change username

I want to change my username how do I do that

Posted by DELETED_rerwin09! 8 years ago

My username changed by itself ????

Hey, I don't know if my computer is haunted or something but my user name has changed without me doing anything. I've been a member since 2008 and my user name always been the same. Last week or so, a friend of mine told me about a post he made on instructables called ballistic bubble. I searched the topic, looked at it and logged off. This week, I can not log into my account, after asking for a password reset I noticed that the user name associated to my account had been changed to ballistic bubble... how in heaven is that possible lol , I thought we were not able to change our user name. Anyone had that problem? Ballistic bubble Aka meagain

Posted by ballistic buble 7 years ago

What was your username before you changed it

Just enter your username before it was changed

Posted by King_Banana 9 years ago

Login with email

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.

Posted by nicole.allard 5 years ago

Where is link to change username?

Why is it so hard to find a way to change your username? When I renewed it must have changed automatically? Can someone give me a email or link to this option? I appreciate it! hb

Posted by hawkbird 7 years ago

Username Search Gone

Where did the username search go? For a while, you could search someone's username and get to their profile page, but it's gone now. I added my username to my business card with the expectation that someone could search my username and find my projects, but that isn't the case now. Not only does my name not come up on the drop-down of the search, but my projects don't come up either. My group's entry in the Makerspace Contest and someone else's instructable in which they mention me are all that come up in a search for Brooklyntonia. This is very disappointing. 

Posted by Brooklyntonia 2 years ago

Rename User

Is there a way to change your account username? I don't want to have to remake my one instructable that i made! Thank you, Tyler

Posted by tyisbored 8 years ago

weird comment bug for people who change their username..........

I asked eric to change my username today. so did another guy. I went to CorruptedPpl's profile (formerly Chicken 2209), and he has 4 comments. i went to check my profile, and i have 45 comments at time of this post (actually, i have 3000+). we both got our usernames changed, so apparently our comment counters were reset or something.................... can this be fixed? thank you,

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago

Your Username

How did y'all go about coming up with your username? There are (quite) a few out here that just confuse me. Also, if it isn't too much trouble, could y'all give a rebus or some way so we know how to pronounce your names (zachninme)? I got mine from back in 6th grade - my nickname was "Double Stuffed Oreo" (because I am a bit hefty), but everyone who doesn't know me just calls me "Redneck", so I combined the two. I've been using it ever since. So, how about y'all?

Posted by Bran 10 years ago

Well, I think its safe to say.....

That chooseausername is dead. On ibles at least. His last posted comment was october 30, 2008, and he has done nothing since. He was a noble friend and all around cool guy (in a weird way). I like to congratulate him on how much he protected his privacy too. we only know he lives in Europe. we hope you come back, or if not, have a nice life. - DJ radio.

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago

How to change my username?

Hello, i want to change my Instructables username, but i can't find the option (if they have it)...

Posted by luis.gmz 5 years ago

Risks in Changing Username

I was considering changing my username. I just wanted to know ahead of time if there can be ANY adverse affects from changing my username. (i.e such as data loss, loss of management options for groups, that sort of thing)

Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago

What does your instructables username mean?

I'd like to know what your instructables usernames mean. I think most of us have unique ones that others are dying to know what they really mean. I guess I'll start with mine, splazem. To me, it means a brain freeze. It's not a real word, but one that my family uses. So c'mon, post what your instructables username means, it will take a minute, and I'm sure someone out there is curious.

Posted by splazem 7 years ago


My old user name used to be Macky D, but I wanted to change it. I entered my new username on my iPod as ~•smart•~, but it showed up as ~â₵smarâ₵t~, and it is almost impossible to enter it on a computer because • isn't on the normal computer keyboard, so i have to enter the symbol on Word, copy it, then paste it into the login! I would like to be able to change my username one more tome to ~smart~.  Thank you.

Posted by ~•SMART•~ 6 years ago

Striked out names...

OK, I've decided to ask: does it mean anything? Or is because the users included the text formatting symbols in their username? :-/

Posted by ll.13 10 years ago

All my favorites are gone

I recently changed my username, and immediately afterwards all my favorites disappeared! This was the case on both my computer and the android app. Is there anyway to retrieve them? Thanks!

