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Online ID Issues

Created 11/09/2019
3 Replies


I cannot seem to find out why an ID which I would like to switch to is not allowed.

I have tried looking to see if that ID is taken but I cannot find anyone with it. Is the name not allowed for some reason?

ps: I wanted the name navman86 and was just speaking to a friend who wanted CharmingTaintman but cannot get that either


  • WhiteMonkey88


    WhiteMonkey88 11 September, 2019 @ 21:52
    Doesn't seem like anything wrong with either of them for them to not be allowed. But Thery could certainly be taken even you can't find them anywhere. People use the priacy settings on their account and hide it from being searched for. Alternatively, if the user has changed their ID, the old one is still unavailable as it is their ID available for them to change back to at any time. So I'd say it's most likely one of those options. Unfortunately you will just have to use different ID's.
  • NavDcruz


    NavDcruz 11 September, 2019 @ 23:02

    I can understand if they want to keep the account private but i think that it would be really dumb that it keeps the old account for them to change back anytime. I would have hoped that it would say that account is already being used or that it inappropiate.

    As for finding another ID, it sucks because everything else that I'm on has that ID that I would like so it just sucks that my psn is different

  • Phteve-the-Rock 18 September, 2019 @ 11:33

    One of the reasons you cannot find an Online ID is because the account was closed.

    Even if it was closed the Online ID is still reserved for that account and no one will be able to use it again.

    Long story short, choose another Online ID.