Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#4322 closed defect (invalid)

Multiple users with same username

Reported by: 42429 Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: username Cc:


Recently, another user has signed up with my old username, FK270673.

That's no problem for me, he may use it, but I think it may confuse some users who want to contact me and got his account instead.

I have decided to continue as anonymous mapper as I don't support the way how the licence change was brought forward by one week without asking the active mapping community.

However, my concern is rather how to reach a mapper who has changed his username. El Segundo can't win (-> Here is the repulsant snozzcumber!) or Nakor (-> Gone) are more examples of changed usernames.

Is it possible to create a notice or redirect for former usernames? Of course, only if my alter ego accepts :-)

By the way, user Frank# cannot be reached by personal messages, probably because of the # in his username.

Yours, with best regards 42429

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

To contact a user who has changed their username you need to find their new username and use that.

If you wish to report a problem regarding usernames with # in please do so separately - one problem per ticket please.

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