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Can we have the option to sign in with the email address associated with our account, instead of our username? I'm constantly forgetting my username since the few sites that I use that don't allow signing in with an email address have different restrictions on usernames and special characters, so I don't have a go-to username.

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caitlinsdad (author)2012-11-07

At the bottom of your "YOU" page(click on the You button at the top of the site) there is an option to change the current username to whatever. Odd characters in the username mess up links to your projects later on so try to avoid them. Best if just alpha-numeric. I do hope you are not forgetting you own name.

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There's an issue with that approach. I could make my username on instructables my name in some format, maybe first separated from last with a period, dash, or underscore. Then I might go to another site and that exact format of my name is already in use, or is not allowed for some other reason. I make a different username on that site, some small variation on formatting my name, and this happens again and again.

Now whenever I visit instructables, or any of these other sites that require a username instead of an email to log in, I try 3 or 4 formats of my name, separated by various characters, and eventually give up and have to go through the process of "forgetting my username/password".

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How about using the Facebook login?

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I didn't even see that! Now I feel silly.
Thank you, that's perfect.

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I am not an admin so ibles staff will need to respond to your request.

I'm just confused as your username looks like it is first.last format. I think it would be your email without the mail server part. If you are a systems professional, there are problems keeping track of multiple logins and passwords?

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