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raymon97
 
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Akriloth
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11/2/2015 11:27pm
I have noticed that this is not allowed on the website and it's really frustrating because hey we all grow older eventually and when that happens we want to be able to change our profile to a name that better suits us but when we are stuck with a name that we've had for years it's just not the same as from back then. I propose that this feature should be added so that we can have more flexibility with our profile name choosing and not just our names.
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Jarikira
 
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This is already under discussion. We agree that people may want to change their names as time goes by. We are aiming for a new system where members can change their usernames without even going through the Mods - within reason of course!
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Ana´s
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4/7 4:20pm
"I have noticed that this is not allowed on the website and it's really frustrating because hey we all grow older eventually and when that happens we want to be able to change our profile to a name that better suits us but when we are stuck with a name that we've had for years it's just not the same as from back then. I propose that this feature should be added so that we can have more flexibility with our profile name choosing and not just our names. "
raymon97 - As Jarikira stated above, we also agree with you and other Members who've requested this. In fact, we've agreed with the idea for a few years but couldn't see how to accommodate it within the system we had. The issue had always been that when Members proposed the name change request idea, and even when they gave good reasons for why name changes should be allowed, nobody proposed how it could be fully done. This is why the idea has been languishing somewhere at the bottom of the priority list.

However, more recently, Jader came up with an ideal solution on how the idea could be implemented. His idea, alongside some Modmin discussion, led to a solution which should suit all types of Members, and would enable both Members and Modmins to be able to track name changes. The idea is outlined in this SFQ board thread and was coded last year. It is currently in the first stage of testing and hopefully will move to the next stage soon. Ideally, it will come out this year.

Feel free to flag the thread for updates on when the feature will get to the next round of testing. The bulb colour next to the title will change as the status of the feature changes. Simply hover over the coloured lightbulb to read the text which will inform you of the stage of the idea.

Hope that helps.
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Turangaa_Maax
 
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Jackie
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I like this idea. If it succeeds and people can change their name, I think there should be a way to find someone easy. Other websites and apps that allow people to change usernames will sometimes have other people search for their old name, and have no luck. Maybe if we type the all the usernames they had, it will direct us to their profile, and we can see their current username.

How does that sound?
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Thanks Jackie. That definitely makes sense to be able to identify people. If you look at the link to the SFQ thread in my previous post, you can see the details of the idea which include a way of being able to identify those who've changed their username. If you feel that the outline doesn't cover everything feel free to add your additional thoughts there.
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