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Can I change my username?

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by Don't Panic, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    Often, newbies will get in touch with us to say that they want to change their username within in days (or even sometimes hours) of setting up their BHW account.

    Once you've started posting on your account, you can’t change your username until you become a Premium Member or a Jr VIP, and you can only change your username once a year. We put this rule in place for a number of reasons, but it’s basically to protect our users from spammers, previously banned members and people who have bought accounts and are up to no good. If you are a Jr VIP, Premium Member or Marketplace Seller, you can request a username change from any Staff Moderator (so @BHWMPS @Don't Panic, @WilhelmScream, @Apricot or @Diamond Damien)

    So the lesson is: think long and hard about your username before you go with it, because you’re going to be stuck with it until you upgrade your membership. Don't get caught out by the sign-up form - the field says 'Name' but it means the username for the account, not your real name.
     
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  2. Monkey Duds

    Monkey Duds Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well you better get to posting and upgrade when your able:D
     
  3. Nia Jax

    Nia Jax Regular Member

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    This is a good notification to Community members those looking to change their username as a username is a link a no community want to change username because changing username means creating broken links.

    So this time people should understand the value of user name before creating a user name.
     
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  4. Ragchowdary441

    Ragchowdary441 Regular Member

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    Yeah I am Jr.vip, Please tell me Where i can change my username ?? thank you
     
  5. Mr Dingle

    Mr Dingle Regular Member

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    and not to Mr Cool that's reserved for when I upgrade
     
  6. rabbitking

    rabbitking Elite Member

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    You have to PM an administrator kindly.
     
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  7. krishnaverma

    krishnaverma Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good planning.
     
  8. chrysanthemum

    chrysanthemum Regular Member

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    I am just a flower.
     
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  9. okunlolao

    okunlolao Newbie

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    Yes I agree with you in totality. One should not just pick any username without proper thinking.
     
  10. Bruno Adas

    Bruno Adas Newbie

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    oh boy I just saw this after I made my username. and I got caught by that 'name' and put the real name lol but no problem
     
  11. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Administrator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Now that's interesting.
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    I'll ask the administrators if the "Your name" field can be changed to "Your username" instead.
     
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  12. Bruno Adas

    Bruno Adas Newbie

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    Great!! That would be awesome and understandable to new users.
     
  13. litotoyou

    litotoyou Registered Member

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    so helpfull i just was thinking how can i change my username :D
    your great guys
     
  14. Barnett Eldred

    Barnett Eldred BANNED BANNED

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    i changed my username but i dont know how to update profile image ,i try this but this will not work for me.please help ?
     
  15. Martin Rep

    Martin Rep Newbie

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    So, why you can not make this opportunity for all members once year without purchasing any premium status?
     
  16. Kuzim

    Kuzim Registered Member

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    True, it would much better if admins give 1 chance to change nickname without premium status for 120$....
     
  17. BetaWolf89

    BetaWolf89 Newbie

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    Haha, learned this one the hard way. Will have to change it eventually
     
  18. SeekerOfPandora

    SeekerOfPandora Newbie

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    Thats good to know that i can change my username after jr vip :)
     
  19. aldicenga

    aldicenga Newbie

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    I can sleep peacefully today

    I spent hours looking for ways to change my username but it didn't work
    After reading this, I understand because I can't change my username

    Thank you for the information
     
  20. SMM Expert

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    Good notification. I thought can't change my username before this notification. Thanks for notification.