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The Guide to changing your username! (karma: 4)
By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 7575, member since Sat Jan 04, 2003
On Tue Dec 26, 2006 04:22 AM
Made sticky by Theresa (28613) on 2007-01-07 18:59:42

This is a question that has being asked again and again. How do you change your username? There are many different ways and hopefully this should explain it all for you.

1. Start a new account and ask a mod to ban your old one. You cannot keep stars or karma if you choose this option.

2. Sign up for the name change exchange. Although this method may take a very long time seeing as there are lots more people wanting a name change than giving one.

3. Win a contest offering a name change or premium membership. Occasionally, on the contest board someone will make a contest offering this as the prize.

4. Buy your own premium membership. Not only do you get a name change but lots of other perks as well!

5. Be EXTREMELY lucky and another member give you one or buy you premium membership.

Hope this clears up some of the confusion! :)

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re: The Guide to changing your username! (karma: 1)
By LuthienPremium member Comments: 3670, member since Tue May 30, 2006
On Tue Dec 26, 2006 06:21 AM
Warning: Number 2 will take a very long time, and it's highly unlikely that you will get an certificate. We haven't had any donations in a long time; simply because anyone who's willing to donate, has.

~Luthien
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By pasdebourretenduPremium member Comments: 1831, member since Mon Oct 24, 2005
On Tue Dec 26, 2006 05:44 PM
I'll donate.
I'm guessing I should be posting this on the sticky though, so I'll head that way.
:)
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Preludium Comments: 877, member since Mon Feb 13, 2006
On Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:21 PM
Just out of curiosity: if you ask a mod to ban your old account, do the posts you have made stay in DDN and you only can't use the account anymore or does it mysteriously disappear like it never existed?

I guess the first suggestion is the answer, but you never know...
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By iliahmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2331, member since Tue May 10, 2005
On Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:38 PM
^Well, the mods wouldn't pull all the threads/comments you made, since that'll create holes in the database. All the comments are staying there...just that you're no longer allowed to use the account.

~H.
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Riellemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1280, member since Sat Jul 08, 2006
On Wed Jan 17, 2007 08:15 PM
Great Guide Cadbury, many people will find this helpful!
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By squisy Comments: 55, member since Tue Mar 07, 2006
On Sat Jun 16, 2007 06:30 AM
good guide to name changing i am sick of my name this is the nickname ive had since i was 7 my mum set up the account and thought it was fun to use it now i cant change it it drives me nuts will i need to do another 50 posts again if i choose a new account or will they still conut towards my new account?? thanks jess aka squisy aaaarrrggghh.
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Mandymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2035, member since Tue May 16, 2006
On Sun Jun 24, 2007 05:57 PM
Thanks, I was thinking about changing my name, or getting a premium membership, so now I know a few ways to change my name.
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By turtlepancakesmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 397, member since Sun Dec 03, 2006
On Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:10 PM
hmmm...
i always thought it was 'illeagle'[sp?] to create a new account.


great post though!
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Terpsi Comments: 2045, member since Tue Oct 04, 2005
On Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:47 PM
Edited by Terpsi (142506) on 2007-06-24 22:49:11 i wish i could spell
^It's only bad to get a new account if:
a. Your first account was permanently banned for violating rules.
b. You use the second accound to give your first account karma- that's karma abuse.

Ashley
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Mandymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2035, member since Tue May 16, 2006
On Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:37 AM
When you're a premium member, how do you get to your name change certificate, or donate/give it away? Just out of curiosity, and the fact that I don't know how... =)
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By xMaireadx Comments: 80, member since Tue Nov 14, 2006
On Thu Jul 05, 2007 08:24 AM
great guide thanks i was trying to figure that one out , thanks a mill
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By contortionmylife Comments: 55, member since Tue Mar 13, 2007
On Fri Aug 31, 2007 08:25 PM
great post, i know heaps of people would like to change there usernames!
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Ruthmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2564, member since Tue Apr 03, 2007
On Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:18 AM
Just a quick question...

How do you tell the mods you have a new account???????
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Arielmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1836, member since Tue Jun 28, 2005
On Fri Sep 14, 2007 06:12 PM
amandajustdancin wrote:

When you're a premium member, how do you get to your name change certificate, or donate/give it away? Just out of curiosity, and the fact that I don't know how... =)


In your profile, there will be a link somewhere on the side with all the other links about threads and stuff, and it will say "Certificates" and then theres "List Certificates". Click on it. Then, your name change will be there, and there will be a button next to it that says "Redeem". Click it, and type in your new name, then click the "Redeem" button.

And, Now that you can, I would like to add that you can also buy Name Change Certificates for 5 dollars. Go to your settings and it's in the general tab, first thing you will see.

♥Lithium
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 7575, member since Sat Jan 04, 2003
On Sat Sep 15, 2007 04:22 AM
You'd have to PM them so they'd know.
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By LilithiaPremium member Comments: 67, member since Sat May 13, 2006
On Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:18 AM
I really wish I could change my name....
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Beckymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1375, member since Sun Dec 03, 2006
On Sat Dec 08, 2007 07:46 PM
I won a premium membership and have a name change certificate!

The user name I want (Becky) is taken but has a zero post count and the user hasnt been active since the day it was made which as like 2 years ago.

Is there anything I can do?

~Becky
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Lyrical_Girlmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 256, member since Mon Jul 09, 2007
On Sun Jan 06, 2008 02:59 PM
how do you win contest?
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 7575, member since Sat Jan 04, 2003
On Sat Mar 01, 2008 05:28 AM
^Go to the Contest board and if you're lucky someone's prize for winning might be a name change/premium membership. That's how I got mine (Thanks to T!)
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By mrslovettmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1372, member since Sun Jan 06, 2008
On Fri May 02, 2008 05:57 PM
Thanks so much for posting this!! I just wish I'd read it before I got in trouble for having two accounts (I wasn't even using one of them, but still)...
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Dancing_Forevermember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3147, member since Sun Nov 24, 2002
On Sun May 25, 2008 08:44 PM
I didn't see this post before I bought my certificate! It is just a one time $5 charge right, whereas the premium membership you have to pay every month? I'm SO confused! :S
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 7575, member since Sat Jan 04, 2003
On Wed Jun 04, 2008 05:33 AM
^No. Premium membership is a once off payment.
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By LydiaKlassActmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 964, member since Sun Jun 03, 2007
On Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:11 PM
Thankyou so much for posting this. I was really interested in changing my name

Love Lydia xx
re: The Guide to changing your username!
By Dribzz Comments: 20, member since Thu Feb 26, 2009
On Tue Apr 21, 2009 02:52 PM
Thanks For The Information Very Helpful. I'm Sure Othere People Will Find It Helpful Too. x
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