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Oct 31 2013
By: ll-VADOR-ll First Son 1 posts
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Gamertags no longer in use

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When will PSN allow people to use gamertags that have not been used in over 4 years people create gamertags and never use them and then people can get them so they are lost in space.  What are they doing about that and when will we know.

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Re: Gamertags no longer in use

Oct 31, 2013

PSN ID's will not be deleted. Just because someone hasn't logged in for 4 years doesn't mean they won't come back

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Oct 31, 2013
They ought to "expire" after a certain point.
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Big Daddy
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Oct 31, 2013

The last time any tech company, especially an email service, had cleared out all inactive accounts/users..... that I know of in recent memory, was Yahoo.... and it took roughly 15 years for that to happen and even then, it took 1 year before the job was complete.


Its not that simple as going to a database and sorting by last login timestamp and then select all from the beginning of the network and end at a specific cut-off date and hit delete....

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Oct 31, 2013

it would be nice or at least to change display name....so many names are taken, and now im sure everyone has a few accounts and would like to change at least one of them...people change alot over 6 years...and i know many people that regret theres but dont want to lose their trophies and save files, and purchases, etc

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