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FloatingMuffins
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

There are so many scratchers that are unhappy with their usernames. So I created this guide on what to do in this situation.

How do I change my username?
This is one of the most asked questions on Scratch. You cannot change your username. The servers cannot handle it.

So, what are my options?
Well, your options are VERY limited but here they are:

1. Change to another account
You could do the following:
1. Create a new account.
2. Remix over all your projects.
3. Tell your followers about your new account and put a link to your new account on your old profile.
4. Add yourself to all studios you were curating.
5. Follow all studios, discussions and users you were following.
6. Favourite all projects you favourited.
7. Close comments on your old profile.

You will lose all views on projects, followers and all other statistics so you may want to go with another option.

2. Operate a “two account system”
You could create another account and use both your new and old account. E.g. use one for forum posts and the other for projects, use one for animations and the other for games etc. This is alternative to switching over to another account because switching over to another account is a lot of work.

3. Clean slate
Your interests may have changed since you created your account. For example your username could be footballlover78_1 and your profile pic could be a football and all your projects could be football related. Now you may have no interest in football. You also may not like the projects on your account. Or you may feel you have not got a good reputation on the website. In these situation you could start on a clean slate. This is where you start a new account but don't transfer anything over and you don't tell the community about your new account.

4. Stay with your username
You may not like the options above so you could just stay with your username.

Last edited by FloatingMuffins (Aug. 30, 2018 20:01:12)


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LionHeart70
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

Useful guide!

I'd like if you could clarify this is a guide, though, I almost came down here to say that it's not possible.

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-ShadowOfTheFuture-
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

Nice guide! Now hopefully people will actually view this.

Although you might want to change the title, the way it's phrased makes it sound like you're asking if it's possible to change a username instead of providing a guide.
wWSunPandaWw
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

Awesome guide, I'm reporting for an ITopic.
However, you might wanna change the title. I did click on this expecting “hoo boy, time to answer this question again…”. Just putting in a “–GUIDE” would be satisfactory.

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FloatingMuffins
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500+ posts

Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

LionHeart70 wrote:

Useful guide!

I'd like if you could clarify this is a guide, though, I almost came down here to say that it's not possible.

-ShadowOfTheFuture- wrote:

Nice guide! Now hopefully people will actually view this.

Although you might want to change the title, the way it's phrased makes it sound like you're asking if it's possible to change a username instead of providing a guide.

wWSunPandaWw wrote:

Awesome guide, I'm reporting for an ITopic.
However, you might wanna change the title. I did click on this expecting “hoo boy, time to answer this question again…”. Just putting in a “–GUIDE” would be satisfactory.
Ok. I will change the title. Thanks guys.

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FloatingMuffins
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

bump

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Auroura_WoIf
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

FloatingMuffins wrote:

bump
Nice guide! Hey, wait, I am option 4! Also, just so you know for future it's common courtesy to only bump after
A: it's been 24 hours since the last post
B: your topic is off the front page

I would describe myself here, but that's too unoriginal, so instead I'll rant about something.
So have you ever considered how certain glitches in games are discovered? Like, who figured out that in Paper Mario, the Thousand Year Door (or TTYD) you can perform ‘Palace skip’? Who was sitting there messing around with moon jump codes and decided, “I'm going to jump out of bounds in this random room and see what happens!” And who managed to, through trial and error, figure out the exact combination of glitches needed to actually make the out of bounds jump legitimately? You have to get text storage, run from the battle while scrolling the text box, do the same glitch again to get two text boxes (again keeping the text boxes open), then switch to Koops and use him to start another battle, during which you swap to Yoshi who spawns out of bounds, then pause-buffer to somehow activate a Yoshi hover, use Yoshi and activate a ‘Yoshi teleport’ to end up where Yoshi just was out of bounds. Then you have to perform another Yoshi teleport by initiating another battle. Honestly I don't understand all of this, so I didn't list all of the steps here - there are more after all this - but how did people figure this stuff out? Anyway, thanks for wasting your time reading my rant.

