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What's in a name?

Old 02-06-2008, 04:41 PM
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This article will explain how to request a new username for you existing account. I get quite a few PM's asking if I can change a members userid. I figured this little addition might make things easier on the member and easier for me to keep track off.

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Click on "My WattFlyer"
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On the left hand side column you will see a new menu item called "Request Username"
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Clicking on that will bring up a spot to input your requested username
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Once you press submit, it will check the system to ensure that the username is not already in use and ask for permission to change it. Once permission is given, the system will send you a PM with Approved or Rejected and the appropriate reason.]

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Old 02-06-2008, 05:27 PM
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If you change your user name, do all your old posts still have your old name, or are they referenced so that the name is also changed?
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:45 PM
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Old posts would reflect the new username. So one made using the old username would now show your new one for any post made since joining.
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How Do You Set The Time.....can't Find It
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:14 PM
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My WattFlyer> Edit Options> Date and Time.
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:54 PM
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How soon will the name change take affect?

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Old 03-30-2008, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
How soon will the name change take affect?

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great... and the ones you WANT to change theor name won't!

Hey Mike, related question. If someone in your buddy list changes their name will it update or do you have to add them back in? How about ignore lists?
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Hey Mike, related question. If someone in your buddy list changes their name will it update or do you have to add them back in? How about ignore lists?
Hey...a related question..I love those! LOL

All rules follow the userid of the member. No matter what the user decides to call themselves, the user id never changes. For instance, I can change my username 5 times, however, my userid will always remain 15. So any rule or feature reads the user id and not the username.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:25 AM
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When I first got my computer I signed on this forum and when it asked for user name I did not know that it was the same thing as a Handle so I put in my full name. I would like to change my user name to "scott w". Thanks
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:34 AM
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Scott,
The instructions are in the first post of this thread on how to do that.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:04 AM
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"I get quite a few PM's asking if I can change a members userid."

Can we change other members ID's?
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Howdy folks... just posting to get my counts up so that I can reply to a PM
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So on those old threads where someone has replied to one of your posts by name only (no "quote") anyone who doesn't know the OP's original name and is wondering who the person is replying to has to go back over all the previous posts until they find the quote because the name won't be the same.

"I pity the noob!"
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:42 PM
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I get the message that the name I submitted violated a 'rule' but no description of the 'rule' it violates....where do I find this 'rule'?
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Beats me, send me a PM with what you want your new user ID to be and I'll try to take care of you.
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