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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Nayllko

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3 years waiting... I think I gotta wait 3 more years.
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daking_indanorf

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About a month after I started on Last.fm I made a post asking if they would ever make it possible to change your username. I was told that they were "close" to implementing the feature. That was back in 2008. Just accept that it's NEVER going to happen.
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Kat

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It's never gonna happen, eh?
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Artur Ost

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NO! NEXT!
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Alan Gurling

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If they won't allow me to change my username before the year ends, I'm jumping ship to Spotify.

Whenever someone asks me about Last.FM, I'll always think of the username change.
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versionfiv

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right, because spotify and lastfm are interchangeable websites. one is a social media site that logs and charts the music you've played and the other streams music and you can view and create public playlists. just, identical. makes perfect sense.
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Alan Gurling

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Spotify also logs and charts the music you've played, and from the short time I've experienced using it (about over a month), it's recommended some really good songs and artists based on my listening preferences (extreme metal).

It's also quite social, with tight integration to Facebook. None of my Facebook contacts use Last.FM anymore.

So as per my need, there's absolutely NO REASON to keep using Last.FM except for historical data, and I'm being nice, so I'm giving them a chance to solve this.

It makes PERFECT SENSE.

You know what also makes perfect sense? Being nice. Doesn't cost anything and makes the world a better place, even by a tiny bit.
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lola

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almost 2018 and nothing..........
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Milad Darbani

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Yeah, please DO it Last.fm, at least let us add a display name and hide our username!
It can't be THAT hard since it's taken 10 years for you guys to allow us to change our usernames. Oh sorry IF you let us change our username.
COME ON PLEAAASE
PLEEEEEEASEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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Nikita Koshakov

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0_0
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natalie

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It's been 2 years since the official response. Jon has said "Once I have more concrete information, we'll definitely let you know." Please, let us know even if it's not planned anymore.

This is the most requested feature because some of us are really ashamed of our usernames, honestly. This is a must-need.
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Patrick

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Can we get an official response? It has been two years since Jon told us how he would notify us about this feature. Come on; it's not rocket science. Even Google+ team implemented a choice to change our Usernames seven years ago.
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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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There's no news to report at this time.  We have a very small development team and they've already committed to delivering other projects this year, so it's unlikely that they'll be able to squeeze this in. But you never know - we'll see.  As I said before, when there's definite news that this is moving forward we'll update the thread, until then, thanks for your patience and we're sorry for any inconvenience caused by this.
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Patrick

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I guess the problem was you haven't implemented yet is because of a new catalog that you must finish it until March-April. I hope this feature will be launched one day.
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Andreas_Wotte

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I won't bet on March/April Patrick. But I bet, the devs are as frustrated as we are about the behemoth like growing problems with the catalogue.
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Patrick

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That is what I heard from Jon. I cannot remember where he said that but I'm sure he said they will finish the new catalog until April.
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daking_indanorf

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so it's unlikely that they'll be able to squeeze this in.
Just be honest and finally admit that for whatever reason it's never going to happen. It's only been 10 years of waiting (in my case) so I have to laugh at this response like it's something that any of you have ever seriously considered doing. My patience over waiting for the ability to change my username ended long ago after being told directly in 2008 that it was "close" to being implemented and it never happening and then reading the many replies over the years to others asking and being told basically the same thing.
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Виктор Гудаев

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled can i change my nickname from isGood_ok to iGood_ok please?.

i want to change my nickname it's important to me, cause i have that nickname of all social media
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Druvis Cukurs

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Make this happen, please.
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SadGuru .

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled REQUEST: Ability to change username..

This seems to be the most requested feature and as far as I can tell they've done nothing to implement it in the past 10+ years.
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cactus

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Just come up with a great name. Come on, you mofos
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Emilia Sneck

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LET US CHANGE THE DAMN USERNAMES DAWG THIS IS IRRITATING.

IT'S BEEN 10 YEARS MAN IT'S TIME TO GET US TO CHANGE OUR USERNAMES Y'ALL BUGGING. FOR REAL.
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MetalEyez

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Good really after 10 years and still the simply options not available on this site yet !!
At less give 1 time change option -_-
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lavaita

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If changing username isn't possible, I'd love to be able to take all my scrobbles and import them to a new profile without having to use scripts from github and teach myself basic Python first.
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Pietro Balbi

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled is it possible to edit my user id?.

i made my last.fm profile when i was teenager and in my language (italian) the ID is very stupid, i'd like to change it but i didn't find the way to change it into options
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Excuse the whinge, but if this is by far the most requested feature then why has it not been prioritized accordingly? Personally I'd prefer the ability to change my username than ANY feature update I can imagine be implemented in the near future. /whingeover
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Patrick

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UNDER CONSIDERATION

I thought an Administrator flagged this as planned.
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José Antonio Moral Parras

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I NEED to change my username... it's just terrible lol
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carnagexcandy

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You can always make a new account!
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garynotrashcoug

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Yes, then use Scrubbler to upload the scrobbles from your old account to your new one!
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Lucy C.

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Haha, I've been wanting to change my username for years now and would LOVE to see this happen. Me ten years ago is different than me now. 
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Артём Головко

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Username.

Hi! Can I change my username? Or technical support is not able to do it?


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Lúcio Gabriel

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

I would rly like to change my nickname bc is kinda shameful and I was just 15 when I've created this account. I was surprised when i discovered that there's no way to change this.
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Henri Ba

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Absolutely ridiculous this hasn't been implemented yet and no answer from the administration for years. I mean, what do you need? Is it better developers? Money? Tell us!
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LecksiBee

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Three years later... .. .
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Kolobamanacas

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I still hope that such a good service like Last.fm would not die in nearest future. But to accomplish this, they have to be a bit more flexible and fast with answering user needs. Even Microsoft has added dark theme for windows. And here we have officially planned task, which hasn't been implemented for years. That's sad, buy I still hope that it would eventually happen. I like Last.fm.
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Robin van Dijk

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I think the "officially planned task" never got planned, but rather just said to calm down the users. Yet, it's been years without updates. Last.fm should just outright say they won't do it at all.

Although, after like what, 10 years or so Sony is finally allowing users to change their Playstation usernames. Who knows, maybe, just maybe, Last.fm will do it in the near future as well. They can't be worse than Sony right? Right..? Who am I kidding lol.