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Old 05-08-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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How change user name


Hi,

I want to change my user name shown to every one. If not possible want to delete old a.c and open new, please help me .

Thank you.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:07 AM   #2
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You can't change your username, sorry.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:15 AM   #3
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Send a mail to root, he might do it for you.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:19 AM   #4
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I'd suggest not bothering Jeremy TBH. Just create a new account if you really feel you need to.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:22 AM   #5
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I'd suggest not bothering Jeremy TBH. Just create a new account if you really feel you need to.
Creating multiple accounts just for the user name change
won't be unhealthy for the site in any way? Just asking.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:29 AM   #6
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It's a big site, with thousands and thousands of accounts.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:32 AM   #7
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So, it'll be like a drop in the ocean!
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:51 AM   #8
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You can't change your username, sorry.
I thought that it was possible? Unless I'm mistaken, I've seen one username changed here. I probably wouldnt bother asking Jeremy for the sake of 112 posts though.

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Creating multiple accounts just for the user name change
won't be unhealthy for the site in any way? Just asking.
IMO creating a new account for a name change is better than mods/admins changing username for them.

Its not that bad if a name change happens once, but in my experience as allowing one name change can create a whole bunch of 'I'm sick of this name, I want to change it to 'XXXX' posts. Which just creates pointless work for the mods/admins. If its public policy that username changes are possible, its not uncommon for a percentage of users to be constantly asking to have a name change.

It also can make threads a mess....if you reply to 'XXXX' (without quotes) and the name gets changed to 'YYYY' it makes threads less readable and more confusing.

I dont have a problem with people asking to have a the username changed, I just feel that if it is done it should be hidden and not written, public policy that a username changes are possible.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 04:26 AM   #9
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This one is quite old though, but I do remember him
saying the same thing in another thread too [can't
dig out that thread now].
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post2688337
 
Old 05-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #10
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We don't allow automatic username changes as it would be extremely confusing to the community if all members could arbitrarily change their username an unlimited number of times. For the time being, if you'd like your username changed please contact me directly with the reason and a couple username choices.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-09-2012, 01:27 AM   #11
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Thanks all for ur time. Sorry to trouble you jermy but I have to. My choice of user names:
Gil@LQ
Manny&Gil

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-09-2012, 02:27 AM   #12
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Jeremy asked you to contact him directly. Please do that instead.
 
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #13
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chaitanya, i,m sorry what did he mean by contact him directly.

i dont know. please help me do that

thank you.
 
Old 05-09-2012, 01:25 PM   #14
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You can use either the standard Contact Us link on every page or the "Send email to" link associated with my LQ account.

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