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Changing Your Username

Tired of your username? Do you want to change it?

There are two ways of doing this!  But be aware you can only do this ONE TIME!

To change it on your own, follow these directions.

1) Go to your "You" page, and scroll all the way to the bottom.
2) The last thing you'll see on the page (before the footer) is a large button saying "Check Availability"
3) Enter your desired username into the text block.
4) Click "Check Availability" only if you want to change your name.
5) This can only be done once by each person, so choose carefully!

If you've already changed your own username, or just don't want to experience the joy of changing it yourself, you can use the following directions.

1) Log out
2) Check to see if the name is available using the "Create a new account" tool
3) Do not create the account!
4) Send an email to service@instructables.com. Be sure to include your old username and the new one you'd like.
5) Give us a week. All name change requests will be made roughly once a week.

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Could i change to Josie'sWorld please it fits with other accounts:D
Sorry. I'm not allowed to use an ' in a name.

If there's anything else I can assist you with, please let me know.

Hi, Please change my username from :

'm bedi' to 'Color Whirls'.
I already tried doing it myself but I couldn't find the button at the bottom of my YOU page.

m bedi9 days ago
Hi, Please change my username from :
'm bedi' to 'Color Whirls'.
I already tried doing it myself but I couldn't find the button at the bottom of my YOU page.
lilypop3 months ago

Hi, can you change my username to

Woolensocks

for me? thanks! (I already tried doing it myself but I couldn't find the button at the bottom of my YOU page.)

japaredes976 months ago
Can I have my username changed to

japaredes97

plz
Ben Finio8 months ago
I might be blind but I can't find this "large button saying "Check Availability"" anywhere on my "You" page...
on your You page, it should be the very last field underneath discussions, recognition, and members following you. There's a field to enter in your desired name and an orange button for "check availability".

If you don't see this button, please disable all script-blocking browser add-ons, clear your browser cache, then refresh the page.
Ok, I tried that in Firefox (disabled Adblock Plus, cleared everything, refreshed page), still nothing...tried in Chrome too and I still just see this (I scratched out the usernames): http://imgur.com/Toidi1y

(the upload image function wasn't working in the comments...)
You should email us at service@instructables.com with your request. Please include your current username, and your suggested replacement.
Done, thanks.
http://imgur.com/Toidi1y

f
orgot that it doesn't auto-convert URLs...
Kiteman Ben Finio8 months ago
In Firefox, it looks like this:
check availability.jpg
Ben Finio Kiteman8 months ago
I was looking for it on my "You" page (as described by mikeasaurus below), not the create new account page - still don't see it in Firefox or Chrome though.

I'd just resort to emailing service@instructables.com but now I'm wondering if this is a legit website bug that I should report somewhere?
Discussing it here in the forums is a good start before we start a bug report. Since we can't replicate the error, I don't think it's a bug. The most likely culprit is something on your browser that's not allowing the page to display properly.
Kiteman Ben Finio8 months ago
Can you not see the button I highlighted? If not, that's a bug.
ciinandii10 months ago
Thank you so much for this! The Instructables team rocks!
hrfdragon1 year ago
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You change it yourself - read the text above.
yes I know I read it but I have already changed it once
So, read the second half of the text, the part about the email...
I tried that a few days ago and was told to do it like you said but I will try again
Make sure you tell them that you've already used your "free" change.

(It's just my personal opinion, but the name you are currently using is far better than the one you are asking for.)
Can you change my name to Reifflouise. Thanks :)
foobear1 year ago
Hi, sorry to bother you again. Still not happy with my username. I forgot to check my current one for uniqueness on the web, too many collisions. I would like to change my username to foobear. Thank you -J
I made the ridiculously awesome mistake of changing my user ID to "rediculously.awesome" without spell checking the word "rediculously". Can you pretty, pretty please make an exception for your "only-one-username-change-within-the-confines-of-the-space-time-continuum" policy? I would really love to have my user name corrected to "ridiculously.awesome" 'cause that would be, well, ridiculously awesome of you.
Hi,
Please Change my username to tesladude123
Thanks!
sampson1111 year ago
could i please get my user name changed to sampson111 thank you
Please change user name to knotty bits
Thanks
Please could you change my name to williams.ct92
Much appreciated
McMchriis1 year ago
Omg You Save Me i want to change my name to!!!!

McMchriis!! Thankssss


I will rate!!!!
Hello,

Could you let me know exactly what part of this section of your comment you want your username to be?

"McMchriis!! Thankssss"

Thank you.
I want ( McMchriis ) for my User Name!!! Without the parentesis!!!


And so so Thanksssss!!!!
Dzwiedziu1 year ago
Due to http://www.instructables.com/community/Changed-username-UTF8-troubles/ please change my username to "Dzwiedziu" (exactly the same, but without the diacritic).
I would be most grateful if you would change my name to Everett_McKinley.

thanks guys.
WWC2 years ago
Please change my name to WWC. Thanks
DJ Radio2 years ago
My /you page won't load for some reason. Can you please change my name to "Fustercluck" ? Thanks!
Please change my name to DJRadio when that name is free.
Ummmm... perhaps you should rethink your choice of names. Just sayin'
CrLz2 years ago
Smartphone was acting stupid- changed my name to "3d display". Yuck.

Please change me back to good old "CrLz".

