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    OK, here is my problem. i've been a member since 2002. in that time period i have changed internet servers 3 times. each time i had to change my name and password to get back on to ridgid forum ( becaues i am computer stupid)
    I need somebody to explian to me how i can go back to my oringinal display name. The reason for this is, call me paranoid, but my wife brought it to my attention that 95% of the users on this forum do not ues their full name or true name, and i would like to display my ornginal or a nickname for my display name on the forum. Thank you ( i think i'm going to take a computer class) ha ha, any help would be appreciated- john.

  • #2
    Have you tried logging in using your original login name and password? I don't know much about computers myself but I don't see why changing servers would inhibit your ability to login to the site.
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    • #3
      you should be able to go on any computer or server .

      did you check the members list to see if your other names are still there??
      Charlie

      My seek the peek fundraiser page
      http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


      http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

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      • #4
        John,

        You just need to think of yourself as the leader of the pack! At least one other forum requires its members to use their real name, so you are just ahead of your time .

        Jerry
        It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by john chiclowe
          OK, here is my problem. i've been a member since 2002. in that time period i have changed internet servers 3 times. each time i had to change my name and password to get back on to ridgid forum ( becaues i am computer stupid)
          I need somebody to explian to me how i can go back to my oringinal display name. The reason for this is, call me paranoid, No need to be paranoid. Just remember "we" know who you are and "we" know where you live. but my wife brought it to my attention that 95% of the users on this forum do not ues their full name or true name, Just for the record, my real name is John Jacob Jingleheimer Lorax. and i would like to display my ornginal or a nickname for my display name on the forum. Thank you ( i think i'm going to take a computer class) ha ha, any help would be appreciated- john.
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          Lorax
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          • #6
            Your computer has nothing to do with this or any online forums or sites. I change computers regularly and it has nothing to do with usernames or memberships anywhere. It is my guess that you get use to using the automatic sign in and forget what your password was. Most people will use thier IP email address when signing up and that can create a problem if you forgot your password. You can click on the button for Forgot Password but the site will send it to the email addy on record and if you changed Providers you will not have that email addy anymore. Anytime you join a site you need to go into your profile and change the password that the site gave you at signup to one that you can remember. I use the same password for all forum sites so I don't have to remember a bunch of diff. ones.
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            • #7
              that is a reason (frequently changing ISPs) to get a free Yahoo, GMail or other such web-based email account and use that to register for online forums. Then when you change ISPs it is transparent to the forum. As a plus you can then log into the your web-based email account from any computer connected to the net. You can usually set these email services to automatically forward all or filtered email to another account, that would be the account with your current ISP.
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              • #8
                Just go into your USER CP and change the 'display name' to what ever you want. TThis post has my name as 'changed it' instead of wbrooks.

                Edit -- Hmmm figured display name meant the name that would be displayed, not sure what to tell you
                Last edited by wbrooks; 02-03-2006, 02:23 PM.

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                • #9
                  Thanks everybody for all your help. I did go into my user pc, and tryed to change my name but i didn't work for me for some reason. the reason it got messed up in the first place is because i had to change my e-mail address 3 times with my new servers because i thought i had to change my e-mail when i had a new service. Eventually i will get it. Thank you for all your help. Maybe i will saty with what i have. Thanks - jon,chic, john chiclowe
                  P.S - Hawk i love the picture of those two boiler systems, did u install them? talk to you all later.

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                  • #10
                    yes i did

                    they are buderud boilers ,they heat a 4 story house and make domestic hot water.
                    Charlie

                    My seek the peek fundraiser page
                    http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                    http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                    new work pictures 12/09
                    http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                    • #11
                      hawk..boiler

                      Hawk i have a 30 year old burnham boiler.luv the water heat.i went to school about 20years ago for heating and cooling,moved to norfolk va. worked about 2 years down there.but as they say theres no place like home.when i got back could not find a good job in the feild ,so i ended up repairing tools. pays close to same as an ac man. lucked out got in with a money making co.Hawk i have a small ?.were the burner bolts on to the boiler and the flame shoots out at the wall. every year when i clean it(oil heat)i have to rebuild te insulation wall between the flam and the water chamber,because it falls apart i use furness cement.should that fall apart like that or am i useing the wrong product. ps. all that thinking about my old passwords finnally found one. chic. pss. your from penn. i live 3 min. fron the penn. line by newcastle area.
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                      • #12
                        Hawk,

                        How about posting a bigger picture. Some of the "art work" above the blue boxes looks interesting from here.

                        Jerry
                        It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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                        • #13
                          i hope this works i will try to make it bigger still new at this
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                          Charlie

                          My seek the peek fundraiser page
                          http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                          http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                          new work pictures 12/09
                          http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                          • #14
                            Worked like a charm, pretty work! Reminded me of some of the work I used to see in the power plants where they tubed up a gang of pressure transmitters. In fact, those 4 blue things look like Rosemount pressure xmitters from afar.

                            Thanks,

                            Jerry
                            It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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