Don't use your email-adresses as user name.

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by bertus, Apr 6, 2012.

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  1. bertus

    bertus Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello,

    I noticed that there are user with a full email-adress as username.
    This is not smart as spambots will find these email adresses to spam you.

    Changing usernames is rarely done.
    Changing usernames can also lead to misunderstandings.
    It can only be done by the bertus and jrap the administrators.
    If you want to change the username you can send them a PM with arguments why you want to change the name.
    One of the occasions the change is allowed is when you entered your e-mail address as a username, then it will often be approved to be changed.

    Bertus
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2014
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  2. Bill_Marsden

    Bill_Marsden Moderator Staff Member

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    As a user found out recently, it can take a while. Our administrators are busy, and the moderators do not have the permissions to do this.

    Even after the name is changed, it can be too late. Once your email address is on a list it is forever.
  3. bertus

    bertus Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello,

    I also have noticed that some users are posting their email adress for replying.
    This goes by the intention of the forum, sharing information in public.
    This is not smart as well, as the spambots will harvest it.
    I will remove them as I see them.

    Bertus
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    Bill_Marsden Moderator Staff Member

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    That goes for all the moderators I think.
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    bertus Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello,

    Naturaly all moderators can and will remove the posted email-adresses to protect the poster from spambots.

    Bertus
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