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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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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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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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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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