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Sat Jan 7, 2012, 8:48 PM
I recently posted a forum thread here about people's thoughts on username change. I find that a lot of them would like it, but know that deviantART has openly stated that they will not transfer anyone's content over.

Relatively recently, Xehara, a deviant who wants to change her username posted a deviantART Suggestion here which got a Daily Deviation. I was a suggester, which shows that I am in full support of this idea.

On this Suggestion, I commented the following:

"I like this suggestion, but I know that dA's thing is that they don't want to confuse people by having people's profile links broken. So, I was thinking that instead of putting your old username back open for anyone to get, you pay the fee to have it disabled and whenever someone goes to that link, it redirects to your new page (like with Skittleboi redirecting to Josh)!"

You can see the comment thread here.

This is my official post and opinion on username change.

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My opinions and thoughts on username changing.

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:iconlegorulez49:
legorulez49 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
How did this feature pass the quality control?

By changing your username, you're pretty much WASTING another one.
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:iconmxd3lin3:
mxd3lin3 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
yes, i agree. I need to change mine, because it was made by my cousin who used her name out of habit, not mine!! 
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:iconrob12770:
rob12770 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I couldn't care less...
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:iconesthiell:
Esthiell Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i support this all the way c:
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:iconbellerosethewolf:
bellerosethewolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yea i had to make a new acount to change my fursona -.-
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:iconfeavre:
feavre Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Mine sounds like a fantasy character's name. I thought it sounded cool and I just made this account so I can't make myself change it. I think I want a more professional name.
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:iconsparkle-kitten:
Sparkle-Kitten Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! My username sucks. I want it to be Sparkle-Kitten.
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:iconanimedraw12345:
Animedraw12345 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to change my username to I just made my back when I couldn't think of anything but now I'm tired of it and want to change it with out having to take a whole day to upload all my stuff again. Plus I think my username's stupid I would pay money to change it.
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:iconminako009:
minako009 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yay
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:iconzandkfan4ever57:
ZandKfan4ever57 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Please forgive this ole bird lateness on her response (10 days) while yes I do support this suggestion/ideal because I myself have added numerous interest as well.

In my case though I decided to put everything in one gallery instead of having different ones place explanations in my folders and go from there...
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:iconthirteendaze:
thirteendaze Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made my username when I was 14. I would love to be able to change it, even if I had to pay for it.
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
:la:
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:iconaamarka:
Aamarka Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be really nice and helpful (and easy considering the other options).
When i started my own account, my desired username was taken (which was a shock). Now it is free, because the person was inactive and deactivated their account.
But I read a whole lot of "nono"s to the username changes that I have honestly given up.
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Actually, even though the account is deactivated, it can never be used again. :)
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:iconaamarka:
Aamarka Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I find that very limiting.
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
It's for history reasons. :)
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:iconizbiz162:
izbiz162 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree wholeheartedly. The only problem might be that people would get confused but that's easy enough to change with a post stating you changed your username. Also, I can find my Fanfiction.Net account by typing in my new account name, and my old account name still works too so, I do find it slightly unreasonable for account name changes to be 10$. For one thing, money and points are hard to come by for many people and many people want to change their name. While of course there will be people willing to pay the price, the majority of us still don't have the chance for this oppurtunity.
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Actually, I have found that the majority would pay. :nod:
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:iconipawed:
iPawed Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
deviantART loves you and i love this idea, too. as one or two others have said, i don't think i'll actually change my name, but that doesn't stop me from seeing that this idea has merit.
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
:happybounce: Same here!
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:iconipawed:
iPawed Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:thumbsup:
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:iconpandazrock:
Pandazrock Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student
I totally agree with this idea
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
:w00t:
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:iconw-hale-me-at:
w-hale-me-at Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Photographer
This should happen.I mean it's not that hard to do.
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
:la:
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:iconw-hale-me-at:
w-hale-me-at Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Photographer
:iconpikalaplz:
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:icon100millionme:
100millionme Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
It'll be great =D I wanna change my username to tiKai.
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:dummy:
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:iconoxfrostxo:
oXFrostXo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd personally love to change my username.
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:iconcaseycole11:
caseycole11 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This must happen. NAO.
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:lol:
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Or people can put a little more thought into their username and not cuase needless confusion by changeing thier names?
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
My idea would not cause confusion, it would rectify it.

Many did not have the maturity to post a good username when they were young, at least that seems to be the case with most.
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:iconiamtamashii:
iAmTamashii Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I don't think that we should have to pay just to change our usernames, it should be free(I'm just the broke kind....)
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
It's not easy, so you'd need to pay the staff for their hard work. :)
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:iconiamtamashii:
iAmTamashii Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Ah I see oh and onerandom question, is there a limit to the amount of custom boxes you can have on your profile?
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Not as far as I know. I used to have more than plenty. :giggle:
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:iconiamtamashii:
iAmTamashii Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Hm well when I went to the edit page and looked through the widgets there were no more that I could add...oh well.I have like 10 I think....
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Excpet for the fact htat haveing people have names that other people had will cuase confusion.


This just seems like another cash grab for DA for something that shouldn't be nesscary.
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
It's a redirection. So let's say you change your account name, but people don't know and they try to access LadyKylin.deviantART.com, they would be redirected to your new account. That shouldn't be too confusing. :)

Not a cash grab, it's really a difficult thing to do.
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
If I changed my name I'd simply let people know via a journal, and I woudln't change it on a whim there woudl be a reaosn(Such as wanting to start a page that is proffesional when/if I get to that level) in which I probably would want to keep them seprate anyway.

And if hte name is the same how woudl the site know if it's supposed to go to the new user or the old one if it keeps redirecting? Names on sites should never be reused.

Actully redirects aren't that hard, perhaps on the scale da woudl need to do it on it might be, but they tend to do whatever they want without any concern as to wheater or not the users want it anyway.
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:iconpunkheated:
Punkheated Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
New names would be awesome, especially when it's only from a typo... :/
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:nod:
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:iconmadmeeper:
MadMeeper Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
I don't want to change my username, but it's a great idea! It's really frustrating to have to keep track of people I watch and their name/account changes. DDD: So not only is it good for the person changing their name, but it's also good for all their watchers!
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I'm fine with my username too. :giggle: I know that the demand for username changing is high, though.
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:iconmadmeeper:
MadMeeper Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
I imagine it is, a lot of people who have been members for a long time prolly want to change their old usernames. xD
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:nod:
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:iconfiskxphantom:
FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
:nod:
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:iconphantomgirl96:
Phantomgirl96 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes. I really want a new name.
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:la:
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