July 12th 2010, 09:00 PM
I wanted to change my name back to my original username, Aaron93. I tried to, and I got the error message that it has already in use or doesn't meet admin guidelines.
I checked to see if it was in use and nothing showed up.
August 4th 2010, 07:48 PM
The reason for this is that when you give up your username it becomes 'locked' for a period so that other users can't begin using it; the intent of this is to stop others from essentially stealing your username. However, I've now reduced the time that usernames remain protected for so you should now be able change back to your original username if you still wish to. This means that users can now revert their usernames at the earliest opportunity, but it does also mean that others will be able to take up your old names much sooner too, which could be problematic for some users.
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