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Poster: gravislizard-delete Date: Jan 23, 2018 11:56am
Forum: forums Subject: Change user identifier

I created my account before I developed concerns about my online privacy. My user identifier (not my screenname) currently contains most of my legal name. The FAQ states my username is permanent but I would like to know if there is any way an admin can change this for me to match my screenname so I don't have to delete and recreate my account and lose access to existing uploads. Thank you for any help you can provide.

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Poster: tobedeleted Date: Jul 30, 2019 2:31pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Change user identifier

I've got the same question - I'd love to change my identifier to @ucpete, rather than having the identifier I created 15 years ago be associated with my account. Thanks!

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Sep 8, 2021 10:30pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Change user identifier

To change your user id delete your account and recreate it at https://archive.org/account/signup with the same email but a different screen name. the screen name will be used for the new user id. to delete your account:
1. Go to "Edit Settings" under your account dropdown menu
2. Enter your password and click the "Change Account Settings" button
3. Click the "Delete Account" button

Hope this helps.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Sep 8, 2021 10:30pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Change user identifier

To change your user id delete your account and recreate it at https://archive.org/account/signup with the same email but a different screen name. the screen name will be used for the new user id. to delete your account:
1. Go to "Edit Settings" under your account dropdown menu
2. Enter your password and click the "Change Account Settings" button
3. Click the "Delete Account" button

Hope this helps.

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Poster: Eapea Date: Sep 8, 2021 1:14am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Change user identifier

Yeah, same problem here. I've created my account by linking to my Google account. It uses my full name for my username, and shows my full name on my userpage even though I changed my screen name. This is clearly a leak of private data, and I'm sure this violates GDPR in some way.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Sep 8, 2021 10:27pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Change user identifier

To change your user id delete your account and recreate it at https://archive.org/account/signup with the same email but a different screen name. the screen name will be used for the new user id. to delete your account:
1. Go to "Edit Settings" under your account dropdown menu
2. Enter your password and click the "Change Account Settings" button
3. Click the "Delete Account" button

Hope this helps.

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Poster: iai2018 Date: Sep 14, 2021 8:40pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Change user identifier

Hello,
If I do delete my account and sign up again with the same email, will that affect my uploads? will everything still be there and can be found on the search engine like before? please clarify.
Thank you.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Sep 16, 2021 4:13pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Change user identifier

it will not affect your uploads.