Changing User Names

Discussion in 'Website Feedback' started by sdm, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    I've been getting an increasing number of private messages asking me to change User Names. This is something we don't actively support so I won't be honouring any further requests unless there is a very good reason for the update.

    I dread to think how many other requests the Mods are getting if I'm getting almost one a day.

    Finally, updating the case of your User Name is not a valid reason e.g. djusername to DJUserName

    Thanks.
     
  2. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    IM getting at least 1-2 a day.
     
  3. Borf™

    Borf™ Borf

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    Is there not a way you can set up a function where members do it themselves?

    Works on other forums.
     
  4. the_voice

    the_voice Active Member

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    i agree :)

    but u can not do that via vBulletin
    change username your self
     
  5. Borf™

    Borf™ Borf

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    I think you'll find, you can.
     
  6. hankevans83

    hankevans83 jump up production!!

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    why would they want you to change usernames from lower class to upper???
     
  7. safety

    safety double safety

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    because teh lower classes are scum, bloody northern monkeys, the lot of 'em
     
  8. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    yea i need caps man!:D
     
  9. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    DJCraigDavid looks better than djcraigdavid
     
  10. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    Admin/mods should be the only ones with the power to change user names.
    If anyone had the ability, there would be a constant flux of handles shifting, you would be able to keep track of who's who and the thing would become a mess.
    Admin/mods have the responsibility to decide whether or not a name change is valid or not. Like Stu said changing a name from lower case to caps letters is not a valid reason.
    But if your handle is one thing and you want to change it to your producer name, like Kama did, then this is a valid reason.
    Without the admin/mods to do this, the database of the site would be well unstable.
     
  11. Dusty

    Dusty Swiss Mountain-Ranger

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    Hmm.. I think I have a valid reason to change my name..
    When registering I didn't see that there was already another Dusty.
    I picked this Username since my last name is "Staub", which means "Dust" in German.

    Would a change of the username be permitted that way?
     
  12. Gumby

    Gumby Well-Known Member

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    there are no other members called dusty. you are the only one.

    are you sure this isnt the reason you want a name change?


    theres nothing wrong with your name mate. (y)
     
  13. Borf™

    Borf™ Borf

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    Works fine on other forums mate.

    Some of them have a scheme where it takes a certain amount of posts to change your name, then it gets reset. So it's not a constant change, only every so often.

    Anyway, can someone change mine to BeatBrof please, as it is my producing name :)

    On a side note, what happened to my thread about the renaming of the UK Underground and changing it to feature all other worldwide genres? Is that not going to happen?
     
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  14. Dusty

    Dusty Swiss Mountain-Ranger

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    Actually, there is.

    There's this guy called "dj-dusty", and it might be confusing to some if there's two Dustys talking on 'ere.. :D
     
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    sam the dnb man Variation

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    i would like to be called nicolas yeboah :teeth:
     
  16. mcbeckzman :P

    mcbeckzman :P bambalachaz™ MC Beckzman

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    I'd rather be Beckzman than mcbeckzman :p as that is an untidy stupid lucking name and i am not a mc and i was a little boywen i made that just please to Beckzman i will love you much xx
     
  17. Jakue08

    Jakue08 Active Member

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    my name has 08 on the end of it, and it is clearly not 2008, any chance of getting rid of the 08 please?
     
  18. Hightech

    Hightech Member

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    i dont like ur chances once they do another change ppl will just keep asking. like me

    not a big deal tho
     
  19. Jakue08

    Jakue08 Active Member

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    mods! i command you to answer me!

    (wish i had some sorta cool picture for that phrase)
     
  20. Jakue08

    Jakue08 Active Member

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    mods! i command you to answer me!

    (wish i had some sorta cool picture for that phrase)
     

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