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Sun, Nov 20, 2022 9:14 AM

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User ID

Hello, I have an old profile on IMDB. For a long time I could not access it. I started a new profile.

I recently remembered my password and logged into my old profile and now I want to delete the new profile and sit with my old one. I changed the ID of the new profile to a different one because I want to use that particular ID on my old page and no other. All of my social networks are tied to this nickname. This nickname is mine and no one else's.

When I try to enter this ID on my old profile, the system writes that this User ID you entered has already been taken, but this ID is no longer used in my new profile. How do I get the ID I need?

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18 days ago

Hi, foxypanda09. Welcome to the forum of/for IMDb Community! Based upon answers given by the IMDb staff to similar questions before on this forum, you're probably stuck with this situation. This policy behind this probably needs to be updated to account for scenarios like yours.

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@jeorj_euler​ absolutely! I don't need this profile without my nickname at all. I'll achieve this directly through technical support.

Sally

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17 days ago

Hello there Alina,

 


Please note that if a User ID has been used by any account, it cannot be used again or by another account, regardless of whether the original account has been deleted.

 

 The reasoning behind this policy is that you wouldn't want anyone to use a past User ID of yours, as they would possibly be able to imitate you.

 

Thank you for understanding.

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@Sally​ you didn't help me at all. Thank you.

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We need an account merging feature. However, even with that, some people might still make the mistake of deleting an account before thinking about merging it with another.