FAQs How do I change my username?

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  1. Mr Bean

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    Hey MOD's, Sorry if this is the wrong place to post but, I was wondering if there was anyway to change my username.. and if so can I do it without creating a new account? If any of you could change the current one (Mr Bean) to Abbo it would really be appreciated :)
     
  2. Magpie

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    Your username can be changed, however you would still need to log on as Mr Bean but your displayed name would be Abbo.

    Go to Modify Profile

    Account Related Settings

    Enter your displayed name in 2nd box from the top Name:
    This is the displayed name that people will see.
     
  3. Mr Bean

    Mr Bean FHF Regular Player

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    I've tried that before and again just now but it doesnt give me the option to delete MrBean from the second box to type something new in
     
  4. Magpie

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    Done and I sent you an email.
     
  5. Mr Bean

    Mr Bean FHF Regular Player

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    Got your email, Cheers buddy :)
     
  6. stewilton

    stewilton FHF Regular Player

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    magpie, would you be able to send me the email on how to change my username please, it;s happening to me


    thanks ste
     
  7. Magpie

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    Send me a PM with your new user name. I'm not sure why members can't do it themselves (Neo, any ideas?)
     
  8. Neo

    Neo Technical Moderator

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    There is an option in the forum setup to allow members to edit their own display name. At the moment every member's display name and username are identical and the option is not turned by default. Whether allowing this option may potentially lead to further confusion - hmmm. Don't know - maybe just letting the admins have the option to change it for you could be a better option to start with.
     
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    Rutter FHF Regular Player

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    It was turned on on a motorcycle forum that I used to be a member of, it caused havoc for six weeks. No one knew who anyone was and carnage ensued
     
  10. freebird

    freebird FHF All Time Great

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    Any possibility I might be able to change my username please :)
     
  11. Magpie

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    What would you like it changed to?
     
  12. freebird

    freebird FHF All Time Great

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    Can I get 'Freebird'

    Cheers.

    I take it I would still login using the current username
     
  13. RussellButt

    RussellButt FHF All Time Great
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    Sorry, but just as a matter of housekeeping - is there any obligation to disclose a former username on the forum?

    I just fear that now how to do it is commonplace people might be able to use a swift change of ID to their advantage.

    For clarification - This comment is by no means aimed at anyone who has or intends to change their handle. Just from someone who doesn't want to be getting to know someone they have already 'gotten to know' once.
     
  14. Magpie

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    Changed and yes you will need to log in as your old username, only your displayed name is changed.
     
  15. roughie

    roughie FHF Newbie

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    hi... i was just wondering if you could change my display name to "roughie"
    cheers.
     
  16. Magpie

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    Can be done, just send me a PM.
     
  17. steve

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    you can re-register if you don't have any posts
     
  18. Justin

    Justin FHF Super Star

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    Somehow I got allocated this user name, so I'll just live with it!
     
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  19. steve

    steve Founder/Owner
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    No way! Don't know what happened, sorry for that!
    sounds a cool username: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau_Geste

    Do you live in Spain?
     
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