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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!


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Noble_Knight3 months ago

Could you please change my username to "Noble_Knight" I have already changed my username once. from Crafty Knight to Machiavellian_Knight

mohammadsalem944 months ago

thank you

JosiesWorld2 years ago
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.
m bedi StumpChunkman5 months 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.

m bedi5 months 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.
lilypop8 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.)

japaredes9711 months ago
Can I have my username changed to

japaredes97

plz
Ben Finio1 year 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.
Ben Finio Ben Finio1 year ago
http://imgur.com/Toidi1y

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orgot that it doesn't auto-convert URLs...
Kiteman Ben Finio1 year ago
In Firefox, it looks like this:
check availability.jpg
Ben Finio Kiteman1 year 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 Finio1 year ago
Can you not see the button I highlighted? If not, that's a bug.
ciinandii1 year ago
Thank you so much for this! The Instructables team rocks!
hrfdragon1 year ago
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Kiteman hrfdragon1 year ago
You change it yourself - read the text above.
hrfdragon Kiteman1 year ago
yes I know I read it but I have already changed it once
Kiteman hrfdragon1 year ago
So, read the second half of the text, the part about the email...
hrfdragon Kiteman1 year ago
I tried that a few days ago and was told to do it like you said but I will try again
Kiteman hrfdragon1 year ago
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.)
Reifflouise1 year ago
Can you change my name to Reifflouise. Thanks :)
foobear2 years 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.
tesladude1232 years ago
Hi,
Please Change my username to tesladude123
Thanks!
sampson1112 years ago
could i please get my user name changed to sampson111 thank you
knotty bits2 years ago
Please change user name to knotty bits
Thanks
williams.ct922 years ago
Please could you change my name to williams.ct92
Much appreciated
McMchriis2 years 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!!!!
Dzwiedziu2 years 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).
Everett_McKinley2 years ago
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!
mikeasaurus DJ Radio2 years ago
Please change my name to DJRadio when that name is free.
randofo DJ Radio2 years ago
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.
WildBlueRhino2 years ago
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
NatNoBrains3 years ago
Please could you change my name to NatNoBrains
Cheers!
Kiteman NatNoBrains3 years ago
Have you seen the first five steps above?
NatNoBrains Kiteman3 years ago
Yes.
howtowithmanish3 years ago
please change my screen name to howtowithmanish
UrbanNinjaOokami3 years ago
Please change my name to UrbanNinjaOokami
Did you read the topic? You can do so yourself, as apparently you did.
Parkertech3 years ago
Please change mine to: Parkertech
Kiteman Parkertech3 years ago
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!

Seph Cameron3 years ago
Mine to 'Seph Cameron' please.
Kiteman Seph Cameron3 years ago
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).
Seph Cameron Kiteman3 years ago
Awesome, cheers.
Kiteman Seph Cameron3 years ago
Any time.
lolifer3 years ago
Please change my name to lolifer.
Thanks!
shywolf913 years ago
Please change my username to shywolf91.
romdotcalm3 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.
LifeWarrior3 years ago
Please change mine to "LifeWarrior"
MrTinkerer3 years ago
Hello, Please change my name to "MrTinkerer".
Thank you.
Fiddlekate3 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!:)
andreas.lindner3 years ago
Hello,
please change my username to andreas.lindner.

Thank You
jcordero673 years ago
please change my screen name to:


jcordero67


thanks a lot
GrandeSwag3 years ago
Change my name to GrandeSwag please.
viperflame9003 years ago
could you please change my to viperflame900. Thanks
Cypherkitty3 years ago
Hi, could you change my User name from lwilcox to Cypherkitty please.
Goodhart Cypherkitty3 years ago
They work fast, eh? :-)
Cypherkitty Goodhart3 years ago
They sure do :)
De.JMan Cypherkitty3 years ago
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. ^_^
matjar3 years ago
Please change my name to "matjar".
Thank you.
hookworm-crochet3 years ago
Could you please change my username to: hookworm-crochet ?

Thank you!

:)
De.JMan3 years ago
Please change my username to- "De.JMan"

mind the capitals...thanks a lot...
Darth Nihilus3 years ago
Can you change my user name to:

Darth Nihilus


Thanks!
epizeuxis3 years ago
Please change my user name to: Ben Harden. Thanks!
H20Lighter3 years ago
Can you please change my username to "H20Lighter"?
Thnx
It looks silly because your name is changed now ;)
Nothing2it3 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.
NotExactly3 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.asu3 years ago
Hey, could you please change my username to:

colton.asu

Thanks!
meztek3 years ago
Hey, I'd like my name to be changed from "reprapper" to "meztek". Thank you.
TBirdy20103 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
mrlawrence3 years ago
can you change my name to mrlawrence
thanks
crankyjew3 years ago
I'd like my username changed to "crankyjew"

thanks
Devierue3 years ago
Can you please change my name to ArcticFrogs ?

Thank you!
ccsinspirations3 years ago
Hello, I would like to change my username. Please change it to:

ccsinspirations

Thank you
3StrangeDays3 years ago
Hello! Can you please change my name to 3StrangeDays? Thank You!
SiR schiZo3 years ago
hi could you please change my name to SiR schiZo please? thank you
pedleyfigg3 years ago
Could you please change mine to pedleyfigg. Thank you.
Legadon3 years ago
Hi would you please change my name to: Legadon
thanks
sdtacoma3 years ago
Hello,

Would you please change my username to:

sdtacoma


Thank you
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