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Change Your Minecraft Name?

Every one of us picked our Minecraft user name when we signed up on minecraft.net for the first time (and every time thereafter). For most of us, knowing that whatever name was chosen is stuck with us forever is just a part of the game. Still, what if you gave yourself a silly or inappropriate name? What if you're just tired of the one you have? Currently, this means getting another copy of the game - but maybe not for long.

Jeb hinted that username changes might be a feature in the near future, something that Mollstam is looking into currently. While there is no set date - or even a hinted one - for the feature's arrival, it would seem that it's more a matter of "when" than "if" now.

Maybe I can use this opportunity to change my name to "MrFluffykins".

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Wiki Skin Overhaul

For years, the Minecraft Wiki has followed the same visual format as many wikis - it's a tried and true look, after all. For one user - namely, Ultradude25, an administrator on the wiki - this just wasn't good enough. Leading the effort to revamp the wiki's appearance, the community has given Minecraft's most popular wiki a complete make-over - head on over and check it out!

Minecraft Wiki will seem quite familiar to forum regulars - keep in mind however, that the visual re-design was done entirely by volunteers! It is, in many ways, another reminder of just how strong the Minecraft community is, and how far it reaches. It's hard to think of another gaming community with such strong dedication, passion and sense of unity. Congratulations to Ultradude25, and everyone who helped him out on this incredibly ambitious project!
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#1

Treeline1

Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

Yea, hopefully the spammers stop spamming soon about their username

I think maybe you should pay a small price for this feature. Like 2 dollars or something.

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DanFifteenX

Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

That's great! I also like the new Wiki appearance,

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Shadow Wolf Alpha

Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

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You should pay nothing. I signed up unkowning that my Username would be my Minecraft ingame name. Made me very sad.

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McKukepea

Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

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Well, this might cause lot of problems!
Bans, got banned change your name....
My suggestion is, everyone has unique id, from this id you get banned/OPed etc... Username can be changed any time.
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#5

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

LOL I opened the wiki and was shocked to death! :(
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Scotlock

Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

wiki doesn't seem much different, but awesome!

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#7

The_Z_of_Death

Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:12 AM

FINALLY! I've wanted to change my name for ages! I can't wait until it is done. The wiki also looks great, but I've noticed that the block menu down the bottom of somepages has the wrong pictures, and has for a while as well. Ill put up a pic.


Here we go:
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As you can see, all of the icons for the blocks are incorrect. As far as I can tell, this happens everywhere the list appears, but it doesn't happen to the item list.
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If you want to say something to me, make sure you quote my post because I don't usually check back on topics.

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SuperiorSlime

Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

Since 1.7.1, I've had the n00by name: skill64.
Finally I can make my name sound much more MLG Pro!
No numbers, no lower case letters at the start. :)
SuperiorSlime will be my new name! :D
Check me out on YouTube!

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

I'm sorry, but I despise this idea of changing names. Sure, I regret my name, and more so down the track because I chose it from what bullies used to call me, but honestly let's look at the pros and cons of this.

Pros:

1. You can have a cool new username.

Cons:

1. Server Owners can't ban you if you change your name.
2. It is morally confusing for people to distinguish you.
3. It's going to cause many problems down the track, whether system overloads at Mojang, or debates of innapropriateness.

This is why I don't condone this new idea Jeb brought to mind, it's just plain horrible and will lead to a new level of griefing.

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TL
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

[quote name='Reec3ty' timestamp='1335696339' post='14604242']
I'm sorry, but I despise this idea of changing names. Sure, I regret my name, and more so down the track because I chose it from what bullies used to call me, but honestly let's look at the pros and cons of this.

Pros:

1. You can have a cool new username.

Cons:

1. Server Owners can't ban you if you change your name.
2. It is morally confusing for people to distinguish you.
3. It's going to cause many problems down the track, whether system overloads at Mojang, or debates of innapropriateness.

This is why I condone this new idea Jeb brought to mind, it's just plain horrible and will lead to a new level of griefing.
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At first looks, I agree that problems may happen (Condone means you approve of it btw, not sure if that's what you meant) but until we see how Mojang actually do this, we can't make any assumptions on any cons there might be. Initially, I don't like the idea...but maybe it'll be really good?
"Never underestimate the predictability of human stupidity"

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MichaelFase

Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

[quote name='McKukepea' timestamp='1335693612' post='14603739']
Well, this might cause lot of problems!
Bans, got banned change your name....
My suggestion is, everyone has unique id, from this id you get banned/OPed etc... Username can be changed any time.
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you can also get banned by ip adress

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

[quote name='TL' timestamp='1335696640' post='14604298']
At first looks, I agree that problems may happen (Condone means you approve of it btw, not sure if that's what you meant) but until we see how Mojang actually do this, we can't make any assumptions on any cons there might be. Initially, I don't like the idea...but maybe it'll be really good?
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Heh, yeah. I meant don't. And then again, this is just a server admins POV though,I just fear it will take a whole new level of griefing. I guess we can cross that bridge when we get to it though.

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kazazazazazazaz

Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

I like this idea as long is there a cooldown like each month you can change your name
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

The thing about your average wiki design (plain white background, black text, basically Wikipedia), is that it helps you focus on what you are reading, as the text has a good contrast. For forums the background is generally dark, which means it's easier to make out posts, as they are all individual (well, excluding double posts xD). The thing about a wiki with a dark background is that it doesn't seem formal. Well, I guess it's just one of those things.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

became about time!
Walking around since Alpha
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

Seems like a good idea!

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DRRichard

Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

Username changes will sure bring a lot of trouble with them;
- Bans, as said before, could only be worked around through unique player ID's and this shouldn't be more than a simple database column addition (if it's not already there).

- Friendlists, if ever imported, should be based on these ID's as well to prevent having a random friend at once.

- And last; famous people that would change their username could have a groupie steal their previous one and so pretend to be him/her. It sounds rather stupid, but I'm can see that would give trouble by giving the famous a bad reputation or such.

Anyway, if they insert username changes they should consider a lot of things before randomly messing with names.

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Kevlar98

Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

now i can finally change my name to somthing MC related. of course when  i made my name i knew nothing but basic controls
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I made it. Take a look. actually pmc took it down and gave me no reason as to why. if you do know why please pm me with the answer.

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Sgt_Justice

Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

[quote name='Reec3ty' timestamp='1335696339' post='14604242']
I'm sorry, but I despise this idea of changing names. Sure, I regret my name, and more so down the track because I chose it from what bullies used to call me, but honestly let's look at the pros and cons of this.

Pros:

1. You can have a cool new username.

Cons:

1. Server Owners can't ban you if you change your name.
2. It is morally confusing for people to distinguish you.
3. It's going to cause many problems down the track, whether system overloads at Mojang, or debates of innapropriateness.

This is why I don't condone this new idea Jeb brought to mind, it's just plain horrible and will lead to a new level of griefing.

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I totally agree with you. Just think of all the noobs that would be changing their names all the time just for the hell of it! Although I think that for special cases (like people that accidentally put in their real name) should be able to change once.
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Scarasyte

Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

Since it sots $22 to buy Minecraft, if the price to change your name is more then that, it wouldn't be worth it. Half the price, now you're talking! For those worried people can evade server bans, It would be a pretty costly way to do it. So I do hope it costs enough to make someone think twice.