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  1. gender transition is not as clean cut as some of you have made it out to be, the trans people i know actually used female avatars before they transitioned as they were experimenting with ideas so itd just be matching the name to the persona which had already emerged. also many items (in my inventory at least) are unisex, so i still consider this money lost. but yes, it was an emotional response moreso than a logical one at the time. regardless, thank you all for your responses!

    im not very immersed in secondlife culture so im coming very much from a place of trying to get new modern features and accessibility, potentially for interest from a new generation. as well, i know a few different people personally distressed by inability to change their username regardless of gender dysphoria so very glad to learn it is intended to be implemented. i still need to learn how to use the JIRA/bug report system and look at whats been stated before i make my suggestion directly.

    personally i like my username being a single word, i would love to see the 'Resident' suffix dropped for those who received one word usernames though. it takes me out of it to see 'rajahni Resident' inworld, even moreso with the variation of caps. it also might be nice to get an option for people to freely fix the capitalization in their usernames for no charge (personally i like all lowercase but i think some people regret it haha), ive seen multiple games and social medias offer this as well.

    as for the shared inventory, that is something i would personally love. i am the type of person who doesnt multi-account because i like keeping everything i paid for. surprise, i am poor! but seriously i am just not used to treating purchases this way, i like to hold onto everything so that when the time arises i can use it. it would give me more incentive to toy with different characters if i didnt have to repeatedly buy the same items. and just because something is in your inventory to call upon at your whims, doesnt mean you really have to afterall. :]

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Cindy Evanier said:

    As far as I know feature requests are to be filed here https://jira.secondlife.com/secure/Dashboard.jspa?

    and following from this work is being done on the ability to change names.  There are a few posts on these changes around the forums.  It is happening but no details, timescale or cost yet


    thank you very much! i wasnt aware of this. ill be reading more into it and keeping up to date on it it now. :) ill alert my friends as well. ill try to submit my ideas through this if it doesnt seem like theyve been suggested there before.

  3. 12 minutes ago, Ethan Paslong said:

    if you want a official response you'r at the wrong place, this is a public forum.

    Lindens rarely come here, and if they do it's even more rare for such specific questions that would need such change in programming.

    If you want to pay for it... what's the difference in costs for making a new account? you could start allover, no history, totally fresh.

    thanks for letting me know they dont check here regularly, but this doesn't help me unfortunately. the difference is the amount id be paying for a name change vs. the amount i'd be losing in items that i already paid for (not to mention the hassle of repurchasing everything). i've spent quite a bit on this account and i'd like to keep my inventory. do you know a better way to get in contact with them? i'm willing to forward this to them as i feel it's important and would really like to get in touch. regardless i think a forum post is useful because it allows me to get in touch with others who are having similar issues so that we can have an open discussion about it.

  4. hello, i am new to the community forums so forgive me if this has been stated before (i searched beforehand to no avail but i may be missing something) and also if this is incorrect placement please feel free to move this thread!

    i've been a member of secondlife for over 10 years and had a few different accounts, with the changes and whatnot happening i decided now would be a good time to come back. one of the main issues i've had for awhile now with secondlife is the fact that you cannot change your username. i know im not the only one who thinks this, i was recently talking to my girlfriend about it too. it forces people to commit to old usernames because most of the items which have real money spent on them are non transferable. this is especially a problem for people who realize theyd now rather be anonymous, or (if you'll bear with my social justice-ness) for people who transitioned gender and no longer want a name associated with their old one. or just for people who no longer feel connected to it for whatever reason.

    so im not looking for an answer to a question as much as im looking for a response/action taken from the linden team. my recommendation is that you put a time limit on it, deviantart recently did this so that you can only change your username once every 6 months. this would prevent people changing their identity too rapidly, you could also have old usernames push through to new ones to prevent confusion in those looking for old members (and prevent impersonation in some cases), again something which deviantart did. username changes are considered a basic feature offered by most modern game and social media interfaces and would be in linden labs best interest business-wise. please let us change our usernames! i know it would be a lot of work but some of us would gladly pay money for it. thank you!

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