### MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 6 years ago, translation, ,

Hurry! Only until the 10th of January, you can change your handle! Note that it will be possible to roll back the changes or change the handle again only after a year.

Talking about handles I always reminisce the following story. Once a user wrote me the message: "Please change my handle from I_love_Valya to I_love_Sveta, as I no longer love Valya ..."

Happy New Year!

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 » 6 years ago, # |   -130 Damn! I tried changing my handle and now it's not changng back!.... i am screwed ! .. I want my old handle back!... HELP
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +52 lol
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +24 Actually I've changed my handle in 2013 in the first 10 days of the year, and now it seems that I succeed changing it again.So you will just have to wait until next year (lol) :D
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   -15 your handle is so funny now "tamatar(tomato)", didn't you find some other name to try , hahaha..mast banda hai yaar tu lol xD.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 yeeee
 » 6 years ago, # |   +161 I searched the handle "I_love_Sveta" just now，but find nothing. :)
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +438 then i guess he no longer love Sveta :p
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +69 I fell in love with her again.
•  » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +151 Bitch!
 » 6 years ago, # |   +3 What a sweet, thoughtful and humanized function it is!
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +150 Can I change my rating instead of handle :D
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +23 Epic demand. :D :D
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   -8 yup... we would all love that...
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +6 can we flip our profile with one Red Coder.. We <---> Red Coder.Red Coder becomes Green.... :): :) :)
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +5 That magic really happened this year!
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 :P
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +87 Of course!!! Right here
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +11 That was my comment last year and no answer yet :D http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/6290#comment-116837
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 :P
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +74 Was the only reason of that comment to show us your handle :D?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -13
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 I like codeforces.com due to these kind of facilities ... nice new year gift to all..
 » 6 years ago, # |   +3 I was really waiting for it.
 » 6 years ago, # |   +9 So good! Each year a new name.I want to change my name to tourist, it will change the rating? :))))))))
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +46 Change yourself to tourist , not your handle ! It will change your rating , I am sure :) !
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -8 Nice! I will train more...
 » 6 years ago, # |   -9 forever_alone :D
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -34 I have a duplicate accounts with handle "tongcx" and "cornell2011". Now I want to let "cornell2011" to use handle "tongcx". I have changed "tongcx" account to something else, but the system still doesn't allow me to change "Cornell2011" to "tongcx". Is there anyway around this?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   -21 I have same problem, I didn't even participate in any contest with other account but I can't change my name to that account although I changed the name of that one. Can someone fix it here?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +109 It is violation of Codeforces rules to have more than one account.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +20 So is it possible to delete the other account?
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Well, that was when I didn't know that rule and even I didn't submit a code with that account. I don't really care if you delete that account. I really want that name
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -11 Deleting an account or changing the name to another account might sound a bit cheating. Let's say, one has two accounts and prefers the name of one account but another account has better statistics/rating. So he just wanna change the name in the end of the year. Does it sound cheating?
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 I don't see why. You still need to perform well to earn the statistics.
•  » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 No offence! If that's the case, why don't you just keep using the account with the name you want?
•  » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 The reason is that I registered account two years ago and I forget about it.
 » 6 years ago, # |   +5 After I have changed my handle, will my friends still see me in their friend list?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +40 Yes. But they have to think a while, who you are :P.
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 Where we can change our handle?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +5 You can follow these instructions. http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/6302
 » 6 years ago, # |   +21 haha,the stroy is really funny. codeforces is really a nice place with so many features and keep updating
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 5 →   0 Excuse me, i have a question.I've change my handle,but my last handle profile is still there.So, is that means --> my last handle is always in use before 10th (so anyone couldn't change to it ) ?Thank you very much! wish someone to explain it to me.upd1:I mean swap two handles must cost 2 years Or Never ?upd2:i've solved the problem.
 » 6 years ago, # |   +14 Can two people swap their usernames?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +6 No，because you can only change your handle once
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +81 That's not too big of a problem. It just takes 2 years to do :D
•  » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +20 Actually one full year is enough
•  » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Doh, come on even here ?XDhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-by-one_error
•  » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +14 It's 2 years worst-case. If 2 people decide to swap handles on 11th Jan. We should most importantly consider worst case, as programmers :DAnd actually, it's 2 years minus 10 days, to be precise :D
•  » » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Well, if the worst case is considered you must not leave out death...A kind of Run-Life error :D
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -23 i love my current handle! no way will i change it!! :D
 » 6 years ago, # |   -14 lol :p
 » 6 years ago, # |   +84 I just change my handle to I_love_Coding. May be the next year I will change it to I_Love_Debugging! haha