Posted by DoctorDIY 1 year ago

Log in fixes

So I was just trying to log in after being automatically logged in for a long time, and was not succeeding. I guess it was because I didn't read "username" next to the box, but I was trying to use my email instead of my username. I kept thinking that it was because i was entering my password incorrectly (when actually my password was correct), so I tried about 6 times. Finally resulting to "forgot my password." This process could be a lot more dummy proof. So, a "dummy proofing suggestions": Make the log in box accept both Username and Email (if programming it is not possible for some reason, perhaps just have a friendly dialog box that would pop up after a filed attempt that says "use your Username, not your Email") Thanks for reading and keep up the good work

Posted by KentaNolin 5 years ago

Changed username - UTF8 troubles

I've changed my username  and I had used a version with a polish diacritic character. But inside the control panel and in your profile link* "Dźwiedziu" is converted to "Dźwiedziu". Even if you get to view your comments trough it (in example if you have commented on your own Orangeboard ) Nowhere else this bug appears. So, is this a bug or technical limitations? Do I get a refund on my one-time name change? :P * which can be shown asźwiedziu/ in the browser.

Posted by Dzwiedziu 6 years ago

I haven't been able to Log In for a LONG time

I haven't able to log in for a LONG time.  I couldn't post a topic on here because I couldn't log in.  My username was right, my password was right, but everytime I clicked to log in, it would just bring me back to the home page, and my username wouldn't pop up in the top right!  It was very frustrating.  At first I thought it was just a glitch that would go away, but it wasn't.  I was just now able to log in, by unclicking the button "keep me signed on" or whatever it is called, and it finally let me log on. I hope no one else is having this problem, because I've avoided this site, because I couldn't log on, couldn't ask a question, and couldn't find an answer. I hope this post helps someone else that can't get into their account too! :-)

Posted by lalaclassic 6 years ago

username change? it possible?

Posted by MurdoomTheMad 5 years ago

About "Ynze" as my username...

Hi all, I'm curious about how my username is conceived by the crowd on Instructables, because my guess is that it must be hard to pronounce and remember by non-dutch visitors (a bit over 99% of Instructables' population). I chose ynze as a username because I couldn't come up with something better. Ynze is also my first name, and even for a lot of native dutch speakers, it's hard to pronounce. So, I'm just curious about the way you experience my username. Your comments will be appreciated! ---------------- UPDATE, July 22nd: I will not change my username. It turns out the name can be interpreted in many different ways, and just that is enough for me to keep it! Thanks a lot to the commenters! Y. ---------------- Best, Y.

Posted by ynze 7 years ago

Username breaks some links

I have discovered that our username breaks certain links on the site although it presumably passed input validation when we set it up. First locate any use of the username such as on the Instructable here: The link has been encoded as which is not being processed correctly resulting in the 400 error This has been tested on Firefox on Mac, Chrome on Mac, Firefox on Windows.  I know it is not a browser problem but I thought I would do a bit of testing.

Posted by Sean+James 5 years ago

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!

Posted by admin 9 years ago

Will you sign your username and scan it and post it here...for a super cool avatar? Please?

Hey guys, will everyone who sees this thread sign their username (NOT your real name!) on a sheet of paper and then scan it and save it as a jpg and post it here? I plan to take all the signatures I receive and put them all in one picture. People can use it as an avatar, instructables can use it if they want to for some reason...etc. Please? EDIT: Yay! I have 6 so far. Thanks, everybody! Keep em comin! :D EDIT: 10 signatures counting my own! Including a genuine ibles celebrity's! EDIT: 12 siggies! EDIT: 14! EDIT: 15! EDIT: 18 and counting!! EDIT: 20 including ewilhelm and canida's!!!! EDIT: 24! Can somebody help me get the transparent versions of signatures that have dark backgrounds? ll.13 did his, which helped, but I need help with some of the others. I think you just have to patiently erase all the background away. Right, ll.13? EDIT: 27 at last count, I'm sure it's well over 30 now, they're coming in faster than I can make new ones. So I'll just wait for a bit to make a new version. And of course volunteers who work on the backgrounds are very much appreciated! Thank you very much guys!

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago

How to change my instructables username ?

Can i change my instructables username ? Please help me to do it, if it's possible 

Posted by Georges Creations 1 year ago

Facebook Usernames

So who is actually staying up until 12:01 to try to get a facebook username? I'm pretty confident my actual name won't be taken (it's not a very common name), but I am debating going for something funny. My top choices: 1. index.php 2. 3. my best friend's name

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago


I may have selected a username that not only represents me as a poor speller, but also someone who is unfamiliar with the relative intelligence of the gnu. It's certainly no raven, magpie, or blackbird. (Though cartoons have taught me that laboratory mice and platypi are unusually bright as well.) Warning: this video contains graphic cuteness and an unsurprising ending.

