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Sep 21, 2015 1:55 PM
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This thread is for username change requests which you cannot perform yourself. Remember that you can change your own username here.

READ THIS POST thoroughly or your request will be IGNORED.

You are only allowed one request so use it wisely.
This thread was created for users who identify to one username across many social websites, but were unable to have the same username on MAL because an old, inactive account had claimed and discarded the nick years ago. It is not for users to "collect" usernames or change identities like socks. Nor is it for users to claim usernames from active, used accounts.

If you requested one username before 2018, you may request one additional username in 2019 or later. Users with two or more requests before 2018 may no longer request.

Do not PM admins asking for username change requests.
We created this thread to stop our inboxes from being flooded.

Do not make a fuss because you did not get your desired username.
Arguing with admin decisions will be ignored. This thread is privilege, not a right.

Do not block the requested username, or your old nickname, with a duplicate account.
This perpetuates the problem.


You must meet all of these requirements:
  • are going to use the nick yourself (no requests for friends, no duplicate accts).
  • have been active on the site for at least 3 months. Don't ask for less.
  • have not been banned in the last 6 months.

The inactive username's account must meet one of the following:
  • has no "last online" status at least 3 months after joining. Don't ask for less.
  • is completely empty and were last online at least 3 months ago. Don't ask for less.
  • has been used minimally (almost no list updates, comments, posts, etc.) and were last online at least 2 years ago. Don't ask for less.
  • has not been online for at least 5 years. Don't ask for less.
  • has been used for illegitimate purposes (e.g. to claim a username).
  • has been closed by a moderator (but were not prominent users in the community).

The inactive username cannot be:
  • offensive, sexual, or otherwise problematic.
  • one-letter long (for technical reasons).
  • a blacklisted username:
    • Sora
    • King
    • Lucifer
    • Soul
    • Natsu
Blacklisted usernames may not be requested due to a high interest from many members. Rather than it becoming a race to see who can post requesting it first, we have decided to make these nicks ineligible.



Hoping to change the capitals in your nick?
Please post your nick with the desired capitalisation. Note that it must be the exact same nick, just in a different case. One request only.

Looking for your inactive account?
Used accounts will be renamed with either an underscore (_) or hyphen (-) on the end.
If you need help reclaiming your old account, please contact an admin.


Rules updated on Jan 21, 2018.
See here for more information on why.
Modified by Kineta, Jan 21, 2018 4:46 AM



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Sep 21, 2015 2:02 PM

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The user Cody has been inactive for 8 years. That's my request; I'd love to have my own name as my username :)

Edit: If anyone wants the username 2016 feel free to request it. I made the alt some time ago, but after removing all the stuff I had on there to my main I've barely used it since.

Thank you!
Modified by Diphenhydramine, Sep 27, 2015 11:06 AM
 
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Sep 21, 2015 2:03 PM
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Oh thank god, this has been a long time coming. There have been many usernames that I've wanted to use in the past, only to find that they belong to someone who hasn't logged in for 5 years and never added anything to their list.
 
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Can I say that I'm fully against this Decision?

I'm having my Doubts with the Definitions of "inactive usernames":

There are a few vague and questionable Entries:

1) "are completely empty 3 months after last online." - what if an Account gets hacked while the Account Owner is away in that Time Frame, just to "free" the Name?

2) "have barely been used (next to no list entries, comments, posts, etc.) and were last online 2+ years ago." - where is the Line between "barely" and still acceptable to come under the 5 Years Policy?

3) "Administrators reserve the right to use their own discretion and apply the above rules with some flexibility." - Does that mean, the Rules can and will be changed without prior Notice?

Also, will there be any Form of Notification or Warning when an Account is reaching the State of Inactivity?
Modified by Noboru, Sep 21, 2015 2:25 PM
 
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Sep 21, 2015 2:36 PM
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You're welcome to say you're fully against it, but as this is a request thread, I do not want the thread to devolve into a series of arguments on the time lengths or other rules given in the OP.

1. If someone hacked the account to get a username, they'd simply change the username of the account.
2. The line is up to administrator discretion. I'm not going to say 5 list entries, and then someone requests a username that has 6.
3. That means that the admins on MAL are in the possession of common sense and will use it to ensure that inactive accounts are not renamed when there is some confidence the user will be returning.

Noboru, I've been an admin on MAL for a long time. Most people who don't log in after 5 years can't even remember their usernames. They either create new accounts or come onto IRC asking for help because they can't remember their username. Before the username request feature existed, I used to have to help people find out why their email was registered on the site - because they created an account years ago and completely forgot about it.

Please have some faith in me to do my job properly.



