Change username


#1

I want to use another username. I have logged in with Google. How can I change my username or create another forum account with the same Google account?


#2

If I’m not mistaken, you can do so at http://forums.dotnetfoundation.org/u/LonelyPixel/preferences/account
To get there, click on the green dot with white L that is your profile picture. It shows a small panel with your username and just click on your username in that panel. Next, click ‘Preferences’ and you should be able to change your name and username. (There’s a small pen next to the username.) You can also change your email address there.


#3

No, the username is the only thing that can’t be changed.


#4

Weird. Before I gave my answer, I went to my profile and noticed the edit button next to my username. Now it’s gone.
The only difference with before is that I just made a reply, and making a reply might turn the username into read only mode, as it then serves as a way for people to mention you…
So, you can edit your username for as long as it’s unlocked. Replying to a post seems to lock it so if you haven’t used your account yet, you should be able to use it!
I asked a friend to make an account to test this and use her GMail account to log in. See this screenshot:

The edit button is there until something you do will deactivate it. After that moment, your username will be permanent.


#5

Alright. Can I then close my account and make another one with the same Google login?


#6

Deleting your account and recreating it again could work but you will lose all the topics you’ve created and all replies. I don’t know how the forum software exactly works so they might stay online or they’re deleted after you delete your account.


#7

I’m okay with losing the connection to my old posts, they’re not too useful and numerous. Deletion is not required or intended. I see no UI for doing this. How can I contact a system admin?


#8

@LonelyPixel I can change your username. What do you want it to be?


#9

I’d like it to be “ygoe”.


#10

Okay it’s done now. Keep in mind: all prior quotes of your posts and @LonelyPixel mentions are now broken. But sounded like you didn’t mind that.


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