Guide Changing Your Username

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  1. DuckLady

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    We get a lot of requests in threads asking how to change your name.

    We know it's hard to pick a name when joining a community and often we see members just picking whatever comes to mind in order to get registered. Then....you think of a cool name. What to do?

    If you are a Premium Feather Member, you can change your name once every 365 days. You can go to your account and look on the left under Settings. The first item is User Name Change. Click that and follow the instructions. Your name will go into a queue where I will approve (or not :p ).
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    If you are not a Premium Feather Member, you may change your name once. Please send me a conversation with the name you would like. To find out if the name you want is free, go to the search HERE and type in the username you wish in the "posted by member" field and hit submit. If nothing appears, it is most likely free and you can use it. Simply typing in a username and waiting for it to automatically populate doesn't always work, so going through the full process is the best. Make sure it is the name you want, because, unless you become a Premium Feather Member, you're stuck with it. :lol:


    Names need to be less than 15 characters.
    Hopefully this will help those of you wanting a name change.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Thanks! I didn't even know we had this option!
     
  3. EggMan207

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    Thank you so much!
     
  4. EggMan207

    EggMan207 Chirping

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    I actually couldn't get it to work
     
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    What couldn't you get to work? You can only change your name though your account if you are a Premium Feather Member. Otherwise you will need to send me a note as outlined in the last part of the post above. :)
     
  6. EggMan207

    EggMan207 Chirping

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    I just sent you a message... I don't think I've changed my name.
     
  7. EggMan207

    EggMan207 Chirping

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    It doesn't have "User Name Change" as an option
     
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    From the post above. :)
     
  9. EggMan207

    EggMan207 Chirping

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    I got my new name, thanks to DuckLady!
     
  10. MrsMistyReal

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    :goodpost:thank you for sharing with us, I didn't know about that.
     
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