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changing user name,
« on: Thursday 15 June 17 12:17 BST (UK) »
Hi can somebody please tell me how to change my user name the one I have wasn't meant to be a user name it was meant to be a password but I was getting confused when a few were not accepted due to duplicating or length. I would like to use my own name , thank you .

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Re: changing user name,
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 June 17 12:33 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Unfortunately I think that's one thing we cannot change. It is best not to use your full name in case of identity fraud.

http://surname.rootschat.com/help-pages/registering.php

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Re: changing user name,
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 June 17 13:22 BST (UK) »
thank you Sandra, I was only going to use a variation of my first name but I  will have to keep this one now.  thanks for the reply.

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Re: changing user name,
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 June 17 14:18 BST (UK) »
Test
Just added the 1 to mine in Profile - Modify Profile - Account Settings

I'm adding to this as I play with it so may repeat some of Ruskie's post below.

From what I can see this is just changing the display name, my username is still without the 1.

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Re: changing user name,
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 15 June 17 14:21 BST (UK) »
Yes, you can change your name. Many of us have done so.

I am not sure if it is still this way, but you used to have to contact admin and they would do this for you. When you log in you still need to enter the name and password you registered with, but your new name will appear on the forum.

You can use your real name if you wish - some people elect to do this. A lot of people use variations or initials as you wish to do.

I will try to find out the correct procedure and let you know.  :)

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Test
Just added the 1 to mine in Profile - Modify Profile - Account Settings
Couldn't get much simpler than that Sinann.  :)

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Re: changing user name,
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 15 June 17 14:22 BST (UK) »
If you still need help with this, use the 'report to moderator' button and one of the site administrators should contact you by personal message to discuss it with you.
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Re: changing user name,
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 15 June 17 14:25 BST (UK) »
thanks for the replies and the address my head was just getting messed up trying to join I am not very computer knowledgeable, and had to change my chosen passwords a few times  so I got mixed up . I will try and put it right later thanks again.

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Re: changing user name,
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 15 June 17 14:49 BST (UK) »
So to clarify you can change your name but not your username.

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Re: changing user name,
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 15 June 17 16:29 BST (UK) »
Hi'ya,

I can change your username for you, I will send you a pm to get some more details off you.

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