Please Implement A Solution So We Can Change Our User Names. Thank You


#1

Please Implement A Solution So That We Can Change Our User Names. Not Everyone Who Signs Up To Buy Realises that they will end up selling. And those who sell and have only 5 star reviews do not want to delete their accounts and start from scratch. Please care about your users. Thank You


#2
freelancemm said: the way that Fiverr is coded may require a complete overhaul of their database to change user-names
That might be the reason. If you look at their urls, you'll find that they use usernames and Gig titles for subdirectories on their servers.


#3

Then again, people changing their usernames means that they will be able to ‘hide’ if they start to get a bad reputation.


#4

A history can be provided of previous names in a prominent position. “This Fiverr previously did business as” and include a cost for this, something prohibitive but reasonable like 25$. Putting a cap on how often this could be done, such as once a year, would further prevent abuse.



My preference would be a one-time freebie within 30 days of opening account, then once a year with a fee.


#5
ryangillam said: Then again, people changing their usernames means that they will be able to 'hide' if they start to get a bad reputation.
Changing their username would not affect their viewable history, good or bad.


#6

It’s most likely for the purpose of fraud protection in one way or another. So although it may be a good idea for some, chances are someone would exploit it for some kind of purpose or illegitimate gain and with that in mind, I don’t think they will ever be changing it. Another case is very possibly that the way that Fiverr is coded may require a complete overhaul of their database to change user-names without risk of creating bugs and errors.