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Forum Name Changes: COG Members Only

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Background:
  1. Accounts created after August 30 2020: The old forum allowed the same forum name to be used by multiple users. The new forum does NOT allow this. A forum name is automatically assigned to new user and is a unique username that is made up of the email address and a random set of digits.
  2. Accounts create prior to August 30 2020: Your forum name in the new forum may not match your forum name in the old forum. The migration process did not allow the Name field from the old forum to be mapped to the username field in the new forum. This is easily changed upon request. This mismatch of names does not affect your ability to post. Once changed, the new name will show in all posts.
The username change feature is only available to full COG members. As they say, membership has its priviliges.

Follow these steps to change your forum name:

1) Click your forum name in the upper right corner of the forum under the mini calendar. Click Account Details.

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2) On the Account Details page, click Change to the right of your current forum name.
(how often username can change is limited - newly created accounts must wait 30 days or contact COG IT)


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3) Enter your NEW name and a reason. If the message Usernames must be unique is displayed, you will need to choose another name.


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4) Then Save

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