If our data is being transferred to the new platform, why are we being required to provide 5 user name choices?
Hmm? I wasn’t asked to provide 5 user names? Did the site pm’d you Dale?
I got an email.
They asked me to confirm my user name and the link to my profile then ask me to provide 5 user names and said it was required . I didn't see any way to go on at that point, no button to click to get past it.
JonesCarpeDiem wrote: I got an email.They asked me to confirm my user name and the link to my profile then ask me to provide 5 user names and said it was required . I didn't see any way to go on at that point, no button to click to get past it.
You should see a "Submit" button at the bottom of the form to submit your answers. The link provided (link to my profile) was not to be clicked on but rather was an example of what a link looks like that should be pasted in the respective field.
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I didn't get the memo either. Any I won't smoke over it.
FIVE user names - WOW
Pick A User Name
Ho HO Ho
YOU MAY BE CALLING ME "CATCH"
News to me. However I could surmise that it's because there might be 6 Dale's, 10 Mary's, 17 Brenda's, and 45 Bob's already on the site. So if you choose Mary, somebody's already got it. There are 220 members who's name begins with Mary. So let's say you chose mary10, and somebody's already got that, and mary12, etc. Now I grant there probably aren't any other jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007, but perhaps there' a limit to name sizes on the new platform and that's why.
That's why I asked.
Different community platforms have different requirements. Our new platform requires that usernames are 15 characters or less otherwise it will chop off usernames that are longer than 15. You would become "jonescarp.aka.d" if we let that happen. We value our members here so we want them to provide new username suggestions of their preference for the new platform. As before, usernames must be unique though so that people can properly be @mentioned. There are a sizable number of people who need shortened usernames so we're having you provide 5 usernames so that it's more likely that you'll provide us a unique username so that additional usernames will not need to be requested. It's a big effort to get all of the usernames updated prior to the move so we're going to try to minimize additional messages needed in the event that someone provided multiple existing usernames.
On the bright side, I'm pretty sure that "jonescarp" is available so that probably would be a good entry for you.
Thanks in advance for completing the form.
I chose RangoonCrabDip but it's my fourth choice. I hope no one else uses any of my three choices before it.
Didn't I just say that in a different way?
I just got the email as well. 5 different user names but any that I chose will have my name. MarcieWhosoever will be my first choice. Hi guys, No smoking for me! almost 10 years!
Your current user name is 24 characters/spaces
if you use the name you wrote, it will work because it's 15 characters or less
Marcie on TEN YEARS AS A NON SMOKER - YAHOOOOOOOO - WAY TO GO
I didn't get an e-mail yet.
You don't have to choose a new username unless you want to.
My old user name was over 15 characters.
The name you have now will work because it's 15 characters or less
Christine, being brief pays off!
Well JonesCarpeDiem I like your new user name! Glad that you wrote this because I had overlooked the email.
Nice name choice Dale!
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