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    Default Interesting username problem

    Hey guys,

    I noticed an interesting problem with my username yesterday when trying to view my public profile on the forums. It's not a major problem, but I thought I should bring it up because it's out of the ordinary. I have a dash in my name, but when I click my name to view my profile, the username shown is "UnseenGhost" with no dash. I used to have a username UnseenGhost before the forum overhaul more than a year ago, but since the forums were combined with the others, I haven't used it since then (well over a year ago). I figured it might be how the forum substitutes spaces in names (adds a dash in the URL to remove spaces from the URL) and when I go to view my profile, it removes the dash. Nothing big, just thought I would bring it up because I can't seem to view my real public profile.

    Thanks!

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    paulrcohen NNTP User

    Default Re: Interesting username problem

    I have only just registered with this site and have a similar problem. just recently, any time I join a forum site I have to use more and more user names as it's not accepting, saying in use by somebody else and when I come back to a site I have to try and remember which user name I used, thankfully, we dont have to do the same with EMail Adresses.

    Regards

    Paul

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    Default Re: Interesting username problem

    On 2009-07-08 11:56:01 -0400, Unseen-Ghost
    <Unseen-Ghost@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> said:

    >
    > Hey guys,
    >
    > I noticed an interesting problem with my username yesterday when trying
    > to view my public profile on the forums. It's not a major problem, but I
    > thought I should bring it up because it's out of the ordinary. I have a
    > dash in my name, but when I click my name to view my profile, the
    > username shown is "UnseenGhost" with no dash. I used to have a username
    > UnseenGhost before the forum overhaul more than a year ago, but since
    > the forums were combined with the others, I haven't used it since then
    > (well over a year ago). I figured it might be how the forum substitutes
    > spaces in names (adds a dash in the URL to remove spaces from the URL)
    > and when I go to view my profile, it removes the dash. Nothing big, just
    > thought I would bring it up because I can't seem to view my -real-
    > public profile.
    >
    > Thanks!


    I think it has something to do with username restrictions with Novell
    accounts. Kim will know for sure.

    --
    Keith Kastorff


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    Default Re: Interesting username problem

    >I think it has something to do with username restrictions with Novell
    >accounts. Kim will know for sure.


    It actually is an issue with our SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) package
    that is an addon to the vBulletin forum software. The SEO helps us
    greatly in getting our content up the hit list on search engines like
    Google, Yahoo, etc. I've done some testing of this for other users with
    similar complaints and found it's an issue with the way our SEO presents
    URLs. I've raised a bug with the vBSEO company but in the meantime, the
    solution if you want it is to work with me to change your user ID. If you
    want to do that, send me a private message here (accessible from the user
    control panel) and I'll be happy to work with you on it. Sorry for the
    hassle.

    --
    Kim (7/9/2009 5:38:52 AM Mountain)

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