Posted by wilgubeast 6 years ago

User Name Problem, Please Help ASAP

Hi.. I joined today using username while joining I got user anem as it was written in Gmail, ie, "mChakraborty" In Profile section I see I can change my user name to something else, and its one time changeable only. I change my user name 'mchakraborty' to "SunShine®" YES! I exactly wriiten that. But after updating the name looks like "SunShine®" Now that's not what I want as a user name, I m a active elite member in H33T.COM and in several other site, if the username didn't back to its original shape i.e "SunShine®" then I cant guide my followers, friends and others to this site nor I can tag, even bad, they will not recognize me even they are here! Please change / edit the user name as soon as possible! I can't upload any of my case mod pictures using this user name. NB: "SunShine®" ---> I want this as my user name! it was available at the time when I searched.. thanks & regards : Me :)

Posted by SunShine® 5 years ago

Multiple accounts

What is the deal with somebody having multiple accounts? In itself this is okay, but what about using one of these accounts to ask unintelligible questions, and then using another persona or two to answer the question/start a discussion, and awarding oneself with "best answer" for an equally unintelligible reply? A waste of everyone's time, or just mine? Can anything be done? Should I just ignore him? Does this happen often and I haven't noticed? I've foolishly entered into a "discussion" with this person.

Posted by caarntedd 7 years ago

What is the duration of Instructibles login sessions

Hello, I visit the Instructables website about 2-3 times per month (every 10 days or so), and it seems like EVERY time I do I need to login again. Even "Amazon" - and they're a commercial site - is better at "remembering me than Instructables. This is not actually a technical problem, but more of a question about Instructables policy (and also, it's a site complaint). (I can almost guarantee someone's going to misread my question so I'll say again... NOT a request for help. Yes I have cookies and JS on, and yes I'm using a good browser, Chrome.) It seems like I have to login every 4-7 days, possibly sooner, which is fracking annoying. If  there a better place to post site feedback, please be gentle, I did not find it before posting.  Thanks. (And despite my complaint, I love love love this website, it's in my top 5 favorites).

Posted by scottinnh 2 years ago

Username avatar

Here it is.......... The User Name authentic autographed avatar!

Posted by Bartboy 10 years ago

What happened to being able to search members?

Just wondering, used to I was able to use the instructables search engine to search members. I often used it to see what usernames were already taken when I first started creating my account. I also used it later on to find people that might want to join a group I'd created. Does anybody know what happened to that feature? Or if it's still available and I just can't find it? 

Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago

Login unrecognized to allow comment

Good day! I wanted to leave a comment for one of the instructables, but when I place my cursor in the comment field, the login screen pops up. I entered my username and password which appears to work, as the page reloads, but when I scroll back down to the comment box and click to place my cursor, the same action occurs (the login popup appears). Thinking it may have been an incorrect password, I requested a password reset, followed instructions and was successful in changing the password. Back to the 'ible and lo and behold the same action occurs. I tried Safari and FireFox (current version) on Mac (10.9.1) to no avail. Help! Julie

Posted by MacCupcake 4 years ago

CRAFTSMAN Tool contest voting glitches?

Hello. I'm new, and entered the Craftsman tool competition. I sent links to my 'beekeeping' friends/etc asking my friends/co-workers to consider voting for me. Two possible 'problems': 1) Several of my friends said when they went to the site, and clicked the "VOTE" button on my instructable, it didn't force/prompt them for login. It just 'voted' (showing the 'unvote' option)...but they never registered. I am wondering if these votes are hitting the books, for all users. I actually watched this on an PC of a guy who I work with, and he's using Internet Explorer (not Firefox) I told him to register his account, just to be sure the vote 'took'. 2) Last night, was on my laptop, and responded to some comments on my I-Ble. The comments posted under the account my GIRLFRIEND set up to vote for me SCHRISTY05. I had just booted the PC did my laptop cache her account, or is it doing some sort of user detection by originating IP, or something? I'm sort of wondering if that's tied to question number one. One other glitch I noticed (just worth mentioning, probably not worth fixing) when building your I-ble...using Firefox...occassionally, the image notes from one image, will tranfer to another image (including the boxes, the comments associated with the boxes, etc).

Posted by doozer_not_fraggle 9 years ago



Posted by MotaBoi 8 years ago

combat arms user names

Post ur combat arms usernames below ps mine is imawinner

Posted by finmonster 8 years ago

Username Still Changeable?

I Changed my name to my current one to reflect on how much i enjoyed playing my ps3 but i went pc and i want my name changed but i used up my name change,anyway that i can have my name changed now? any help on this would be appreciated

Posted by blasbo-babbins 2 years ago

Username truncated if user has followers.

