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    Is there a way to change the nickname?

    I don't like my nickname, is there a way to change it... or to move the pretty green boxes to a new account?
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    Re: Is there a way to change the nickname?

    The kind of thing that seemed like a good idea years back?

    Only an admin can change that, though it was done very seldom.
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    Re: Is there a way to change the nickname?

    Sorry, no, the user names are not changeable. We would only change a username in extreme circumstances and only with brand new users. Sorry.
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    Re: Is there a way to change the nickname?

    I have been always wodering why isn't it normally possible. I can't think of any sensible reason for that and now I mean this in general not this particular forum. the first time I saw this functionality was e_b_a_y (why is this forum filtering this word out?). it's the only place I know where you can change your nickname whenever you desire. I must say I think it's a really stupid regulation please don't tell me that in the real life I couldn't change my name... this is not real life so why keep all real life "laws"

    but I understand, if you changed my nickname you'd have probably thousands of such requests. it should be a standard function and not an exceptional favor.
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    Re: Is there a way to change the nickname?

    That's one reason yes, but a more important one is that nobody would know who they were dealing with on the forum, particularly the moderator crew. The whole idea of a nickname is to have an identifier on the forum which, while it is not your real name, you do become associated with it.
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