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Windows 7: Question about forum registrations...in general.

06 Sep 2015   #1
golem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Question about forum registrations...in general.

Like many I have quite a few forums I'm subscribed to. Recently I've decided to make some changes to facilitate better tracking of these. Part of this would entail changing usernames and e-mail addresses. While addy changes are simple it's quite often difficult (or disallowed) to change user names. What I'd prefer to do is simply delete accounts and/or re-register instead of having to contact a mod or admin for each forum and pull teeth in an attempt to get this accomplished.

My question is -- How do forums determine multiple registrations? Is it by unique IP? If so, would DHCP allow a workaround by not logging in until the address is renewed automatically or manually (hopefully with a different IP)? If not, might there be some other trick to a new registration?

Any insight would be much appreciated.
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06 Sep 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If you want to change your user name post what you want to use,
I'm sure it will be painless
But usually only once is allowed
Cheers.
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06 Sep 2015   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I can't speak for all forums but we don't delete accounts, you can change your username once and it's a painless affair as ThrashZone mentioned.

Asking about how to go about creating multiple accounts will just get this thread binned, since multiple accounts are against the rules anyway.
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06 Sep 2015   #4
golem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks for the replies!

My query really stemmed from the frustration I've already experienced with the first set of attempts. I belong to a number of quite active armament forums -- With one, over the past two weeks, I have sent a PM to both a mod and admin but have received no reply. With another forum the third mod I contacted finally replied saying he would complete my request and just wanted to verify my choice in new U/N, I verified but after one week no change has been made. The third forum simply does not respond to mod PM's nor admin directed e-mails. This is why I was just saying it would be easier to re-register and simply forget about the original account.

Rest assured I have absolutely no malicious intent but I do understand why engaging in conversation about multiple registrations is prohibited and will not pursue it any further. Oddly enough this forum is one I have no need to make changes to.
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06 Sep 2015   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I understand, like I said I can't speak for other forums and it sounds like they aren't willing to oblige your request for what ever reason.

Multiple accounts here will just end up in a banned account for the new account, both if continues.
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06 Sep 2015   #6
golem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
...it sounds like they aren't willing to oblige your request for what ever reason.
That's what perplexes me. In those forums I have either low (2-5) to no post count. With each account I politely submitted requests for U/N change only.

I'll go ahead and mark this thread solved. Guess it's back to diplomacy-with-a-smile in requesting U/N changes from the plethora of registered forums.

Thanks again. Enjoy your holiday!
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08 Sep 2015   #7
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Multiple accounts here will just end up in a banned account for the new account, both if continues.
So a banned account won't get deleted? Why not?
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11 Sep 2015   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

... because that would entail deleting all posts made - potentially destroying a lot of threads.
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