LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > LinuxQuestions.org > LQ Suggestions & Feedback
User Name
Password
LQ Suggestions & Feedback Do you have a suggestion for this site or an idea that will make the site better? This forum is for you.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUM - Information and status updates will also be posted here.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-28-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
gacl
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 15
Change User Name / Delete Account


Hello,

Is there a way to change my user name? Or. . . to delete my account and open a new one? Thanks.

Gus
 
Old 03-28-2007, 10:14 AM   #2
muhammednavas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
you can use userdel command to delete user
userdel username
 
Old 03-28-2007, 10:16 AM   #3
gacl
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 44

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks but i meant for this forum.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 10:17 AM   #4
Hitboxx
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: India
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 1,562
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 51
I don't know about deletion, but if you want to change it, send Jeremy a mail citing your reasons.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 10:24 AM   #5
gacl
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 44

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
OK, i found the answer to my question in the FAQ:

"You can alter any of the fields in your profile, except your username. Once you have registered your username, it becomes yours for life. In extreme circumstances, you may request that the administrator change your username, but he or she will require a very good reason to do so."

I guess i'll just open a new account and leave the old one unused. It's just that i have too many user names to remember from various boards and i'm trying to have as few as possible. Thanks.

Gus

Last edited by gacl; 03-28-2007 at 10:25 AM.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 10:41 AM   #6
gacl
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 44

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I've found my previous account and i would like to restore it, but. . . is under a previous e-mail address. I still remember my old e-mail address, though. Thanks.

Gus
 
Old 03-28-2007, 01:22 PM   #7
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,350

Rep: Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615
Please don't open multiple accounts if at all possible. If you already have, email me both names and I'll merge the two. Thanks.

--jeremy
 
Old 03-28-2007, 11:29 PM   #8
gacl
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 44

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Jeremy, i e-mailed you yesterday. I'll send you a duplicate message just in case. And, thanks a lot.

Gus
 
Old 04-06-2007, 05:35 AM   #9
titanium_geek
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2002
Location: Melbourne Australia
Distribution: it died/ macosx
Posts: 2,478

Rep: Reputation: 50
Perhaps a small addition to the FAQ, something like: "please do not open a new account to change your username... email jeremy..." etc?

titanium_geek
 
Old 02-22-2009, 10:25 AM   #10
thejosephgrace
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: U.S.
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu, FreeBSD.
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Delete forum account

I want to delete my forum account here at linuxquestions.org

I'm not dissatisfied with this forum. It's a great linux forum, just not going to be using it anymore and wish my account to be deleted.
 
Old 02-22-2009, 11:22 AM   #11
XavierP
Moderator
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Lubuntu
Posts: 19,176
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 429Reputation: 429Reputation: 429Reputation: 429Reputation: 429
No account that has real posts is deleted - spammers and spambots and people who have never made a post, yes. Otherwise your account will have to stay live or else it creates orphan posts.

If you no longer wish to be a member here, go to your profile options and set all options not to notify you - that means that community bulletin as well as responses to posts. Once you have done that, change your password to be something very long and very unmemorable. And then log off LQ. In the absence of deletion, that is the best way to exit.

Out of interest, why do you no longer wish to be a member?
 
Old 05-07-2009, 06:24 AM   #12
amysaraantony
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 16
This *Might* sound silly ... But - Is having Orphaned posts that big a deal ?

Debian

Last edited by amysaraantony; 05-15-2009 at 08:20 PM.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 07:32 AM   #13
Larry Webb
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Crystal Beach, Texas
Distribution: Suse for mail +
Posts: 5,100
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 229Reputation: 229Reputation: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by amysaraantony View Post
This *Might* sound silly ... But - Is having Orphaned posts that big a deal ?
Think about all the 'Search Engines' and if there is a good solution to a problem.
 
Old 07-27-2009, 03:29 PM   #14
andersjjesnsen
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 1
Thank you for being such a bunch of boneheaded designers!
I managed to make a typo when i picked my username, and now you are telling me that i have to go through hoops with emailing the ops get get it changed?
That is *hands down* the most stupid idea i have ever seen!
HINT: tie messages/posts to the user *ID* and not the user *name*, that way everyone can call themselves anything they bloody like, and change their login name as they see fit!

yours sincerely Andersjjensen now, and forever, AKA andersjjesnsen :-(
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 07-27-2009, 03:44 PM   #15
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,350

Rep: Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615
In the time it took you to post this, you could quite easily have emailed me (which really isn't that big of a hoop IMHO). Additionally, I don't know why you've inferring DB schema based on this policy decision - posts are tied to userid's.

--jeremy
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply

Tags
merge


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Password Change in SquirrelMail did not propogate to user login account kaplan71 Linux - Software 0 03-28-2007 08:48 AM
is it legitimate and allowed and can be done to make another user account set uid and gid to null 0 to make another root account with different name and possibly not damage the debian system creating and using that new account BenJoBoy Linux - Newbie 12 01-29-2006 10:02 AM
Can unlock screen with root password in my user account - want to change this sm1 Linux - Newbie 2 07-24-2005 05:54 AM
Disable passwd change for user account sodhilogin Linux - General 6 09-01-2004 12:43 AM
cant delete user account!!! farhanali Linux - General 7 04-29-2003 08:31 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration