Username Change Information And Guidelines

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    We understand the desire to change usernames, freshening things up or highlighting a new favorite thing are just a couple of examples of reasons for a change. We've made it easier to go about requesting a username change, and we have also decided to introduce some more refined guidelines on username changes for the community.

    These guidelines were put in place for a few reasons:
    Firstly: We never had concrete rules set in place for username changes aside from the cost of the change and basic name rules, so we wanted to put in place in-depth rules that all can see and follow.
    Secondly: Unfortunately, there have been incidents where users that have high forum activity cause server issues when we attempt to change their name to a completely new one. We've had to tighten up changes slightly in some areas due to that. To compensate that though, we've also made certain other options available for users.
    Thirdly: As a veteran user of the forum reading this, your name can become iconic/well known to others. Changing on a whim isn't preferred, however if you have put thought into it and have no regrets, then go ahead :D


    Username Change Guidelines

    Name Change Categories

    - Username Change: Each user is allowed 6 unique names changes
    - Username Revert: Each user is allowed to revert to an older username that they've had, given that it still isn't taken.
    - Username Shorten: Each user may shorten each of their unique usernames once.

    Free of Charge Name Changes
    During a users first few months on Oro Jackson, if their is an error in their name or they want a shortened version, or aren't happy with what they chose quickly when signing up, they may request it and it doesn't come at a cost

    Username changes out of concern for privacy or typos can be processed for free, a user must contact the admins (@Recoilation, @Takt and @Kyros via a personal conversation in such a case or e-mail us at
    admin@orojackson.com.


    Bounty Point Pricing
    - A Username Change will cost 6000 Bounty Points (e.g KuroNaito -> Ronald)
    - A Username Revert wil cost 3000 Bounty Points (e.g Ronald -> KuroNaito)
    - A Username Shortening will cost 750 Bounty Points (e.g. KuroNaito -> Naito),


    Item Location and Username Cooldown
    These name alterations are all purchasable from the Member Shop. The username will still need to be changed by a team member. The current cooldown for name changes are as follows:

    - First Name Change: Anytime (first 3 months is free)
    - Second Name Change / First Revert: 4 Months (after last purchase)
    - All Other Name Changes/Reverts: 6 Months (after last purchase)

    There is no cooldown for Username Shortens, however as you can only shorten once per unique name, it's not necessary to have one.


    Username Rules and Refunds
    Usernames will follow the rules of the forum, as in, no names that are controversial in nature (certain swear words, controversial topics, mocking of other members) will be approved.

    Refunds will only be awarded if a conclusion can not be met with a name change. If a name that is desired is either taken or unacceptable according to the rules, then the option to pick another name will be given. We'd prefer research be done by the user before requesting a change to avoid such happenings.

    A name that someone changes to or from will be their name - no pre-existing member of Oro Jackson can change to that name unless permission is granted by the names owner. However, we cannot account for new users signing up as a previous name you've had. Think carefully if you want to potentially give up a name or not in case that happens.

    Note: We still need to manually change the usernames ourselves, the automated messages alert us to do so. Any delays with your name change are human error related, so apologies for any delays you may experience!
    Additionally, when you change your name, don't be intimidated by all the team members being invited. This is to alert them that the name change is done. :D

    Regards,
    Recoilation
    Team OJ
     
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    UPDATE [3/06/2017]

    - Username Change will cost 6000 Bounty Points [down from 6500] Implemented
    - Username Revert will cost 3000 Bounty Points [down from 3500] Implemented
    - Username Shortening will cost 750 Bounty Points [down from 1500] Implemented

    Additionally, this has been in place for a while, but due to more powerful servers (Zeus) we process usernames at anytime we can now.
     
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    UPDATE [24/03/2018]

    - Users can now have up to 6 Username Changes in their time on Oro Jackson.
    - Users can revert to Previous Usernames as many times as they like.
    - Updated information on peoples first Name Change - new users have up to 3 months to officially request a name change, free of charge.

    Note: There is still a cooldown between different name changes/reverts. This cooldown has been lowered though.
     
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