This forum post is a few years out of date I guess, but I guess it’s better late than never.
My original account ‘GnomeSlice’ was taken over by someone else a few years ago, and I had to make a new one. I don’t know if someone hacked it, or even if I gave it to a friend for temporary safekeeping before going away (which, now that I think about it, actually might have been the case, unfortunately), but I’d really like the name back…
The password is changed, and the email address I probably used when creating the account is no longer accessible by me (my family had custom addresses that we’ve since shut down because there are tons of free alternatives now). I MIGHT be able to regain access to it temporarily but I doubt it, which is very unfortunate and I suspect ruins my chances for retrieving my name. =[
A particular shout on the users page indicates that the person using it now (but not using it very frequently) was once using a different account, and I’m pretty sure said account was a friend of mine on the site. This other account was created a month AFTER mine, if that lends any credence to this. I know I contacted a site admin once in the past, but I didn’t really present any useful information and so no action was taken.
Is there ANYTHING I can do to get the name back? Alternatively, can I get someone to send him an email or something and ask him if he knows anything about it?