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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    only the mods can do it and you need a good reason.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    That’s about the size of it. The short answer is “you can’t”, however we’ve made exceptions in, er, exceptional circumstances.

    sbd16v
    Member

    is it possible to change my username ??

    without deleting and opening a new account, ive looked in profile settings and cannot find anything

    cheers rob

    avdave2
    Member

    I’d like the 2 taken of the end of mine so it’s back to pre hack. I couldn’t get back on without changing it. I guess that probably doesn’t count as exceptional circumstances though.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    As above – I managed to end up with an “interesting” set of circumstances and they couldn’t have been more helpful

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    And we promised never to mention your story about the celery sticks and the lemur.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Why do you want to be called Loretta, Stan?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I’ve asked twice now, ’cause when registering I accidentally put my email address in the user name box.

    For the third bloody time, can I change it to my name. Pretty Please?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    At the weekend you want to be called Wendy?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    matt_outandabout – Member
    At the weekend you want to be called Wendy?

    No thanks, thats the MIL’s name.

    I tried to get mine changed as i don’t really ride that many singlespeeds anymore.

    Never got a reply to any of my emails, 🙁

    But when I inadvertently brake a rule i get an email in seconds.

    I just set up a second account. I often find myself trolling myself in the middle of the night after a few beers. 😯

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    But when I inadvertently brake a rule

    There’s no one as quick as a pedant.

    *cough* break */cough*

    [edit]

    I just set up a second account.

    did you really want to admit that?

    I just want a reply to my email asking if i can change my name 🙁

    It’s seams you have to provoke a response.

    FTR I have one login.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    If they’ve not answered then the answer is no, I suspect.

    Although as a ‘P’ user just shutting the account and starting a new one isn’t an option so there should be a way of doing it without having to cancel a subscription and resubscribing with a new name.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I just want a reply to my email asking if i can change my name

    I can send you an email saying “no” if it’ll make you happy? (-:

    FTR I have one login.

    So you’re not iron_maiden_man then?

    Premier Icon metalheart
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    Just hack the site and you’ll get the pick of the crop.

    It worked out fine for me the last time… 😉

    It was with address change etc as well, which was annoying.

    Not massively bothered now, as it goes to the inlaws. but an email would have been nice. My subscription is up soon.

    Premier Icon metalheart
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    It’s seams you have to provoke a response

    Looks like a stitch up…

    IGMC

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    So you’re not iron_maiden_man then?

    😆

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    It worked out fine for me the last time

    I’d have picked ‘hora’ and then only made sane, sensible posts and never, ever, moaned about forks.

    So you’re not iron_maiden_man then?

    Didn’t think i was, when was it last active? Prob years ago

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    shep wrote:

    It was with address change etc as well, which was annoying.
    Not massively bothered now, as it goes to the inlaws. but an email would have been nice. My subscription is up soon.

    I waited until my subscription ended and then set up a new username. I’ve not got around to re-subscribing either. I’ll either wait until there’s a decent offer on or just not bother at all.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Didn;t think i was, when was it last active?

    It fell into disuse a week before ‘Singlespeed_Shep’ was created. April 2010.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I waited until my subscription ended and then set up a new username.

    Worth noting that you fell into the ‘exceptional circumstances’ category too, and were specifically permitted to do so.

    Yeah remember now, I gave all new details when i signed up at the mtb world cup in dalby.

    Block it if you want no idea what password is.

    Worth noting that you fell into the ‘exceptional circumstances’ category too, and were specifically permitted to do so.

    Why can’t it just be done?

    No one permitted me, nothing stopping me setting up with a new sub, Thought i’d be honest and ask so there’s a history on both the forum and financially with my sub account.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    you used to be able to change usernames willy-nilly but people abused it to impersonate other posters so it was clamped down on.

    my username is, effectively, meaningless I’m not sure it really matters what you’re called unless you constantly have people knocking at the door and asking your wife ‘Can billy-no-trousers can come out to play?’

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    but people abused it to impersonate other posters

    Really? How stupid.

    Rachel

    rocketman
    Member

    Why do you want to be called Loretta, Stan?

    To have babies?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Yeah remember now, I gave all new details when i signed up at the mtb world cup in dalby.

    Block it if you want no idea what password is.

    TBH, it’s not been used in three years, I’m not hugely fussed. I just thought it was amusing, I quite enjoy the Inspector Clouseau side of the job.

    Why can’t it just be done?

    That’s a good question, and one I’m perhaps not best qualified to answer. My understanding is that it’s primarily to prevent abuse, in so far as there’s a complete audit trail of your activity; particularly important with the classifieds. If you can change your name at will, it invites people to be complete asshats and then wipe the slate clean with a new name. Plus, without that continuity, it breaks the flow of threads.

    On the back of that, it has to be an all or nothing policy. Otherwise we get into a messy situation of “well, he changed his, why can’t I change mine” and chaos ensues.

    I think, anyway. There’s probably more to it than that, but that’s my understanding.

    pebblebeach
    Member

    you used to be able to change usernames willy-nilly but people abused it to impersonate other posters so it was clamped down on.

    That was a highly amusing brief period on the forum 🙂

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