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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:33 PM

Question about the name change.

I saw where EarlG said the sig line would indicate the change of name for 30 days, which is helpful. But how about on the profile? Does anyone know? I donít know very many people here by name, but some I do know seem to have disappeared. Recently, I saw a profile where the poster no longer had the sig line, but the profile had the Ďthis is the poster formerly known así thing.

Will that stay on indefinitely? Does anyone know?

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Treefrog Apr 6 OP
EarlG Apr 6 #1
marble falls Apr 6 #2
Treefrog Apr 6 #3
Behind the Aegis Apr 6 #4
EarlG Apr 6 #5
2naSalit Apr 6 #6

Response to Treefrog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:38 PM

1. We decided to keep it on the profile

It probably won't have the yellow background forever -- we'll fit it in with the rest of the info so it doesn't stand out as much -- but we thought it made sense to have a method for allowing people to know a member's previous username (if applicable).

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:40 PM

2. It's been helpful to the geezers like me among us.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:41 PM

3. Thanks! I think that makes sense.

Itís certainly helpful.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:41 PM

4. Will old posts be updated with the new username or retain the previous name?

I know during the last name change, all prior posts (a few exceptions) updated with the new username. Currently, anyone can search my name and my posts before my name change are accessible as well (well, the ones not lost in the hack).

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:43 PM

5. Old posts will retain the previous username

That's just the way it got programmed this time around (the last time we did a name change was on a previous version of the software, so the name change function had to be rebuilt from the ground up).

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 03:27 PM

6. I appreciate that it's in the profile...

I was getting a little concerned that I wouldn't have them all familiarized before they discontinued showing up in the sig line!



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