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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Ok, the problem:



My name is not actually Sym_ as some of you may think, it's Sym.



However, HoP seems to think that a Sym is already signed up so I can't change my name to it. Looking at the user list I see there is no Sym.



So, I though that UBB might only look at a-z and 0-9 and strip anything else (like the _), so I changed it to "somethingelse" and then tried to change it back, but no luck stull.



Can anyone help?



hug



Thanks

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Sorry to hijack.. redface

But I also have a userrname problem.

When I first joined HoP my name was x_aimee_x and about a year ago I changed it to *Aime*. Now I want to get rid of the stars and -



Written by: HoP
You can only have alphanumeric characters in your display name. Special characters are not allowed because this allows users to spoof other display names. You may use the _ character to represent a space.







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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:I'd just like to take this opportunity to say that I like my underscores. And, for what it's worth, I like Sym's one too. And I think Aimee's is fine as it is.

shrug ubbangel


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:All the cool kids have underscores. wink

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:you better believe it wink

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:erm, yes

you are probalbly talking about a short while ago when it was the old boards

wit hthe update of teh site taht happened a short time ago, and possinbbly with the movmnet to the new srv for hop, it might hav eloacked certain names into place.

i think hop has a limit as to how short a nam can be, either three or four characters leng, i think its four, if you are a new member, or three if you are a very old acount, i know PK had a load of problems with his name length...

so maybe the update has locked your names in to the db as a set char value?

and wont revert back over the original user name, as it might be seen as your original sign up information in teh DB and for some reason my have become read only....

no

maybe i can think of soimethin gelse by tomorrow...


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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

All the cool kids have underscores. wink



Bah, the really cool kids don't need them, or the spaces wink


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:nah man, the real cool kids don't even use capital letters... tongue

sorry i can't actually help out here - i've never tired changing my name and i don't ever intend to shrug


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:ditto wink

Actually, I'm not sure that all members are represented on the user list.

For instance, I KNOW that one of my friends in cambridge is reged as yeahpoi, but there is no record of him in the user list, prehaps as he has never posted, only used his account to purchase fire poi?


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:why dont you change it to Mr_Kickass?

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Say Mech, what's going down with your spelling, bro?

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:i believe its a combination of some piss-poor touch typing, an aversion to spell checkers, dyslexia and a vow to never spend more than 30 seconds typing a post wink

it must be very annoying for those who are not native english speakers but from experience, this probably will not change...

love ya step, even with your long-running keyboard dementia wink hug2


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:Mech's fingers have turned into bananas. It's a sorry condition, and quite understandably he's very embarrassed about the problem. Please, let's leave Mech's banana typing alone now, poor guy.

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:The limit is 3 letters (according to the form), and if I changed my name to under that it would tell me that I needed to add more, not that a user with that name exists....wouldn't it?

I think Guys idea might be right, I need to find this ghost Sym and tell him that he shouldn't have taken my name in the first place. ubblol

Mech: I've had this problem for ages, before the new server. I was never on the old system, as I signed up for the first time about 18 months ago, and AFIK it's on the same UBB system (I guess it's been updated a few times, but just with patches)


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:"All the cool kids have underscores"
frown

"the real cool kids don't even use capital letters"
ubbcrying

*now believes his life is meaningless without being deemed "cool" by his peers* wink


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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:Jon, you are the definition of Cool. You're cooler than cool. You're Ice Cold baby, yeah, Ice Cold!

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:so is it possible to just use normal spaces in your name like i seem to have been able to, cause i cant think of anyone else who just has a normal 'space'

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: coleman

nah man, the real cool kids don't even use capital letters... tongue




I couldn't agree more.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:ubblol

hug


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JayKitty
JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
Total posts: 534
Posted:I'm proud that I go against what is deemed "cool" by my peers. Fight the power! Vive la revalution! Down with underscores! Up with capatilizeing new word!

I still love you all ^_^ hug


Don't mind me, just passing through.

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Look!
We fixed smile


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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Yay!

For anyone how doesn't know, Malcolm is great!

My more underscores! biggrin ubblol

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Sym with no underscores anymore! eek

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:needs to change his status now biggrin

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:Written by: newgabe


Say Mech, what's going down with your spelling, bro?





Written by: coleman



believe its a combination of some piss-poor touch typing, an aversion to spell checkers, dyslexia and a vow to never spend more than 30 seconds typing a post wink

it must be very annoying for those who are not native english speakers but from experience, this probably will not change...

love ya step, even with your long-running keyboard dementia hug


cole. x





yes cole, that is pretty much it!

what happens is that i touch type for part of the post, so that i can see some mistakes. but at somepoint, i just look down at the keyboard, and then dont look back up again, and cant check my work over....

and dude, tbh, my posts are just like the jumbled [censored] that comes form my mouth anyways no?

love you to dude, even iwth your hat fetish wink

hug


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:At least most of your spoken words are spelt right wink tongue

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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[noodles]
[noodles]

*Property of Pigeon Wigeon*
Location: Locked In Pigeons Chimney
Member Since: 31st Jul 2005
Total posts: 893
Posted:So if it's alphanumeric only then how does my name work?

Could somebody stop the room please... I'd like to get off

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:Written by: Dunc

At least most of your spoken words are spelt right wink tongue



shut it dad, i think talking at uni, to proffessors, might be giving me a stammer, making me think about stuff, means i am stammering at times when i talk to them :S

andnoodles

alphanumeric, means alphabet, and number, this can include punctuation marks to, like . , ? and []


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[noodles]
[noodles]

*Property of Pigeon Wigeon*
Location: Locked In Pigeons Chimney
Member Since: 31st Jul 2005
Total posts: 893
Posted:Ahaa. Cool. I like HoP because no other forum I use lets me have my [ ]'s

Could somebody stop the room please... I'd like to get off

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:it might be becuse we use a UBB code that is quite advanced...

maybe?


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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:And are your '[]'s very important?

Getting to the other side smile

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