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#1 Guest_ProudFossil_*

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:28 AM

How can one change their login name, the name displayed when they are active on the forums?

Thank you
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#2 Jim Byram

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:29 AM

I think that Bob would need to delete your account and then you could create a new logon. Can't see any other way. Want me to ask him to do that?

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 09:31 AM

I think that Bob would need to delete your account and then you could create a new logon. Can't see any other way. Want me to ask him to do that?


Thanks for the reply, Jim. I would like to change it from the ProudFossil to my name (Michael Dietz) if possible.
Mike

#4 Terry Reigel

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:43 PM

I believe there is a way for Bob to change it without deleting the account - he did for me several years ago. Unless the new forum software since then somehow prohibits it.
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#5 Robert Jacobs

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:05 PM

Thanks for the reply, Jim. I would like to change it from the ProudFossil to my name (Michael Dietz) if possible.
Mike



But ProudFossil is so evocative . . . like



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#6 Jim Byram

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 01:10 PM

Mike,

I see you are logged on using ProudFossil. Thought Bob changed it to 'Michael Dietz' a few hours ago.

Jim

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 03:44 PM

Mike,

I see you are logged on using ProudFossil. Thought Bob changed it to 'Michael Dietz' a few hours ago.

Jim


Because I have not logged off. Will do so now. Thanks, I appreciate it.
Mike

#8 Guest_Michael Dietz_*

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 03:47 PM

But ProudFossil is so evocative . . . like
formerprof


There is actually quite a history to the pseudoname. Back in my youth, about ten years ago, many web sites which acted as forums, especially the news forums, suggested using a pseudoname. In fact some actually required it. So I started with one that reflected my self image and also the fact that I have been working with paleontologists for the last 40 years. I am still proud of who I am and my country, still volunteering with the paleontologists and museums, but want to be more forward and so hidden.
Mike

#9 Guest_Michael Dietz_*

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 03:50 PM

Mike,

I see you are logged on using ProudFossil. Thought Bob changed it to 'Michael Dietz' a few hours ago.

Jim

Jim I just scrolled up to log out and noticed that I am now signed on as Michael Dietz. Please pass my thanks to Bob. I will do it in person in just over six weeks in Fort Lauderdale.
Mike

#10 Robert Jacobs

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 05:51 AM

There is actually quite a history to the pseudoname. Back in my youth, about ten years ago, many web sites which acted as forums, especially the news forums, suggested using a pseudoname. In fact some actually required it. . . .



Dear Michael,

I remember it well -- a "handle" was considered desirable as an anti-spam measure. It doesn't seem to have helped much! So when I retired I became "formerprof" at the bulletin boards I frequented. I rather regret it now, as far as Wholly Genes is concerned, because this community seems to be wonderfully free of flames, epithets and the like.

I think I'll ask to come out of the closet after version 7 is out -- before then I don't want to be responsible for taking up a millisecond of Bob Velke's time. All good wishes.


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