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Offline -midnight

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« on: April 20, 2019, 12:06:32 PM »
How can I change it?  I don't know why I chose -midnight.   

Thank you in advance for any replies

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Re: User name
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 02:49:27 PM »
How can I change it?  I don't know why I chose -midnight.   

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You can't. You can start with a new user name but that means you start fresh.
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Re: User name
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 03:19:32 PM »
How can I change it?  I don't know why I chose -midnight.   

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U can change it under Profile>User account
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Re: User name
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 03:25:43 PM »
How can I change it?  I don't know why I chose -midnight.   

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U can change it under Profile>User account
That changes the display name not the user name.
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Re: User name
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 04:55:36 PM »
]You can't. You can start with a new user name but that means you start fresh.

I would have to create a new account?

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Re: User name
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2019, 05:58:18 PM »
Since 2014, the username is your email.
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Re: User name
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2019, 08:53:00 PM »
Since 2014, the username is your email.

Yes, but that isn't used/displayed in the forums (logon/validation only), that is the Display Name.

What "-midnight" is talking about is the user name:
How can I change it?  I don't know why I chose -midnight.   

Thank you in advance for any replies

She is inadvertently talking about the Display Name.

As Secondmineboy mention:
How can I change it?  I don't know why I chose -midnight.   
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U can change it under Profile>User account

My guess, is he has interpreted (correctly) what -midnight wants as changing what is displayed alongside posts.
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Re: User name
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 10:44:17 PM »
Well, I usually don't dare to guess what she means, so I answer her questions to the point. ;)
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Re: User name
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 12:51:14 AM »
Well, I usually don't dare to guess what she means, so I answer her questions to the point. ;)

You have to learn to read between the lines ;)
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Re: User name
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 06:12:09 AM »
Well, I usually don't dare to guess what she means, so I answer her questions to the point. ;)

You have to learn to read between the lines ;)
Shouldn't be necessary, but you never know- ;)
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Re: User name
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2019, 12:47:07 PM »
I don't want to create a new account so I'll just keep the user name I have now.  I still don't understand why I can't change it.  Guess it doesn't really matter.

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« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 12:54:34 PM by -midnight »

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Re: User name
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2019, 12:51:27 PM »
I don't want to create a new account so I'll just keep the user name I have now.  I still don't understand why I can't change it.
You can change it "Profile/Account Settings".

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Re: User name
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2019, 12:57:11 PM »
Thank you CraigB I might do that.

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Re: User name
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2019, 04:18:07 PM »
Thank you CraigB I might do that.
As already stated, you can change the display name but, you can't change the user name.
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Re: User name
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2019, 04:44:57 PM »
As already stated, you can change the display name but, you can't change the user name.
If you had understood the first post correctly (How can I change it?  I don't know why I chose -midnight) you would have known it was the displayed name which she intended to change.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 04:47:04 PM by CraigB »