Can I change my username?

xaktyc
xaktyc

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    I want to change my Opera account username to my usual username on other sites. How can I do this?

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    sgunhouse
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    Does your email provider issue aliases? If so, just open a new account using an alias email.

    joshl
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    Hi, Steve! So many light years!.. The question was if a user could change his/her current account's username, if I understood correctly:sherlock:

    linuxmint7
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    With a post count of a grand total of 1 and a registration date of less than a few hours old, I'd say it would be quicker and easier just to create another account using the new username that you wish to. [Shruggs]

    sgunhouse
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    My thoughts as well ... when you have no history besides this question, there's no real difference between registering again and just ignoring the old user name versus actually changing it.

    joshl
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    As I'm Russian, I can see the username is read "hacktus". Just so you know.

    I guess the thread stays - one thing a certain user, another thing is the question.

    xaktyc
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    xaktyc

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      So... If you think that I can't have a good reason, then I must explain. There is some facts why I want change username instead of creating new account:

      • This account was registered many years ago. I think registration date was broken after "my opera" was closed and then was set when I updated profile for using new Opera Sync in Opera Dev
      • I have a lot of data in old version of Opera Sync - Opera Link. So I want to retrieve it when developers will make some sort of migration for end-user.
      • I have extension named "Point+" on this account in Opera Extensions repository.
      • I don't want to see my old temporary nickname in the network anymore

      I think these reasons are enough to close second question and return to the first: can I somehow change my username?

      The question was if a user could change his/her current account's username, if I understood correctly

      Not at all. I consider the option to write to the support. But I though it would be good to write question here at first.

      I can see the username is read "hacktus".

      Так и есть :) Старый временный ник.

      Thank you.

      ruario
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      The short answer is no. We provide no easy way to do this and the current system was not designed for usernames to be changed on the fly.

      A handful of employees have had their usernames changed at one point or another (five years back I was ruaric) but this is not without problems. My colleague aeyoun had no end of problems when he had it done. Then again, I encountered no problems whatsoever.

      xaktyc
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      xaktyc

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        Can I write to the support asking to move my data to the new account?

        joshl
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        ...Or we could have screennames - like we did on MyOpera...

        xaktyc
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        xaktyc

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          ...Or we could have screennames - like we did on MyOpera...

          Sounds like a sort of solution. But I think nobody will make this feature.

          jackson32503
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            Wonderful...SO...all of my old account data (sync) is gone...but my primary email address is still tied to this username I DON'T want.

            The username can't be changed, and if I understand correctly, my email address will not be permitted to be used for a new account, even after the account is FULLY deleted (3 week inactive 'hold' has expired).

            If that's correctcorrect, then I'm stuck with either a username I don't want, or having to permanently use a different email.

            Is that REALLY correct?

            satyapriyapangi
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            satyapriyapangi

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              I want to change my user name.my name is Ballav Muduli.but user name relates to my x Girlfriend and I don't her name to be remember. can I reset my username??

              leocg
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              It's not possible to change username.

              This discussion has been closed.