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  • 105. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    omaether Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are right Apple Support has to do it, and they were very helpful when I told them I needed to remove my real name.  I do not remember how they got in touch with me, and I rarely check this forum so please excuse the delay. 

     

    I would suggest trying iTunes support, they seem to be incharge of the accounts and I was refered to them with a different issue regarding my Apple ID.

     

    good luck!

  • 106. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    mnsaint Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks so much! I'll give that a try.

     

    I'll give everyone an update if all works out.

  • 107. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    mnsaint Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well, I emailed iTunes Support and got the following response. Needless to say, I'm very disappointed.

     

    Hello Steve,

     

    Rachel here from the iTunes Store. I understand that you would like to change your profile name in Apple Support Communities. I can see why this is important to you and I would be happy to look into this.

     

    Steve, I have brought your email to a Senior Advisor and they have reported that, unfortunately, Community nicknames can not be changed without creating a new Community account.

     

    I am very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause and I urge you to submit your comments at Apple's Feedback page which can be found at:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    I know that this page is designed for feedback for Apple products, but this is the best avenue for expressing your feedback to Apple.

     

    Steve, if you have any questions about the iTunes Store, please do not hesitate to contact us again. Thank you for contacting the iTunes Customer Support Team. I hope that you have a great night!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Rachel

    iTunes Store/Mac App Store Customer Support

  • 108. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,690 points)

    Is your user name here a privacy concern?

  • 109. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    mnsaint Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    While I'm not a CIA super-spy or anything, I really don't like my full name out there for all to see so, yes, to me, it's a privacy issue.

     

    I brought this point up in my question to Apple but it didn't seem to make any difference to them. It looks like I'll have to start over using a different AppleID. That's the part I don't like - having to maintain and remember another AppleID. I know there are certainly worse things out there. However, I'm just trying to keep things as simple as possible in an otherwise complicated world! 

     

     

  • 110. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,690 points)

    Hold on for a bit before creating another Apple ID. I'll try to get the attention of a Host.

     

    I'm just trying to keep things as simple as possible in an otherwise complicated world!

     

    Are you sure your real name isn't Don Quixote?

  • 111. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    mnsaint Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    OK, thanks.

  • 112. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    sputskee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'll submit a feedback to Apple, but I don't understand how complicated it is to have a system to change usernames. I know many forum products have the feature to change the user's username.

     

    I need to change my username name to. I hope Apple reads this. Thank you!

  • 113. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    Alex Kaempen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I too share Steve's concerns.  I created this account in college and almost completely forgot about it.  I now have a second Apple ID associated with the email account and I'd like to merge this one in with that one so that I only have one account that doesn't use my name.

  • 114. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    Just quit using this one.

  • 115. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    Alex Kaempen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Sure, and as I already said, I've done that.  However, my name is still attached to these posts for eternity, unless the account name is changed and/or merged with my other account.  Stopping the usage of this account doesn't change that and eliminating this name is what I am trying to do.

  • 116. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    to cheuk yin Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Omaether, who did you contact to change your username? I, too, would like to change my username as it is my real name and a privacy concern.

  • 117. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,690 points)

    Alex Kaempen wrote:

     

    Sure, and as I already said, I've done that.  However, my name is still attached to these posts for eternity, unless the account name is changed and/or merged with my other account.  Stopping the usage of this account doesn't change that and eliminating this name is what I am trying to do.

     

    Since you've already created another account, the best thing to do is to stop using this account so no more posts show up with your name. Every time you post with the account with your name, you compound the problem.

     

    There is no merging of accounts. As far as I know, that is impossible.

  • 118. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    Magooster2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree. I've several AppleID accounts. I'd like to merge them ALL into one account and be able to change the username and email address to one I select/change at any time in the future. At the very least, I'd like to be able to delete all my existing accounts and reuse any email address I choose.

  • 119. Re: How to change support forum user name?
    Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,690 points)

    You may be able to change the other Apple i.d.s. I don't know about that. I do know that you can't change the Apple i.d. you use for Apple Support Communities. The only way to change it here is to start over with a new account, which would just compound your problem.

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