username changing

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Hi,

I was wondering if username changing will be available on the new site? I do believe reading on the old forum that this feature was under consideration. Now that the new site is finally going live, I'd like to know whether or not it will be implemented.

Thanks a lot :)
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M.

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assimilation72

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It's changing to facebook/google logins by the look of it, but hope I'm wrong, so it would only be changeable through them.
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solar_bridge

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No, that's your Get Satisfaction account. The website we're on right now is not Last.fm. It's a third-party website.
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partysmasher

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I would absolutely love this to be a possibility. Please take this into consideration, Last.fm. My name from 10 years ago is pretty stupid, so I'd love to change it. I'm sure a lot of other old-timers feel the same way, too.
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Tami

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haha same here!
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KillBrainz

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agreed with them. please take into account this moment. thx4attn.
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Илиян Милушев

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Hahaha, same with me. Looks like there are a lot of people with stupid nicknames on Last.fm
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sebadonoso89

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I know that feel bro!
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rudolph

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It's so easy to change username on twitter and instagram, then why is it impossible to change it on last.fm ?
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Tami

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Yes, many people would be happy!
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Marc-Alexandre Duchesne

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I hope so. My username is terrible.
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Steve

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This would be great!
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First Last

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They just changed this to "Not planned." This just ENRAGED ME. We have been asking for this for YEARS.
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Farah

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May I know where are those updates posted? Around here?

Whoops, my bad. Didn't notice the text flare.
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Whispered X (Spineshank155)

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Wow, they can't even change your user name. What a joke this site is. People have been asking this for so long but well shows how little they care about the community. Can't even change the user name in the redesigned site. Guess they are really trying to drag last.fm into the ground.
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jazzthieve

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"What a joke this site is." are you still using it? Then what does this tell you about you then? What a joke your comment is.
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stella

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"Not planned"??????? Didn't they say that might happen on the new site??
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Official Response
Hi,

I'm not sure why this was tagged as not planned - that's incorrect.  We're planning to do this as it's by far the most requested feature on the old site; but there are several details/considerations to work out before we can begin implementing this -- so I can't give you an ETA. There are also other immediate priorities we need to resolve first concerning the launch of the new site (firefighting, missing features, etc), so it's still a ways off unfortunately.  Once I have more concrete information, we'll definitely let you know.
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Esther Haaijman

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I'm getting really bothered by my username right now. My friends keep making fun of it because it's an old thing I made when I was many years younger. I would like to see this changed ASAP.
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Michel S.

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It's been a year since the last official update -- can we get an update on this?

I just started scrobbling to Last.fm again with the unofficial Google Play Music Desktop Player, and would be loth to have to delete my old Last.fm account. Nostalgia!

It can't be that difficult - just start using random UUIDs for new users, treat the old usernames as UUIDs (they won't clash) and add a new username field that anyone can change and start them off with the same content as the UUID for legacy users.
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Michel S.

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It's been a year since the last official update -- can we get an update on this?

I just started scrobbling to Last.fm again with the unofficial Google Play Music Desktop Player, and would be loth to have to delete my old Last.fm account. Nostalgia!

It can't be that difficult - just start using random UUIDs for new users, treat the old usernames as UUIDs (they won't clash) and add a new username field that anyone can change and start them off with the same content as the UUID for legacy users.
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Радина Андреева

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Any update regarding the username changing option? It's been a year since the last official update.
I can see that a lot of people are highly interested in this topic.
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Artur Ost

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Gosh, girl! I already wrote several times here: just forget about it! It will never happen! They don't want to do anything with it.
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udah izdah

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled We want option for changing username. Will you allow that?.
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YNedderhoff

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Been hoping to get that feature for years ... looking forward!
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Marc-Alexandre Duchesne

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Please make this available! I need to change my stupid username asap!
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SillyMusicLover

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Hahaha, what an irony
I have hated my username for years. The only thing that kept me from killing the account was that there was a huge and ever growing library.
But recently I've realized that I don't want to change it any more. My username is what my friends followers recognize me by. My username and my avatar.
I bet that username changing is not the most requested feature any more. Now the most requested feature is the sidebar. I would rather have it back and I'm sure you all too. I guess the last.fm staff is carefully reading users' feedback and will put it under consideration for the next update... some 7 years later
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c88mileshome

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Any update on this? Some kind of ETA would be great.

 
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auserkoren

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Some kind of ETA would be great.
+1.
Yes, at least to know when approximately it will be available - in this year, first half of the next, second half...
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The Legless Eel of Desperation

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...before the archangel Gabriel blows his horn...
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Milad Darbani

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Yeah please give us an update on this..
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gnosyak

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Does my profile URL stay the same(with old username at the end) even if I change my username to new one? Just curious...
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LogainTB

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That would be rubbish.
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Steve

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Any update on this, please? :)
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AnBasement

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I'm gonna ask again: any updates? I'm no longer actively using last.fm simply because of my username. Last time i just made a new account, but I'd rather not have to do that again.
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ender wiggin

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This is by far the best new feature being included in the site. I have changed names one time, after months of musical data was collected and have always regretted it; and have wished to change my current one but desperately do not want to lose the musical history of what I was listening to and when. I find the analysis months later to be very interesting to review. Please include this, many of us have been on last.fm for many years , sometimes even changing accounts and losing all the data only to build it back up again. It would be great for those of us who chose a name years ago to have a chance to choose a name more fitting to us now, than the us from then. It's clear when I look through my musical history that at some points I would have named a certain way and then other points I would have named in the comepletely opposite direction. Please allow us the chance to rename ourselves to the people we have become over the years of using last.fm. We have all grown and become different and better people through our continued use and dedication to supporting last .fm and it would be absolutely wonderful to be rewarded with the chance to rename yourself more to the person you are now, than the person you were then,. Thanks for the consideration, I notice no update in 4 months and no new posts supporting it in 2 months; but it would be absolutely wonderful to be called more of the person you are now than the person you may have been when you chose your name years ago. Thanks.
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Milad Darbani

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Just do it please!!
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Milad Darbani

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I miss using last.fm
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Emily

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Any update on this? Please answer:(
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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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Sorry, I have nothing new to report just now.  My previous comment still stands.
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Bill Davis

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Any thing new to report just now?
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Robin van Dijk

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Or now?
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Marc-Alexandre Duchesne

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I want to change my goddamn username!.

That is all.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can you please change my username?.

I hate my username SO MUCH (http://www.last.fm/user/laisvagalume), can you guys change to "glitchandthediamonds" i am begging on my knees. PLEEEEAAAASSEEEE.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I change my username from capital letters to small letters, and vice-verse....

I can't find anything on the site about how to do it.
My username was typed liKetHIs when I registered (and I really want to change it.