Username Change

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lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008
Pending moderation

Hi,

We are receiving many requests from users who want to change their usernames.
So, if you want to change your username, you can do it only once, by posting your request here in this thread or by sending a private message to LT.

Moderator
Joined: 28.07.2012

Hi, I hadn't seen this thread till it was posted to modroom. I have been thinking about how nice it would be to change, since it's been years since I last felt identified with it. However, I am doubtful as for the convenience of it. Would the link to my profile change? Would my friends be notified? Would people's inboxes be updated changing my past name to my future name inside the messages? What would a username change imply?

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008

The link to your profile will remain the same, no notifications will be sent, while inboxes will be updated.

Moderator
Joined: 28.07.2012
lt wrote:

The link to your profile will remain the same, no notifications will be sent, while inboxes will be updated.

Could a new link be created and both be made available? No one else would use it anyway. (say I changed it to doot, no one would use lyricstranslate.com/en/translator/doot since it wouldn't be available, and no one would use translator/ratanegra since I would have it, so why not make two links for easier access?) (and please don't change my name to doot, it's just an example)

Editor || ᴋɪssᴇᴅ ʙʏ ғɪʀᴇ . ♔
Joined: 08.09.2014

This is a very logical decision. Thank you very much.

Moderator of Romance Languages
Joined: 31.03.2012

Even for moderators?

Super Member
Joined: 28.05.2013

I want to change my name, keep my all friends as well. so how will the process go? And the link to my profile? What will happen to my first link? Plus if someone gets my old username, the what happens? I think the usernames that were used should not be given to any new members as it can create a decption between users.

Moderator of Romance Languages
Joined: 31.03.2012

My same concern as the user above:

1. Will the username that was previously ours be made available for new users or for others users to take (if they request a change)?

2. Anything containing our old usernames, will it redirect to our new ones?

3. So all in all, anything that we ever did with the old username will automatically be changed to the new one (including comments, phrases, threads started, requests (still open) etc.

4. What can't you change?

Moderator
Joined: 28.07.2012
carnivorous_lamb wrote:

My same concern as the user above:

1. Will the username that was previously ours be made available for new users or for others users to take (if they request a change)?

2. Anything containing our old usernames, will it redirect to our new ones?

3. So all in all, anything that we ever did with the old username will automatically be changed to the new one (including comments, phrases, threads started, requests (still open) etc.

4. What can't you change?

I think 2 and 3 were already answered as yes. I guess 1 is yes. I'll wait for 1 and 4 and my own question. Regular smile

Moderator
Joined: 06.11.2013

I think I would also like to change my username.

Moderator of Romance Languages
Joined: 31.03.2012

I'd like to change my username too, I sent you a PM with the username I want the change made to, and if you could; respond to questions #1 and #4 before that's done though Regular smile

Super Member
Joined: 17.08.2015

I'd like to change my username too.

Moderator der Fragenfinder
Joined: 16.09.2014

I think this change is wonderful. I don't want to change my username at this time, but I love that LT is offering that option to it's users, even given the stated limitations Regular smile

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008
RataNegra wrote:

Could a new link be created and both be made available?

It won't work automatically, but we could add an alias on request.

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008
Katerina Petrova wrote:

I want to change my name, keep my all friends as well. so how will the process go? And the link to my profile? What will happen to my first link? Plus if someone gets my old username, the what happens? I think the usernames that were used should not be given to any new members as it can create a decption between users.

You'll keep your friends, and the link to your profile will remain the same.

We can block old usernames on request. There's no sense to block them automatically, since there's no need to block usernames of novice users who created a wrong username by mistake.

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008
carnivorous_lamb wrote:

4. What can't you change?

We won't change a link to your profile, but it will show your new username.

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008
Jamilet Bryant wrote:

I think I would also like to change my username.

Please post your new username here or send it via PM.

Moderator of the avant-garde
Joined: 05.04.2012

That's great to know! I'm thinking about changing mine, but I'll think some more before taking this decision.

But may I suggest some guidelines for this? I mean:
* You can only do it once, so please don't do that if you're not sure of this change.
* Only users who have more than (x) points are eligible for an username change - that could be a way of making users be active in the website

And there's just a small thing I'd like to report. Though Ellen no longer is carnivorous_lamb, her old user name still appears where people quoted her.

Moderator
Joined: 06.11.2013

ϕιλομαθής

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008
Knee427 wrote:

* Only users who have more than (x) points are eligible for an username change - that could be a way of making users be active in the website

Actually, this feature was designed for Novice users who registered a username by mistake.

Moderator der Fragenfinder
Joined: 16.09.2014

Just a suggestion: for longtime users, you might want to post your old username on your profile or make a forum post announcing the change.

Moderator
Joined: 28.07.2012

Please change my name to Besatnias

and make available http://lyricstranslate/en/translator/Besatnias for me

Can that address be the main one? For convenience. I don't know if it's possible (as in, the address that people go to when they click my name).

Moderator of Romance Languages
Joined: 31.03.2012
RataNegra wrote:

Please change my name to Besatnias

and make available http://lyricstranslate/en/translator/Besatnias for me

Can that address be the main one? For convenience. I don't know if it's possible (as in, the address that people go to when they click my name).

So far, I think that's not possible. The link to my profile remains the same as my old one, and anyone else who has gotten a username change.

Moderator
Joined: 28.07.2012
"phantasmagoria" wrote:

So far, I think that's not possible. The link to my profile remains the same as my old one, and anyone else who has gotten a username change.

I said that because he said that something like that was similar. He called it creating a new alias. The only thing I'm not sure about is making it the main link. But creating new links is.

