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Offline Para-Noid

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Screen name help!
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:02:00 PM »
Just to check if deleting my avast account would remove the email from the v2015
GUI I had to create a new account and I want my real screen name back Para-Noid.
Who do I contact to get this accomplished?

By the way the email disappeared from the GUI.

edit: And all my "real" account information.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 04:10:36 PM by Para-Noid-1 »
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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 04:14:22 PM »
Under profile>user account you can change your display name in the forum.

As you deleted your account the data is also removed.
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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 04:15:03 PM »
The only one who 'may' be able to do that would be the Administrator.

I think you should have thought this through before deleting your my.avast.com as it was certain to have repercussions with your forum account, given that they are linked.

Personally I don't see a problem with the email address being displayed in the avast UI, most people aren't going to be posting images of the UI in the forums.

I tend to make an image, edit it to obscure the email address and save the image with a useful/relevant name; that way I can use the image again and again if required for an example.
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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 04:32:40 PM »
I was curious! Yeah I know what curiosity did to the cat.

I tried changing it back to Para-Noid but that screen name is "taken". Yeah, by me.
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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 05:18:27 PM »
The only one who 'may' be able to do that would be the Administrator.

I think you should have thought this through before deleting your my.avast.com as it was certain to have repercussions with your forum account, given that they are linked.

Personally I don't see a problem with the email address being displayed in the avast UI, most people aren't going to be posting images of the UI in the forums.

I tend to make an image, edit it to obscure the email address and save the image with a useful/relevant name; that way I can use the image again and again if required for an example.

I make images then edit too.

Have you ever did anything out of curiosity only to regret doing it later?  ???
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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 08:49:02 PM »
The only one who 'may' be able to do that would be the Administrator.

I think you should have thought this through before deleting your my.avast.com as it was certain to have repercussions with your forum account, given that they are linked.

Personally I don't see a problem with the email address being displayed in the avast UI, most people aren't going to be posting images of the UI in the forums.

I tend to make an image, edit it to obscure the email address and save the image with a useful/relevant name; that way I can use the image again and again if required for an example.

I make images then edit too.

Have you ever did anything out of curiosity only to regret doing it later?  ???

1. Then essentially there is nothing to worry about as you have obscured the email in said image saved for example purposes later.

2. Not when I think the consequences are likely to be catastrophic, not too dissimilar to the hassles encountered by some being unable to logon to their account after the forum relaunch. I did test one theory about .gif animated avatars, existing ones remained animated, but change it, then change it back to the previous one and it no longer animates.

2a. If you wanted to test the link between your my.avast.com and your avast installation displaying the email in the UI, I would have tried removing/deleting the Device from the my.avast.com (not deleting the account) as that would have broken the linkage. But it 'should' have allowed you to recreate the linkage from the installation/device to the my.avast.com account.
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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 10:07:15 PM »
I already feel like an idiot. I don't need to have someone kick me while I'm down.
This is a support forum. People come here for support and not to be beaten down.

By the way, I sent chocholo a PM to help me in my efforts.
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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2014, 08:44:30 PM »
I already feel like an idiot. I don't need to have someone kick me while I'm down.
This is a support forum. People come here for support and not to be beaten down.

By the way, I sent chocholo a PM to help me in my efforts.
No one is beating you up or down. :)
We are powerless to do anythning. The help you need can only come from a forum Admin.
Hopefully Petr can do something to reverse your actions.
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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2014, 08:59:58 PM »
I already feel like an idiot. I don't need to have someone kick me while I'm down.
This is a support forum. People come here for support and not to be beaten down.

By the way, I sent chocholo a PM to help me in my efforts.
No one is beating you up or down. :)
We are powerless to do anything. The help you need can only come from a forum Admin.
Hopefully Petr can do something to reverse your actions.

Seems like something has been done as Para-Noid's last post was yesterday - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=153785.msg1118239#msg1118239.

Post count seems right and a basic check shows posts are present.
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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2014, 09:05:06 PM »
Would be nice if this topic could be marked as solved.
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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2014, 10:15:52 PM »
Would be nice if this topic could be marked as solved.

I dont think it is solved yet Bob.

Para-Noid's last post was at 8:47 AM yesterday (Friday). While he (Para-Noid-1) was asking for help here at 3:37 PM yesterday (Friday). So, no posts by the real Para-noid have been posted after 3:30 PM yesterday.

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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2014, 11:08:26 PM »
It's the weekend so I'm hoping sometime next week.  :-[
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2014, 12:20:44 AM »
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I dont think it is solved yet Bob.
I didn't say it was. :)
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2014, 12:35:23 AM »
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I dont think it is solved yet Bob.
I didn't say it was. :)

My bad Bob. I thought your statement was based on DavidR post above.

Seems like something has been done as Para-Noid's last post was yesterday - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=153785.msg1118239#msg1118239.

Post count seems right and a basic check shows posts are present.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2014, 12:38:46 AM by iroc9555 »

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Re: Screen name help!
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2014, 08:09:40 AM »
@ {{Para-Noid}}...and I know the name is important to you, I'm giving you a big hug and hoping this gets resolved soon.  We're all on your side.