Is it possible to change a MeFi username? April 4, 2008 9:11 PM   Subscribe

It's important that I change my username--the reason deals with online identity cleanup. Is this possible, or must I create a new account? Thanks in advance.
posted by boeing82 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:11 PM (27 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Use the Contact link in the bottom right corner of the page under the Search box. You're just asking for a pole greasin' posting this here.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:15 PM on April 4, 2008


Perhaps you should ask the admins.
posted by ottereroticist at 9:16 PM on April 4, 2008


A pole greasin' sounds like fun, which I've had, and I don't think this is going to be.
posted by ottereroticist at 9:17 PM on April 4, 2008


If you're new enough they'll change it for you, otherwise I think you're shit out of luck
posted by puke & cry at 9:19 PM on April 4, 2008


See here.
posted by puke & cry at 9:22 PM on April 4, 2008


Yeah, a pole greasin' does actually sound pleasant. It's important that I change my metaphor for an unpleasant experience on metatalk.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:25 PM on April 4, 2008


there's a whole lot of usernames i'd like to change - can i? pony pony pony. pleeeeeeze?
posted by pyramid termite at 9:41 PM on April 4, 2008


The FAQ entry for this.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:43 PM on April 4, 2008


How 'bout a Swede stompin', or a Finn slappin' or even a Czech bouncin'?
posted by Floydd at 9:43 PM on April 4, 2008


How about a thread closin'?
posted by not_on_display at 9:46 PM on April 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Should be alright.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:51 PM on April 4, 2008


If it's not too late, can I still get the pole greasin'?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:52 PM on April 4, 2008


If we're doing username changes, can I get this fucking underscore removed from mine?
posted by brain_drain at 9:59 PM on April 4, 2008


Really? I thought that was intentional. Like a pan for your leaking CSF.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:29 PM on April 4, 2008


Metafilter: a pan for your leaking CSF.
posted by blacklite at 10:56 PM on April 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


I heard that if you leak enough CSF you can actually see Pan.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:57 PM on April 4, 2008


I would also like a pole greasin', please.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 11:37 PM on April 4, 2008


Metafilter: a pan for your lea--

NO... MORE... COLONS. EVER.
posted by katillathehun at 11:48 PM on April 4, 2008


NO... MORE... COLONS. EVER.

Rewally? Not even these?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:03 AM on April 5, 2008


And, yes "rewally" IS a word. I'm sure of it.

In fact, I think that's what boeing82 wants to change his username to.

Either that or "shit out of luck".
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:05 AM on April 5, 2008


Boeing lost the contract. Maybe Airbus? Lockheed? Douglas?
posted by Cranberry at 12:18 AM on April 5, 2008



And, yes "rewally" IS a word. I'm sure of it.


Of course. Few people wally perfectly the first time.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:40 AM on April 5, 2008 [2 favorites]


I am intrigued and would like to sign up for the ol' grease treatment. No really I'm not even joking here I am serious about this.


Wait up here, who's going to be applying the grease? This is an important question.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:22 AM on April 5, 2008


Wait up here, who's going to be applying the grease?

The greasemonkey, of course. Haven't you been reading your script?

posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:06 AM on April 5, 2008 [2 favorites]


If cunt can become Christ, what an asshole, I don't see why not.
posted by tellurian at 4:43 AM on April 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


FYI to any future people attempting to do this: Google indexes things really fast now, so a search for the original posters user name brings up various things, including this thread, which might hinder the "online identity cleanup" process. Just sayin'.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:07 AM on April 5, 2008


Generally speaking if you're really new to the community and don't have much of an online reputation/identity here, we'll do it. Otherwise no, you have to close the old account (as I am closing this thread!) and re-open a new one.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:55 AM on April 5, 2008


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