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  1. gutob
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I want to change my username. Is it possible? Creating a new account wouldn be worse, but I tried. I changed this account e-mail (in order to be available again) and when I tried to register a new user with desired username and e-mail, it said that e-mail adress already existed. Hm, so there would be any account associated with that e-mail, but that's not what recover password form says. What should i do?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is it possible?

    Assuming you mean your login to wordpress.org, then the answer is "No". What email address are you trying to use to register a new account?

  3. gutob
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    gutobenn [at] gmail.com

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That email address should be fine. There are no other accounts using it.

  5. gutob
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, but take a look at this screenshot.
    http://u3b.com.br/wpforum.jpg

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you try using another mail address? Preferably one that isn't guto.benn or gutobenn at gmail.com?

  7. gutob
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, i registered using another e-mail, since i could change this account e-mail to gutobenn at gmail.com. Does wordpress.org reserve e-mail adresses? As i could see, i can't update my new account e-mail to any address i have used before with 'gutob' account.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Does wordpress.org reserve e-mail adresses?

    No but the email address parser may not be able to handle addresses that only have a single '.' differentiating them. I can flag it up for attention but, for the time being, I'd suggest using a completely different email address.

  9. gutob
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Now i'm using a completely different email adress, but it still not works.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Email address? What error message do you see?

  11. gutob
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When i go to http://wordpress.org/support/profile/MYNEWACCOUNT/edit, change email adress (to that desired) and submit, it says "Profile updated". All fields are updated, except email.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try refreshing the page or emptying your browser cache. Your email address has changed.

  13. gutob
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    gutobenn at gmail dot com?

  14. gutob
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, after some tests I could conclude register and edit forms deny users to use any email that has already been used (in an unknown period of time). E.g, I needed to change my account email in order to get it available for the new account, so i used my sister's address. Now she can't create a new account with her email, although it's not being used anymore. Do you agree? The question is: what's this period of time (or when my email will be available again)?
    Thanks

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