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Posted Jul 14, '11 at 2:15pm

destruction101

destruction101

115 posts

I would really enjoy it if people were able to change their user name because my name is destruction101, and I want it to be Destruction101.... Stupid mistake.

 

Posted Jul 15, '11 at 1:40pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Well, usernames aren't case-sensitive. I can visit your profile using any of these URLs:

armorgames.com/user/desctruction101
armorgames.com/user/DESCTRUCTION101
armorgames.com/user/DESCTRuction101
armorgames.com/user/dEsCtRuCtioN101

... but the *display* value of it will be what you chose when you registered.

When we allow username changes in AG3, we'll probably let you change things like this without the 30-day window since it doesn't really alter your username.

 

Posted Jul 23, '11 at 12:37pm

narutoninja909

narutoninja909

12 posts

can this change be free or whatever i hate sites that make you pay to change your ID or use a point system that makes you save for like a year. I was thinking more along the lines of you can change it but there is a waiting time for you to be able to change your name again, that way no one could change all the time, maybe like 3 months waiting time?

 

Posted Jul 23, '11 at 12:41pm

Patrick2011

Patrick2011

3,845 posts

can this change be free or whatever i hate sites that make you pay to change your ID or use a point system that makes you save for like a year.

I don't think a username change will cost money.

I was thinking more along the lines of you can change it but there is a waiting time for you to be able to change your name again, that way no one could change all the time, maybe like 3 months waiting time?

I think this has been discussed and the waiting period will be 30 days (about 1 month), not 3 months (about 90 days).

 

Posted Jul 23, '11 at 1:04pm

narutoninja909

narutoninja909

12 posts

also with the swear words in the username couldn't you have a something where you could send your name to an admin for review or something along those line. like say you want to use assassination your making your name and the system blocks you, but it gives you the option to submit your name in for review. If your name checks out you get it, if it doesn't you get a temp. ban from the site.

 

Posted Jul 23, '11 at 3:54pm

Turtelman1234

Turtelman1234

1,008 posts

When we allow username changes in AG3, we'll probably let you change things like this without the 30-day window since it doesn't really alter your username

Does that include adding or getting rid of numbers?

 

Posted Jul 23, '11 at 10:48pm

FloydTC

FloydTC

2,851 posts

will underscores be available?

 

Posted Jul 25, '11 at 8:05pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

can this change be free or whatever i hate sites that make you pay to change your ID

We'll never charge money for that sort of thing, but we might require that you've been a user for a while, or have a certain Reputation level or rank or something. And we'll restrict how many times you can change it, maybe like once every 3-4 months or something.

with the swear words in the username couldn't you have a something where you could send your name to an admin for review or something along those line

Well, there are very VERY few cases where we should allow a censored word. This user obviously has a valid name but the Japanese name just happens to include a censored word. The problem is that we don't want to overload all of our moderators/admins just looking at new usernames.

say you want to use assassination your making your name and the system blocks you, but it gives you the option to submit your name in for review

I do see what you mean. I'll mention it to the team.

Does that include adding or getting rid of numbers?

No, adding/removing numbers would be considered an entirely new username.

will underscores be available?

Yes, but AG3 will no longer allow the "underscore bug" to continue. For example, all of these URLs currently get to my profile:

http://armorgames.com/cormyn
http://armorgames.com/cormyn_________
http://armorgames.com/_________cormyn
http://armorgames.com/_c_o_r_m_y_n_
http://armorgames.com/__c_o_r_m_y_n__
http://armorgames.com/cor___myn
etc

That won't be allowed on AG3. It's a lot more strict on exactly matching usernames (other than case-sensitivity)

 

Posted Aug 2, '11 at 1:56am

CalvinKidd137

CalvinKidd137

587 posts

Will Usernames be allowed to be copied just Spelt differently.

 

Posted Aug 2, '11 at 7:47am

Patrick2011

Patrick2011

3,845 posts

Will Usernames be allowed to be copied just Spelt differently.

As long as no two usernames are spelled the same, this should be allowed. For example, there is a user called ArmorGames, but there is also a user called ArrnorGames. The two usernames are very similar, but since the spellings are different, this is allowed.