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Posted Apr 19, '11 at 7:53pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Cormyn, do we get an email after we change our username? Something like "You have changed your username. Your new username is XxXxXxXx". Something like a reminder.

Yeah, we could do that.

 

Posted Apr 24, '11 at 2:02pm

JohnGarell

JohnGarell

953 posts

Would we be able to change our username to the username of a banned user?

 

Posted Apr 24, '11 at 2:05pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

Would we be able to change our username to the username of a banned user?

cormyn said no to that on the previous page.

 

Posted Apr 25, '11 at 10:23am

thaboss

thaboss

882 posts

what about a user that was deleted. like, you know, you email cormyn and he deletes your account. would you be able to take their name?

 

Posted Apr 25, '11 at 4:54pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

what about a user that was deleted. like, you know, you email cormyn and he deletes your account. would you be able to take their name?

I don't think they delete the account(s) - I think they only permanently ban the account(s) so it can be no longer used.

 

Posted Apr 27, '11 at 2:42am

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Correct, GoM. Disabled accounts end up in the same bucket as perma-banned accounts, and their usernames will no longer be available for use by other users.

 

Posted Apr 27, '11 at 2:43am

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

And to answer the ALL CAPS question (which I deleted), no we have no intention of ever charging money for things like changing your username.

 

Posted Apr 30, '11 at 1:33pm

FateIsEscaped

FateIsEscaped

19 posts

. I think it should be a privilege given out once a year.

I agree with this point. Name changes should be a rare thing.

Here is how I would do it, with reasons for each.

1) Your account has to be 3 months old before the first change.

Why? Because trolls would otherwise change their name quick. And in 3 months is about the time I'd say a user has established himself. I dont think this is too harsh nor too strict.

2) On the admin/mod/technical side, the FIRST username should be seen as a permanent ID. No one can take it.

Why? So mods and admins can kind of remember some users. This is also useful for the forums. An URL can be made that will permanently point to 1 person only.

For mods, they should see the following.
FirstName/LastName/CurrentName

First name is what you signed up as. Last name is the previous name you had before your now current name.

3) First name used should be permanent and reserved. Same with Last Name used.

First name should be a permanent internal ID as already explained. Last Name should also be reserved.
Why? Because of reasons already mentioned by others in this topic. Imagine a popular user, or an admin, or a mod who changes their name. This can cause confusion if they change their name and later someone takes one of those names. So I think it unwise to "unreserve" any old names but at the very least, First and Last should be permanent Reserved. I guess Armor Games doesn't want people hogging 20 names, but, I think it makes logical sense to Reserve First, Last, along with Current name.

4) Name changes should be only allowed every few months.

I think 1 month in between name changes is pretty fast. Is this to try to limit alts? IDK, but, 1 month is just too quick. I think first name change should be 3 months, then every 6 months after you are allowed to change again.

5) Name change history in public.

There should be a link on your profile to a full name history and dates.
There should also be displayed on your profile your "LastName" for all to see for 30 days.

Why? Just to allow users to know who was who and when.

I think that is about it for my suggestions. Thanks for reading. :)

 

Posted Apr 30, '11 at 6:38pm

indie55

indie55

631 posts

Those are some good suggestions but I was just wondering why some people would want to change their name anyways. I mean the name was the persons choice. I can see if a person for some reason dislikes the name but then why choose it in the first place?

 

Posted Apr 30, '11 at 9:26pm

Paarfam

Paarfam

1,188 posts

. I think it should be a privilege given out once a year.

Yep. If not no one would know who's who anymore. Serfs and some squires would never be able to decide on a name until they got a higher rank and got used to their Armor Games "life."