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4-02-2011 @ 12:01PM
Question:Is it possible to change your name on wowinsider, without having to change the email address? Because as you can see, my name is kind of 'laim' and I want to change it...
4-02-2011 @ 12:40PM
I'm not exactly sure, but you would probably have to go to the main joystiq site and do it there. Like I said though, I'm not sure.
4-02-2011 @ 1:04PM
I don't think you can. I decided the other day to make an actual account rather than doing the whole name-and-random-password deal (even though I just have the password saved in my browser so I don't have to do anything extra to comment). When I went to the main Joystiq site to create an account, I was already logged in as "Jeremy" and it wouldn't let me make a new account with my email address. There was also no way to change my display name even though I never actually made an account, just posted a comment here. It's sort of annoying -- I originally posted with my real name when I was replying to comments on a Breakfast Topic I wrote, but now I'd prefer to have a character name or something.
4-02-2011 @ 1:14PM
You can't, but if you use gmail, there IS a simple workaround.If your gmail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, you can register a new joystiq account with email@example.com instead. Gmail ignores the period, but the name is unique in joystiq's servers, so you can change it to whatever you like.That's how I went from Josin to MattKrotzer.
4-02-2011 @ 1:15PM
Just sign up for a new account using (current email)+(random string)@(domain.com). As in, if you're currently signed up under firstname.lastname@example.org, create a new account here with the email email@example.com. Most email services handle plus addresses, the only one I know for sure off the top of my head is Gmail. Check your email provider before doing this.This is also handy when signing up to sites that you suspect will sell your email address--it's easy to see who did it when there's a string appended to your email, and even easier to block.
4-02-2011 @ 1:45PM
Or you can make an all new email address and use that as your new name :)
4-02-2011 @ 3:30PM
Is Crabby actually a real thing, or is Blizz messing with us?
4-02-2011 @ 5:23PM
If you want to keep all your info instead of making a new account, like Bapo said, log in at joystiq.com and you have options to change it there. It is the same user name and password to log in there.
4-02-2011 @ 5:26PM
You may not want to bother with the hassle at this point, as I've read when they finally implement their new comment system (yes they have actually told us a bit about that) all comments/users will be wiped and you'll just have to start over anyways. Or so I've heard.
4-02-2011 @ 7:52PM
@MattYou are josin!!! Hol crap I neva knew!! I wondered where you had ran off to, and the answer is nowhere! Yay! Lol.
4-02-2011 @ 8:45PM
Thanks for the help people... But I'm the same, I had no clue Matt was actually Josin... Awesome =)
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