Soundcloud is Eliminating Unique Usernames.. starting Oct 28th.

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  1. xiris

    xiris Constantly Learning

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    Here's an email I just got from SoundCloud.


    am i missing something? why would they do this? :s

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    I wonder how many S.P.Ys (Noisias, Andy Cs, etc etc etc) there will be by the end of November..
     
  2. Solace

    Solace Active Member

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    On one hand, it will be usefull when you want a username but it's already taken by some random dude who isn't even active or uploads tracks (like me, with the name Delta)
    On the other hand, yea there will be some copying of the big names... Which could become a pain in the ass
     
  3. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    not seen anything about this...are you sure the email wasn't just trying to get you to login to a phishing website to steal your password?


    it wouldn't make any sense for them to do this...artist names are property/trademarks of the artist, and heavily protected...
     
  4. xiris

    xiris Constantly Learning

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    Email was received from next@soundcloud.com no request to change my password or log in or anything phishy like that. What I posted above was the entire email.
     
  5. xiris

    xiris Constantly Learning

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    I think its pretty odd too.
     
  6. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Even tho it says log in using email i just tried using my username and it worked. I'll post if i get the same email
     
  7. Zippolisko

    Zippolisko New Member

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    I got the same e-mail too, some time ago. First thought was, why would they do this :D
     
  8. xiris

    xiris Constantly Learning

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    It doesn't become an active change until the 28th apparently.
     
  9. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Yeah saw that, its just for ages ive been using my email anyways as it says 'Enter email' .. Didnt actually think it would work with my username for some reason lol.
     
  10. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Probably you'll have the same thing that happens all around twitter and facebook: OfficialNoisia, NetskyOfficial, Steel Panther Original Tits and so on.
     
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    xiris Constantly Learning

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    Forgot about them. N you're probably right.
     
  12. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Just discovered them tbh. Watched a video on Wacken and the ammount of boobies being shown by the groupies where way too high!
     
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    No amount of boobies are wy too high. Go and see your local gp.
     
  14. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i love steel panther but those girls have been rented, im pretty sure of that. you dont know about the theatrical aspect of steel panther? their hair is a wig with the headband attached for example. its only the singer, michael starr, thats got real hair.

    having said that, im 100% sure they rile the rest of the crowd up so other girls get their tits out, throw the shocker etc, too.

    on toppic doe this is fking wild?!?? no unique usernames?? someones lost their shit
     
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  15. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    I "discovered" them by watching their guitarist, Satchel, on the Guitar World youtube channel. Since then I've been listening to them almost every day.
     
  16. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    soundcloud support confirmed this...seems pretty wrong tbh, not everyone can afford international trademark registration, which is the only real way to protect an artist name when this kind of thing is allowed. pfft
     
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    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Well, you can't really protect your artist name by simply creating an account on soundcloud.
     
  18. xiris

    xiris Constantly Learning

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    At least you used to be able to be unique..
     
  19. Saftstein

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    And the price for the most stupid idea goes to...
     
  20. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    that wasn't my point, unless you have registered a trademark, you have no legal right to protect your artist name, and so rely only on the good will of the administrators of the website if someone else decides to use it.

    these things are important, that's why major record labels and recording artists (and most other business) spend vast amounts of money protecting their brand.