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Differing names

carastro
04 Mar, 2018 11:17
I have recently been having conversations with a few people, either comments on their images or private messages or conversations on the Forum, and find it very confusing that they seem to have two different names.  One name for their conversations in Forum threads (and this also seems to be their Gallery name), and another when replying to comments on their or my  images, and then I wonder if I am speaking to the same person.  Also notifications that come through to my E Mail that some-one for instance who has commented on my image, their comment has a different name to the notification name.

This has happened more than once.  At least 4 times that I can recall.

Why is this please?

PS:  I just noticed it is the same for me.  My Gallery and Forum name seems to be Carole Pope, but my own comments on my images are Carastro which I thought was my original name I started with.  Just wondering when it got changed.

Carole
Edited 04 Mar, 2018 11:30
AtmosFearIC
04 Mar, 2018 11:46
In your preferences you can put your actual name in which is Carole Pope.
Carastro is your username on Astrobin.

I suppose it is just that some parts of Astrobin use your name (if you’ve put it in) or your account name if you haven’t.
siovene
04 Mar, 2018 11:57
It's just the comments. The comments take your username instead of your real name. Will be fixed.
carastro
04 Mar, 2018 14:16
Thanks Salvatore, it is confusing.

Carole
carastro
04 Mar, 2018 14:20
Colin
In your preferences you can put your actual name in which is Carole Pope.Carastro is your username on Astrobin.

I suppose it is just that some parts of Astrobin use your name (if you’ve put it in) or your account name if you haven’t.
Thanks for your reply Colin, I can't find that option in preferences, so I think I will just wait for Salvatore to fix.

Carole
siovene
04 Mar, 2018 16:34
It's in the basic settings. You must have used it once because you set your name as Carole Pope, which is what you appear as everywhere except the comments.
carastro
04 Mar, 2018 20:32
Found it and changed it to match.  But of course this doesn't help with other people having differing names, plus I am still posting on here as Carole Pope.

Thanks Salvatore
Edited 04 Mar, 2018 20:34
siovene
04 Mar, 2018 20:34
The fix is ready. I plan to release it tomorrow night.
carastro
05 Mar, 2018 19:07
Thank you.

Carole
siovene
06 Mar, 2018 07:26
Released!
carastro
06 Mar, 2018 17:59
Thank you Salvatore
siovene
06 Mar, 2018 18:00
Thanks for pushing me to do it :-D It was actually very easy but somehow that had stayed in the backlog for years.
 
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