There’s been a request for being able to take already taken usernames in the past, but I don’t want to necrobump it.
It’s pretty obvious why this feature would be appreciated - old accounts that have very little playtime serve basically no purpose and people have very likely forgotten about those accounts from nearly 10 years ago and the good, shorter and nicer names can’t be used.
A good example of that is myself - I use the name Lightlim on pretty much everything. My Roblox username would be Lightlim, if it wasn’t taken a year ago and not used since (https://www.roblox.com/users/152827596/profile). This led to a few complications, like how searching Lightlim into google gets you a lot of my accounts on other websites except Roblox, but searching Lightlimn only shows my Roblox one since it’s ever so slightly different and changing my name to other combinations but looking the same won’t help. Other issues too, like just making things slightly more complicated than they need to be for linking accounts together, just because someone took the name once.
There could be a few solutions to this problem:
One solution could be wiping the usernames of old accounts or accounts with little to no playtime that haven’t logged in for a long time, and that don’t have 2-step authentication (would probably send an email to the owner telling them to log in or something to prevent it). I don’t really know what’d happen if it did wipe or how, usernames would probably just get sniped again. Maybe not the best solution.
Another solution which is similar to the first one - when someone requests to change username to a username which is already taken, some automatic checks could happen to find the last login, check 2-step, playtime etc. and if it’s good to take, then maybe it’d cost more robux or the same amount.
I don’t really know how it’d be done, but it would be something myself and a lot of other people would really like. Especially for having the same username on a lot of games and platforms this would be handy considering this is the main website I use, I’d like it to be in the same search results as all of my other accounts.
Also sorry if this sounded somewhat bitter, it’s just one little thing that I find really annoying.
Edit: How about a poll?
- The username I want is taken by an inactive user
- The username I want is taken by an active user
- I’m happy with my current username