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 Apr 15th, 2010 at 11:39am
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Cannot revert displayed name
I have a user who changed their display name.
They then decided to change it back but get the message 'This displayed name is already in use by another member.'
Is it not possible to change your name back to what it was originally?
 
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 Reply #1 - Apr 15th, 2010 at 2:47pm
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Re: Cannot revert displayed name
WebMe wrote on Apr 15th, 2010 at 11:39am:
'This displayed name is already in use by another member.'
Is it not possible to change your name back to what it was originally?


Changing the display name, deletes it (the old name) from the "list" of display names.  If another user wants to use it, he/she can, then it is not available (again).
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Re: Cannot revert displayed name
Apologies for digging this one up again.

A user changed their display name and would like to revert back, they are unable to because of the error mentioned in the post above. The display name they want to change it back to though is not in use elsewhere, in fact their profile still seems to indicate they have the ID but are just unable to use it as a display name.

Whats the solution? Rebuild the members list? Any ideas appreciated.

YaBB 2.4 btw

 
 
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Re: Cannot revert displayed name

In the Admin Center, Forum Controls >

Do you have this box checked on the Members Tab?:

Require Members to use a different Displayed Name than their User (login) Name?

(I'm not sure this is an issue, but it might be).

Almost all the userdata is kept in the .vars files in ./Members

You might look and see if there is now another member with either the same displayname or username as the desired name. The username is the field that is used to 'name' the .vars file.

You could always edit the .vars file for that member (If you feel the need) the 'realname' filed is the displayname. (nice consistency guys)

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