Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby MichiganRoadRunner » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:19 pm

YES folks -- you can change your Waze username.
It is explained in this Wiki at https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/FAQ (see #22)
It can only be done in the Waze app as far as I know but when you change it there it changes everywhere, including the forums and chat. And you do not lose any points, messages or anything else. I just did it and it works great.;)
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby usa_sl1dixif » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:57 am

I am trying to figure this out also, the system changed it when I tried to log in to account after loading the app on new phone. i have never used facebook, for this account.
Please advise.
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby blew43 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:35 pm

Is there a way to change username and not loose all favourites and points if I Never used Facebook? Many thx
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:15 pm

FYI to others, this procedure (or similar) is posted to the self-help tool on the Support page. Direct link to the published answer: https://www.waze.com/support/answer?q=14551583
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby usa_5lnx0myb » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:48 pm

davipt wrote:
world_b85zy5cs wrote:Hi

I can confirm that it's, at the moment, impossible for me to change my username to a proper one without loosing my current points.

I'm now on world_b85zy5cs, I would like Sweo, which I use as nick.

When I first installed the app, I connected via Facebook which caused Waze to create this temporary username for me.


If you used facebook, try the following:
- remove the app
- reinstall the app
- on start, click on login and then login with Facebook
- double check it's your account on wazer->my wazer -> age of your account for example
- follow the faq instructions: settings->waze account-> register -> enter new username, pass, nickname and the email address, which can be the one from Facebook, of if you get an error, any other email.
- login into the client with that username
- on the forum, click on the footer on the "clear all cookies" and login with the new account.

The trick is to start from scratch, login with Facebook to regain the world_account, and *then* create the real account.


Just wanted to add that this finally worked for me. I have tried all the other suggestions.
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby mybigred2 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Worked for me, thanks!
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby shougoamakusa1 » Mon May 20, 2013 1:36 am

Hello I am old world_5aeuq7zx and as you can see this is my brand new username :-) thank you very much for your help I really appreciated it, I lost email data here in the forum but I could afford that.

Regards.
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby jasonh300 » Mon May 20, 2013 12:09 am

world_5aeuq7zx wrote:Ok, I'm following the instructions, but I have a doubt:

"- follow the faq instructions: settings->waze account-> register -> enter new username, pass, nickname and the email address, which can be the one from Facebook, of if you get an error, any other email.
- login into the client with that username
- on the forum, click on the footer on the "clear all cookies" and login with the new account."

Ok, I logged in again with facebook then entered the new username, pass and nickname; but in the next step which account I have to use for logging in the forum and clear all cookies? The new one I just created or the oldie world one I had it??? I think in the final step I must use the new one, but in the previous step it is not crystal clear. Could you help me?

Thanks and regards.


Once you've gone through all the steps, you have to log into the editor and the forums using the new username/password. It *should* work.
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby world_5aeuq7zx » Sun May 19, 2013 11:29 pm

Ok, I'm following the instructions, but I have a doubt:

"- follow the faq instructions: settings->waze account-> register -> enter new username, pass, nickname and the email address, which can be the one from Facebook, of if you get an error, any other email.
- login into the client with that username
- on the forum, click on the footer on the "clear all cookies" and login with the new account."

Ok, I logged in again with facebook then entered the new username, pass and nickname; but in the next step which account I have to use for logging in the forum and clear all cookies? The new one I just created or the oldie world one I had it??? I think in the final step I must use the new one, but in the previous step it is not crystal clear. Could you help me?

Thanks and regards.
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Re: Many users with names like world_xxxxxxxx

Postby sjam613 » Mon May 13, 2013 5:48 pm

Thank you! That other user name was driving me crazy!
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