View topic - site changes I'm not aware of?
Today I had the idea of changing my nickname (username?) for a while. "A while" means just a day or so. I knew it was possible because I'd already done it ("tanuki" isn't the name I registered with). So, I went to "edit profile", but, surprise!, it can't be done. Or at least that's what it looks like, because the name is like written in stone and I can't see any way to change it.
Has that changed? Aren't we allowed to change our username now?
Well, that's one thing. I created a new account, but when I logged in with the new account I saw something weird in the shoutbox. I wasn't allowed to shout! I mean, there was no blank box to write, just the shouts of other people were there. I think it was perfectly possible for new members to shout, because I've seen a number of new members introducing themselves there. Has that changed as well, aren't new members allowed to shout now?
The weird thing is that I was able to shout, but that's because I had windows opened with the account "tanuki". I mean, in those windows the blank box was still there. But when I shouted and the page refreshed, the shout appeared (with the new account) and the blank box wasn't there anymore.
I hope you have understood me. Bye!
EDIT: AAAHHHH!!! My avatar isn't working! I'm using the same picture I used before, what's wrong?
Hahaha, nice, "rrr"s are appearing everywhere!
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that is correct, scallywags can no longer change usernames on a whim. and the shout shouldn't have worked but there was a little bug (now fixed P), just a corner-case in the many things possible that hadn't been taken into account.
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