Self-Service Forum Namechanges

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  1. ClankStar

    ClankStar Founder/Owner/Dev Hive Owner

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    Hey bees!

    Welcome to Name Change November...! (that was bad)

    Ever since Mojang implemented name changes, we've had a huge increase in requests for forum name changes. So that our almighty forum administrator @SourMatt can focus on the more important things in Hive Life, we've automated the process of changing your forum username.

    A few notes (as also mentioned during the actual process):
    • You can only change TO your CURRENT Minecraft user name. No exceptions.
    • You will have to link your forum and Minecraft accounts first.
    • You can't change to existing forum usernames. Owning a Minecraft username does NOT entitle you to that forum username. If a very old/inactive account exists with your username, you can contact @SourMatt or @Splodger1 to request that username. This is NOT a guarantee and his decision will be final.
    • Your previous username will be immediately available for registration by another user. Don't use this for temporary changes.
    • Both your forum and Minecraft username have to be allowed according to the HiveMC rules. Breaking these rules may lead to actions against your accounts.
    • You can use this tool as often as you change your Minecraft username. Please note that we can't guarantee the availability of any forum username.
    • Using VPNs or Proxies may cause the tool to fail. Disable any VPNs or Proxies before you attempt to change your username.

    Enjoy,
    Youri
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  2. Maxthat

    Maxthat The Bees Knees Emerald Member

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    Awesome news!
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  3. w4rl0rd

    w4rl0rd The Bees Knees Emerald Member

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    Thanks for doing this!! Good job! :D
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  4. 20nairolf00

    20nairolf00 V.I.BEE Emerald Member

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    Great news!!
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  5. Caro

    Caro V.I.BEE Ultimate Member

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    CraftingC0D V.I.BEE

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    This is amazing! :3
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  7. schatzi24

    schatzi24 German Ex-Senior Mod

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    Amazing news for Ross, haha. Well done, Youri-boo!
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  8. Boxeh

    Boxeh The Bees Knees

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    Yay, amazing news! :D
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  9. Electrocute4u

    Electrocute4u V.I.BEE Gold Member

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    Finally it has arrived! :D
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  10. Peetzah

    Peetzah V.I.BEE Emerald Member

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    I want my name to be Peetzah how do I change that?

    "the following error occurred whilst attempting to change your name:"

    "Cant initiate a namechange: there is an existing for user with your minecraft username"

    ???
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  11. Justenn

    Justenn Famous

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    Awesome addition! I am very glad these were implemented; should provide a lot more self-sufficiency on the forums regarding names haha. :)
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  12. RWJP

    RWJP V.I.BEE VIP

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    Phew, I can take a break!

    I know I have a few outstanding name change PMs that I will deal with, but after that, this will be the only available method.

    If anyone has any issues with the functionality please let me know so I can investigate and hopefully get things sorted!
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  13. Shadowphax

    Shadowphax Night Owl Moderator

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    Yes! I can finally change my username to 5hqd0w_phqX!

    Nah, kidding. Nice feature though! :)
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  14. Forrrest

    Forrrest Famous Emerald Member

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    Next up: The Buffet Forum change
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  15. RWJP

    RWJP V.I.BEE VIP

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    Well, read the error message. It's very clear why it won't work. You can't change your username on the forums to Peetzah because an account already exists on the forums called Peetzah. Funnily enough, it's one of yours. You evidently decided to break our forum rules and create multiple accounts: http://forum.hivemc.com/members/peetzah.222941/
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  16. Iys_

    Iys_ V.I.BEE Emerald Member

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    Error: the forum account has a non-default group.
    Same problem I already mentioned in one of our Conversations @RWJP
    So I won't be able to get my forum name changed to Iys?
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  17. Peetzah

    Peetzah V.I.BEE Emerald Member

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    but ive had lots of problems creating forum accounts and I didn't know that existed :( I didn't even know I had that and when I clicked on it it said error
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  18. RWJP

    RWJP V.I.BEE VIP

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    We have already discussed this. Your forum name can only be changed to match your linked in game account. You cannot change your name to "lys" because your forum account is linked to "Mulucarim".

    Nothing has changed in terms of how this works other than how often it can be done. You will only be able to change your forum name to match your linked in game account name. That stays the same.
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  19. KawaiiFox

    KawaiiFox Honey Maker

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    Woah, this is great news. Keep up the [​IMG] work.





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  20. Iys_

    Iys_ V.I.BEE Emerald Member

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    :/ Thanks tho
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