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Thread: A comment on the merge

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    G of Borg NNTP User

    Default A comment on the merge

    I think the merge is great, but I don't like
    the fact that my account in the web interface
    shows as 'Guest'. I was one of the first users
    of the SuSE forums under Novell and I'm reduced
    to status of 'Guest'...I feel special.

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    Default Re: A comment on the merge

    i *believe* this is a by-product of using nntp to view/post in the forum ( i may be wrong )

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    Default Re: A comment on the merge

    Check out this FAQ, especially the NNTP user ID portion. It will show you what you need in order for your posts not to show up as guest.

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    Chris Cox NNTP User

    Default Re: A comment on the merge

    On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 15:21 +0000, G of Borg wrote:
    > I think the merge is great, but I don't like
    > the fact that my account in the web interface
    > shows as 'Guest'. I was one of the first users
    > of the SuSE forums under Novell and I'm reduced
    > to status of 'Guest'...I feel special.
    >


    All of us who post via nntp are Guest.... the
    price we pay for posting as the good Lord intended.



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    G of Borg NNTP User

    Default Re: A comment on the merge

    > All of us who post via nntp are Guest.... the
    > price we pay for posting as the good Lord intended.


    Well basically you have to register your online alias
    with Novell so that your newsreader account matches what
    is in v-bulletin which Sounds like is hooked in with Novell's
    directory. Since I already have a Novell account,
    but I don't want to use that ID for posting sounds like,
    as I read it, I'd have to register a new account so I don't
    appear as guest.

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    Chris Cox NNTP User

    Default Re: A comment on the merge

    On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 16:00 +0000, G of Borg wrote:
    > > All of us who post via nntp are Guest.... the
    > > price we pay for posting as the good Lord intended.

    >
    > Well basically you have to register your online alias
    > with Novell so that your newsreader account matches what
    > is in v-bulletin which Sounds like is hooked in with Novell's
    > directory. Since I already have a Novell account,
    > but I don't want to use that ID for posting sounds like,
    > as I read it, I'd have to register a new account so I don't
    > appear as guest.
    >


    nntp addy's are harvetable of course... so most of us
    post with a shrouded id.



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    Default Re: A comment on the merge

    > nntp addy's are harvetable of course... so most of us
    > post with a shrouded id.


    Yes. So register your shrouded ID and it should work...
    This is what I am trying, but although the post appears to me
    in NNTP, I can't see it at all in the web interface. Do you
    see my Test thread?

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    Default Re: A comment on the merge


    >> nntp addy's are harvetable of course... so most of us
    >> post with a shrouded id.

    >
    > Yes. So register your shrouded ID and it should work...
    > This is what I am trying, but although the post appears to me
    > in NNTP, I can't see it at all in the web interface. Do you
    > see my Test thread?
    >

    Ah. It just appeared. I notice the timestamps are whacked?
    Says it's 4:12 pm. Must be GMT.

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    Default Re: A comment on the merge

    FWIW, You can set your timezone in the Account options
    of the web interface.

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    Default Re: A comment on the merge

    Looks like that is the workaround. Create a new account at forums.opensuse.org with your current alias you've been using on the
    former Novell forum. Seems to be working for me anyway.

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