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How to change support forum user name?

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  • RandomAppleID Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 19, 2012 2:33 AM (in response to omaether)

    At least Apple should offer to let users create a variable Display Name. They can keep the username constatnt.

    People have to create fake/extra AppleIDs for this purpose

  • Harro Jansz1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 19, 2012 3:05 AM (in response to RandomAppleID)

    Yes! That is exactly what I want. I'm fine with my user name. It is my display name (which only appears that way here in the Support Communities) that I'm unsatisfied with. I want to have that stupid number behind my name removed. Is that too hard to ask? My user name does not need to change.

  • thetidytiger Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 3:34 AM (in response to Harro Jansz1)

    simple enough request and still we wait.....

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to thetidytiger)

    Hi,

     

    It may be a simple request.

     

    However Apple have deemed that they will not allow a change of the Posting ID/Alias.

     

    The issue arises as at some points Apple have changed some people's Aliases.

    There were more around the time the last change to the Software used to run the Discussion was changed but these have dramatically dropped off  (not that there were that many to start with).

     

    It seems that any changes now fall under some extreme category of perceived need.

     

    Realistically it is not going to happen.

    As RandomAppleID has said it is easier to move on and Create  new ID.

     

     


    9:10 PM      Friday; November 9, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • thetidytiger Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 7:46 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    Thanks, appreciate the help, but no thanks. It's easier for me to move on an use one of the many other user forums out there. Thanks, see ya.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to thetidytiger)

    Bye. :waving:

     

     


    8:07 PM      Saturday; November 10, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • bloofish47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 9:26 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    I'm subscribed to MSDN and for that I use my Windows Live email address/login. I changed it to something else today without any problems. (I wanted to align my email address with my new user name I've chosen). Windows advised it may take a couple of days for all the changes to take place (presumably to propagate through all their connected systems). GitHub allows it too. I wonder if Apple are using a GUID/UUID in their database behind the usernames anyway? I'd really love to be able to change my Apple ID. I really dislike mine.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,055 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 9:31 PM (in response to thetidytiger)

    chriswalsh wrote:

     

    ... It's easier for me to move on an use one of the many other user forums out there.

     

    One of the many user forums out there that allows you to change your user name? OK!

    MacBooks  iMacs  iPods  AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion,  27 years Apple!
  • christianfrommoenchaltorf Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2012 11:12 PM (in response to omaether)

    Apple is a marketing company..

  • pixelchild Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just keeping this thread alive to see if this will ever happen.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to pixelchild)

    The chances are the Hosts are leaving it unarchived just so people can post here  (one place for all).

     

     

     

     

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    7:37 PM      Tuesday; December 18, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • bradleydelliott Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2013 7:35 PM (in response to omaether)

    This is BS. Sorry... I used my personal email and it has my user as an old work web site.  Need to remove this.

    I am ok with deleteing but not being able to re-use the email is not good.  Any fixes for this.  Can I delete all and start again with the same email?

  • heatherfrombroadbeach Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 3:14 AM (in response to bradleydelliott)

    I think you can start again using your current email.  But heck, wouldn't it be soooo much better if Apple actually took on board some customer feedback.  They could restrict it to one change of user ID.  But obviously there is no $$$ in it so it has low (zero) priority.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 12:04 PM (in response to bradleydelliott)

    HI,

     

    In the past the @mac.com registration page stayed open whilst Apple used MobileMe for the then paid for accounts.

     

    They were advertised as "iChat Names".

    As part of the registration Process you had to list another email.

    Effectively the two become Hard-linked and you could not use that email again to register another name.

     

    However it is possible to remove this alternative Email  and either create another Apple ID with it or use it to Verify another email/Apple ID  that you no longer have access to.

     

    3Sigcopy2.png
    8:04 PM      Thursday; January 3, 2013


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 12:29 PM (in response to heatherfrombroadbeach)

    HI heatherfrombraodbeach,

     

    It has never been about the money.

     

    It is and was about blocking people from abusing the system.

     

    The Current Software allows the Original Poster to award 2 Helpfuls and a Correct answer as the maximum number of awards.

    Helpfuls are worth 5 points and Corrects are worth 10.

    In previous version of the software used to run the Boards people got a point for just posting and could "vote" a reply with positive and negative points.  (it was limited to a certain number per day)

    It was easier to create multiple Apple IDs just to game the system.

     

    The whole voting process became so fraught with personal attacks that new software was found and a new process in making an Apple ID was employed.

     

    Jive (http://www.jivesoftware.com/) have provided the last two version of the software used (Mainly as they are the only people writing software that can deal with the amount The Apple Support Communities deal with).

     

    Although Apple have changed many things to make it look more "Apple like"  the basic Structure is the same as some other high volume social sites that use the same software.

     

    On many of these you cannot change the name you create when you login for the first time.

     

     

    3Sigcopy2.png
    8:27 PM      Thursday; January 3, 2013


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

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