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Subject: Can I change my nickname here?
Date Posted: 9/15/2007 11:43 AM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2006
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Now that my husband has retired from the Navy, I'd like to switch my PBS nickname from NavyWIFEandmom to just NavyMomma like I use over at Posh. Is it possible to have my nickname changed? I can't find anyplace to do it or anything about it in the help files.

Date Posted: 9/15/2007 12:16 PM ET
Member Since: 12/23/2005
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I don't think you can anymore.

Date Posted: 9/15/2007 12:17 PM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2005
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As far as I am aware, no.  You USED to be able to change your nickname on a whim - very easy.  Then R&R announced that you would no longer be able to change it.

But your current nickname doesn't have to describe who you are right now.    My nickname is Doughgirl because I USED to work for Pillsbury - past tense.      

Date Posted: 9/15/2007 12:24 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2005
Posts: 151
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I'd like to change mine too.  I didn't want too when they made the annoucement, but now I do.  I thought about transferring my credits to my mom and then opening a new account...but I don't want to get into trouble!  LOL

Date Posted: 9/15/2007 1:38 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I would take advantage of that option if they bring it back.

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 8:55 AM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
Posts: 2,164
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How did you change it?

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 9:14 AM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
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Sorry all, nicknames cannot be changed:

From The Help Center:

Your PBS Nickname cannot be changed after it is chosen, so be sure you are happy with your choice

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 9:39 AM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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Yeah, that's what I thought too...but if you look at her nickname now, she somehow changed it.

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 10:36 AM ET
Member Since: 12/23/2005
Posts: 1,157
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I thought she closed her account and opened a new one but it says she joined in 2006? I wonder how it was changed too?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 9/16/2007 11:05 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Just because we can't change them doesn't mean R&R can't. I'll bet she just asked.

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 4:48 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2006
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I wouldn't mind changing mine, but no one would know who I was and I'm not even sure what I would change it to.  I think we should have two weeks during the year where we have the option to change it, lol, kind of like open enrollment at work. 

Glad you got to change yours, Navy.  :)

Date Posted: 9/17/2007 9:31 AM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2006
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OK R&R are just about my favorite guys in the world. I DIDN'T ask - so unless someone else asked for me - they must have just seen this thread and done it for me! Talk about a couple of sweethearts!

I SO hope we can get a laptop before we move so that I can continue at least being a part of the forums if not the games after we move overseas...

Date Posted: 9/17/2007 9:39 AM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2005
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Amanda, I love your nick.  Why would you change it???

Date Posted: 9/17/2007 5:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2006
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I think it's because I am 30 now.....or maybe because I am just tired of it....I don't know.  I still love my rock music though!  My sister bought us tickets to see Breaking Benjamin, Seether, and Three Days Grace this weekend, so Friday, I am heading to Baltimore.  :)

Date Posted: 9/17/2007 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 12/23/2005
Posts: 1,157
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Wow Randi, how cool is that?

Date Posted: 9/17/2007 6:21 PM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2005
Posts: 14,915
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That's because R&R are just awesome.  :)