invalid / existing username conflict

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  • #718595

    haifarugby1
    Member

    Hi,
    When trying to change my username from “haifarugby1” to “haifarugby” i’m getting the following error message:
    “Sorry, that username already exists.”
    I think i might have opened that account a while back, but forgot the password.
    When trying to use the “forgot password” and entering “haifarugby” as username i’m getting:
    “ERROR: Invalid username or e-mail.”
    what do i do?
    thanks!

    The blog I need help with is haifarugby.wordpress.com.

    #718788

    macmanx
    Staff

    It’s actually not a username, but a blog name: http://haifarugby.wordpress.com/

    User names and blog names cannot be cross-duplicated, so the name haifarugby is unavailable as a user name, because it is taken as a blog name.

    #718791

    haifarugby1
    Member

    Thank you for the reply,
    That’s actually my blog, I changed the default name not to have the “1” at the end. Is there any way to be able to log in as “haifarugby”?

    #718792

    macmanx
    Staff

    Unfortunately, no. Now that the user name has been taken by a blog, it can’t be used as a user name.

    #718813

    I am trying to log in to my blogs on another computer using the username and password that I thought were correct. I am being told that my username is not recognized. How can I find out what usernamemis recognized? I can get onto my dashboard etc on my iPad but not on another PC.

    #718814

    airodyssey
    Member

    @lindatrip2011: Your question is off-topic (it’s about passwords, yes, but not the same question as the previous user).

    For the sake of organization, please start a separate topic and we’ll take it from there:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/?new=1

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