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[Solved] Recovering old username

Postby DTemp » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:57 pm

Hello,

It's been a long time since I used the forums here and I've forgotten the username I invented back in the day. I would like to recover my old one but I can't find any way of doing so. Luckily I have access to another email address so I've created a new account, but it was only to post this message. It's pretty standard practice now to be able to recover your username... could you please alter your login page to allow for this? Most appreciated. And in the meantime, is there some way I can recover my old username? Thanks
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Re: Recovering old username

Postby acknak » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:32 pm

You can do a member search: click "members" then "find a member". You can search by username (with widlcard: *) or email address.

If you don't find your old account, it could be that you were registered on the older (and entirely separate) forum at oooforum.org.
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Re: [Solved] Recovering old username

Postby DTemp » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:33 pm

Thanks acknak, worked! Perhaps you have special privileges? I didn't find a place to search by email address, but I did make a few guesses in the username field and eventually found my old handle.

For what it's worth, this is a pretty arcane process at the moment and I'd love it if some future release there could be a link right next to "forgot password" that says "forgot username" where you could enter your (registered) email address and have your username sent there.
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Re: [Solved] Recovering old username

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:41 pm

@acknak: I think "find user by email" may be an option available to Admins. I tried finding a User and even as a Moderator I could not find a "find by email" option.
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Re: [Solved] Recovering old username

Postby acknak » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:59 pm

Oops; that would make sense. The forum does try to keep emails private.

OP: If you can't find your old username using the search, send an email to aoo.forum.en AT gmail DOT com and provide whatever details you have, including the email address that you had registered previously, and someone can look it up for you.
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Re: [Solved] Recovering old username

Postby DTemp » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:18 pm

@acknak All fine now, thanks!
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Re: [Solved] Recovering old username

Postby JohnSmith75 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:18 pm

In other situation is 's also an option to search "registration feedback" in your mail inbox.
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