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FloatingMuffins
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

bump

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Auroura_WoIf
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100+ posts

Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

FloatingMuffins wrote:

bump

I would describe myself here, but that's too unoriginal, so instead I'll rant about something.
So have you ever considered how certain glitches in games are discovered? Like, who figured out that in Paper Mario, the Thousand Year Door (or TTYD) you can perform ‘Palace skip’? Who was sitting there messing around with moon jump codes and decided, “I'm going to jump out of bounds in this random room and see what happens!” And who managed to, through trial and error, figure out the exact combination of glitches needed to actually make the out of bounds jump legitimately? You have to get text storage, run from the battle while scrolling the text box, do the same glitch again to get two text boxes (again keeping the text boxes open), then switch to Koops and use him to start another battle, during which you swap to Yoshi who spawns out of bounds, then pause-buffer to somehow activate a Yoshi hover, use Yoshi and activate a ‘Yoshi teleport’ to end up where Yoshi just was out of bounds. Then you have to perform another Yoshi teleport by initiating another battle. Honestly I don't understand all of this, so I didn't list all of the steps here - there are more after all this - but how did people figure this stuff out? Anyway, thanks for wasting your time reading my rant.

Now welcome to my pretty scrolling bar. Isn't it cool? No? Well never mind then... I don't think this will be in my signature anyway, since it won't fit. The rant was too long.                                                                        ;
Not_Me_You_Me_Me
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

Is this a bump??

Yes, it's a bump.

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_nix
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

Another option is to “start over” – it's similar to option 1, but instead of remixing/reuploading all your old projects, you just don't. That's what I did when I moved from liam48D to _nix - I made a note that my new main account was _nix, but I didn't bother bringing over all my old projects. It was sort of refreshing to be working from a relatively blank slate / project list, too

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FutureBlack16
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

This is a helpful guide to reduce the amount of topics “How can i change my username?”.

Reporting to be a sticky.

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ChumleyChumpster
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

Would be very useful as a sticky, nice job. May need a bit for info on telling people that you can't change your usernames.


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KJRYoshi07
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

This is a really good topic!
I think you should tell everyone why you can't change your username.
Reporting to be stickied.

FloatingMuffins
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500+ posts

Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

_nix wrote:

Another option is to “start over” – it's similar to option 1, but instead of remixing/reuploading all your old projects, you just don't. That's what I did when I moved from liam48D to _nix - I made a note that my new main account was _nix, but I didn't bother bringing over all my old projects. It was sort of refreshing to be working from a relatively blank slate / project list, too
Thanks. I will add that!

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MasterCoder0
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

You can't. You can make a new account tho. And you can change your email associated with your account, you can change your password, and change where you live.
nickeljorn
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

MasterCoder0 wrote:

You can't. You can make a new account tho. And you can change your email associated with your account, you can change your password, and change where you live.

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Paddle2See
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Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

Excellent guide! I've added it to the Helpful Topics list. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together


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FloatingMuffins
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500+ posts

Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

Paddle2See wrote:

Excellent guide! I've added it to the Helpful Topics list. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together

Thank you!

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frodewin
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500+ posts

Guide: I want to change my username! What are my options?

FloatingMuffins wrote:

There are so many scratchers that are unhappy with their usernames. So I created this guide on what to do in this situation.

How do I change my username?
This is one of the most asked questions on Scratch. You cannot change your username. The servers cannot handle it.

So, what are my options?
Well, your options are VERY limited but here they are:

1. Change to another account
You could do the following:
1. Create a new account.
2. Remix over all your projects.
3. Tell your followers about your new account and put a link to your new account on your old profile.
4. Add yourself to all studios you were curating.
5. Follow all studios, discussions and users you were following.
6. Favourite all projects you favourited.
7. Close comments on your old profile.

You will lose all views on projects, followers and all other statistics so you may want to go with another option.

2. Operate a “two account system”
You could create another account and use both your new and old account. E.g. use one for forum posts and the other for projects, use one for animations and the other for games etc. This is alternative to switching over to another account because switching over to another account is a lot of work.

3. Clean slate
Your interests may have changed since you created your account. For example your username could be footballlover78_1 and your profile pic could be a football and all your projects could be football related. Now you may have no interest in football. You also may not like the projects on your account. Or you may feel you have not got a good reputation on the website. In these situation you could start on a clean slate. This is where you start a new account but don't transfer anything over and you don't tell the community about your new account.

4. Stay with your username
You may not like the options above so you could just stay with your username.

5. In case your username contains your real name or a swear word…
you can (and should) ask the ST to change it for you. You can even propose an alternative name.




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