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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Francisco Ávila

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Nothing?...I'm sure this service is officially abandonware. 
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Emil Tybura

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Short story about high hopes and disappointments - changing nicknames and dumb pr....

Hello, nice to see You here.

I thought that it is a really good time to spread a word and leave a comment about my dreams, hopes and disappointments.  After all those years my frustration has eventually reached an apogee.

I am with you since early 2010 - it's over seven years now. While creating an account on this wonderful platform I was 13 years old. Yes, 13. My brain was probably 40% smaller than it is right now, I was a retarded kid but I found this 'last.fm' thing, which instantly caught my eye. I have always been really keen on different statistics, rankings and stuff like that. I chose terrible name but I didn't care, in 2010 it appeared to be great.

Now it is 2017, world has changed, I grew up, my outlook is completely different than it was earlier.  I'm twenty, an adult human being.
My library is a story of me growing up, having problems, good and bad days, having friends and being alone, I can easily  scroll and seek through all those various episodes in my life, all my passions, parties - it is a diary. Can you imagine deleting this big piece of history or moving to another account to start something new? Oh, come on guys!

I just can't understand why can't you allow me to change my nickname, just to make it more personal, more mine, modern and updated. It is really sad and I feel so disappointed because I found requests from years 2013, 2014, 2015, you're always making promises that you are working on it, leaving us again and again with this dumb hope. I am sure that it isn't so hard and impossible for you to add this feature. You are fooling us.

Just to underline - I am disappointed, you have our feedback, you have our ideas, requests, we're contacting you for years, and what do we receive? Just empty words.
You can't make us - your trusted and loyal users - happy, just happy and satisfied. We are not waiting for a blessing, we're waiting just for this one, small extra tool, and you know that for so long.

Hugs and kisses,
Waiting for your response, the same as always,
Emil from Poland.
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Oliver William Sharp

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it would be great for an update to be made on this issue, I don't want to lose over eight years of scrobbles but my username needs to be changed. I am transgender and like many people have previously stated before me, the option to change something that we made as a younger generation should already be an option. it's painful to look at my username as it is, to change it would be a breath of fresh air.
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Patrick

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Two years have passed, and the Administration still has not done anything about this case.
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Artur Ost

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It's because they are HARDLY working on mythical and already legendary new release catalogue!
Oh! Wait! But auto-correction also still sucks for two years and there's no any signs that any work has done.............................
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Frankenrin

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I like the "hardly working"/"working hard" confusion here.
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Federico Pistono

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Hi there,
Lastfm veteran here, been scrobbling since 2005. I've been waiting for this for about 8 years counting, what's the status?

BTW, love the new design. Would love to share it w/ friends and recommend last.fm, but I'm a little embarrassed of my old username. Kind of a deal breaker now. 

Thanks,
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we_feel_abandoned

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But don't you see it guys they want us to keep scrobbling and not leave this sinking site so that's why they keep saying every year that our suggested ideas are 'Planned'. It's a never ending cycle and I've lost every inch of hope tbh
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Николай Злобин

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When it became true? Every normal apps/sites (for example twitter) allow us to change username, why lastfm doesn't?
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Artur Ost

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When? Maybe when auto-correction will be also working normal. BUT as we all know it will NEVER happen :D Just forget about it.
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Brillian Geovano

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ITS ALREADY 2 YEARS!! 
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Artur Ost

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SO WHAT? NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR WAITING! :D
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Huntington W. Sharp

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Change Twitter handle.

I changed my handle on Twitter, but can't change my LastFM profile to match. Any help
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Marina Petkovic

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any updates on this?
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Nikita Koshakov

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any news?
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Alan Gurling

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While we're waiting for this to happen, let's all talk about the various potential reasons why they still haven't implemented this. Here are some plausible reasons why:

* They don't have enough devs
* This is not a priority
* The dev who coded this has since left the company
* They're contemplating whether or not to charge people to change usernames
* They forgot about it
* The dev in charge of this keeps making up reasons not to do it
* This request is NOT a user need
* The head of Last.FM has an ex-girlfriend, and this is her number 1 requested feature
* They're not enabling this out of spite
* They've built Last.FM up to a point where changing usernames is not a feasible option

Can't you guys come up with a workaround? Like say, export all data, or transfer it to a different (new) account (then disabling the old one)?
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Xia Xing

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omg when? when will this finally happen?? i don't wanna lose more than three years of scrobbling just because i can't change my un ._.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Changing Username, Claiming Lost Account and Importing Data.

It's 2017, at least let us change our username or import full library. I made a mistake on my username, and scribbling for like year which includes 10k songs. I just want my desired username.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled We need username changes..

It's been so, so, so long since the idea has originally been brought up and I really want to link my account to another but the usernames don't match, no exceptions. The fact that I can't change my username is mentally crippling to me sometimes (hardly exaggerating).

I would make a new account, but then I'd have to re-scrobble everything and would not be accurate.

Thanks, and I hope that my concerns have been thoroughly expressed.
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pablo honey

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man, 2 years and nothing? 
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aniram

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Hi, any updates on this?
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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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Not really, sorry. :(  
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nickeatingpizza

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"Not really, sorry" ?? After 2 YEARS, your official response is NOT-REALLY-SORRY?

My god what has happened to this site
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cactus

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Well, fuck you too, LastFM
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Leandro Luz

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I really need to change my username. I'd love to subscribe Lastfm, but I don't feel like you're listening to us.
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lola

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still waiting..
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Kullat Nunu

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We should better give up on this
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poisonapple

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i've been using last.fm for six years and five of those i've spent wishing i could change my username, so damn me if i give up complaining about it on support forums now. so, fingers crossed!
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poisonapple

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i've just tried changing my nickname on here, to see if it works. ironically, it does.
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cocieto

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you're on completely different site using completely different database than last.fm.
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poisonapple

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i know... it was a joke... pointing out how you can change your username while talking about not being able to change your username. tongue in cheek.
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SS DD

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Does it REALLY take you 2 years to CONSIDER the most requested feature in history of this website?
Are you guys ok?
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Daniel

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Is it possible to export all my scrobbles etc. and import them to a new profile? That would be an option for a new username.
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It's possible. Details on how to do so are in this thread. However, you'll lose all of your Scrobble dates since Last.fm doesn't accept Scrobbles older than 14 days.

If you've been Scrobbling for many years on Last.fm it's probably not worth losing all of that history for a new username. But that's for you to decide.
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Daniel

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Sorry, I don't understand. First you wrote that it's possible and then that it's not.
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James Joul

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It is possible to move your Scrobble data to another account. But in the process, you'll lose all of the dates for your previous Scrobbles. Essentially, it'll dump all of your data on the current day. This is the drawback. You keep the Scrobbles but lose your listening history.
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versionfiv

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its funny because you used to be able to modify the dates of the scrobbles. many moons ago.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Change of Username.

Hey there,

Is it possible to change my username? I would love that. Why don't you add this feature, or at least support and help the people that want it?

Thank you in advance!
Martin