   Example over THERE ------> I have been truncated to 'AndyGadge' in the Info box because the Followers box has displaced my name and the date published to the right.  (FireFox 4.0.1 on Win7) Personally, I am totally against the prominence the Followers feature has been given and would like to see it revert back to the old Subscribers with a less 'in your face' appearance.

Posted by AndyGadget 7 years ago


Maybe this guy just really likes, but this guy includes the link in every comment and on his own page comments, seems like a spammer to me. . .louisyao80Username

Posted by waterppk 9 years ago

Login Error

Computer Specs: Windows 7 64 bit Using Google Chrome latest version Have tried with the new crash happy flash and 10.* Version Problem: Every day I come onto instructibles after school, and start surfing, eventually I reach the point of commenting and click the comment/reply button.  Sometimes after some delay I am prompted to give my username and password, sometimes I am not.  This is all ok except for when I have a brain fart and sit for a good minute or two trying to figure out why nothing is happening.  The biggest thing is that when I log in with the correct username, and any password I feel like typing I get an error message stating something along the lines of username password problem, but it still logs me in anyway.  The only major concern I have is that someone might be able to use my username without needing to know my password.   Photos: Will post them tomorrow when it happens again.

Posted by 6 years ago

free example Assembler and C programs. Examples

Ftp:// username: ian password: blank, no password required.

Posted by turnbui 4 years ago

login bug (let's me login without entering pasword or username)

Hey guys, Just wanted to let you know about this bug I encounterd. So many of you know that the site can't remember your username and password anymore... Well it can! When I click login and leave both fields blank and then click login again it gives me the error message "couldn't find login name blablabla" but when I click that away.. tatata! I'm logged in! I'm running the latest firefox and my username and pasword are normally rememberd. For me you don't really need to fix this bug, I exploit it so I don't have to type everything in every time but just wanted to make you aware of it :)

Posted by MichelMoermans 6 years ago

Follow me on twitter!!!

 Follow me on twitter... i need some followers... my twitter username is xxHalfBakedxx                                   -M

Posted by GianniMora 8 years ago

can't log into my account...

It wont let me log in. I know my username and pass are both correct... did I do something wrong or something?

Posted by laminterious2 10 years ago

get help when can't log in?

Couldn't log/sign in---asked for 'forgot username/forgot password' and tried several times to re-do, and re-set, and STILL couldn't get logged in----( had already cleared cookies etc as mentioned in the 'bugs' section) even tried to set up new account, but the username and password were listed as already taken, until i tried to sign back in--and then i kept getting the 'opps, no usernamed like that listed' grrrrrrrr!!!!! the 'help' section was not a lot of help and i couldn't ask questions as i COULDN'T LOG IN!!! finally just kept clicking over and over and over on the 'log-in' icon and got recognized as a member, and was allowed to sign in please see if this is a problem that needs checking as i LOVE this place and want to be able to get in easier thank you a lot! theresa

Posted by lizard4me2 7 years ago

how to delete your acount

I cant change my username so i think i should delete my acount and resubscribe how do you do this ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Posted by 2010 7 years ago

GameNox Awnsers

SEND QUESTIONS BY E-MAIL TO Nox Informer OR VISIT THE Nox Informer WEBSITE. Rules: Username must be present. If not random name will be generated. (EX:User28485475) MUST BE A QUESTION That's it. --INFO-- Awnsers will be posted on Instructables and Nox Informer. Topics on Nox Informer will close in a week but on Instructables it will stay forever. Topics on Nox Informer will be under the name of Game Nox but username will be present. In Instructables all awnsers will be posted in this catogory with title GNAwnsers or GNA and the title of your question. Questions? Comments? E-Mail Nox Informer now.

Posted by GameNox 7 years ago

Habbo vs Runescape

Ok, to settle the question of which is more popular, which game is the best? I don't wanna know the popularity, I just wanna know opinions... We are talking about Habbo, and Runecape, I don't really want to hear about outside or instuctables because those both are better anyways... and are their any other online games that are better? This is going to be a fun * 2 um 2 um*. If you get that, just commment, it is a hidden message. my Habbo username: baseballboy578Runescape username: brooks578

Posted by ellomate56 10 years ago

Can't download

I can't get my login to work. I put in my username and password and it lets me login, but when I try to download something, it says i'm not logged in. HELP!!!

Posted by mgreene93 8 years ago

who here has heard of...

The gaming cheatsite called...*drumroll* GameFAQs? r u a member there? please tell me your username for that site, ONLY IF U DO have an account there! (p.s., Random Image Time!)

Posted by the_TRUE_LINK_OWNZ! 9 years ago