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Geekgirl123
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How do I change my name?
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You cannot change your username. The only thing you can do is abandon your account and start a new one.
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If you want to change your name, but not your user name

Hover mouse pointer over "My Geek" and select Account

Then select Edit Contact Details
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The "R B" or the "geekgirl123"?

If it is the "RB" then go to My Geek->Profile, then at the bottom of the page, click on the pencil icon in the "User Details for ...." section and edit the First and Last name section.

The "geekgirl123" username cannot be changed unfortunately.
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You can't change your username, but you can change the name above it by clicking the pencil icon next to "User Details" in your profile.
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jmilum wrote:
The "R B" or the "geekgirl123"?

If it is the "RB" then go to My Geek->Profile, then at the bottom of the page, click on the pencil icon in the "User Details for ...." section and edit the First and Last name section.

The "geekgirl123" username cannot be changed unfortunately.


Just out of curiosity, why is that? It's not like it's difficult technically. I understand there are reasons for wanting to make it very undesirable for doing so, but the fact that it can't be done at all is kinda silly.

Just make it cost like 150 gg or something, or even make it like $25 donation or something to keep out the fashonistas.
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I asked about it at one point, and if I recall correctly, the database is not fully normalized. It's not as simple as changing the name in a "Users" table and thats that. Or at least that was the answer I got at the time. Things may have changed since then, but it was apparently quite a bit of work to make sure the username change was propagated to all the disparate tables.
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jmilum wrote:
I asked about it at one point, and if I recall correctly, the database is not fully normalized. It's not as simple as changing the name in a "Users" table and thats that. Or at least that was the answer I got at the time. Things may have changed since then, but it was apparently quite a bit of work to make sure the username change was propagated to all the disparate tables.


I hope that's part of the redesign then, because although I'm alright with my username, since there is so much data/history tied to user accounts on BGG, it is really annoying to note that someone who idk, has an actual name change, gets married, chooses poorly, etc. has essentially no recourse other than abandon all that history and start anew.
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casualgod wrote:
If you want to change your name, but not your user name

Hover mouse pointer over "My Geek" and select Account

Then select Edit Contact Details


That's it. Thanks thumbsup
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