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Offline Snake

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Name change
« on: January 29, 2017, 04:05:11 am »
How do i get the name i chose to be shown when i make a post ? It shows a name i DID NOT chose ????  :(
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Re: Name change
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2017, 10:09:21 am »
The forum section "Rules, News, & FAQs -> Forum Info" has answers to many commonly asked questions.
Here is a good starting point for forum name change...
http://forum.cog-online.org/forum-info/important-checkupdate-your-displayed-forum-name/

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Re: Name change
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 04:06:36 am »
I have yet to find where the Alias is anywhere in my profile. I NEVER listed Randall anywhere on this forum and i cant figure out how to get to the change Alias section ???
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Re: Name change
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 05:34:27 am »
I have yet to find where the Alias is anywhere in my profile. I NEVER listed Randall anywhere on this forum and i cant figure out how to get to the change Alias section ???

The instructions and explanations are covered in the links he provided above.

But try this...
At some point during this process you may be asked to log in (or may not)
click on the COG gear logo above (gray and black) - best if you open a new window
You are now at COGs website home page of COGMOS
In the gray menu bar, all the way at the right end, click Member Area
Now in the gray menu bar click on My Info
3rd text box down is ... Alias - enter your desired new Alias/Forum Name
Note: It does not check for dupes, dupes are bad, Snake is already taken, try something that uses Snake as a base, Snake rider, snakeman, supernsake, whatever
(for directions on looking up used forum names look below)
After you entered your new Alias/Forum Name roll your mouse over the Action tab and click save.

Be sure to log out then log back in  at the Forum

That should take care of you.

It's a little confusing because it's two independent systems that have been mashed together to provide all the features COG wants.



How to look up used Forum Names
in the forum  http://forum.cog-online.org/
in the menu bar, roll over Members (2nd from right)
click on Search for Members
Enter Snake (or whatever) in the Search for: box
make sure Search by name is checked (it will be)
Click search

this will show you everything with "snake" in it allowing you to pick something in the above process that doesn't conflict
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 05:44:02 am by WANDRNG »

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Re: Name change
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 12:44:29 pm »
Thanks WANDRNG, i had done all of that BUT i didnt log out afterwards. All is good now.   :)
I can beat the Paramedics to my crashes by at least 10 minutes.