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Title: @ mods: name changes?
Post by: zombie #1 on October 06, 2008, 08:22:40 PM
I'm wondering if there's any chance I can get a screen name change without re-registering? I always think of a username on the spot when I join sites and Im starting to get a bit hacked off with being called "depressed crack addict", I dunno why I chose that, lol...


Title: Re: @ mods: name changes?
Post by: Menard on October 06, 2008, 08:36:17 PM
In SMF, go into your user profile, select account related settings, and you'll see an entry for Name under User Name. The Name field is what is displayed and you can change that, but you cannot change the user name with which you login; unless the admin can do that and I'm not familiar with SMF enough to know if that is possible (i.e. you will still have to login as depressed crack addict, but you can display any name you want for others to see...say...like Turkish Tars Tarkas :teddyr:)


Title: Re: @ mods: name changes?
Post by: Andrew on October 06, 2008, 09:36:45 PM
If you'd also like your login name changed, just pm me what you want it changed to and I can do that for you.

Before you do, please make sure the email address for your account is correct.  If I change your login, it resets your password and emails you.


Title: Re: @ mods: name changes?
Post by: zombie #1 on October 06, 2008, 10:20:43 PM
@menard, thanks but Im not sure I understand even what SMF is and that other stuff.

@Andrew, the email I registered with isnt the one I use now and I cant remember my password for it...any chance a new password could be sent to my current email? If its too much hassle I dont mind making a new account, I just thought Id try this way first...


Title: Re: @ mods: name changes?
Post by: Andrew on October 06, 2008, 10:25:20 PM
Sending you a pm.  We'll get you taken care of.


Title: Re: @ mods: name changes?
Post by: Menard on October 06, 2008, 10:34:51 PM
@menard, thanks but Im not sure I understand even what SMF is and that other stuff.

If you happen to have a cold dead fish around, could you kindly slap yourself in the face with it repeatedly? :tongueout:

SMF is the name of the forum software this forum uses (it's at the bottom of the page :lookingup:).

If you want it simplified, we'll call it BadMovies Forum instead.

At the top of the front page of the forum (or, for that matter, any page on the forum), there should be some kind of link for your user profile, which may actually be called 'Profile'; if not, look for a control panel link.

Once you click on that, you'll see your control panel/profile with a set of links, usually on the left.

One of those links should actually read 'Account Related Settings'.

Clicking on that will show you a list of settings with your User Name, that can only be changed by the admin, and your Name, which is what is displayed in all of your posts, and you can change that.


Title: Re: @ mods: name changes?
Post by: zombie #1 on October 06, 2008, 11:28:50 PM
okay it looks like it's worked. thanks Andrew, appreciated

@ menard yeah I'm not too internet savvy I kind of understand what you're saying better there though. hardly ever check my own profile so I dont know that and that does, etc... cheers


Title: Re: @ mods: name changes?
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 07, 2008, 11:52:54 AM
I always liked the name 'depressed crack addict", sorry to see it go.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: @ mods: name changes?
Post by: zombie #1 on October 07, 2008, 10:05:04 PM
I always liked the name 'depressed crack addict", sorry to see it go.  :bluesad:

right, any chance I could change it back again please. thanks  :thumbup:


(j/k)  :smile: