1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. blackburn

    blackburn Registered User

    Feb 20, 2007
    17
    North East
    :) Is there anyway I can change my log in name. It always seems so formal when I pop up in threads as "Blackburn".

    Am I just being over fussy?:rolleyes:

    Isabel
     
  2. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    Hi Isabel,

    I stand to be corrected, but I'm pretty sure a user cannot change their login name, sorry. The unique user id is a feature of the vBulletin software we use for the forum.

    There is nothing stopping you re-registering with your prefered name :cool:

    Hope that helps more than a chocolate teapot.

    Kind Regards
    Craig
     
  3. blackburn

    blackburn Registered User

    Feb 20, 2007
    17
    North East
    Hi Craig, I had a feeling that would be the answer. If I re-register, does that mean I will have 2 log in names and will my new one still take email alerts to the same email address as the old one?

    Sorry to be a fuss pot!

    Isabel:D
     
  4. Tash

    Tash Registered User

    Jan 8, 2007
    251
    London, UK
    Hi Isabel,

    From what I remember about the administration system, you can't register with the same email address twice, so you would need to use a second email address for a new login name.

    You can turn off your email alerts for your current username in the "Subscribed Threads" in your control panel. Let me know if you need any help with this.

    If you don't have a second email address you can use, you can sign up for a free one at gmail.com or hotmail.com or lots of other online alternatives.

    Tash
     
  5. #5 mickyinlondon, May 1, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: May 1, 2007
    Good Morning Blackburn.

    From what I know of forums; once your log-in name is used it can't be used again; this also, is the same for your e-mail address.

    It goes like this; if you join again as say; Rovers,:) they will tell you that your e-mail is invalid, if you used the same e-mail address, they will tell you that the address is already in use etc.

    So; to alter your log-in name to another name that has not been used; you will succeed if you use another new e-mail address with your new log-in name.

    In my opinion; and I have some experience of running a forum; it should be possible; even on this forum; for it to be changed without all this; if the person or persons with admin access goes to the admin board section; and deletes your name and e/address etc; then there will be no trace of you in administration, and you can re-join as a new member.

    You can get another e-mail address free; so that is the easiest way to go.

    I suggest MU as a good log-in name..:) :) :) Micky.
     
  6. My Apologies Tash.

    I posted at the same time.......Micky.
     
  7. blackburn

    blackburn Registered User

    Feb 20, 2007
    17
    North East
    :) Thanks for the replies.

    I think I'll just stay as "Blackburn" and put up with being addressed as "Dear Blackburn". After all, I took the name nearly 44 years ago, and it hasn't caused me any bother!:D

    Isabel
     
  8. Isabel sounds nicer to me..:) :) Micky.
     
  9. Tash

    Tash Registered User

    Jan 8, 2007
    251
    London, UK
    Thanks blackburn... aka Isabel ;)

    And thanks for your help, Micky.

    We don't like to delete accounts, as it would mean that sometime in the future, a different person could register the username 'blackburn'... which could cause confusion, or worse, could be used maliciously by someone pretending to be the former user. Not much chance of this happening of course, but I guess it's best to be careful.

    Tash
     
  10. Good Morning Tash.

    Yes it can be difficult running a forum; not all are what they seem; or say they are.

    Time usually tells all. But you do need to keep your wits about you..:) :)

    Have a real nice day; Tash.......Micky.
     
  11. Áine

    Áine Registered User

    ......... though as you can see already, people are calling you "Isobel" rather than "Dear Blackburn" :)
     
  12. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Hi Isabel , My mother name is Isabel :) I had a user name on hear in 03 called Maggie forgot all about it & reg with Margarita , I had a new internet provider as I use to be with BT , then I went with AOL so I use AOL email .

    I never posted on TP with Maggie , shame really would of been nice to have read my old post ,

    you could put Isabel on your , can't remember the name for it , the thing I have at the bottom of this post , so its they for every on to see every time you post
     
  13. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,578
    Kent
    HI Isabel,

    I think Margarita means you can edit your profile and have Isabel permanently as your signature.

    Although I have Grannie G as my user name., my signature is Sylvia and most people use it now.
     
  14. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Yes Sylvia thanks , thats what I mean "signature" :)
     
  15. fearful fiona

    fearful fiona Registered User

    Apr 19, 2007
    723
    London
    Yes, I regretted my name choice. Realised that Fearful Fiona sounded like some old duck in tweeds and lace up shoes, so changed my signature to something which I hope sounds a bit more exotic. It works. Everyone calls me Fifi now, hooray!!
     
  16. Lila13

    Lila13 Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    1,342
    I keep remembering bits of an old song "Maggie now is Marguerite ..." (one of the music hall songs my mother's grannie used to sing to her, annoying some of the other old ducks in the family)
     
  17. blackburn

    blackburn Registered User

    Feb 20, 2007
    17
    North East
    Thanks for these extra replies. I usually do remember to sign off with my name "Isabel". I think if I was one of the regular posters everyone would get used to my name!!!! I don't post often, but I read regularly.

    Isabel
     
  18. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #18 Margarita, May 21, 2007
    Last edited: May 21, 2007
    Yes I found that as I post regularly now , I don't mind being called my birth Name Margaret , My mother call me margarita I have only ever use that user name on the internet with TP , other places I have log in I am know as Maggie , when younger I did not like the Name Margaret , my father gave me that name , Now his pass away I am using it more because , he went alone and name me at the register office alone (back then in Gibraltar you could do that ) & name me , even thought my mother & the rest of the family wanted to name me Lorena after my mother sister .

    So he must of been so proud of me being born , while I thought it was just an old fashion name , strange what in a name , the meaning of giving a child a name , my father was just to patriotic


    My older son call me mummy
    while I let my 3 daughter call me Margaret from a very young age , So now they don't call me mummy , they just call me Margaret . yes I have had many a comment in why I let that happen , Just blame that rebellious side of me , but the years have mellow me out

    that song must of been made for me lila
     
  19. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #19 Margarita, May 21, 2007
    Last edited: May 21, 2007
    PS ,

    yes I do go on

    I also like to post regular , because since the last 10 year I have been on the net , I have never found a forum that I could feel safe on such as TP with good moderator , looking after your back on the net (TP) if you get my point .

    Forum that I have been to with out moderator , just don't apply to me anymore, I've seen the different as in with TP , so I choose to stay on TP more
     
  20. youngest_son

    youngest_son Registered User

    Oct 15, 2005
    21
    Yorkshire
    Is it not possible to make the change directly in the database, this way only the username field will be amended, all other details will remain the same?

    I know it's possible in some pieces of software but not all.
     

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