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As the title reads....

Anyone know how to change the username?
 

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Unless owner let's you access the database and change value yourself :D

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We have a solution! :p
 
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Although 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.
 

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None of us mods have access to the actual database, only Pottsy does.

You can read his reply to the same question in another thread:

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!

If you want to change it that badly, start a new account and have the old one deleted.
Unfortunately, we don't allow that either.
 

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If you want to change it that badly, start a new account and have the old one deleted.
Unfortunately, we don't allow that either.
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.
 

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Although 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.
Can write a quick SQL execution command for that :)

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Unfortunately, we don't allow that either.
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?

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?
 

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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?
Yes, we can't go around deleting old posts as threads won't make sense then.
 

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All of which, is why my "username" is my Name ! ...

I thought I was registering my real I.D. - not my Forum i.D. !!! ...

(Memo to self - AGAIN ! - do not use the 'Interwebthingy' while under the influence of several "Ginz'n'Tonix") :facepalm: ...
 

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The simple answer seems to be that I can't :eviltongue:

Oh well, I was only wondering.

After reading the previous posts, I'm sure it would't be that difficult to implement lol :worms:
 

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So my mistake RobCDTi will last forever.

Actually it's Hondas mistake, CDTi is better than CTDi :p
 
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