humble beginnings (prior to my registration date) to know that certain users have had their name changed.

    Guess it's only for 'certain users'
     
  8. emigre

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    This has reminded me I need to change my username.
     
  9. EnigmaBlade

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    Ask a supervisor nicely, and I'm sure they will change it for you, providing it hasn't been taken yet.
     
  10. megabug7
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    I consider that asking nicely lol
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  11. EnigmaBlade

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    Yeah i see nothing wrong with that, i remember some username request thread a long time ago.. no idea what became of that though. I guess the best thing you can do is when you see a supervisor online, ask him/her nicely and hope for the best.
     
  12. Rydian

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    The signature also says they don't do it...

    There's of course exceptions (for example catboy was getting bullied for his so they changed it), but I think the staff is now tired of certain members changing their names every month or so.
     
  13. megabug7
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    I've never changed my username and I've never liked it either
    At the time I registered in a rush in defence of someone (Was playing Metroid Prime at the time so the result was Fission (metroid type).

    If you don't allow username changes (I just looked at Costello's sig) then shove it in the rules instead of a signature!!

    The PM's have been a waste of time this thread has been a waste of time!

    If a supervisor or an admin had the courtesy to reply to this thread (and PM's) rather than normal users (no disrespect - and thank you for the replies) then it wouldn't have been dragged out as long as it has.
     
  14. Ammako

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    Pretty sure the "no username changes" policy was in effect when some of our other users here have had their name changed.
     
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    there has been discussions among the staff of a rule rewrite, when it comes about we will make sure to have in place all of the relevant information. until that time gbatemp continues to operate as a community driven web site. you did not know the answer so you asked the community, and the community responded.

    now you have your answer, name changes are not allowed. they may be considered on a case-by-case basis. you stated that you asked 4 times already, by now you should accept that perhaps you will not be granted a name change.

    my best advice for you would be to join the gbatemp irc network and come to #gbatemp.net. there you can ask a staff member about how to go about getting your name changed. this would probably be your in your best interest as you can talk to an admin/supervisor in real time and get a final answer once and for all.

    -another world
     
  16. megabug7
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    I meant I PM'd 4 different staff members in the last week

    Was told by the first person I PM'd to PM the admins - PM'd both of them. (no replies)
    Was told by users in this thread to PM a supervisor - PM'd 1 of them. (no reply).

    Oh well....

    Thanks for your advice.
     
  17. dice

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    Looking at the timestamps I presume you're referring to me. I have a life away from the Internet, one day without reply is hardly reason to complain.
     
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  18. megabug7
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    Yup my silliness - wasn't thinking. Sorry
     
  19. megabug7
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    Very happy - thank you :)
     
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