Editor || ᴋɪssᴇᴅ ʙʏ ғɪʀᴇ . ♔
Joined: 08.09.2014
RataNegra wrote:

Please change my name to Besatnias.

What is the meaning behind Besatnias, though?

Moderator
Joined: 28.07.2012
Future Dr. Juanita wrote:
RataNegra wrote:

Please change my name to Besatnias.

What is the meaning behind Besatnias, though?

Sebastián
Vowels keep the same order, consonants change, no consonant coincides with original order
Besatnias
I designed it for the sole purpose of making a unique nickname that isn't used by any other Sebastián, since my name is so common... I succeeded at uniqueness, but not at readability. That tn is hard for Spanish speakers.

edit: and thank you very much, admin! Regular smile

Super Member
Joined: 28.05.2013

I am glad to become Katerina Proeski Regular smile from Katerina Petrova to Katerina Proeski!

Editor - Sculptor of Language
Joined: 11.06.2015

Por qué no escogiste "Naitsabes"?
Wink smile

Moderator
Joined: 28.07.2012
Hansi K_Lauer wrote:

Por qué no escogiste "Naitsabes"?
Wink smile

cuz that ain't original bby

google it, 94.600 results

now google "besatnias", 1920 results, all me and random-letter strings

Editor || ᴋɪssᴇᴅ ʙʏ ғɪʀᴇ . ♔
Joined: 08.09.2014

Now I feel inspired to change my username too. Future Dr. Juanita got somewhat boring after all.

Moderator of the avant-garde
Joined: 05.04.2012

And I feel inspired to change my username as well. I would change it to 'Rodrigueano' (which is a way I use to call myself - it's a play on my middle name and would mean something like 'The Rodrigues way'). But just yesterday a professor of mine said this and I loved this. So, from now on, I'd like to be known as 'Alma Barroca' Regular smile

It represents me more than 'Knee427' (which was just a strange choice of words and random numbers of my mind).

I just want to know if I'll receive feedback (notifications of requests being completed, etc).

Thanks!

Editor - Sculptor of Language
Joined: 11.06.2015

@Future Dr. Juanita:
Maybe you shouldn't do that now.
Your name has a bult-in date of expiration.
Once you finish your studies and earn your doctor's degree you are not "Future Doctor" anymore.
That's when you would have to change your name anyway.
Until then you should take it as an (additional) incentive to meet that goal.
Wink smile

Editor - Sculptor of Language
Joined: 11.06.2015

@Knee427
If I was a Brazilian, I would pick the name I would like to see on the back of my camiseta when I play for the Brazilian soccer national team.
Wink smile

Editor || ᴋɪssᴇᴅ ʙʏ ғɪʀᴇ . ♔
Joined: 08.09.2014
Hansi K_Lauer wrote:

@Future Dr. Juanita:
Maybe you shouldn't do that now.
Your name has a bult-in date of expiration.
Once you finish your studies and earn your doctor's degree you are not "Future Doctor" anymore.
That's when you would have to change your name anyway.
Until then you should take it as an (additional) incentive to meet that goal.
Wink smile

Fun fact: The doctor in my name means "the holder of a doctorate degree", it's not specific really. But, I agree, I won't force a username I might regret later.

The Useless One
Joined: 15.08.2014

Hey I made my username by mistake (I thought it was asking for my real name :c) anyway I'd be very happy if you could make my user name "Paraphera" I don't know why but I always like the word paraphera I don't think it has a meaning but it sounds like a cool word to me :p

Anyway can you make my username Paraphera please?

Junior Member
Joined: 15.11.2013

I tried sending a private message by clicking your link but it said "You are not authorized to access this page".

Could you change my username to Neco_Coneco please?

Path Searcher in Babylon
Joined: 03.11.2014

Please change my username to Lobolyrix.
Many thanks in advance! Regular smile

Super Member
Joined: 17.08.2015

Hi. could you please change my username to Ashlyn ?
Ty

Guest

Hi, I'd like my username be changed for "A polyglot world". Is it possible?
Thank you

Path Searcher in Babylon
Joined: 03.11.2014

Sorry, I'm not the competent addressee in this regard - I'm only a simple user :~ :)...

Super Member
Joined: 26.11.2014

Please change my name to tini_cl_daraxx

Junior Member
Joined: 09.01.2013

Please change my username to Razq

TÝR
Joined: 10.05.2012

May my name be changed into DarkJoshua, please?
Thank you in advance

Junior Member
Joined: 06.08.2014

Hi, could you please change my username to wecanbedivine?
Thank you.

Member
Joined: 05.11.2015

Bother, now the people I recognized will be unfamiliar :-(. Besides, RataNegra is so much easier to remember and spell (as evidenced by the fact that I can't remember how to spell the new name, now as I type).

Member
Joined: 11.09.2015

Could you please change my name to "volkatina" ?
Thank you

Member of a fairy world ♥
Joined: 10.08.2014

Hi,
could you please change my name to PrettyNagisa ?
Thank you.

Super Member
Joined: 21.01.2016
lt wrote:

Hi,

We are receiving many requests from users who want to change their usernames.
So, if you want to change your username, you can do it only once, by posting your request here in this thread or by sending a private message to LT.

I visited that place it says "You are not authorized to access this page." How do I change my username?

Moderator — New Dutch Learner
Joined: 10.07.2011

Just post a message in this thread and write the name you want.

Super Member
Joined: 21.01.2016

I wanna change my username into "Đ ε Ł ε ε μ ω"

Path Searcher in Babylon
Joined: 03.11.2014

Well, meanwhile I received half a dozen comments of you with the same request. But sorry, I'm not the competent addressee in this regard - I'm only a simple user :~ :)...
You must contact IT itself.

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