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jonbar.1
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Change Username

Postby jonbar.1 » Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:42 am

Just tried to alter.my Username.
Selected "Profile" > " Account settings".
There are options to change Password & email address but not to change ,Username.
At the bottom field it tells me to " enter current password to change Username"..... this doesn't seem to help.
Any tips please?
Ta. JB.

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Re: Change Username

Postby Enrique » Thu Mar 09, 2023 12:57 pm

Hi jonbar.1,
You will need to get Gerry (or El Cid) to get Admin to change your username.
UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

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Re: Change Username

Postby costakid » Thu Mar 09, 2023 1:44 pm

jonbar.1 wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:42 am Just tried to alter.my Username.
Why would you want to alter your user name? Everyone know you as jonbar1

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Re: Change Username

Postby jonbar.1 » Thu Mar 09, 2023 4:01 pm

True Costakid.You are absolutely right of course.
Problem is; Im a bit of a minimilist :roll: ; I began to get fed up of the ".1" bit at the end! Thought the simple "jonbar" would be better.
Thought it might just be a matter of a couple of clicks; only to find that I can't change my own username myself. :think:
I think I'll park the idea for now. :wink:

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Re: Change Username

Postby costakid » Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:22 pm

jonbar.1 wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 4:01 pm True Costakid.You are absolutely right of course.
Problem is; Im a bit of a minimilist :roll: ; I began to get fed up of the ".1" bit at the end! Thought the simple "jonbar" would be better.
Thought it might just be a matter of a couple of clicks; only to find that I can't change my own username myself. :think:
I think I'll park the idea for now. :wink:

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Re: Change Username

Postby knowal » Fri Mar 10, 2023 10:33 pm

Admin kindly changed my username. I was originally white horse, but decided to use the name I'm known as on other websites and forums. (It should have been knowall with two "Ls", but it's good enough. ;)

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Re: Change Username

Postby jonbar.1 » Sat Mar 11, 2023 7:51 am

I often wonder where people got their usernames from.I used to think you may have been called "Al" ( Alan) Knowal; until you mentioned the double "L" :wink:
Why can we not change our own usernames?
Seems a bit odd.
This is the only site I have come across to do this.
It's no big problem......I'm just curious :think:

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Re: Change Username

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Mar 11, 2023 9:49 am

I´ve asked about changing mine in the past, but i would loose my post count.. then i´d be a noob again :lol:
Alhaurin el Grande since 99, working at the airport since 2011.

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Re: Change Username

Postby Wicksey » Sat Mar 11, 2023 10:20 am

A friend at work had nicknames for us all. Actually I should be spelt with an x in the middle, not cks as I was named after the barman in Eastenders when it first started. She used to call another friend Tonk, so I guess it could have been worse.

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Re: Change Username

Postby knowal » Wed Mar 15, 2023 2:53 pm

We can't change our own usernames because admin have set up the forum that way. It's in the phpbb3 forum permissions, which can be a bit of a nightmare.
A change to the permissions would make it possible, with no loss of post counts. ;)


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