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Re: PSN Names Already Taken - Please help

hey hey

names arent unique enough.

its amazing how sheeplike people are when choosing their online names.
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Re: PSN Names Already Taken - Please help

I thought my name was unique but there are other PinPin's out there ;(
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Re: PSN Names Already Taken - Please help

 


thecabbage escreveu:

if its any consolation, I think you opted for a great one mate! 

 

Usually when people can't have what they want they just add a bunch of numbers on the end.


 

 

Thanks man. :smileywink:

 

Also, if i try to add or pm those names it's says that they are unavailable and when I try to take them (when creating an account) it says that they are already taken... I think there's a problem here...

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It's a shame that people can't get the name they want when others make a new account every month, one thing i've seen alot of lately is people with Xx(Name here)xX.  Probabaly just because the name they want is taken so they add a few X's at the start and end of the name.

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thecabbage wrote:

if its any consolation, I think you opted for a great one mate! 

 

Usually when people can't have what they want they just add a bunch of numbers on the end.


 

look what i got stuck with :/ regret this name much lol.

 

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Re: PSN Names Already Taken - Please help

Or just name suggestions of ones available would be good
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Ok so today I went on and tried the same names that were supposely taken just a few days ago and they are now available. Seriously? Like I said there is a problem here, everytime you enter a psn name and it says it's available but you choose to pick another one, that name will be unavailable for a few days...

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Re: PSN Names Already Taken - Please help

It's probably just saving them for you in the time being that when it say's it's available and the the time it takes for you to pick one and move on with the Account Creation process, by saving it it won't let someone choose that name before you've had the chance to pick it and confirm.

 

Kind of the only reason i can think of that makes some sense. Whether it's right or not i don't know....but think of it like a Cookie (with web browsers...not an actual cookie, that would be silly).

 

But instead of it reserving the name for a few minutes (so you can pick it and confirm) it probably holds it for a lot longer. So to everyone else, it is unavailable as it has been reserved (but as of yet not taken).

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LB270990 wrote:

 


thecabbage wrote:

if its any consolation, I think you opted for a great one mate! 

 

Usually when people can't have what they want they just add a bunch of numbers on the end.


 

look what i got stuck with :/ regret this name much lol.

 


 

 

Initials and D.O.B? Never really a good idea, TBH.

 

As the reply above states, it is most likely just a timelock on the names to avoid other people sneaking in and grabbing them while you fill out the details etc. They're just allowing for really slow typers. :smileywink:



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I believe it's a timelock as mentioned earlier.
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