My account was deleted and my name stolen.
Posted 4/11/15
I created an account on 5 April under the name "Crunchy-hime." Within an hour of making the account, it had been deleted without my knowledge and the username taken by someone else.
(http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/crunchy-hime)

Here are the details of what happened the day I created the account.


I find it very unlikely that my account would have been deleted and the name, except if it were the same person. I also believe, having just looked through my overfull email backlog, that my email address and password had been compromised from another website (I use one password to create many accounts, then change it after figuring out how secure the passwords are, but had forgotten to change it on the other website, and hadn't changed it yet here).

Is there anything at all that can be done about this? I very much dislike having an underscore in a name, and one of the big factors in my not already having had an account was that I have a hard time choosing good names.
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Posted 4/11/15 , edited 4/11/15

Crunchy_hime wrote:

I created an account on 5 April under the name "Crunchy-hime." Within an hour of making the account, it had been deleted without my knowledge and the username taken by someone else.
(http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/crunchy-hime)

Here are the details of what happened the day I created the account.


I find it very unlikely that my account would have been deleted and the name, except if it were the same person. I also believe, having just looked through my overfull email backlog, that my email address and password had been compromised from another website (I use one password to create many accounts, then change it after figuring out how secure the passwords are, but had forgotten to change it on the other website, and hadn't changed it yet here).

Is there anything at all that can be done about this? I very much dislike having an underscore in a name, and one of the big factors in my not already having had an account was that I have a hard time choosing good names.


Hi, that action was taken by staff, since using the name crunchy-hime was seen as possibly confusing to other users who might believe it was an official Crunchryoll staff account, or get it confused with our official mascot Crunchyroll-Hime. I'm not sure why you weren't notified about the change though. For the same reason I'm afraid this account too will need to be removed shortly. Please create a new account using a name that won't give the impression that you are officially associated with Crunchyroll as other than a user. Thanks!

Sorry about any confusion!
Posted 4/11/15 , edited 4/11/15
Ah, I'm sorry.

Thanks for the explanation; I'll be back with a less confusing name sometime soon.

...

Though I don't suppose there's any way* I could keep the name (or any non-numeric variation of it)?
It'll take me a good long while to come up with another name I like that doesn't show some clear connection to the site...

*Such as listing my location as "NOT STAFF," and/or giving me that as a forum title.

Of course, I understand completely if this is not possible. In that case, I'll think of something eventually.
Posted 4/11/15
What a fail xD. Try emiH_crunchy
Posted 4/11/15
I have a better question:

Will this account need to be deleted if my participation here is limited entirely to watching anime and posting in the help forums if something breaks? That's all I really want to do...
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Posted 4/13/15
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