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Removing Past/Old Minecraft Account Names

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    Please, please, this needs to be a thing. It is really strange that third-party sites can access your past user data. People change usernames for a reason, previous username data shouldn't be accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

    This post has been up for nearly a year. In my opinion, this borders on a security/personal data issue. I know Mojang staff is a relatively small crew with a lot to do, but there are lots of good reasons that people would hide their past user data, and that should be respected/honored as soon as possible.

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    yes, i think minecraft should deleted username history for easy 
    not requirement personal information

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    I 1000% agree
    When I first got minecraft I used my full name for my gamertag and due to things that I plan to do in the future having my full name out there wasn’t really part of the plan…
    Ig I’ll just buy a new account
    Bye hypixel level

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    Mojang, PLEASE add this. Other platforms like steam have username history, but also an option to clear it. It could just simply be an option to clear past names or your entire username history.

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    are the people from mojang reading these comments?

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    It would be nice to have the option to either hide them (something similar to NameMC's option to hide past skins on your profile?) or even get rid of them completely so only your current can be viewed.

    I just don't understand what purpose it serves to view everyone's name history when the UUID remains the same. Changing your name won't change your status on servers or anything, and as long as UUIDs are still public, you couldn't get around bans without getting a new account.

    I personally don't see any drawbacks for something  like this...

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    pleeeeease mojang make this happen

    i just want to let my old me be forgotten but every time i go to my namemc profile and people can see old videos of me through my old name 

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    100% agree. This needs to be a feature. It is a privacy violation that third party apps and any users can dig through old names. There should at the very least be an opt out feature so that you can stop your names from being served by Mojang's API.

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    There should be an option to hide old names at least. I don't want people to see my cringy past. Please Mojang. 

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    Eu concordo, isso seria essencial para remover seu passado obscuro do jogo, por mais limitado que pudesse ser o uso, poderia ser bem útil. 

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    my old username has my real name and they wont remove it after ive sent in 3 request

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    just get automatic responses with no intel on anything to remove it

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    My old account was created many years ago and now I have grown older and have found out you could see and find all my information through the names of that account and therefore I write this because I want to be kept anonymous and secure
    
    Account: Grebirf
    
    New account: Bar0n_1
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    please please please please please please please please 

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    Mojang should really add this. We should be able to remove any username, not just ones with personal information in it, and it's not very practical to contact Mojang Support just to have a sensitive username removed. It would be much simpler and better to just choose what usernames you want to remove in your account settings. Also, it's not really that bad of a thing, because all accounts are attached to an unchangeable UUID, so it's not like people can cover themselves up from a ban or something similar.

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    Account username history has been public since the name-change feature was added in 2015. Unfortunately, there are many issues that result from exposing this information to API queries.

    In particular, people can use it to trace down account owners (for example, they might do this if somebody want to and purchase an account with a ‘cool’ username, or try and obtain the account through more nefarious means).

    Currently only usernames that meet certain criteria can be removed via support requests. They define personally-identifiable information as full names or addresses.

    However:

    • the criteria is insufficient: the previous username could have been somebody’s online alias, not specific to Minecraft, and used to sign up to other services in the past. This is especially the case for children/teens who don’t necessarily take many online precautions. The username can be cross-referenced with previous data breaches; some databases explicitly provide a ‘username search’ feature (It's been used on me).
    • Support are uncompromising: even if presented with evidence someone is being contacted, they only remove it if it falls within their rigid guidelines.
    • It is often extremely difficult to get through to Support, even for valid requests.

      It could be obscured by default, with an option to toggle on. Otherwise it will continue to affect the privacy of the player base (largely consisting of children). People have been called up, harassed and hacked in the past following unsuccessful Support appeals.
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    I have many ridiculous name history, and I don’t wanna buy a new mc account just to have better usernames. This feature can really be useful, and since we BOUGHT the Minecraft account with our money, I believe we should have the right to remove our username history.

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    this, absolutely. i'm always afraid of playing with online friends, since they can easily look up my user and find my real name in my old usernames. I just want it to be private :(

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    I, too, 100% agree with this. We changed our usernames for a reason. Why does Mojang have it a way for them to still be visible?

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    I have a ton of minecraft names i regret making. I would really like to delete all of them and have a name i think both fit and sound good. Really liked this idea. Yours truly: A guy with way to many usernames.

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    please add this feature in minecraft please mojang!!!!

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    At least clear everyone's name history, every 5 to 10 years.

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    please please add this feature please

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    please mojan please, i need this please i beg you!!! please please

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    A lot of players would benefit from this, including myself. I would love this to be implemented sometime in the future.

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    Hello!
    I very much agree.
    I got Minecraft since I was young. I had put my real name. After I learned more about the internet and years came by, I was so embarrassed looking at my name history because people can make fun of my real name or more. Luckily people haven't seen my name on NameMC yet but it still is embarrassing.
    This name history literally ruins privacy. At least, just make it a option or a ability to delete some names.
    Please Mojang!
    - Apple26j

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    I don't see the point in name history, especially after migrating accounts. This needs to be removed.

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    I once used my real name and surname for the nickname ( I was young ) The fun part is if you put my real name and surname in google you will know everything about me ( basically microsoft approves doxing )

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    soo any updates

     

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    why isn't this thing available yet? what is it so difficult to understand? Let's say you have a familiar's name as your nickname because when you were younger/minor you decided it'd be a good idea, nowadays you're doomed with embarrasse and the chance of being doxed with people trying to find where you're from, where you live, getting information from you, trying to find you or your familiars on social media, in exchange of what ? what is the point of having this history nickname and from a third party site, like what does it have to do with this, mind your business brother 💀. please fix this, no need for all this