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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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I've just been told by a friend that this feature request has been put on a third tier backlog list AKA "We know of it, but it's unlikely to ever be worked on as there are no financial returns to investing time in doing it".

Is this true?

If yes, it would be helpful to come clean. If not, can you please give us an ETA?
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psychicfork013

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Jesus, I thought summer was bad. LATTER HALF OF THE YEAR?
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Milad Darbani

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@psychicfork013 well it's better than nothing, isn't it?
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psychicfork013

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A lot of things are better than nothing, that doesn't make them any less terrible. Maybe you haven't noticed but it's been six months since they released this god awful beta. Latter half of the year can be anywhere from June to the end of December. That means they will still be 'fixing' shit ten to sixteen months after launching this crap.

"it should happen this year" also implies this will extend into next year. I'm sorry but no, this is fucking ridiculous. The old site wasn't perfect (the things wrong with it were small potatoes compared to this clusterfuck), but it worked and wasn't ugly as fuck. I wouldn't care if they took 10 years if they did it while we had the old website. At least then it might be done right.

I should note that username changing isn't what I'm concerned about, it's tough to care about it in the grand scheme of things. What I'm concerned about is that this place won't be done for a long fucking time.
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@psychicfork013 I agree with you. They are still fixing things in the new website, and most of these things WERE ALREADY FIXED in the old website!!!

I honestly have no interest on using last.fm anymore.
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Well, this years is about over with and nothing new to hear about it, just like the time zone issue was never done either. I am just going to have a set mind that nothing important gets done for this website at all. You say one thing and do another, which is not a thing at all. Action speaks louder than words.

This is meant for the staff.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Renaming my account name.

Hello guys,

my account name is over 8 years old now and I want to ask if it's possible to rename my account "ErzengelMichael" by something new?

I would be really happy not to open up a new account, because as you can see my account is fairly old (made 2007) and I don't wanna loose all the memories and scrobbles.

Since my account name is written so big now on my profile, this urge to change it, gets bigger!

Thanks for your help!
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Luv4Metalcore

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So many threads asking for something that never gets added. They rather add ads and annoy their visitors than add what really is needed.
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Luv4Metalcore

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I started a new account because of this and by the time they even do this, I will have way more plays than the older account. LOL! That is how bad these guys are.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can I have to change my nickname?.

Can I have to change my nickname?
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not being able to change my username has totally driven me away from using last.fm. i have it synced to my spotify/itunes but hardly EVER log in, and i know that i would more actively use it if i liked my username. ty & please consider this feature 
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I have a shit name. I don't wanna have a shit name.
Thank you.
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Nayllko

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Hello staff,

I really want to change my username too... Please, be kind and hear us, we wait this for years !
I don't want to loose all my scrobbles just because I can't stand my old shitty username anymore :(

Thanks !
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Please add the function name change. That people are not amused by this function, allow only one attempt.
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Bill Davis

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I am about to delete a 10 year account with nearly 200,000 scrobbles because I don't want to continue under my present user name. However, I will be much more sad if I take this step and then you very soon make it possible to actually change a user name or move the data to another account.

So, will you please update the status of this matter? If you don't update, I will delete nonetheless but be especially unhappy doing so.

Thank you
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"The most requested feature on the site". Promised for years. Still no sign of it ever being available. What a shambles.
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Bill Davis

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Thank you for your update. I will rely on this....  " If you need to hide your account for a privacy reason, you can safely do so, and when the time comes, you can recover your account and change the username.  I hope this helps." I hope to discover when the policy changes to allow name change, but this does help.
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Jon, I was just about to execute this choice, and now I see that "when the time comes" must refer not to MY time but to the Last.fm time in implementing the change.... which might not actually occur.. Am I correct?

 I ask this because my account page warns, "After you‘ve closed your account, your user profile will be deactivated and your posted comments will no longer be visible. At present, you will not be able to register a new account with the same username or email address as used on this one."
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How far in the future? I mean that this site could actually be shutdown before you actually do anything or our new accounts we created because nothing ever happened and can't even import the old scrobbles to the new account. Man, if I ever ran into bad support, this site beats the cake. All I heard is we plan on it, but nothing is never ever done to show what you say. Many requests have been put off.
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Luv4Metalcore

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This site reminds me of the Zune software that used to be around and they got rid of it and started with Groove, which sucks. This site is not as good as Zune software or the site with it. I so miss the Zune software but can't or would not be able to scrobble music from other devices besides Microsoft devices. If this site needs to be done right, then do it like Zune software. I was pissed when they stopped Zune software.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Change username.

