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You may want to change my name...

Okay, this is ridiculous. I registered with Backlot using the address "aendrew.rininsland+ooyala@mydomain..." so I could more easily filter messages (If unaware, the +whatever part is ignored by the mailserver but remains in the message headers, allowing for super easy filtering).

 

Alas, the forum software brilliantly thought the part *after* the plus sign was my name, so now my username is "ooyala". And I can't change it, add a nickname, etc...

 

Which y'alls probably don't want...


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Re: You may want to change my name...

Great point, but I see new user registrations in real time. If I saw anything like that added to the community, I would immediately block the account.

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Thomas
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Re: You may want to change my name...

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Your user name is tied to the SSO of your Backlot account, you will need to change the email on that account, or add a new user name as shown in this article. Note: The forum platform (Lithium) takes all characters from the email address after a "." or "+" and uses that for the community name.

 

Let me know if you have any concerns.

 

Thanks,

Thomas

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Re: You may want to change my name...

And I should've known that when I created the user account, right?

 

That kinda seems like a security issue. What if somebody used the email whatever+ooyala_admin@somedomain.com — making their username "ooyala_admin" — and then used that to phish for user passwords via the PM system?

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Re: You may want to change my name...

Great point, but I see new user registrations in real time. If I saw anything like that added to the community, I would immediately block the account.

Thanks,
Thomas
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Re: You may want to change my name...

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Good to know! Thanks for the response!

 

Sidenote though, it won't let me change my email in Backlot — any idea why?