Can I change my username?

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

If you just created your account in the last week and you made a mistake with your username, you're allowed to change it regardless of membership level. However, after that, 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 by contacting support.

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. For other areas to consider when upgrading your username please visit our thread on picking your usernames

Support desk guide: https://support.blackhatworld.com/s...les/48000717793-how-can-i-change-my-username-
 
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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.
 
Yes I agree with you in totality. One should not just pick any username without proper thinking.
 
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
 
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
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.
 
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 ?
 
So, why you can not make this opportunity for all members once year without purchasing any premium status?
 
So, why you can not make this opportunity for all members once year without purchasing any premium status?
True, it would much better if admins give 1 chance to change nickname without premium status for 120$....
 
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
 
Good notification. I thought can't change my username before this notification. Thanks for notification.
 
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