How do I get rid of the formerly known as under my name?

Discussion in 'FAQ / How-Tos / General Support' started by Hahahaha, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Hahahaha

    Hahahaha formerly ballerific703

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    I didn't have it up until a couple days ago. Can I remove my old name or does it go away?

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  2. Methodical Management

    Methodical Management Administrator Staff Member Co-Founder

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    We'll need those to help reduce confusion with so many people all changing their account names at once. We may remove those labels after a year or so, once everyone's had a chance to change their name and adjust to the name changes of others.
     
  3. Hahahaha

    Hahahaha formerly ballerific703

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    Can I request to remove mine sooner or something? I changed my name to get away from my old name. I could have just left it alone if I'm going to have to keep it for a year or so.
     
  4. Methodical Management

    Methodical Management Administrator Staff Member Co-Founder

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    If someone tries to @mention ballerific703, it won't work. Even if someone follows you, it would be difficult for them to know who you were without that "formerly" label. If you want a complete break, you can replace your current account with a new one. For those who change from an established name to a new one, we're adding those user titles to help minimize the chaos.

    There isn't a feature in the system we can use to schedule everyone's title removal automatically after a set amount of time has passed, so, rather than trying to do them all individually and by hand, which would be a nightmare, it makes a lot more sense to just clear the slate on the custom titles a set amount of time after the relaunch. It could be less than a year, depending on how many users continue to use the feature.
     
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  5. Hahahaha

    Hahahaha formerly ballerific703

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    Got it
     
  6. MJO23DAN

    MJO23DAN

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    Will this be the same if we want to reformat our username from lowercase to uppercase?

    EDIT - Nevermind I see the other thread.
     
  7. MetalMario

    MetalMario formerly m4riol

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    I'm the opposite Meth... I still haven't gotten my formerly yet and I would like it lol
     
  8. Methodical Management

    Methodical Management Administrator Staff Member Co-Founder

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    Fixed.
     
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  9. Master Zik

    Master Zik

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    Stop trying to run away from your past fam :lol:
     
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  10. Mr.Guy

    Mr.Guy formerly timidtebow

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    Were allowed to replace accounts with a new one?
     
  11. Methodical Management

    Methodical Management Administrator Staff Member Co-Founder

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    Yes, we can ban an existing account and grant admission to a new one, but that, too, is a one way ticket.
     
  12. Hahahaha

    Hahahaha formerly ballerific703

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    Any updates on this?








    No one trying to run from ****, mad people still call me Baller on here. I'm just OCD and it annoys the hell out of me when I see it.
     
  13. INTLplayers

    INTLplayers formerly xcg11pinoYx

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    Could I have the formerly tag put under my name?

    formerly xcg11pinoYx
     
  14. Diego Pasta

    Diego Pasta formerly utep2step

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    Can I also have the formerly known put under mine "utep2step" lol