Announcement Orbiter-Forum Username Change Requests


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Apr 6, 2010
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Hi all,

First of all, I’d like to extend my well wishes to all of those currently going through quarantine, and especially to those who have been directly impacted by the virus. Our hearts and minds are with all of you and your families

After careful deliberation, the O-F Staff have decided we will allow username changes on a case-by-case basis with a backdrop of not more than once a year aside from users whom have such a high post-presence as to make changing their username detrimental to their contribution to the forum as-well-as their overall footprint across the community.

We made this decision after receiving a few username change requests from multiple users over the last few months. In the past, Vbulletin made changing usernames an extremely tedious task on staff and taxing on the forum's webserver – especially for users with high post counts; therefore, the option was restricted to very specific cases. That said, after switching our forum platform to XenForo, the process of changing a username has been significantly streamlined, making it an accessible feature to the community.

We feel that making this option available to the community on a once-a-year and case-by-case basis is the best decision at this time as some users may feel their originally selected username does not suitably define their online persona as they have shaped themselves to be.

The caveat imposed for users with a heavy post-presence and contribution has been distinguished for the reason that many of our users’ usernames have become synonymous with much of their contributions to the forum: in addons, in video tutorials, and within posts/threads that provide an educational framework for existing and future Orbinauts to glean from. That said, we welcome requests from anyone for case-by-case deliberation. Please PM your username change request to a member of our staff for approval.

Best regards from the O-F Staff,

(the user formerly known as “Samuel Edwards”)