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    I am launching a site soon, and I want to get another username.

    When I get a new name, my posts count will go down to 0 (I think I have about 210 now) and my signature will still point to the old place. Is it at all possible to:

    -Set my post amount to 210 so I can continue on my quest to match wluke, d3v, and a few others (OK, so I will never come close, but I still like having a beefy number...it makes me feel important. And yes i know, quality over quantity)

    -Update all of the posts with my old sig to match my new one

    Thanks!

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    Hi,

    I asked the same question awhile ago, but was told (by Eric, I believe) that this was not possible...I could be wrong, but I vaugely recall something about vBulletin (which SP will be upgrading too shortly) being capable of such a thing...any of the admins have the answer?



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    Just make your username not relevant to your site and it makes a world of difference! I've changed sites (most were 25% done though) that I was actively working on at least 4 times since Dec., and it woulda been bad to have 200 posts on 5 usernames.

    Try abahta, aidan, hamster, etc., anything that has a special meaning to you. d3v came out of a random password generator from a Hypercard Stack (on the Mac) several years ago and it's been my username ever since for many things.

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    The signature could not be changed because they are stored in each html file rather than being pulled from your profile everytime someone views a one of your posts.

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    hamster?

    Yeah, I will use abahta.

    When I originally signed up for these forums about a year ago, I had no clue that I would carry the same name for another year.

    So I guess it's tough luck all ways then?

    PS: I'd like to hear from a SitePoint admin, juuust to make sure

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    I believe there is a hack to change your username and switch all your posts over.

    Maybe the SitePoint administrators could install it for you.

    ~~qrz~~

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    Since the staff has already stated that they will be moving to vBulletin soon, I think all this is a moot point. They should be able to import and change your profile once they convert over.

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    Sounds great!

    OK, so I will continue to post as trcfreebies until the move is made, but then I would like to have all of my data transferred if at all possible.

    Once again, thanks!

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    Matt Mickiewicz
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    Everyone who wants to change their user name hold on until the vBulletin upgrade in a little while... I think vBulletin has that feature. I know for a fact that UBB doesn't (although the change would be possible if we went into the data files and edited them manually -- something that we don't even want to get into due to time constraints).

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