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DevilsChild

Greetings,
I had the same nick name for about 10 years now. In the mean time, I would like to change it to "bytecode77", my new nick name.

Is that possible?

Thanks!

robtillaart

have you tried it in your profile?

As moderator I cannot change AFAIK.

You could consider starting a new account ...
Rob Tillaart

Nederlandse sectie - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html -
(Please do not PM for private consultancy)

rockwallaby

Yes, same here. I've had this nickname for too long and it's time it went, but I haven't yet found a method to change it.

Maybe I need to pm an admin sometime.
Best I wait before doing that as my simple wish I am sure is going to be a long long way down their priority list.

Or, if an admin reads this, maybe you can change it to 'Paul Alting', just my name, well the first part as the whole thing is just way too long, (yes yes, it's Dutch)  :D
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Paul
Paul - VK7KPA

DevilsChild

Well, is an administrator able to change it? I would say yes. Would you be as good as to contact one and point him to this thread?

That would be wonderful. My list of places where I need to change my nick name is already down to only a couple and I really don't want to loose this account.

Greetings.

nickgammon

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Nov 11, 2014, 02:56 am Last Edit: Nov 11, 2014, 02:56 am by Nick Gammon
There does not seem to be any provision for changing your screen name*. This must be one of the improvements introduced in the new forum.

* Including by moderators.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

larryd

Let's say Nick Gammon wanted to change his nick name to Chooks.
Who would know him any more?

All the old posts that refer to Nick Gammon would now refer to someone who doesn't exist.
No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

graynomad

Many forum programs use the user name as the main index, it is not therefore something that is designed to be changed without some hands-on SQL coding. I don't know if that it the case here or not.

Anyway DC with only 55 posts wouldn't it be easier to just start again? I've seen people here with serious problems who lost their username and 100s of post with it and no amount of pleading got the problem fixed AFAIK. So unless it's a simple option somewhere I don't like your chances.

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

nickgammon

Let's say Nick Gammon wanted to change his nick name to Chooks.
Purely hypothetically. ;)
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

DevilsChild

Fine. Then please delete my account.

nickgammon

Many forum programs use the user name as the main index, it is not therefore something that is designed to be changed without some hands-on SQL coding. I don't know if that it the case here or not.
However, see this:


Quote from: mastrolinux
You really cannot change your login email, it will be reset on the next login. To use another email you need to create a new account. For us IDs are emails (at least now, could change in the future).

Thanks,

Luca
Thus I advise you to not change your email provider, as you'll have to make a new forum account.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

MAS3

That's ridiculous.
Tons of forum software let you change your e-mail address, as people do move now and then.
Of course you need to have some way of confirming that it is really the owner of the old address that is moving, but the other forum/boards have some mechanism for that.
Not being able to change your e-mail address and keep your profile is so 1980's (i couldn't change my e-mail addresses at any site then).
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

bytecode77

No offense, but your forum sucks. Arduino is cool, the community is awesome, but the forum lacks important features! Yes, you also can't change the email address. What a shame!

</flaming>

I now created a new user. You can delete the old one.
bytecode77.com

larryd

Is that you Devils Child?
No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

bytecode77

bytecode77.com

nickgammon

I don't particularly like deleting users (unless their only "contribution" is spam, of course). That leaves a whole lot of threads with answers but no questions, or replies which don't make sense.

Personally I think it is weird that the forum won't let you change your user name or email address, but that's just me perhaps.

I can see an argument against changing user names (maybe limit that to moderators) because when posts are quoted the original name appears in the quote, and if you change names then the quote is unattributed, or attributed to the wrong person.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

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