I want change my username or create a new account and move all listened tracks, artists, list of friends from my old account to new account.
Please, help.
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Please please I want to get back to scrobbling again!! I'm really tired of waiting.
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Artur Ost

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So, when we will have it finally? Any way will be OK - change your account name or move your listening history to another.
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More like never, just like the Time Zone never got done either.
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Nikita Koshakov

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:(
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Nikita Koshakov

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Please, add this feature!
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Milad Darbani

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yes please add this!!
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So, is the feature ever going to be implemented? The ETA was latter half of 2016, and it's mid-November already. Any updates on that, or should I give up hope completely?
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Alessandra Vianna Ferreira

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Is there any updates about this ? Please, I want to change my username.
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So it's 11 months later from my post above where I was advised by a friend that this request has been put on a lower priority (Tier 3 at that). Same friend has advised me "told you so" and has hinted that this feature request is probably written on a post it note, and is buried underneath other "Tier 3 priority" requests = meaning it won't get resolved.

I guess it's about time we moved on seeing as Last.FM doesn't want to move on with this request. It's almost as if they are holding our data hostage. I wouldn't be surprised if they just decided to declare all of the scrobbles we've done is owned by them. Free Service = We are the product.

What have you all done moving forward? Many I would like to assume have just pushed towards Spotify. If only Spotify had music from the bands I listen to, then I'd complete the jump.

Anyway, I wish you all a happy new year, and who's willing to bet that I'll be making the same post next year? Haha oh man
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Who's willing to bet? Plenty. You'll be making the same post in January 2018, sadly.
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WTF, is this really so complicated ? Username isn't just a few characters in a database ? Rent a good developper, he/she would probably fix this in a few days.
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ill make a new acc ...
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Please, hurry up and make this a possibility. We've been asking for this feature for over 10 years now. I would pay just to change my username...
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Nayllko

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Don't give them bad ideas...
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Some sites have name changing as a part of the subscriber/premium account benefits.

If we all get a first free change and then any change require a subscriber status plus a yearly limit, it might sound good.

If last.fm just gives us a small answer about this long promised planned change :(
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Well, actually I finally lost my patience and any hope for this feature and register a new account.
Now I'm manually moving all my scrobbles with Universal Scrobbler from an old account to a new one: more than 60000 is already done...
So it's not actual for me anymore but other people stil waiting for this...
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is it possible to move ALL scrobbles from one profile to another? o-O I thought that only recent tracks 
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I think Artur did that manually, as he said.
I went to the Universal Scrobbler website, I didn't see any option to do this automatically :o(
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I did it manually as Nayllko wrote - it took hellish amount of time and still in progress :/
But there you can scrobble from databases (Discogs, last.fm and MusicBrainz).
With Universal Scrobbler you have 20 free scrobbles per day. Monthly fee for unlimited version is only 1$.
Also you can use OpenWebScrobbler - it's absolutely free but no scrobbles from databases. Only manual.
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Well I assume they just don't give a damn about any of this,

I'm so angry with last.fm if they dont allow me to change my username soon i will terrorize them all!! (Maybe not)
Even if they allow me to change my username it will be :FUlastfm
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@Jon the moderator : OK, you've deleted some posts, that's fine, I understand well.
I just hope the message has been heard. If I have to loose my account, I might give you a little bit more work. Not against you, you seem to be kind, I'm just tired of waiting, as many other users here.
So please, tell the team it has become a priority on the forum and give us an ETA which WILL BE respected. Don't ignore us one more year, please.
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also have noticed, that one my post was deleted ~_~
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled When will we be able to change our usernames?.

Staff touted this heavily as it's the most requested feature, but it's almost a year later and there's still no sign of it, so:

Is it still planned?

Do you have an ETA? 
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Artur Ost

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NO! NO ETA! AND NO - IT'S NOT PLANNED!
How dare you, useless user, to bother last.fm staff with this annoying question for more than a year?
Go to sleep already and forget about it!
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More than a year on this site alone - it was 'by far the most requested feature' on the old site too. So this request has been ignored for a great number of years.
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Artur Ost

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You forgot to write "AND WILL BE IGNORED FURTHER" 'cause after all this years still no any signs of work in this direction :D
In last.fm universe PLANNED means FOREVER :D
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I don't understand why the display name cannot be changed.  Other sites do it and it's definitely possible here -- 

If you right click on your display name and then chose the option INSPECT, you can see the page's HTML.
If you then change the second mention of your user name in the highlighted column, *it actually CHANGES the display on your profile to your NEW chosen name*.  

Unfortunately, there is no way of saving this.

LAST FM *can* implement the name change feature, they're JUST CHOOSING NOT TO.

I've had the same account for eleven years and desperately want a new display name that fits who I am now and not back then, but I refuse to start a new profile and lose a quarter of a million scobbles.

Last FM -- please, PLEASE make this happen.  It's just an HTML display issue.   
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Actually it's not that simple (as in a mere HTML modification) !
It's about how the username is saved in the database, and how this parameter (username) is referenced after that in various other places.

On the other hand, changing the user's ID it's very likely possible in the current last.fm , and indeed, it seems more likely a "political" decision, rather than a technical motivation.
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up :)