steve84typer· Premium Member
We have a solution!Unless owner let's you access the database and change value yourself
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I have access to the database.
The issue is twofold. Firstly it is very confusing for readers (especially regulars) to have a user change name. Secondly, whilst changing the username is exactly as you specify, all the quoted text from that user by other users hold the username in text format - so all those posts have to be manually changed. Also any reference to that user (eg HappyMan referred to as HM in a post). Hence my reluctance for users with plenty of posts!
Unfortunately, we don't allow that either.If you want to change it that badly, start a new account and have the old one deleted.
If you want to change it that badly, start a new account and have the old one deleted.
Furry muff, I can see why. Unless you've signed up drunk and have a completely ridiculous username, I don't really see the point in changing anyways.Unfortunately, we don't allow that either.
Can write a quick SQL execution command for thatAlthough making a change in the database is THEORETICALLY possible, the issue is that doing that will not change the user name in any quotes or in any posts referencing the old user name.
All that would have to be done manually, which isn't really feasible.
hiFurry muff, I can see why. Unless you've signed up drunk and have a completely ridiculous username, I don't really see the point in changing anyways.
While i agree that changing usernames(for anyone other than brand new members with 0 posts)can lead to confusion and therefore should not be allowed, i cant see the problem in a user having his account deleted then registering for a new account?Unfortunately, we don't allow that either.
Yes, we can't go around deleting old posts as threads won't make sense then.Does this mean that when somebody becomes a member of this forum, their username will continue to be registered for as long as the site exists?