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Can't add my skype

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Rizzoli, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Rizzoli

    Rizzoli Registered Member

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    Since my skype username has a colon : in it (live:lynnais), the system wont accept it. it says "You entered an invalid Skype name."
    this is bug i guess because skype names can contain colons and maybe other special characters.
     
  2. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Get rid of the 'live:' bit.
     
  3. Rizzoli

    Rizzoli Registered Member

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    No, my username is live:lynnais, not lynnais, lynnais is someone else username.
    This is a new thing at skype when you register they append "live:" to the name you choose, that's all.
     
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    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    We are working on this, consider using another name temporarily if possible.
     
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  5. JoeMongan

    JoeMongan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have the same issue OP and opened a thread about it not too long ago. Thanks Mr.Apricot its nice
    to know its on the list. :)

    On the bright side we get spammed less OP!

    -RK
     
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  6. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Hi Rizzoli and RabitKing

    Skypenames can't contain :'s we verify Skype names against current Skype requirements.

    From Skype
    "What is my Skype Name?
    Your Skype Name is your unique username for Skype. It must be between 6-32 characters, start with a letter and contain only letters and numbers (no spaces or special characters)."

    The SKYPE name you're trying to enter live:lynnais isn't a valid Skype name and therefore won't be accepted. It appears to be a MS live not a SKYPE name. Whilst Microsoft may now own Skype - they are screwing it up (personal opinion).

    Example:

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  7. JoeMongan

    JoeMongan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I fixed the issues weeks back by realizing all you need to do is add your Skype name to the forum without the "live:" part.
    People will still be able to find you just fine on Skype search.
     
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