Policy Official Username Change Request Policy

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby, Sep 14, 2012.

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  1. Grimby Technical Consultant

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2000
    star 7
    Below is the official policy for username changes decided upon by Mod Squad. Please carefully read the policy before making a formal request. Your request may either be submitted in this thread or by PMing a moderator.

    Do not expect a quick and easy response to your request. This is not something that will be done on a whim, nor will any username be changed without it first being noted in MS and approved by an admin.


    Username Changing Policy

    Procedure:
    1. You may request a username change by PMing a mod or posting the request in the policy thread in Comms (this thread).
    2. You must include a full explanation as to why you want your username changed.
    3. The username change must be approved by an admin after MS discussion and meet the criteria listed below.
    4. MS reserves the right to disallow any change request for any reason.
    5. Username is only changed after admin approval and final verification by the user.
    6. In most cases, users will only be granted one username change per account.
    Username Change Criteria:
    • Username must be available
    • Username must meet criteria of the established username policy - no disallowed words, trollish names, etc.
    • Username must not be an obvious parody or variation of another user (i.e. Darth Guy cannot change his username to "-Katya-Jade-" or "J0in7he$chw@rz")


    And for clarification:
    Last edited by Grimby the Hutt, Sep 15, 2012
  2. Humble_Jedi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2004
    star 4
    Official request to have my name changed to Naughty Little Monkey Lizard

    I am extremely tired of the name Humble_Jedi, I made it up in a few seconds yeeeeeears ago when I signed up, and have regretted it ever since. For one, I don't want a "Jedi" name, there are way too many people with such a name, secondly, everybody and their mothers feels the need to point out to me that I'm not quite so humble. It's extremely tiresome.

    Naughty Little Monkey Lizard isn't a name I just came up with, I've wanted it for years now, and as you may have noticed: I am a die-hard Monkey Lizard fan. :D
  3. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    May 20, 2008
    star 8
    I'd like to request a name change to Jedi Gunny.

    Reason: When I registered my username years ago, I wanted to spell it out without the all-caps (I wanted it just capitalize the J and G, with the rest lower case), but since I was new to the forum system, and the old board wasn't specific when it rejected some of my earlier attempts to register a username as to why it wouldn't accept the name (I think I was adding a space in, but the error didn't mention that). So, while I don't mind my username too much, I've always wanted to get rid of the all caps since I never had a chance to change it after that. Also, since I've registered, spaces are now allowed, JEDIGUNSHIP just seems unnecessarily long, and most of my friends on here always call me Gunny, so I want to change my username to reflect those changes.
  4. Valiowk Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 23, 2000
    star 6
    Apologies for derailing the thread slightly, but will there be a public thread listing the previous username of users who successfully have their username changed, or will this be known only to the Mod Squad? I'm asking this because I imagine a user might dig up an old post that he/she remembers being made by someone else, and might want to check out whether that person subsequently changed his/her username without asking that person personally.
  5. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2008
    star 6
    If you navigate to any user's profile page, there's a public listing of previous usernames. You can see it in action on my own profile.

    Also, for reference, name changes retroactively affect all old posts. They'll be listed under whatever the current username is.
  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2002
    star 10
    Well, then I just don't see the point.

    I would like to change to "Darth Guy," like I had on the temp boards. Snowboards didn't allow a space, so I would like to make my name fit my, the filmmaker's, original intention. Or something. It's a radical change.
  7. Valiowk Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 23, 2000
    star 6
    I see; I hadn't realized this. Good to see that there will be transparency about the name changes.
  8. JackG Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 15, 2011
    star 4
    Could I please request my name be changed to JackG?
    This was my name on the Temp boards and adds capitals and removes the redundant 1 that plagues my current name.
  9. Team Padme Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 4
    Can I please have my username changed to Allana Amidala? Because I love both Allana and Padme! :D
  10. TuskenFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 5, 2005
    star 4
    I would like to have my board name changed to TuskenFan please. The reason is the current name I have, TK-2970, is a name that I created in 2005, about 3 years before I joined the 501st Legion. In fact, I have never even heard of the 501st at that point. There is someone in the 501st that already has this number and I would like to avoid confusion with this person. Most people online know me as TuskenFan as I have been using this name since 2008 on the Carolina Garrison, 501st Legion, Rebel Legion and Krayt Clan boards.If it cannot be done I understand but it would be greatly appreciated if it could. Thanks!
  11. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 1999
    star 4
    Question: is it possible to merge usernames? I'm happy with my current handle, however once or twice over the years I switched to a sock puppet for whatever reason for an extended time. I wouldn't mind merging those usernames with this one, if only to put all those posts under the one handle.
  12. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2000
    star 10
    This is not possible, unfortunately.
    Champion of the Force likes this.
  13. UK Sullustian Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 1998
    star 4
    Pffft. Name changes! I am sorely tempted to remove the Sullustian and become UKS the name I am REKNOWNEDED across the internet.

