username changes

Discussion in 'news' started by Mars, 16 Mar 2011.

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  1. Mars

    Mars MCP
    vbulletin4

    occasionally we may join a community using one name, only to later wish we had chosen another.
    a new feature has been added to the existing inhabitant II usergroup: username change.
    all members of the inhabitant II group may now change their name once per 180 days.
    a link to the the username controls can be found in 'advanced options' on the personal details page.
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    new usernames follow the same criteria as newly registered names:
    • username must be unique
    • usernames cannot be reused
    • usernames are not to be used to grief or impersonate
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    things to note: a new username will become effective immediately, however, it may take time for it to be reflected in some areas of the site, such as the 'likes' display, 'last post by' and so on. there are technical reasons for this, relating to caching. rather than running cpu-expensive sql queries on every request, gV instead uses a datastore to cache output. an old username may remain in the cache for a long time in certain circumstances, such as an inactive thread.
     
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  2. Bunnie

    Bunnie Everybody loves the sunshine.
    Baked

    Meh. :shrug:
     
  3. Lias

    Lias Open Community!
    Arsey

    If I click on the user's profile image I would like to see the history of the usernames for that account.
     
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  4. Snapper O'Callaghan

    Snapper O'Callaghan It's not a hug. I'm not finished strangling you.

    The soiled masses will finally cease their constant burbling about this needed feature.
     
  5. Kick Frenzy

    Kick Frenzy HUZZAH!
    Scurvy

    Seems like a cool option to have. I won't be using it, but someone may want to.

    Options. I lovez them.
     
  6. Bulldick!

    Bulldick! Rampaging
    Notamused

    180 days is too long a cool down, I do not see it as practical :p

    :hug:
     
  7. Lain

    Lain End of line. #resist
    Sneaky

    I think twice a year is plenty. :)
     
  8. Pep

    Pep Eats Mars for breakfast

    But what if you get married when you have recently changed your name . . .

    Pep ( . . . or even worse, you get a divorce?)
     
  9. nina

    nina still prettier than you
    Nerdy

    practical for what?
    for gags, trolling, or that sort of thing probably not.
    but if you want to change 'don mill' to 'don', or i want to change 'nina' to 'printesa' or whatnot, it is as practical as can be.
    maybe that was the intention.
     
  10. nina

    nina still prettier than you
    Nerdy

    divorce is worse than marriage?
     
  11. Caity

    Caity Should Update Title
    Lonely

    In terms of namechange I can imagine one wants to change it real fast after a divorce,
    so yeah then it would be worse to be stuck to your married name.

    Um. Do I make sense?
    :eek:

    Ok. Back to work!
     
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  12. Bulldick!

    Bulldick! Rampaging
    Notamused

    Maybe I want to change my name monthly to reflect on something specific to that month? A few months ago I choose to use a superheroe name in plurk and rotate them periodically along with my sig for the fun of it.

    Trolling? I believe it was clear that as long as we follow the established guidelines there would be no problems
    • username must be unique
    • usernames cannot be reused
    • usernames are not to be used to grief or impersonate
    Anyways, having the option is better than not having the options. I am all good whichever way we go.

    :hug:
     
  13. Govi

    Govi Ça va chier.
    Bitchy

    Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of Men?

    The Shadow knows!

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Snapper O'Callaghan

    Snapper O'Callaghan It's not a hug. I'm not finished strangling you.

    Nonsense.
     
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  15. GradyE

    GradyE Hybrid Angel
    Angelic

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