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 Post subject: Renaming profile nickname
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:10 am 
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My friend recently registered on OSDev, but our names are very similar (Nikitka555). Is there any way for him to rename its profile? People can be confused because he's really dumb (sorry).

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 Post subject: Re: Renaming profile nickname
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:06 am 
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This can sort of be done by administrators by messing with the database at the heart of the phpBB forum (if they have access, that is).
However, it is not really satisfactory as the database structure is not properly normalised and after a change of username the old name will be left behind at lot of places in the database, and, of course, inside posts written by other users.

Far better to pretend to be a new person and just reregister under a new username (but don't tell Lukand 'cos he'll be worried by the increase in the number of registered but inactive users :-) )


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 Post subject: Re: Renaming profile nickname
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:14 am 
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Hi,


Nickname can be changed through UCP -> Profile -> Edit account settings.

Hope this helps. :)


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glauxosdever

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 Post subject: Re: Renaming profile nickname
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:43 am 
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Thanks :)

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 Post subject: Re: Renaming profile nickname
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:28 am 
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Different avatars and signatures are probably faster to spot for most, even though a few might have those disabled.

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