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Rules, News & FAQs => COG Web & Forum Discussions => Topic started by: 2fast on February 03, 2013, 10:58:37 pm

Title: Duplicate forum names
Post by: 2fast on February 03, 2013, 10:58:37 pm
Is there any way of rejecting new members signing up with screen names that are already in use? This seems like a loophole that needs closing. Check out the number of Ed's for a good example. Just wondering.......
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: S Smith on February 06, 2013, 12:49:21 pm
Forum names come directly from the Alias that a user entered in the My Profile section.  In the post below, Colin stated "Please make sure you set a good Alias. Please make it unique, as the system does not check."
http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,25387.0.html (http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,25387.0.html)

This issue has been brought up to the membership service provider without resolution.
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: 2fast on February 06, 2013, 05:46:12 pm
Forum names come directly from the Alias that a user entered in the My Profile section.  In the post below, Colin stated "Please make sure you set a good Alias. Please make it unique, as the system does not check."
[url]http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,25387.0.html[/url] ([url]http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,25387.0.html[/url])

This issue has been brought up to the membership service provider without resolution.


All good, but apparently a lot of folks never read or do that.  What's the "membership service provider"?
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: S Smith on February 06, 2013, 08:31:40 pm
Forum names come directly from the Alias that a user entered in the My Profile section.  In the post below, Colin stated "Please make sure you set a good Alias. Please make it unique, as the system does not check."
[url]http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,25387.0.html[/url] ([url]http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,25387.0.html[/url])

This issue has been brought up to the membership service provider without resolution.


All good, but apparently a lot of folks never read or do that.  What's the "membership service provider"?


Yup... can only lead a horse to water.
Memberize.com
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: 2fast on February 06, 2013, 10:12:25 pm
Not to belabor this, but I would have thought it would be a function on Simple Machines vs Memberize. But then, I am clueless on software under the hood stuff. The "other" forum is on SM and seems to have duplicate rejection. Obviously, it's more complicated than I realize.


edit to add......must be because the Forum registration flows from Memberize, and Memberize will not create the dup rejection. Am I close?
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: Camper Dave on February 06, 2013, 11:22:40 pm
As we like to say up here in the North-East... You're wicked close....  :D
So close that if you were any closer we'd have to assign you the tank of IT Director (which as far as I know is still an available position  :-\ )
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: S Smith on February 06, 2013, 11:59:03 pm
Am I close?

 :sign0098:
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: 2fast on February 07, 2013, 12:36:38 am
Allrighty then!! I'll take the IT job. This should be a lot of laughs :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Duz it come with a new computner?
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: Cap'n Bob on February 07, 2013, 07:26:23 am
It comes with an excellent salary and benefits package.   ::)
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: Camper Dave on February 07, 2013, 08:10:09 am
And you get the last word when it comes to dealing with wordy Moderators  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: Cap'n Bob on February 07, 2013, 08:20:30 am
And you get the last word when it comes to dealing with wordy Moderators  :rotflmao:


 :-X
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: S Smith on February 07, 2013, 11:41:46 am

So close that if you were any closer we'd have to assign you the tank of IT Director (which as far as I know is still an available position  :-\ )

FWIE - The IT Director position will not be vacated until end of 2013 and I think a replacement has identified.
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: WillyP on February 07, 2013, 12:24:18 pm
Wow... a new member is expected to go through thousands of username to see if his has already been taken? When the server could do this in less than a second? We should all just throw away the machines and carve our messages on a piece of bark and float them down river hoping the get to the right place.
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: Cap'n Bob on February 07, 2013, 12:37:46 pm
Wow... a new member is expected to go through thousands of username to see if his has already been taken? When the server could do this in less than a second? We should all just throw away the machines and carve our messages on a piece of bark and float them down river hoping the get to the right place.


Excellent   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: smithr1 on February 07, 2013, 02:31:10 pm
If Memberized will not make the change, even though I think they should. can we have simple machines run the check the first time they log into the forum and them direct them back to cogmos to try again? 

This is a bit ridicules.  There are tons of duplicates.  How can the other users of memberize be happy with that either.
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: ZG on February 07, 2013, 06:36:06 pm
I'm thinking of changing mine to Cap'n ZG.  :nananana:
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: smithr1 on February 07, 2013, 07:11:39 pm
I'm thinking of changing mine to Cap'n ZG.  :nananana:
According to the list there is only one ZG so no need to demean yourself.   ::)
Title: Re: Duplicate forum names
Post by: ZG on February 07, 2013, 11:47:38 pm
I'm thinking of changing mine to Cap'n ZG.  :nananana:
According to the list there is only one ZG so no need to demean yourself.   ::)

 ;D :beerchug: