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拿回已经被抢注的 GitHub 用户名

ID 跟别人重复是一件非常尴尬的事情。尤其是当你想出一个自认为“绝妙”的 ID ,然而却被别人捷足先登的时候。但 GitHub 的 Name Squatting Policy 允许 inactive 的用户名被收回,然后重新被注册。

几年注册 GitHub 的时候,发现 @rocka 这个用户名被注册了,虽然很失望,但是也只能放弃这个念想。再仔细看一下那个用户的主页,虽然注册时间很早(2011 年),但是没有一个 Commit 、 Repository ,甚至连一个 Following 都没有。

rocka's previous owner

哇,说不定我能拿回 @rocka 呢,于是赶快 Contact a human

Hi,

I'm enquiring about whether username rocka can be released? The user who has registered that username doesn't look to have any activity. Seeing as I own the domain `rocka.me` and [npm account](https://www.npmjs.com/~rocka).

Would just like to know whether this would be possible.

Regards, Rocka

很快,大约过了不到 10 分钟,邮箱里就收到了回复:

Hey Rocka,

You are in luck — we have classified the Rocka account as inactive and released the username for you to claim, as per our Name Squatting Policy:

https://help.github.com/articles/name-squatting-policy

Be quick, as the username is now publicly available!

https://help.github.com/articles/changing-your-github-username

Thanks,

Jacqui

哇,简直喜出望外。于是把自己的 username 改成了 rocka ,新建一个 Organization @Rocket1184 ,然后把一些老旧的仓库 Transfer 过去,哈哈哈,我重新做人啦~


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