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Sep 21, 2023

Can I change my user name?

Will it cause any problems if I change my user name? The only reason I want to change it is because when I write reviews I think it looks like they are all in Saitama! Because the Saitama is more prominent than the actual location. And seen as I write about other prefectures than Saitama it might be less confusing if I change my user name. I probably should have done it years ago! Photo just for aesthetics!

BigfamJapan

BigfamJapan

Former nickname was "Saitama". Changed it to save confusion on place review posts! Irish, 20+ years in Japan! I also write on my personal website: insaitama.com

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  • genkidesu

    on Sep 21

    I don't think it should impact anything! You can do it here: https://www.city-cost.com/mypage/profile and as long as it fits their character requirements you should be good to go.

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  • City-Cost

    on Sep 21

    From a technical / system standpoint it's no problem!

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  • BigfamJapan

    on Sep 21

    @City-Cost @genkidesu thank you. I was worried it might start me from zero again! As long as I still get my points, all is well :D

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  • genkidesu

    on Sep 22

    @BigfamJapan I like the new name!!

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  • TonetoEdo

    on Oct 6

    Good to know we can change our user names. Mine is geographic, too, based on my location between the Tone and Edo Rivers. Occasionally, I've changed the profile image with no bother.

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