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edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

Post by Bill Robinson » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:06 pm

I want to change my USER NAME, which is currently "6volt". I cannot find a way to edit it. Another way is to DELETE the user, and re-register- but no way to do that either. Any ideas?

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Post by DanTreace » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:17 pm

Go to your profile, choose edit settings, then use your password, and then change your user name, that is what it states as below:

Current password:
To change your password, your email address, or your username, you must enter your current password.
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Post by Bill Robinson » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:29 pm

Dan- I did as you instructed. At no time was a field available that would allow an edit of my USER NAME. Email address, yes. But not on USER NAME. What did I do wrong?

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Post by BobD » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:33 pm

I tried the same procedure. Would not allow me to edit my user name as well.

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Post by doodlebugt » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:06 pm

I noticed the same.
So I just put my name in my signature.
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Post by aDave » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:20 pm

A few of us have experienced the same thing Bill. You apparently have done nothing wrong. Guess that will be something an administrator will deal with - eventually.

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Post by DanTreace » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:41 pm

Yep

Tried to change my user name too...no way I found. One of those computer things :roll:
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Post by Bill Robinson » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:49 pm

I simply want to edit my user name to reflect my real name that people know me by, rather than have a fictitious code name. I notice that there are many users on this new forum where posters are using their real name rather that a code name. How did they know how to do it?

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Post by BE_ZERO_BE » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:51 pm

On all of the forums that I have been on that use this software, the user name can not be edited.
The user name is the identifier for the account and can not be changed.
The only way I know of the change the user name is to delete the account and re-register with a new user name.
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Post by Bill Robinson » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:17 pm

BE_ZERO_BE......If it would be as easy as deleting and starting over, I would. It may be me, but I have been unable to find a DELETE button, as stated in my original post. If you know how to delete, please fill me in.


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Post by Tom Hicks » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:26 pm

Maybe you could log out, the re-register with another name. Then just don't use the name you don't want to use.
Is one allowed to have two accounts?
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Post by BE_ZERO_BE » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:50 pm

6 Volt,

Account deletion may be solely at the discretion of the Administrator.
Send Chis a PM and ask him.
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Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:50 pm

your real name shows up in the box on the right.
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Post by Duey_C » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:05 am

Yes! It CAN be done if you wish!
Testing. (hit preview). Can't tell (push submit Duane). Let's look.
Works a treat! Here we go!
Click on your username up in the right corner with that little down arrow (you can even click it into a new tab with the right hand button).
Next, click on the user control panel.
Click on the profile tab.
EDIT your first and last names.
Try that. :)

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Post by Aussie16 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:37 am

Bill, I can see that you are Bill! A great feature of this format is your proper full name is displayed at the right hand side of the post. A different user name tells me you are a fan of 6 volt! No real need to change as we can see both names as you post.


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Post by Aussie16 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:38 am

Bill, I can see that you are Bill! A great feature of this format is your proper full name is displayed at the right hand side of the post. A different user name tells me you are a fan of 6 volt! No real need to change as we can see both names as you post.

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Post by Walter Higgins » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:34 am

At least on my cheap North Korean surplus phone, it's difficult knowing who is who now because on a mobile format it doesn't show all the detailed information like the name block off to the right side. It's going to take some time to figure out all these new user names. Signatures still seem to show.


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Post by Tom Hicks » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:24 am

Back in my day most posters would include their location with their name...
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Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:57 am

Even if you don't include your location beside your name, it appears in the little block of info to the right of your post. A good feature.
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Post by ChrisB » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:23 am

Only an Admin can change the User Name, I will do it for you if you let me know what you want it to be.

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Post by Bill Robinson » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:43 pm

Chris, Thanks. I just sent an email to ADMINISTRATOR. Bill

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Post by Marv K » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm

I emailed Chris and he changed the U/N so those familiar might recognize me, the computer dummy I am... The helpful 'location' of the user is missed. Don't know if there is any way to have that up front. We will muddle through together, just exercise some patience to learn.

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Re: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

Post by Bill Robinson » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:48 pm

Thanks Chris! :D You 'da man!

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