pincoiny

I kinda want to be able to change my username without having to get a whole new account please scratch team change this-

Yellowsheep43

This is a rejected suggestion

Za-Chary wrote:

8.1 Changing usernames
If a user could change their username (or even set a certain “nickname”), this could be very confusing for the Scratch community, especially for those following that user. In addition, this would make moderation of the website more difficult because it would be harder for the Scratch Team to keep an eye on what a user may be doing. The Scratch Team has allowed username changes only on very rare occasions, such as if the username contained inappropriate content or personal information. Generally the Scratch Team does not change usernames on request (including for reasons such as “I do not like my current username anymore”).

I'm sorry friend, but we're not gonna be able to change our usernames. It's easier for everyone if we're all stuck with one username per account.

UnconstructivePoster

Unfortunately, this is rejected.

List of Rejected Suggestions wrote:

8.1 Changing usernames
If a user could change their username (or even set a certain “nickname”), this could be very confusing for the Scratch community, especially for those following that user. In addition, this would make moderation of the website more difficult because it would be harder for the Scratch Team to keep an eye on what a user may be doing. The Scratch Team has allowed username changes only on very rare occasions, such as if the username contained inappropriate content or personal information. Generally the Scratch Team does not change usernames on request (including for reasons such as “I do not like my current username anymore”).

However, because of the way that usernames are stored on the server, changing the cases of letters in your username (for example, changing @Za-Chary to @ZA-CHARY) is NOT rejected; you can discuss it on this topic.
TL;DR: it can lead to confusion - for example, if a famous Scratcher changed theirs and someone else immediately claimed their previous username. Moderation concerns are also a factor.

gosoccerboy5

Yup. Rejected. Sorry. However there's a topic about being able to change the capitalization of your username: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/339198/ if you happen to be interested

pincoiny

But I feel like the scratch team could do some kind of coding for it so they would know the previous name

Yellowsheep43

pincoiny wrote:

But I feel like the scratch team could do some kind of coding for it so they would know the previous name

It doesn't matter. It would get confusing for everyone and make the ST's job a lot harder. Sorry, but this is not Discord. You can't change your username.

pincoiny

Alright.