Post Reply Move items to another account?
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Posted 2/27/14 , edited 2/28/14
So I'm thinking about potentially nuking my account soon so I can make a new one just so I can use the username I use everywhere as it seems CR is unfortunately never going to make changing usernames a possibility.
(Back when I made my account I thought about using a different username everywhere. That has long since changed and I'm now tired of my username.)

However one thing that is holding me back are things like my item badges (Which can be seen on my profile under "Items") back when CR did that sort of thing. Would it be possible to transfer those items to a new account before nuking the old one (The one with the item badges), or is that not possible? I clicked the "Transfer items" link, but I got a 404 error. Is the ability to do that gone after the site redesign about two years ago?

Also quick question, when I nuke my account, I know my forum posts won't get deleted (They won't have a username attached to them though), but will my comments on like news articles also get deleted, or will they be like forum posts, the username attached to them is gone, but the content is still there?
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Posted 2/27/14 , edited 2/28/14
The only way that I see this working is you asking, probably begging, a staff mod to just change your username. It's not that they can't do it because they can do it; some of the mods have actually gotten their names changed. They probably don't do it for a regular user because it's too tedious, and their system probably goes bonky. Though, try to convience them in your request. It's probably easier to get the name change than just transferring your items to the other account.

It's worth a try if you really are attached to your other username. But chances are, it's not going to happen.

Can I change my User Name?
Due to the complications it can cause, it's not possible to directly change your User Name, sorry! If you really want a new User Name, you would need to delete your current account and create a new one.
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