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Sep 21, 2015 2:38 PM

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Noboru said:
Also, will there be any Form of Notification or Warning when an Account is reaching the State of Inactivity?

Yeah btw, I think an e-mail should be sent to renamed users

What if renamed user comes back and wants its username back? Will he get it, or will his request be denied?

Mod Edit: Merged posts.
Modified by Kineta, Sep 21, 2015 2:44 PM
 
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Sep 21, 2015 2:38 PM

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Wow, that's actually pretty cool.
I've wanted the username Prince since I joined this site, but someone took it and never used MAL again ;_;


Just noticed the guy 2 posts above me had this as a second choice.
That doesn't count right ;)
A stupid thread deserves a stupid answer!
 
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Sep 21, 2015 2:47 PM
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i like to get my old username back called ios the user who stole that username fits all the requirements

this is the user http://myanimelist.net/profile/iOS
Modified by deg, Sep 21, 2015 3:18 PM
 
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Sep 21, 2015 2:53 PM

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I'd like to get Okashi. The user has been offline for 6 years now with an almost empty account.
 
Sep 21, 2015 3:39 PM

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I'd like to apply for the username "motoko". The account last appears to have been active in 2007 and has less than 10 entries in their anime list and only 2 in their manga list.
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Sep 21, 2015 6:23 PM

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I'd like to request to change my username to Serendipity. The account has been inactive since 2008 and does not have a list. Thanks!
 
Sep 22, 2015 12:05 AM

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I want to change some of the letters in my name to capitals.

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Sep 22, 2015 12:33 AM

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Hello, I'd like to request the username Hige with capitalization.
http://myanimelist.net/profile/Hige

I messaged the person a while back and I believe they logged in after receiving an email notification. But other than that, they had not logged in, nor made any entries since the account's creation in 2007. Thanks!
 
Sep 22, 2015 4:10 AM

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Would like to get rid of the underscore in my username and become just "Creamy"
http://myanimelist.net/profile/CreAmy
^Account hasn't been used since it was created in 2009 and nothing was added to the user's lists.
I want it capitalized like my current username is just without the _ in front ^^
Please and thank you~!
 
Sep 22, 2015 4:32 AM

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3 Months or 5 Years? How long of being inactive really?
Haters always gonna hate.
 
Sep 22, 2015 5:29 AM
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Can I have the name Spiderman, please?
This user has been inactive for 5+ years.
http://myanimelist.net/profile/spiderman
 
Sep 22, 2015 6:56 AM
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I'd like to have the "Nate" username, please.
The member didn't log in for 7+ years.
http://myanimelist.net/profile/nate
 
Sep 22, 2015 7:41 AM

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I'd like to request the username "Sacred" is possible please
The account has not been logged into for 7+ years, no posts/comments though it has a few entries
http://myanimelist.net/profile/Sacred

Thanks for the consideration~
 
Sep 22, 2015 7:45 AM

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is this asking for too much? lol http://myanimelist.net/profile/mayu

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Sep 22, 2015 8:06 AM

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Kineta said:
You're welcome to say you're fully against it, but as this is a request thread, I do not want the thread to devolve into a series of arguments on the time lengths or other rules given in the OP.
Thanks. I didn't plan to discuss that much, either, since there is no Discussion Thread in the News Section. That's why I'm stopping here now.

Maybe if there's a Suggestion Thread or I might eventually create one, although I'd prefer if major Changes would have their own News Thread. Would like to have my Thoughts sorted out and see first, whether I'm the only one with Concerns or not.
 
Sep 22, 2015 9:29 PM

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You know what I want. 2 years of waiting...



 
Sep 23, 2015 2:08 PM

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Hello, I'd like the name "Rainbow" ^-^
http://myanimelist.net/profile/Rainbow

Inactive for 7+ years and has nothing in their list.
Thank you!
 
Sep 23, 2015 2:09 PM
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I would like this username;
http://myanimelist.net/profile/sensei
 
Sep 23, 2015 5:39 PM

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Please please i would like the name
http://myanimelist.net/profile/kitten

i've been waiting for this thread for months hehe

thank you thank you<3333
 
Sep 23, 2015 5:42 PM

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Rayzer said:
3 Months or 5 Years? How long of being inactive really?
are completely empty 3 months after last online.

e.g they have no list entries or posts after 3 months of not logging in - they are empty accounts

here is an example of an empty account:
http://myanimelist.net/profile/butthead
 
Sep 23, 2015 5:50 PM

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Awesome! The user: http://myanimelist.net/profile/Blarey has been inactive since 2008 and I would like to use it. Last login was the day they created the account, they aren't coming back..

