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Maverick
May 2nd, 2010, 03:11 PM
User Names are now able to be changed via the user control panel! This means now instead of contacting an administrator for a name change, you can change it yourself via the Edit Email, Password & Username page (http://www.virtualteen.org/forums/profile.php?do=editpassword).

There are restrictions though. User names can only be changed once every 180 days. This is double the old limit and no exceptions will be given for user name changes any sooner than that.

As of right now everyone is currently eligible for a name change with the new automatic system in place. Even if you changed your name 2 days ago you can still change your name right now. However it is up to you how soon you wish to use it up. If you fail to save it for an emergency situation, then you are out of luck when its time you really need it. 180 days is a long time so use them wisely!

In addition to the name change, you can now view past user names of members. To do so, simply hover your mouse over their user name and it will show their past names. As seen here:

http://www.virtualteen.org/images/usernamehistory.png

Unfortunately, this will only apply to new user name changes and not old ones.

I hope everyone enjoys these new features and conveniences!