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Username change

Postby elusive » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:37 am

Can i change my username. Edit account settings doesnt have the option but mentions re entering ypur password if you change your email address username etc

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Re: Username change

Postby Enrique » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:46 am

Hi elusive,
Best to contact/PM Mods on this one.......... :idea:

From a very old Post by Beachcomber..............

"There is no facility for you to change it yourself. If you send a PM to admin using this link:

Link not working...........

they will probably do it for you. Alternatively you could re register with your new username but you would lose you post ranking."
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White Horse
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Re: Username change

Postby White Horse » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:38 pm

Seem to remember RichardCoeurdeLion used to have a different name and had to change it via admin. Just confirming what Enrique said...

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Re: Username change

Postby El Cid » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:35 pm

Yes, its possible. Elusive, PM me with your choice of new name and I will sort it out. If it causes any subsequent problems, sorry about that but sometimes the devil you know is the best option!

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Re: Username change

Postby Gasman » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:49 am

Hey Elusive - we have got used to having you around .... Elusive will do just as well as any other monicker.

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costakid
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Re: Username change

Postby costakid » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:13 pm

Why would change your user name? Its not like it your real name.

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Re: Username change

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:00 pm

Yes I did change my user name ( or rather Sid or admin did it for me)

There was a good reason for the change

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Re: Username change

Postby ashtondav » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:22 pm

Why not just register again with the name you want to use.

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White Horse
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Re: Username change

Postby White Horse » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:56 pm

Maybe because they've been a member for more than 5 years with nearly 900 posts want to keep that?

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Re: Username change

Postby Miro » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:08 pm

Just don't try changing your e-mail address for notifications. I did (because I wasn't getting any notifications) , and got locked out of A.com for 10 days and admin ignored all my messages during that time. Very strange.
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Re: Username change

Postby ashtondav » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:20 am

White Horse wrote:Maybe because they've been a member for more than 5 years with nearly 900 posts want to keep that?


The posts are still there, though. Or you could have a signature that says "used to be miro, search my posts"

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Re: Username change

Postby andalucia » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:33 pm

Apologies Miro, Admin certainly did not ignore your message, we might have missed it, or not logged in for a few days.

The programme is set to deactivate a member who changes their email address. Unfortunately there is no practical way to change this. Member (who change email address) have to be manually re-activated just like the new members.


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