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Pizzasgood


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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jun 2010, 23:21    Post subject:  

It isn't possible for a user to change his own name (with the current settings), but an administrator can change a user's names upon request as long as there's a decent reason - e.g. the name offends somebody or brings up painful memories or makes people not take them seriously, etc., so they want to change it to something different.
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otropogo


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jun 2010, 01:22    Post subject:  

Pizzasgood wrote:
It isn't possible for a user to change his own name (with the current settings), but an administrator can change a user's names upon request as long as there's a decent reason - e.g. the name offends somebody or brings up painful memories or makes people not take them seriously, etc., so they want to change it to something different.


Good to know.And then all of their posts would be reattributed to the new name, presumably.

Some forums are completely rigid on this point.

When registering for another online forum I made a typo and got myself registered as "otorpogo". I immediately contacted the admin about it and requested a correction. The answer was "absolutely not", no reason given.

So I've been stuck with it for years now.

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nooby

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jun 2010, 07:42    Post subject:  

I trust Pizzasgood on this. I guess the Mods here felt so sorry for my poor choice of name that they allowed me on spot to change when I did mention it in Dec 2009 whatever.

Since then I have cooled down a bit on changing it.

Yes all old posts would be in the new name if I get it too.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jun 2010, 14:19    Post subject:  

@Nooby- you think you can't remember things? Fifty+ years ago, my maths lecturer used to come in, write for a couple of minutes in a corner of the blackboard, draw a box round it, and say "For the benefit of Mr (me), that's what we learnt last week." And then start his lecture. Things haven't improved....

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jun 2010, 14:38    Post subject:  

Thanks Gerry.

Sometimes I wonder if not Nobody would be a good nick name to use.

or this one "Whatever". Or why not "Ignorius" or "When Will I Be Loved"
or ... I lack imagination to come up with something that really would work.

Heheheh, we have PuppyLuvr so maybe I should name myself

QuirkyTester but that sounds too demanding too. I am not tested. More of a
Quirky:MessMaker, QuirkyConfuser, ...

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jun 2010, 11:42    Post subject:  

I wrote a little script some time ago that turns the firewall on/off at the press of a button.

I made a pet and put it in additional software.

It was quite basic in operation as all it did was add a gui to a file remove or file append.

It was also incorporated into Zigberts DuDE .

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jun 2010, 11:53    Post subject:  

tasmod, when does one want the firewall to be off?

SIP or MultiCasting or VPN tunneling or what?

I know too little. I thought one always wanted it to be as strong as possible?
What can one not do if it is always on? Can one not jsut open the ports that is needed for that purpose?

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