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May 10, 2013 09:39 AM

Name change

How can I change my posting name or "screen name" to something else?

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  1. Changing your username is not an option, unfortunately, so you'll have to register a new ID. You will lose your posting history (though the posts themselves will remain under the old ID), favorites, etc, and start from scratch if you register a new username.

    Only one username can be registered per email address, so if you want to switch usernames, you will either have to use a different email address, or, if you don't have one, let us know at, and we can work some magic on the back end to free up this address for you.

    If you decide to go with registering with a different email, please let us know when you're done so we can deactivate this account, as having two active accounts isn't permitted.

    4 Replies
    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      Ah, thank you. If you could change my username to Translucent, it would be greatly appreciated. I only have one email address that I'm aware of. Can you? Thanks very much.

      1. re: Lisa Davidson

        We can't change your name, either. We have deactivated your current account and freed up the email address, so you can re-register. (We'll send you this message by email, as well.)

      2. re: The Chowhound Team

        Hi I'd like to have my email freed up for a new registration. Waiting for the magic to happen...

        1. re: babybellyfat

          I think you need to email the mods at in order to make that happen...