Can I change my nick?

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I checked out my edit profile page..but couldn't find any option of changing my display nick....
It can't be changed??
 

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cristo
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Members can't change it themselves. You could PM Greg, or write the new name that you want here, and he'll probably change it for you.
 
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Yeah, I got mine changed a while back.
 
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cristo
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Yeah, I got mine changed a while back.

Really.. I didn't realise that!
 
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Kurdt
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I wouldn't try it more than once though, so I'd make sure you pick one that is something you'll want to stick with.
 
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k guys thanks a lot..actually this is my usual nick for most forums ...but i thought it doesn't go well with a physics forum, where i am seeking help usually rather than debating (or spamming :P )

But why aren't members allowed to do so?
and where can I find Greg ?
 
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k guys thanks a lot..actually this is my usual nick for most forums ...but i thought it doesn't go well with a physics forum, where i am seeking help usually rather than debating (or spamming :P )

But why aren't members allowed to do so?
and where can I find Greg ?

Members can't change their own usernames since then they'd do it all the time, and it would be incredibly annoying, and confusing for everyone involved!

You can find Greg under the "staff" button at the top of the page.
 
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PM or just wait for him to see this thread.
 
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k guys thanks a lot..actually this is my usual nick for most forums ...but i thought it doesn't go well with a physics forum, where i am seeking help usually rather than debating (or spamming :P )

But why aren't members allowed to do so?
and where can I find Greg ?
For your information:

Greg Bernhardt Profile
https://www.physicsforums.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=1 [Broken]

Or alternatively, as people suggested, write the willing new username on this thread and wait. :smile:
 
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Okk..i have PMed him no probs..he'll do it probably whenever he's free..
 
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Lisa!
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Okk..i have PMed him no probs..he'll do it probably whenever he's free..

hmmm...does your nick mean the secret of 2 friends?
 
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hmmm...does your nick mean the secret of 2 friends?

hehe nopes doesn't really mean anything:wink:
 
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hmm. i just pm greg as i want to change my nick..
but can i ask like how would i know if my nick has been changed? haha =x
 
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Tom Mattson
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Really.. I didn't realise that!

Yeah, Greg changed mine too. I used to just be "Tom".
 
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Ivan Seeking
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As a rule, only gold or established members may change their name. With over 140,000 members, Greg could probably spend all day working for free.
 

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