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can ur username ever change for a valid reason? - Mon Feb 21, 2011, 03:08 PM
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i have a questions for some of the most tenure online poker player, will stars ever allow u to change ur username for a valid reason, i know security measures are in place due to muti-accounting, but if you send in proof of id to verify identity , will they allow it..tx in advance
 
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Mon Feb 21, 2011, 03:43 PM
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i don't think they will ever allow you to change your name. what "valid" reason could you possibly have?
 
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Mon Feb 21, 2011, 04:08 PM
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I very much doubt it. But I don't know of anyone that's ever tried. I suppose it's possible, but I'm sure you would have to have a very good reason.
 
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?? - Mon Feb 21, 2011, 04:30 PM
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I asked them last year this ??-as a hypothetical- as someone bet me they could- and had changed there name- turns out he had only opened another account- not changed names-- paid me though- but the answer is no never nadda----this was their answer=


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Mon Feb 21, 2011, 04:35 PM
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thanks for the replies..i will have to deal with it..
 
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Mon Feb 21, 2011, 06:11 PM
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Some people have been able to change their names but is very rare.
Say you used your actual name as your SN,then you have a reasonable cause to change it.

I tried to get it changed when some turkey opened a novelty condom site with my SN and they wouldnt bite.
 
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Mon Feb 21, 2011, 06:45 PM
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now thats funny.... and those condoms stink
 
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Mon Feb 21, 2011, 10:03 PM
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I know for a fact they will do it. I was in the warmup a few weeks back and tried to look up a pso member. Showed they were below 1525 in previous month so I sent a question to support about it. The answer was that the player was allowed to change his name (no reason given) and that score was wrong one for him.
 
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Mon Feb 21, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyrubberz View Post
Some people have been able to change their names but is very rare.
Say you used your actual name as your SN,then you have a reasonable cause to change it.

I tried to get it changed when some turkey opened a novelty condom site with my SN and they wouldnt bite.
You're welcome.
 
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Mon Feb 21, 2011, 10:21 PM
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On the 2plus2 poker forum you can read of one shark who changed his name because some peeps found it offensive.

His nic was 'I Hate Juice'

Think about it........

(Is ssuglia can prove his nic means smegma in Farsi then he may have a shot)
 
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??? - Tue Feb 22, 2011, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Ace King 61 View Post
I know for a fact they will do it. I was in the warmup a few weeks back and tried to look up a pso member. Showed they were below 1525 in previous month so I sent a question to support about it. The answer was that the player was allowed to change his name (no reason given) and that score was wrong one for him.
please copy and paste email in here-===========
 
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?? - Tue Feb 22, 2011, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by RedLetterman View Post
On the 2plus2 poker forum you can read of one shark who changed his name because some peeps found it offensive.

His nic was 'I Hate Juice'

Think about it........

(Is ssuglia can prove his nic means smegma in Farsi then he may have a shot)

this was on full tilt apparently- not pokerstars
 
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?? - Wed Feb 23, 2011, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Ace King 61 View Post
I know for a fact they will do it. I was in the warmup a few weeks back and tried to look up a pso member. Showed they were below 1525 in previous month so I sent a question to support about it. The answer was that the player was allowed to change his name (no reason given) and that score was wrong one for him.
So, after 4 or 5 emails back and forth- support finally said that name changes are allowed- but would not tell me under what circumstances this is allowed- due to " privacy issues" so idk.. gl---
 

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