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March 14, 2015, 11:26:46 PM
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I have a odd username and I hope that when we do switch to the new forum that my username will be unaffected but my question is if the username system does change and my username is then made illegal how would we go about fixing that?
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March 14, 2015, 11:31:30 PM
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I don't think your username will be made "illegal," (I assume what you mean by illegal is no special characters in the username.) but even if it does, the forum probably would either make an exception for you, as you signed up before the new forum came out, or just remove the special character from your name. (In your case, the "~".) I'm not part of making the new forum though, so I can't be completely sure.
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March 15, 2015, 12:00:40 AM
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... or just remove the special character from your name. (In your case, the "~".)

This could be a problem. There could be 2 registered users in this forum - BitcoinCurve and BitcoinCurve~. Just removing the ~ won't work in this case.
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March 15, 2015, 12:05:27 AM
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... or just remove the special character from your name. (In your case, the "~".)

This could be a problem. There could be 2 registered users in this forum - BitcoinCurve and BitcoinCurve~. Just removing the ~ won't work in this case.

Then maybe they could add a number at the end of the username? However, I personally don't think special characters will be disabled in the new forum, as there are a lot of users who have special characters in their username, some usernames are even made up entirely of special characters.
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March 15, 2015, 12:05:41 AM
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... or just remove the special character from your name. (In your case, the "~".)

This could be a problem. There could be 2 registered users in this forum - BitcoinCurve and BitcoinCurve~. Just removing the ~ won't work in this case.

if they do remove some characters which exist n this forum they would need to give prior notice and allow people to change their usernames periodically but only ones with 'illegal' characters.

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March 15, 2015, 12:07:15 AM
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All the data would carry over which probably means that your username is safe.

If we get rid of all the special characters then there's going to be two people having the same username.
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March 15, 2015, 12:10:00 AM
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I have a odd username and I hope that when we do switch to the new forum that my username will be unaffected but my question is if the username system does change and my username is then made illegal how would we go about fixing that?

I still don't understand the question of the OP, can you reformulate better the question? Thanks for the attention.


I don't think your username will be made "illegal," (I assume what you mean by illegal is no special characters in the username.) but even if it does, the forum probably would either make an exception for you, as you signed up before the new forum came out, or just remove the special character from your name. (In your case, the "~".) I'm not part of making the new forum though, so I can't be completely sure.

riformulareIf the problem is the special characters, I think it will not change anything. The slickage team will move all the entire database from here to the new forum software (and I hope no forum users will lost during the migration).
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March 15, 2015, 12:12:21 AM
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I have a odd username and I hope that when we do switch to the new forum that my username will be unaffected but my question is if the username system does change and my username is then made illegal how would we go about fixing that?

I still don't understand the question of the OP, can you reformulate better the question? Thanks for the attention.


I don't think your username will be made "illegal," (I assume what you mean by illegal is no special characters in the username.) but even if it does, the forum probably would either make an exception for you, as you signed up before the new forum came out, or just remove the special character from your name. (In your case, the "~".) I'm not part of making the new forum though, so I can't be completely sure.

riformulareIf the problem is the special characters, I think it will not change anything. The slickage team will move all the entire database from here to the new forum software (and I hope no forum users will lost during the migration).

i dont know how far the forum is to being finsihed but i wonder how long people are going to have notice of it or if one day we are going to log in and find out that everything has been migrated anyway no one should be lost in the copy over that should be the most simple thing to achieve
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March 15, 2015, 12:19:39 AM
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I have a odd username and I hope that when we do switch to the new forum that my username will be unaffected but my question is if the username system does change and my username is then made illegal how would we go about fixing that?

I still don't understand the question of the OP, can you reformulate better the question? Thanks for the attention.


I don't think your username will be made "illegal," (I assume what you mean by illegal is no special characters in the username.) but even if it does, the forum probably would either make an exception for you, as you signed up before the new forum came out, or just remove the special character from your name. (In your case, the "~".) I'm not part of making the new forum though, so I can't be completely sure.

riformulareIf the problem is the special characters, I think it will not change anything. The slickage team will move all the entire database from here to the new forum software (and I hope no forum users will lost during the migration).

i dont know how far the forum is to being finsihed but i wonder how long people are going to have notice of it or if one day we are going to log in and find out that everything has been migrated anyway no one should be lost in the copy over that should be the most simple thing to achieve

I read somewhere that it has been proposed that a few weeks before the forum migrates, a notification will say something along the lines of "Make sure the email in your profile is a real email!"
Then, when the new forum migrates, a link will be sent to your email, and you go to that link to access your account at the new forum.
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March 15, 2015, 03:45:39 AM
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I have a odd username and I hope that when we do switch to the new forum that my username will be unaffected but my question is if the username system does change and my username is then made illegal how would we go about fixing that?

I still don't understand the question of the OP, can you reformulate better the question? Thanks for the attention.


I don't think your username will be made "illegal," (I assume what you mean by illegal is no special characters in the username.) but even if it does, the forum probably would either make an exception for you, as you signed up before the new forum came out, or just remove the special character from your name. (In your case, the "~".) I'm not part of making the new forum though, so I can't be completely sure.

riformulareIf the problem is the special characters, I think it will not change anything. The slickage team will move all the entire database from here to the new forum software (and I hope no forum users will lost during the migration).

i dont know how far the forum is to being finsihed but i wonder how long people are going to have notice of it or if one day we are going to log in and find out that everything has been migrated anyway no one should be lost in the copy over that should be the most simple thing to achieve

I read somewhere that it has been proposed that a few weeks before the forum migrates, a notification will say something along the lines of "Make sure the email in your profile is a real email!"
Then, when the new forum migrates, a link will be sent to your email, and you go to that link to access your account at the new forum.

It isn't confirmed yet.

Slickage doesn't have access to passwords, so they will send a reset link to emails.

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