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November 15th, 2009, 12:52 PM
hi, how can i change my username in the Ubuntu Forum???

November 15th, 2009, 12:55 PM
u can't ...

November 15th, 2009, 12:57 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/announcement.php?f=48 Thats the forums faq..

the following text is present there in it

Can I change my username?

No. Usernames can not be changed - dashes can not be added, lowercase cannot be made uppercase, etc. However, you may choose to create a new account and then request that we disable the original one. The only exceptions to this are extreme cases, such as when a user has been harassed by another user or when the username contains the member's email address or real name.

Note: If you do make a new account, you will have to transfer all information yourself, as we will not do this for you. Also, we can't transfer your statistics (beans, account age and the like) to the new account.

November 16th, 2009, 04:00 PM
This may sound stupid but how can i create a new account??? where to click etc

November 16th, 2009, 04:08 PM
log out of the account here, then get back to ubuntuforums.org there u'll see the register thing lost in the text... jus the same way u created this account, jus adding a screenshot if u forgot, the word register is highlighted :)

November 16th, 2009, 04:36 PM
thanks a lot Nits.. ;)

November 16th, 2009, 04:43 PM
No probs man, cheers!

November 16th, 2009, 04:54 PM
This may sound stupid but how can i create a new account??? where to click etc

since your username contains your email address, you can ask an admin to change it for you.

please post a new thread in the Resolution Center: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=123

if you already created a new account, please ask an admin (in the Resolution Center) to deactivate your old one.