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Policy On Username Changes

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by digitalpoint, Mar 19, 2007.

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  1. sundaybrew

    sundaybrew Numerati

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    #21

    The database IS HUGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEE

    Thats the issue ......
     
    sundaybrew, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    pc_user Notable Member

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    #22
    Becuase what would typically be a "good" reason, you may want to consider making name changes a private thing rather than the current situation IMO.
     
    pc_user, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  3. saadahmed007

    saadahmed007 Admínistratör

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    #23
    Plus it runs on several db servers..not only 1:)
    Saad
     
    saadahmed007, Mar 22, 2007 IP
  4. allout

    allout Prominent Member

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    #24
    I think it is a great idea to stop name change all together. I wanted to change mine because I closed my domain but thought it would cause too much hassle for the server. Keep up the good work Shawn!!

    Just a thought: my name could now refer to my waistline :eek: LOL
     
    allout, Mar 22, 2007 IP
  5. jumpenjuhosaphat

    jumpenjuhosaphat Peon

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    #25
    I wonder if the reasoning behind this is stemmed from a huge amount of requests to change usernames. ??? I've had to change names a few times, and it's not that big of an issue, it's really quite simple, so that is the only reason I could think of doing away with this.
     
    jumpenjuhosaphat, Mar 22, 2007 IP
  6. pc_user

    pc_user Notable Member

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    #26
    I could definitely be wrong but I thought the way vbulletin was setup is that like normalized db design, the username itself is in a set table, probably members, everything beyond that is just a unique identifier for these very purpose. With that, all you have to do is change a single table with a single entry. If that's taking a lot of resources, then there is bigger issues. Again, I don't know the vbulletin table structure but that's how anyone with mysql knowledge would design it and certainly they have that. Just curious I guess if that's not the case.
     
    pc_user, Mar 22, 2007 IP
  7. tokyoice

    tokyoice Well-Known Member

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    #27
    Glad this strict username change has been installed - this will work much better
     
    tokyoice, Mar 23, 2007 IP
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  8. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #28
    No, it's not a DB problem.

    100% normalized is bad design in itself from real-world usability. In many cases doing 100% normalized can put undue stress and added queries to the DB server. So while username (mostly) just exists in the user table, there are some other places it exists within a serialized bit of PHP data (private message table for example). Doing it that way removes a ton of query loads from the db server. So the way vBulletin designed it is actually the best way.
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 26, 2007 IP
  9. d16man

    d16man Well-Known Member

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    #29
    Not sure why people would want to change anyway...don't most people use the same username in several forums?
     
    d16man, Mar 26, 2007 IP
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  10. w3bmaster

    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    #30
    Good Rule you register your username you stick to it
     
    w3bmaster, Mar 27, 2007 IP
  11. BornToHeal

    BornToHeal Banned

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    #31
    There's a mod that I know which helping users to change their username without the admins...
    Why won't you load it?
    I'm fine with my nickname =]
     
    BornToHeal, Mar 27, 2007 IP
  12. Zerosleep

    Zerosleep Established User

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    #32
    i think my current username suits me :D and so dont think I'll have to change my username
    want to reg a zerosleep.com tho :D
     
    Zerosleep, Mar 27, 2007 IP
  13. swapnil90

    swapnil90 Well-Known Member

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    #33
    i like my username :D
     
    swapnil90, Mar 27, 2007 IP
  14. Aragorn

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    #34
    The reason Shawn said for discouraging username change is not the extra work for the admins, but the extra load on the database.
     
    Aragorn, Mar 28, 2007 IP
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    SEOBoy Banned

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    #35
    I just received a Infraction, when I PMed Shawn to change it 3rd Time.
    How can I forgot :p
     
    SEOBoy, Mar 28, 2007 IP
  16. inworx

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    #36
    Was this the reason for the database problems over past few weeks?
     
    inworx, Mar 28, 2007 IP
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    #37
    Well I am just glad the decision was made. I have had 1 name change over a year ago. Simply that I chose a username to match my domain that I eventually sold. So people really need to think before choosing a name. Be thoughtful and take careful consideration before choosing. Other than that, Shawn made a wise decision.

    So if you dont want to be known as D***Head, than dont go with something like that.
     
    lpstong, Apr 3, 2007 IP
  18. jdR!pper

    jdR!pper Peon

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    #38
    What if you also allow username requests if a member donates a certain amount to DP. Just like for custom user titles. Do you think that's a good idea?

    --Joe
     
    jdR!pper, Apr 3, 2007 IP
  19. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #39
    No, not really... has nothing to do with trying to make money.
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 4, 2007 IP
  20. paidhosting

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    #40
    Shooot i missed it, i should have changed my username while i had the chance :(.
     
    paidhosting, Apr 4, 2007 IP
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