    But it is kinda like pretending the past didn't exist. Embrace your badly chosen and hilariously childish newbie names. They make you who you are.

    And since I visit so rarely, I can never tell who is who if you change names.

    Team Embrace-the-capital-letters-and-EU-derived-names.

    UKS AKA EMPRESSPALPATINASASSANASKYWALKER02
  14. Darth Gangrenous Game Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Jun 1, 2005
    star 10
    I was wanting to see if I could get the underscore removed from my user name. The only reason that I put it there was because when I first joined the boards back in 2005 I wanted it to be Darth Gangrenous but we were not allowed to have a space between our "first" name and our "last" names.
  15. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 13, 2009
    star 4
    I would like to request to officially change my name to Darth_Kiryan, , like how it was on the TempBoards.

    Reason: Phoenix5 seems a bit childish to me now, and i am really sick of the name - practically dull. Mostly because when i first joined i was following a similar trend on all of my forums to be Phoenix-something or something-Phoenix, and my emails were also phoenix-somehting. Naming myself Darth_Kiryan melds my two favorite fantasy and Star Wars subjects together, being Star Wars (Darth) and Lord of the Rings (Kiryan). Also, the name goes well with my avatar.
  16. Rainbow Knight Star Game Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Apr 18, 2005
    star 5
    I would like to request that my username be changed from prj1 to Jedi Master Joy.

    Reason: I am unhappy with this name, and have been since I registered. I am Jedi Master Joy on other forums, and I enjoy that name.
    Last edited by prj1, Sep 20, 2012
  17. Rainbow Knight Star Game Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Apr 18, 2005
    star 5
    My apologies, Admins and mods. After reconsideration of that name, and how many Jedi this and that names fill these boards, I would like my name changed to Stargate Jedi.


    Reason: I am not happy with prj1, and I haven't been since I registered. This is my final answer, and I await yours. Thank you.

    prj1
  18. harpua Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 12, 2005
    star 8
    I'd just like the h dropped from the end of my name... reason being, it's spelled incorrectly (typo when I registered it), and this has bugged me for years. It's supposed to be spelled harpua.
    MASTERPRENN likes this.
  19. Ghost Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 13, 2003
    star 6
    Hi, I'd like to change my username to simply " Ghost ".

    "Darth" usernames are sooo 2003, when I was only 14. :p It was also my username on the temporary boards, and it really isn't that radical of a change, everyone will still recognize me.
  20. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 8
    Darth-Ghost - unfortunately that name is already taken. It has a 1999 registration date.

    And same on harpua - registered back in 1999. You sure it isn't an old sock of yours?

    And prj1 - we already have a StargateJedi (without the space). It was registered in 2005.

    Any future requests - folks should use the Search facility to see if the name already exists. It will save some time.
  21. Jedi Master Kenobiwan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 8, 2011
    star 5
    I want to change my username to Jedi Master Kenobiwan. Because Kenobiwan was my username at the temp boards and since Kenobiwan was taken, then I think that Jedi Master Kenobiwan will be perfect.
  22. TuskenFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 5, 2005
    star 4
    Hi, sorry to be a bother. Just wanted to check on the status of my name change.
  23. Grimby Technical Consultant

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2000
    star 7
    If you have not been contacted directly, it means we have not gotten to your request yet.
  24. Rainbow Knight Star Game Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Apr 18, 2005
    star 5
    Okay, let's try this again.
    So sorry for not checking that name before applying. I did a search, and it cam back negative.

    Application:

    I would like to change my name from prj1 to Rainbow Knight Star, because I am not happy with prj1, and never have been. Please consider. Thank you.

    :)
    Last edited by prj1, Sep 24, 2012
  25. Grimby Technical Consultant

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2000
    star 7
    Why don't you take a week or two and think it over? That's your third name request in 5 days...
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