How Can I Change My Username Back

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  • #1509522

    bmcfad
    Member

    I messed up. I changed my username thinking I would be able to change it back. It’s late and I didn’t read the warnings carefully about not being able to change my username back.

    Is there anything I can do to get my old username back? Anyone I can contact to release my old username for use again?

    Cheers

    #1509619

    tandava108
    Member

    If you selected the “discard current address option” then no, it’s gone forever. WordPress never recycles blog URLs

    #1509633

    bmcfad
    Member

    Thank you for the response tandava108.

    I was, however, speaking about my username (mcfaddenb) and not a URL. I realize they state that once you change your username you cannot change it back but I had glanced over this fact when it was late last night.

    So, the question was, is there anyone I can contact who would have the authority to release my previous username for use again?

    #1509643

    tandava108
    Member

    (That too is impossible as the blog URL is used for a user’s dashboard.

    #1509644

    bmcfad
    Member

    I’ll agree that it is impossible for me to do on my own but what I am still getting at is that there must be someone at WordPress.com who manages the their servers that can release the username.

    (Also, I don’t follow your comment saying the blog URL is used for a user’s dashboard. The blog URL is not necessarily used for a user’s dashboard. For example, I don’t have any blogs right now.)

    #1509645

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @mcfaddenb- you answered your own question here:

    I didn’t read the warnings carefully about not being able to change my username back

    From this WordPress.com Support doc:

    Once you change your username you will not be able to change it back and the old name will not be available for you or anyone to use.

    Sorry for no better news.

    #1509646

    bmcfad
    Member

    Hah, yeah I know I answered my own question in that regards @justjennifer.

    I guess I was just hoping I would somehow be able to talk to an administrator at WordPress. This forum is the only way I have found to contact anyone though.

    #1509648

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    And both tandava and I are experienced forum volunteers who know that even if staff were to reply here, the answer would be what is written in the support doc I linked to in my reply above.

    The number of people who come through asking to recover a deleted site or username are many, but so far deleted stays deleted.

    Again, sorry for no better news.

    #1509649

    bmcfad
    Member

    Okay, well thanks for the replies guys.

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