 » 6 years ago, # |   -14 How do I change my handle?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +5 Thanks, I love Coding!
 » 6 years ago, # |   -10 wow....mike ur so good
 » 6 years ago, # |   -8 as I no longer love Valya ..
 » 6 years ago, # |   +14 I want to change my handle to uppercase letters, what should I do?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 handle is case insensitive, so -as far as i know- you can't do it.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +4 It's only case insensitive in some situations, like when you're logging in. Still, it's shown as case sensitive, so that should be possible.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +1 You need change it now to anything else, and wait a year to change it back to uppercase
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 :( It is too long for me.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +5 I guess, you can change your handle to uppercase letters and add an underscore at the end, then next year change your handle to one without underscore.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +1 i've posted , and asked stuff of codeforces to do so and they did change it from fazel to the stylish :D Fazeli wana thank them again here ~~~~~ THANK YOU ~~~~~
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Who did you ask ? :)
 » 6 years ago, # |   +6 I want my own handle with just CAPITAL 'F' (Fazel instead of fazel) even though Fazel handle is free right now it gives me an error about this name is already taken(its cause is my handle in lower case) what should i do know??? give my gift miky , Fazel instead of fazel
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 hey i see u got ur gift. can u tell us how u managed to do this?
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 i have just asked here , and today my email notifier poped up and it told me that u have a comment , when i checked my comment i saw u are asking me how this happened
•  » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +9 so ur handle changed from fazel to Fazel, and u weren't even aware of it until now? o.O
•  » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +10 yes but thanking to u i'm aware now :D
•  » » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +1 haha no problem. :) but we need to figure out how it happened. :P
•  » » » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +25 OH yes , i've found out at last , Santa Clause did that to me :D
•  » » » » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +8 i think some of stuff of codeforces saw and helped ,cause normally its impossible. Thank U {someone i don't know} for ur Gift ,u made me happy, so God make u happy this year
•  » » » » » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +13 I think that MikeMirzayanov was so honored and flattered to see such a polite request "give my gift miky" and made you a favour.
•  » » » » » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +6 Swistakk : chance of a little boy for getting better gift in Christmas is far beyond a polite person. by the way if he didn't feel good ,he would get angry about it and change my handle to something like Swistakk or something else ( ;) don't get mad , please, this was just a kidding )
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 why everyone is submitting when STATUS is full?
 » 6 years ago, # |   +2 if someone change his handle , can i take that handle ? when ?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Yes, but you have to wait for one year!
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 Sounds good ...
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -23 OK, never mind. Keep my gift :'(
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 When is the next contest going to be? Div 2.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +7 Well, today there is a contest on topcoder
 » 6 years ago, # |   -20 YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSsssssss
 » 6 years ago, # |   +58 Now peter50216 becomes 0O0o00OO0Oo0o0Oo, what a cool name! (remembering 50216 is not an easy thing, but remembering the new handle is much harder)
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +13 It has shocked me on the Top rated just now.. Very funny ID(LOL
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +3 O_oI had a problem with peter, not 50216. It's too ambiguous :D
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 And tmt514 became http://codeforces.com/profile/OoO000oOOOoOooOo :P. I wonder if someone just trolled them or they thought that this will be a funny joke xd? Both possibilities seems improbable :P.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +1 It will be nice, if peter50216 & tmt514 can tell us how to remember their new handles ? or how they are going to remember it ? What is the story behind such handles ?One thing is sure, these handles look nice and stand separate from any other handles.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +3 If we find out that they aren't competing in CF anymore, we'll know the reason :D
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +7 I see 3 alternatives: they want to exercise their memory. they have a .txt file with their handles. they have a tatoo. Additionally, peter50216 can just copy-paste it from Codeforces site, since he's on the top 10.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +50 In fact, I usually use "Login with Gmail", so I don't have to remember my own handle :DAbout tmt514's handle: OoO000 oOOOoOooOo TmT514 123 5 8 
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Just came to know that old link is working as well. Will it work after Jan 10 ?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +14 Actually he does not need to remember this new handle, he just see it on the Top rated.
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 When will be the next contest (Div 2) ?
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   -34 next codeforces contest will be held in 12 january,but: January 12 – arrival and registration of the participants on 10th International Zhautykov Olympiad.
 » 4 years ago, # |   +2 Could you please open changing handles again?
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +19 I cannot feel any Christmas smell outside yet.
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 does it have to be xmas? :D :D
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 Yes, it looks pretty much like an X-mas tradition.
 » 3 years ago, # |   0 How can I change my handle? please tell the procedure
•  » » 3 years ago, # ^ |   +14 Wait for the New Year. Select the option "change handle" in your profile settings. (not kidding)
•  » » » 3 years ago, # ^ |   0 Thanks a lot! :)
•  » » 3 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 I have spent half an hour trying to change my handle then I looked at the post's release date...IT'S 3 YEARS OLD.Why would you revive a dead post why ???
•  » » » 3 years ago, # ^ |   0 I had noticed that the post was 3 years old but somebody had changed their handle just a few months before, so I got curious. By the way for that "why?" two times I would answer because MELODY IS VERY CHOCOLATY... :p
 » 23 months ago, # |   +32 Will there be option of handle change this year?
 » 23 months ago, # |   +16 could we change our handel this year?