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How To Change Your User Name On Tom's Hardware

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September 22, 2009 3:14:33 AM

Well, the story is, I once upon a time created a temporary account ^^ to ask a question and then run away, but for some strange reason, I find myself logging on here every single day/night to ask/answer questions. (addicted?)

I was just wondering if its possible to change my log-on user name.

Thanks.
September 22, 2009 1:20:23 PM

Hi,

There is no way for you to do this. If you have a compelling reason (ie extraordinary), I can do it for you. However, for obvious reasons, I don't want to get into the habit of changing people's user names just on their whim. Its a manual process for me.

Justin
September 23, 2009 3:18:37 AM

justinblue said:
Hi,

There is no way for you to do this. If you have a compelling reason (ie extraordinary), I can do it for you. However, for obvious reasons, I don't want to get into the habit of changing people's user names just on their whim. Its a manual process for me.

Justin


:)  It's a pretty lame username, that I had no intention of useing. I was so pee'd off that the usernames I was trying where not working, I just typed this out. With a 1. :)  I think you need to go into MySQL or somthing and edit the name out, it may be a bit long, but if you can, I would really appriciate it.

Regards.
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September 23, 2009 1:36:34 PM

Hey,

What is the name you want instead?

Justin
September 23, 2009 3:28:40 PM

Hey Justin,

Just curious, if you do get your name changed, do all posts still refer to the correct account? Do you keep post count etc.?
September 23, 2009 4:17:14 PM

Hey,

I have no idea.

Justin
September 23, 2009 10:30:06 PM

justinblue said:
Hey,

What is the name you want instead?

Justin


Hi, it's "Godbrother"

Thanks.
September 23, 2009 10:31:01 PM

amdfangirl said:
Hey Justin,

Just curious, if you do get your name changed, do all posts still refer to the correct account? Do you keep post count etc.?


Hi, yes it should do, it keeps the same user ID, just the apearing name changes. Well, at least on most forum software it is. Not sure what Tom's uses.
September 24, 2009 5:32:28 AM

Tom's uses MyDiscussions I think.
September 24, 2009 6:36:01 AM

I thought that the username was the ID with this software, which is why it was a pain to change. If that is the case, then changes to it would need to cascade update the database to make sure all prior posts were accounted for and each would need to be re-assigned an author accordingly.
September 24, 2009 9:21:39 AM

When I got banned, it was such a pain, all my post ever, got removed.
September 24, 2009 1:29:05 PM

Hello,

I have changed it.

Justin
September 24, 2009 1:30:38 PM

Well it seems to have worked pretty well :) 
September 24, 2009 1:49:32 PM

Much better than I thought too!
September 24, 2009 6:20:27 PM

Hi,

Yeah, but I don't know if it moved all his badges/etc.

Justin
September 25, 2009 12:40:15 AM

Well he's got one. I don't know how many he already had.
September 25, 2009 9:23:50 AM

justinblue said:
Hello,

I have changed it.

Justin


Jesus Christ! I was going ape ***!! :D  You should have told me post to doing it, I sat there for 2 hours trying every possible password to the account. Apparently the user name changed :D  I clocked onto the fact after I remembered.

Blah, thanks by the way, for the name change.
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