Mahalo!
sheldonr2 years ago
Could you please change my username to sheldonr. Thank you.
Name changed back to WildBlueRhino (with capitals). A so-called friend of mine just changed it to this :(
BalintRules2 years ago
Please could you change my name to BalintRules, not forgetting the capitals :D. I used to have a shared account then my friend changed it >8( O.o

Thanks alot I'd appreciate it.
Tinkerteem2 years ago
i wanna change it again please-> Tinkerteem
thanks
samaw1292 years ago
Could i get my user name to be "samaw129"
Thx
NatNoBrains2 years ago
Please could you change my name to NatNoBrains
Cheers!
Have you seen the first five steps above?
Yes.
please change my screen name to howtowithmanish
Please change my name to UrbanNinjaOokami
Did you read the topic? You can do so yourself, as apparently you did.
Parkertech2 years ago
Please change mine to: Parkertech
Did you see this bit?

To change it on your own, follow these directions.

1) Go to your "You" page, and scroll all the way to the bottom.
2) The last thing you'll see on the page (before the footer) is a large button saying "Check Availability"
3) Enter your desired username into the text block.
4) Click "Check Availability" only if you want to change your name.
5) This can only be done once by each person, so choose carefully!

Mine to 'Seph Cameron' please.
If you go to your "You" page (see the tab at the very, very top of the page), and then scroll down past "your stuff", there should be a one-use box for changing your user name (if you haven't already changed your mind before).
Awesome, cheers.
Any time.
lolifer2 years ago
Please change my name to lolifer.
Thanks!
shywolf912 years ago
Please change my username to shywolf91.
romdotcalm2 years ago
Hi there. If you would please kindly change my screen name to romdotcalm I would greatly appreciate it. And with any luck, perhaps the latter part of that name will automagically become reality :-) Thank you Mr. Bot, Sir.
LifeWarrior2 years ago
Please change mine to "LifeWarrior"
MrTinkerer2 years ago
Hello, Please change my name to "MrTinkerer".
Thank you.
Fiddlekate2 years ago
Please change my screen name to Fiddlekate.
Thank you very much.
I'd like to change my name from jlui2 to "punong_bisyonaryo". Thanks!:)
Hello,
please change my username to andreas.lindner.

Thank You
jcordero672 years ago
please change my screen name to:


jcordero67


thanks a lot
GrandeSwag2 years ago
Change my name to GrandeSwag please.
could you please change my to viperflame900. Thanks
Cypherkitty2 years ago
Hi, could you change my User name from lwilcox to Cypherkitty please.
They work fast, eh? :-)
They sure do :)
I wonder how long they'll take to change mine...i just posted it ...The name i want is "De.JMan".. hope they're fast for me too...
Unfortunately, if you ask right after I go on vacation, it takes until I get back. ^_^
matjar2 years ago
Please change my name to "matjar".
Thank you.
Could you please change my username to: hookworm-crochet ?

Thank you!

:)
De.JMan2 years ago
Please change my username to- "De.JMan"

mind the capitals...thanks a lot...
Can you change my user name to:

Darth Nihilus


Thanks!
epizeuxis2 years ago
Please change my user name to: Ben Harden. Thanks!
H20Lighter2 years ago
Can you please change my username to "H20Lighter"?
Thnx
It looks silly because your name is changed now ;)
Nothing2it2 years ago
Can you please change my name to The_K'NEXer? Thanks!
No can do. I think the ' is messing up the username. The system is telling me it's invalid.
then get rid of the '
done.
NotExactly2 years ago
Hi, I made this name a while back and it seems really weird now...
Can you please change my name to NotExactly please? (I'm not kidding) Thanks!
I'm pretty sure I got it right. If you wanted "NotExactly please" which I was tempted to do, let me know and I'll be totally happy to change it to that.
colton.asu2 years ago
Hey, could you please change my username to:

colton.asu

Thanks!
meztek2 years ago
Hey, I'd like my name to be changed from "reprapper" to "meztek". Thank you.
TBirdy20102 years ago
Um - ,yeah ok - haven't been on the site in months but if someone has time to get around to this request...i'll prob be back




Jun 23, 2011. 2:33 PM
subject: re: name change
If you're still interested in this happening, please post to the following forum:

http://www.instructables.com/community/Changing-Your-User-Name/

It gets checked weekly, and as you can see I tend to be very busy.

Original message sent 4 months ago by obscureone

Please change my user name to TBirdy2010 Thanks
mrlawrence2 years ago
can you change my name to mrlawrence
thanks
crankyjew2 years ago
I'd like my username changed to "crankyjew"

thanks
Devierue2 years ago
Can you please change my name to ArcticFrogs ?

Thank you!
Hello, I would like to change my username. Please change it to:

ccsinspirations

Thank you
Hello! Can you please change my name to 3StrangeDays? Thank You!
SiR schiZo2 years ago
hi could you please change my name to SiR schiZo please? thank you
pedleyfigg2 years ago
Could you please change mine to pedleyfigg. Thank you.
Legadon2 years ago
Hi would you please change my name to: Legadon
thanks
sdtacoma2 years ago
Hello,

Would you please change my username to:

sdtacoma


Thank you
HamenChips2 years ago
Should do this politely so you won't get angry

Hello, I'm gatong and known as hamnchiz/hamenchips on other sites.
Could please change my name from gatong to HamenChips.

Thanks!
Eugene Patrick Rabanes
Ausm2 years ago
Could you just change mine to
Ausm
? Thanks in advance
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