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Paton

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Name change and no posts
« on: October 20, 2013, 04:13:04 PM »
Is there any way to change our displayed profile name?  It also says we have no previous posts, I'm assuming this is a result of not having the same profile name?

Thanks!
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Name change and no posts
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 04:56:18 PM »
Hi Bruce!

I have just changed a setting on the forum to make the forum like it used to be... at least in respect to showing the identity of the user.  In the prior incarnation, we were showing people's names, versus their login name.  The name field is modifiable by the user, the login name is not.

So, now it should be more like it was, and if you don't like it, you can change it in the user's config page.

Everyone oK with this?

As far as the "no posts"--though the transition dragged most of the data over from the old site, the linkage between the users and their past posts was lost.  

I have also noticed that some posts got truncated--it is not obvious, because it's not truncated (cut off) in mid-word, but at the end of a sentence.  It's too techie to explain what I think happened, but I wasn't able to get Jonathan or Dave to try to resolve this.  If anyone REALLY wants the contents of a specific post, I have the text saved and I may be able to dredge it out.  Some users' posts were more prone to being truncated (Warren's especially for some reason--probably has to do what browser he was using).

I also haven't figured out how to PM someone (or how to turn that feature on in the forum).  Still working on it.

Finally, right now NEW registrations are disabled.  We haven't got the "block spammers" capability properly configured and we were getting ~25 spammers per day signing up.  So I just turned off new signups temporarily.  If you want on as a new user right now, you'll have to email the admin address.

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 05:08:26 PM »
Hey Sherry

Thanks, I appreciate it.  

I mentioned earlier if you need some volunteer help let me know.  I used to be well versed in PHP but it's been awhile and I'm a little rusty but I could certainly pitch in.

Thanks Again!

Bruce
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Re: Name change and no posts
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 01:23:17 AM »
Agree with the comment above