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Username change history.

Post by Susan1814 on August 3rd 2011, 5:39 pm

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I think our forums should have a username change history, so that if someone's changes their username, its easier to track down who has been doing what. And an example, if someone has been not following the forum rules, and they change their username to not get caught, the Administrator can see their username history, track them and can just ban the member. ....But what do you think?

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Re: Username change history.

Post by ddoesmc on July 4th 2014, 6:54 pm

Nice idea SLG! Voted yes..

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Re: Username change history.

Post by OLC CREATORS on July 4th 2014, 7:23 pm

Welcome the history of username.

Voted Yes.

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Re: Username change history.

Post by SLGray on July 4th 2014, 7:29 pm

Thanks to everyone you has voted so far.


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Re: Username change history.

Post by Jadster on July 4th 2014, 9:08 pm

I like the idea, you could also do this with PhpBB. It would mark it in their comments that only the staff could see. It would just show what the admin / staff changed their name to.

But in any case, I love the idea and I see this as being a great addition.

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Re: Username change history.

Post by APE on July 7th 2014, 11:27 pm

Sounds good to me but you can sort of do this in your comments on the members profile or you could hide a bit in the profile that only staff could see but to have this in the ACP would be better i guess
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Re: Username change history.

Post by SLGray on July 8th 2014, 2:44 am

You are correct, but it would be easier for it to be automatic when you have the option where members can change their usernames themselves.


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Re: Username change history.

Post by MISA on July 8th 2014, 11:33 pm

Great idea, I voted yes Very Happy

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Re: Username change history.

Post by Derri on July 15th 2014, 2:38 pm

Sounds like an interesting suggestion and useful for staff. I'm not sure if everyone would want their previous usernames known to others or not...that is my only concern.


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Re: Username change history.

Post by SLGray on July 15th 2014, 9:18 pm

Maybe there will be an option where members can hide it from other members, but not the administrators.


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Re: Username change history.

Post by SLGray on July 30th 2014, 8:11 pm

Bump


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Re: Username change history.

Post by Bathypelagic on August 1st 2014, 11:37 am

This is a good idea! Smile

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Re: Username change history.

Post by SLGray on August 4th 2014, 8:45 am

Topic merged with other similar suggestion.


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Re: Username change history.

Post by Count Dooku on January 17th 2015, 2:59 pm

Hi, Susan1814 !! Wink

I think our forums should have a username change history, so that if someone's changes their username, its easier to track down who has been doing what.

And an example, if someone has been not following the forum rules, and they change their username to not get caught, the Administrator can see their username history, track them and can just ban the member.

But what do you think?

A definite yes for me !

I'd add the following too, to control if possible, once changes occur, to automatically changing Edits, or citations and other instances of that user...

Although I'd like personally to change automatically username, or mentions as on old citations etc... once we do the change (for identity purposes) members doing this in the example you cite should be monitored! Wink

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Re: Username change history.

Post by AuQaClan on March 19th 2015, 8:20 pm

This needs to be added imo voted yes!!

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Re: Username change history.

Post by jetlisup on May 27th 2015, 3:47 pm

Yes so we can keep up with who is who. Sometimes members constantly change their names...difficult to remember who is who.

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Re: Username change history.

Post by brandon_g on May 27th 2015, 3:54 pm

I believe any changes of that sort done, would be logged in the administrative actions log available to all administrators.

One could also disable the possibility for members to do it themselves, but could put in a request and an administrator can change it for them.

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Re: Username change history.

Post by jetlisup on May 27th 2015, 4:01 pm

But does the administrative actions log have only admin activity logged or all member activity too?

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Re: Username change history.

Post by brandon_g on May 27th 2015, 4:46 pm

It has anything that can be considered close to an administrative action or something only an admin could do. I believe username changes might fall under this category but it will not say exactly 'So and so has changed their username' but instead 'So and so has modified the profile of so and so'. For example if a user deletes their account, it will show the account was deleted by 'Guest', deleting an account is an administrative action, it CAN be performed by the user himself/herself for ONLY his/her's account.

Something like that would appear in the administrative logs. I don't know specificly if usernames qualify, but I believe they might.

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Re: Username change history.

Post by jetlisup on May 27th 2015, 4:52 pm

I don't know if I read correctly but the problem is, I allow members to rename their accounts but I'd want to know who is who and an administrative actions log wouldn't show the actions of a member? The member himself has changed his name (I'm ok with that) but I want to know who is who. I don't believe the administrative actions log would show it.
But I might be wrong.

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Re: Username change history.

Post by brandon_g on May 27th 2015, 4:58 pm

Well take for an example if a member decides to delete their account, it will say 'Guest' deleted their account, I would imagine something similar might happen for a member who changes their username. It just wont say directly that a member changed their username, only that they have modified their profile.

I think the best solution for a problem like this is simply to make it so only admins can change the username, you can create an only topic and call it 'Want a username change' or something like that, then an administrator will change it for them. This also makes the user have to provide their previous username as well as their new username, so it serves as record of the change. Very Happy

That is what I do on my forum, I have no problem with people changing their username, they just have to put in a request in the designated topic and I will change for them. Smile


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Re: Username change history.

Post by jetlisup on May 27th 2015, 5:07 pm

If someone changes they're name (I'm not 100% sure if I mean screen name or username...whichever is actually possible I guess?)
the posts are not altered in any way. Only the poster's name changes. But same posts.

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Re: Username change history.

Post by brandon_g on May 27th 2015, 5:18 pm

I mean a username is a username, it changes on everything, posts and all.

I mean you want to keep track, the above method (that I use and have never had any sort of problem or confusion with) should work fine for you. Very Happy


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Re: Username change history.

Post by Hagoromo Otsutsuki on May 27th 2015, 5:57 pm

I believe this should be used.

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Re: Username change history.

Post by darki on June 21st 2015, 11:35 pm

Voted for yes

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Re: Username change history.

Post by darkline33 on July 3rd 2015, 7:22 am

@Leah7 Thats what i thought.


@Derri wrote:Sounds like an interesting suggestion and useful for staff. I'm not sure if everyone would want their previous usernames known to others or not...that is my only concern.


Its what the forum owners want, either show or not. The members cannot decide to hide their prev. usernames, as it is the decision of the forum's staffmembers, okay?

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Re: Username change history.

Post by SLGray on March 19th 2016, 10:13 pm

Bumping to move this suggestion to the first page.


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Re: Username change history.

Post by Norton on March 20th 2016, 12:03 am

Members are disallowed to change their username on our forum. They have to submit the request for name change and admin will perform the requested username change. Easy to keep track of.

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