Can I change my forum username?


#1

I think because of my email, my username here got set to ‘glowforge2’. ick. can I change it?


#2

Top right corner, click your picture, the gear for preferences, and then you should be able to edit your username.


#3

username it’s an editable field unfortunately, it’s not even an <input/> element.


#4

Yeah unfortunately it’s the first part of your mail. At least it’s for me :smile:

And no, I don’t think you can change it.


#5

It’s possible but only in 2 ways:
Either contact @dan and he might be nice(I here he is :wink:
Or wait until you are a ‘regular’ on the forum as you get the permission to rename(I think…) http://community.glowforge.com/badges scroll to the bottom. (Unless this is about renaming topics)


#6

I did what @tim_piotrowski said when I first accessed the forum. This is not what my username was last night. you have to click the pencil next to your username in settings.


#7

My username was originally “glowforge” because I used that as the first part of my email address. Dan private messaged me and asked me to change it so it wouldn’t confuse people, thinking I was Glowforge staff. I responded that I was unable to change it, so he chose a name and did it for me. Now I’m fan-of-glowforge, which I guess is an accurate moniker!


#8

It’s strange; I suspect there must be some permissions thing. Because I don’t have a pencil icon next to my user name in settings (I don’t care, I was just fiddling around), but you seem to.


#9

Correct. It is setting when you configure Discourse (this discussion software). It is probably disabled or you haven’t earned enough badges or karma.


#10

I could change mine. I used to be “glowforge” (because, like @fan-of-glowforge, I used a glowforge email address), and I changed mine, but my pencil icon has disappeared…


#11

I just bumped the “how many days after registration you have to change your username” setting from 3 (default) to 30. Change away!


#12

Hey @dan, missed the window. Any chance of a username change?
I like my school but don’t want it in my forum handle.
Thanks a bunch!


#13

Sure! Just email support@glowforge.com with your request & your reason.