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How can I change my user name for the CNET forums? I do not find this in editing profile or in FAQs.

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There is no option to do so...

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The ability to change usernames existed at one time, but was removed due to abuse and the confusion it caused. Now a username is permanent unless you have a specific reason for changing it and request the change from our forum administrator, Lee Koo.

John

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User Name/Account

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Is there an option to delete the account and the start over? Or just delete without starting over?

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Have a look at this.

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user name change

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when i originally typed it in i made a simple error and now it seems i cant find a way to correct it. i am udrtrat not udirtrat. so what do i do to fix it. please help

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my name

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would you please let me have the email addy of whoever can help me to fix my name from udirtrat to udrtrat which is what it should be. thanks

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That will not be possible...

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Your request has already been forwarded to the forum administrator, but the username you desire is already in use by another member, taken in 2007, so I do not believe it will be possible to give you the username you desire.

Sorry.
John

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user name

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it says your name is john. well many others have that name. so why cant i be me. udrtrat. hmmmmmmmm oh well. some things just never will make much sense to me. after all im not using his email addy am i? so big deal. thanks anyhow

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No

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John chose John.Wilkinson, for his CNET account, not just John.

There is only one John.Wilkinson registered as an account holder with CNET, and that is the same with each member who registers with CNET. Their user name is unique.

If that were not the case, imagine the confusion that would occur.

Mark

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Usernames must be unique...

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Actually, my username is "John.Wilkinson" (not John.), which I chose because another member had already taken "John Wilkinson) (with a space, not a period). The issue is that each username must be unique, since that is how other users, and the forum software, differentiate between you and another member. Thus, not only would you have to share the same personal information as the other member, you would also be shown as having said everything he/she said, regardless of whether you agree with it or not. You can always expand upon udrtrat, adding a number, the year, or another name to tcreate a unique username, though, if you are dissatisfied with udirtrat.

Regards,
John

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hmmm both those account udirtrat and udrtrat might be yours

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Email me directly and I can help you out.

messageboards AT cnet DOT com (please the AT with @ and DOT with a period.)

THanks.
-Lee

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Update, this has been resolved.

In reply to: hmmm both those account udirtrat and udrtrat might be yours

Same member with 2 different usernames and email address. He will now be using the udrtrat account now.

Thanks John and Mark for your help on this.

-Lee

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