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Users changing their usernames
« on: November 02, 2011, 11:45:52 am »
Due to a large number of users changing their usernames, all users will no longer be allowed to make any additional modifications to their usernames.  Users will also not allowed to edit their posts.  This is an effort to decrease confusion, and enforce spam measures.

We'll loosen up the rules once we see things clear up a bit.
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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 11:48:48 am »
I agree (cause in the past i have changed my name numerous times) this time im sticking with M,TrainOperator so recognize me by that name.

(Wow u changed it dat quick? way to go ipac ur da man :D)
« Last Edit: November 02, 2011, 11:51:09 am by M,TrainOperator »
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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 12:41:47 pm »
Can u at least let us change our Forum info? I wanna add an animated signature to my signature
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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 12:46:56 pm »
There was never a restriction. You have always been able to change your forum info freely.

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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 12:49:41 pm »
Well when i got to profile the only thing i can check is summary  :-\
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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 03:13:53 pm »

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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011, 03:15:34 pm »
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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011, 03:21:40 pm »
put your mouse over Modify Profile, then click on Forum Profile.

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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011, 03:26:12 pm »
put your mouse over Modify Profile, then click on Forum Profile.

Its just not there i don't see it. i think lpack did something to it  :-\
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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 03:40:01 pm »
Then he probably did do something to it - it works perfectly fine on mine (but then again everything works fine for me since im an administrator xD)

If you want tell me what you want your signature to be and I can do it for you

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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2011, 03:43:08 pm »
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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2011, 03:45:45 pm »
Then he probably did do something to it - it works perfectly fine on mine (but then again everything works fine for me since im an administrator xD)

If you want tell me what you want your signature to be and I can do it for you

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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2011, 10:11:08 am »
Users will also not allowed to edit their posts

Good luck with that, should that be enforced. Another hobby forum i am part of attempted this and it was a disaster - unnecessary multiple posts to update info on their thread (for example, dead links) due to the inability to edit their posts.

I do not know if SMF supports the ability to batch delete posts by a single user (with a single click).

If you do decide to enforce the edit post rule, there should be a timer that the user can edit their post before they are unable to. Usually 30 minutes is enough for revisions after a post is made. Just prepare to deal with multiple posts for a single reply/post update.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2011, 10:21:18 am by NYZ3R0DAY »

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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2011, 11:01:42 am »
Users should be allowed to edit their posts, like @NYZ3R0Day says, it would cause a ton of double posting and probably triple posting unintentionally.

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Re: Users changing their usernames
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2011, 02:20:16 pm »
Why not blocking changing the name in certain long time, not permanently, and with admin's confirmation? Many people grow up and have many different usernames associated with them.