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Discussion in 'Communications' started by MattG728, Aug 14, 2010.

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  1. MattG728

    MattG728 Jedi Youngling

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    Hi!

    I need to delete my account, and since members cant do it themselves is there anyway you can do this for me? If not can you at least change my username. If you have to change it then change it to Starkiller728. If you can delete it I will really appreciate it!

    Thanks for the time
     
  2. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    This gets asked almost weekly... they can't delete your account. Just start a new one and don't log on with this one again... problem solved.
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    As Harpuah said, we can't delete or rename accounts. You can start a new one if you want, though.
     
  4. Bluebies

    Bluebies Jedi Youngling

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    Just out of curiosity, mostly because as Harps correctly pointed out, it's a question that is often asked, will the inability to delete or change the username of an account be a possibility once we've moved from IGN to the new host?
     
  5. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I believe vBulletin does allow admins to change usernames. However, I think we will have to look at the implications of doing this in relation to the database. I would think we'd take username changes on a case-by-case basis.
     
  6. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    Well, technically, we already have the ability to change usernames. Ask Gandolf/Gandalf/Raven ;) so changing them on a case-by-case basis after the move just means that everything will stay exactly the same.
     
  7. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I believe RMCOY is another example of that as well, Dani.

    [hl=purple]Back-to-Back!: 2008-2009 & 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: World Champions[/hl]:cool:
     
  8. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not exactly. Gandolf/Gandalf and RMC(OY)'s names were changed by zerosleep/IGN. As far as I know, admins here have never had the ability to do that - only IGN. IGN hasn't had the time or inclination to do anything along those lines for a while now, which is part of what's leading up to our upcoming move.

    After the move, we should have the ability to change things ourselves, but as LAJ said, it will probably be a case by case basis, and likely something that's still pretty rare. We haven't talked about it much, though, so we'll see.
     
  9. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    vBulletin has that ability in the Admin Control Panel. It recommends, though, that you only do it if there's a really good/legitimate reason, not just "I don't like this name anymore, please change it to ________" or whatever. People should be reminded to think long and hard about what they want their user name to be because, contingent on whatever policy the MS makes, odds are it'll stay that way.

    The Admin CP also allows you to delete accounts. Doing so changes the name on all of that user's posts to Guest, or something like that.

    Oh and hi and stuff. :D
     
  10. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Also, I registered the username "Starkiller728" back in 2004.
    Sorry.
     
  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Spamvertiser post removed. Didn't want the thread getting lost.
     
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