Can't change username to non existing profile

Hi!

I would like to change my username to Coool, but can’t because username already used. But profile page don’t exist for Coool - https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/u/Coool. Is it possible to get it?

Thanks.

Hi C0ool,

Unfortunately, no. It seems to be in use already.

Why profile page don’t exists? Maybe existing Coool profile is my old profile linked to download (suns) inbox.lv? But I could not retrieve old account with that e-mail.

As I have no idea why, I would presume that either they have a central database of profiles and this username is taken no on the forum but in another service. Another guess was that the account has been deleted and this is to prevent inheriting someone else’s login. The latter is true in some social media, eg reddit, where username is pretty prominent.