I would like to make the first letter caps.
Also, they stole my old XBL username.
Modified by Blarey, Sep 23, 2015 5:54 PM
 
Sep 23, 2015 6:25 PM

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I would be ecstatic if I could have the name "Tien." The user tien here has a completely empty profile and last logged in 2+ years ago.
 
Sep 23, 2015 6:33 PM

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I'm surprised none of y'all just messaged Kineta, it's rad that we've got this now.
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Sep 23, 2015 6:41 PM

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Only 3 months of inactivity? I think it should be 6 months which about the same time many email sites start recycling accounts.
 
Sep 25, 2015 7:38 AM

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I want my username changed to Frozen without "X"-s.
first letter capitalized just like my current Username, Thanks ^^
http://myanimelist.net/profile/frozen - this user has been inactive for 7+ years
 
Sep 25, 2015 8:35 AM

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I'd like to request the username Shoichi. He hasn't been online since March in 2010. Over 5 years. Thank you very much. Forgive me if I am inconveniencing you.
 
Sep 25, 2015 8:55 AM

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if possible, i'd like to change my username to Non. this user has barely been used and is inactive for 7 years. thank you. ;;;
 
Sep 25, 2015 12:53 PM

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I'd like to request Alex. Last activity was August 15, 2007 - the same date as the account was created.
I would like the A capitalized if possible, thank you
http://myanimelist.net/profile/Alex
 
Sep 25, 2015 1:02 PM

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My request is simple, this guy hasn't been online since 2009, I request his username, thank you.

http://myanimelist.net/profile/Ulquiorra
 
Sep 26, 2015 7:13 AM

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I'd like to have the name "JonasTheJay". http://myanimelist.net/profile/JonasTheJay
This account was actually made by myself, but I used a email adress that doesn't work with MAL ;-: so I just made a different account with a different email. As you can see the account hasn't been active at all and was never confirmend(no "last online") and it was created 8 months ago.

Thanks in advance guys~
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Sep 26, 2015 2:06 PM
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Shouldn't this treat be sticky? Some people didn't know this treat exist XD
 
Sep 26, 2015 3:53 PM

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Can I have the username Maka? The account has not been active in 7 years. http://myanimelist.net/profile/maka
 
Sep 26, 2015 10:01 PM
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Requesting the username Kappa, the account hasn't been active since the beginning of time.
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Sep 26, 2015 10:08 PM

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have not been banned in the last 6 months.

dammit i knew it was too good to be true.


i'll just have to learn to live with this underscore i guess.
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Sep 27, 2015 5:56 AM
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I'd like to change my account Username to an account that hasn't been used in around 4-5 years now.

http://myanimelist.net/profile/Rogue
 
Sep 27, 2015 7:00 AM

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Awesome thread; thank you for the opportunity.

I would like to apply for the username "Ayumi".

http://myanimelist.net/profile/Ayumi
Last Online: Jul 29, 2009 7:30 PM (6+ years)

Thank you in advance!
 
Sep 27, 2015 7:46 AM
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I would like to apply for the username "BlazeD"

The user http://myanimelist.net/profile/blazed has not been active and the account is completely empty.
 
Sep 27, 2015 10:53 AM

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If possible I'd like to request the username Siren.
Inactive since 2010 and has nothing in their list.

Thank you in advance !
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Sep 27, 2015 9:23 PM
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i guess this was cancelled because of the possible problems it can cause

might be that the development team have better plans for user aliases
 
Sep 27, 2015 9:44 PM
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i guess this was cancelled because of the possible problems it can cause

might be that the development team have better plans for user aliases
How was it canceled? I see some peoples names already changed.
 
Sep 27, 2015 9:48 PM
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Tyrel said:
j0x said:
i guess this was cancelled because of the possible problems it can cause

might be that the development team have better plans for user aliases
How was it canceled? I see some peoples names already changed.


well my username was not change earlier but ye its fine now

i guess Kineta miss my request or something
 
Sep 28, 2015 6:52 AM

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Would like to lose the "-" in my username. http://myanimelist.net/profile/bigboss inactive for good 6 years. Much obliged if I can get BigBoss, ty.

Thank you very much.
Modified by BigBoss, Sep 28, 2015 10:53 AM


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Sep 28, 2015 6:57 AM

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I would like the username James please.
User last logged in 2008 and has 0 entries

http://myanimelist.net/profile/james
 
Sep 28, 2015 6:58 AM

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I would like to lose the "93" in my username. http://myanimelist.net/profile/Clockwerk he hasn't been active for 6 years.
 
Sep 28, 2015 8:04 AM

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have not been banned in the last 6 months.

dammit i knew it was too good to be true.


i'll just have to learn to live with this underscore i guess.
Or you could request.. after 6 months.
 
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