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15 Oct 2010
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Ok so yesterday I was creating my account over psn and I tried some names and many of them were available but I just went on and picked this one.

 

Today I went on to create an accont for my brother and the names that were available yesterday were now already taken. I then started to write several names and I wrote down the ones that were available for use, went back to the XMB and went on to sign up to psn again and what did it happen? All the accounts that were available just a few minutes ago were now taken and this happens to all the names that are available (when you try them). Why's that? :smileysad:

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because lots of people r signing up to playstation network u have to b quick lol
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Millions of other people around the world with similar ideas?
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The strange thing is that it happens with all the accounts that are available, gone in a few minutes. Sorry but I don't believe it. :\

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i just posted this in the psn+ wish list thread, it be nice to have the chance to change your online name, especially if you have loads of online profiles/trophies.

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compter says no
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ytevo79 wrote:
Millions of other people around the world with similar ideas?

 

Either that or st0rmbr1nger's been banned again!

 

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Sony could easy find a away you change your psn name, maybe for a small cost or something???
Doubt it will ever happen though.
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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.

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hey hey

names arent unique enough.

its amazing how sheeplike people are when choosing their online names.
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I thought my name was unique but there are other PinPin's out there ;(
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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. ;)

 

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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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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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. ;)

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I believe it's a timelock as mentioned earlier.
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stevewhu wrote:
Sony could easy find a away you change your psn name, maybe for a small cost or something???
Doubt it will ever happen though.

 

It is probable that it is not even possible on PSN due to it not being thought about during its construction.

 

 

 

With Xbox Live on the 360 it was a launch feature that was thought about well before release of any games.

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