MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 5 years ago, translation, In English,

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.

You can change your handle to the new one which wasn't used before by anybody or which was used by you before. Soon, the links like http://codeforces.com/profile/Alex_KPR would automatically redirect to the actual profile.

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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I changed my handle from charzeh to this.

Why still there is charzeh in my country's rating page ?

P.S: And still there is charzeh below my image (in the right side) in my other browser (Google chrome).

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i wanted a handle like "atom" (my name is ayush tomar) but looks like somebody took it and did this SUCH EVIL

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I tried to change my handle from "sa1378" to "Sa1378"

But it said it's in use...But just i use this handle

Why it's not case sensitive ??

But others have capital letters in their handle ...

Can you make it correct please?

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If I get You can't not use this handle (sic!) and this handle is not in use (Can't find such user) does it mean that it was in use?

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    I have the same problem.
    :(

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    You can't not use this handle: it has been used before by other participant what it is? And what should i do?

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Yeah, it seems very interesting!

Thanks, hoping this new handle will make me more lucky :)

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I want my handle to be Mohammad_Yasser . But it says this handle is currently in use because it's the same as my current handle — case insensitive — .

Can't I make it Mohammad_Yasser ?

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Why can't people just choose their desired handle the first time..

edit: I mean, why can't people choose the handle they want when they register >:D

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    If many people have the same Handle then it is very difficult to identify a specific user.

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      lol how can many people have same handle ? xD

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        Many people may have the same choose. If they choose their desired handle then there is ambiguity among users, but we doesn't like ambiguity. That's why Codeforces allow users to choose a Handle that is not in use.

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If a user uses gmail to login what we have to write in password field to change handle

Update I reset my codeforce account password and was able to change the handle which allowed direct login with username and password

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Just changed my handle, Hope I become orange as my avatar color, this year :)

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Just changed my handle, Hope I become red as my jaguar color, this year :)

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why we can't change our handle capital letter to small ?? I want my handle change to SadDaS

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I have been waiting for about 8 months to change my Codeforces Handle.
Now its time to change.

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if i change my handle can i use the old ?.. i changed from Gharebo to Vacom ... can i use Gharebo in new one ?.. and delete it ?..

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I want to change my handle... But I haven't found anything more interesting for me than maths... Even coding, algorithm, acm.... I am learning those for maths.... So this year I give up changing my handle again...I wish Codeforces will attract more coders in the 2015!

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    What about changing it to "mathadorer" if you really adore math that much

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I have changed my handle from emotionless to emotionless.milon. But why still emotionless is remaining as a handle?

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it is very good

as i will change my handle from sabry_ragab to _break

as my name is Sabry Ragab Darwish Break

so i like my grandfather name as it is related to programming

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How to change the handle?

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Hope that this name will be changed next year :P

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    Ha ha. Best of luck on that. :)

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    I sincerely hope you won't need to change it to I_still_dont_have_girlfriend

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I changed my handle from DORAEMON-VODANH become Stupid-Dog but in my submissons still appeard my old handle.
Other person changed their handle in their submissions, why me not ?

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How do I change handle if I use VK for authorization?

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How can I change my Handle?

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My skill changed from zero to hero)))

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I am used to participating in other contests, where you have to wait few days for final results; waiting an hour for results of CF round isn't so bad. I agree even for slower testing after rounds, if we'll have stable working CF during rounds instead:)

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    CF rounds are being popular day by day. Compared to other contests it earned a huge number of contestants and handling this amount isn't that easy. So, we should be satisfied with this site:)