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Offline Berlin-Bob

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Changing your RootsChat name
« on: Thursday 08 December 05 19:15 GMT (UK) »
Fed up with being "Jo Schmo" and want to change your name to "Daffodil" (or something) ??

No problems, you just go to your profile information and change it there ....

                            BUT

If you have already entered your names in the Surname Interests Table (SIT) as "Jo Schmo",

      then please send me a PM and tell me your new name.

When you join RootsChat you receive a user-ID (hover the mouse-cursor over your name and you will see a line in the bottom of your browser with your ID-number).

The SIT "knows" you as a combination of your RootsChat profile-name and your User-ID.

If you change your profile name, then the next time you try to edit your names you will get error messages, saying that this ID is alread in use (by someone called "Jo Schmo"),  or similar, so "Daffodil" can't access the SIT  :(

i.e.: Either the chatter-name or chatter_id is wrong
or  : Either the member-name or member_id is wrong


It's easy enough to change your SIT-name to "Daffodil" too,
as long as you send me a PM to tell me !!
This is not done automatically, through your profile change  :(

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Re: Changing your RootsChat name
« Reply #1 on: Friday 25 August 06 22:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Bob i hope this is right. i have changed my profile name to creepy from bartlett. creepy
bartlett saunders puddle lambourne wooton daish dash dayshe fairall southwell Wannerton.

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Re: Changing your RootsChat name
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 26 August 06 08:01 BST (UK) »
Hi Creepy,

you only need to let me know if you have been entering names in the Surname Interest Table
(see link link at bottom of the page [Your Surname Interests] )

I don't see you there . . .   yet !!
but if you start entering your names now,
they will automatically use your new RootsChat name: creepy

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Re: Changing your RootsChat name
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 29 September 07 00:44 BST (UK) »
I have just changed my name so hope I have done things correctly Berlin Bob, please let me know if I haven't.

Betty Boo

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Re: Changing your RootsChat name
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 March 10 14:03 GMT (UK) »
I have changed my name from blackbird to smiley pat

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Re: Changing your RootsChat name
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 03 March 11 18:27 GMT (UK) »
I would like to change my name from Freddy to Susan.  I am not sure if I have done it correctly.
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Re: Changing your RootsChat name
« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 March 11 14:57 GMT (UK) »
I have not managed to change mine after several attempts-doing something wrong !

Do you have to change the password as well as your user name ?

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Re: Changing your RootsChat name
« Reply #7 on: Friday 04 March 11 17:48 GMT (UK) »
You can only change your name in your profile:
http://www.rootschat.com/help/profile01.php
but please remember to click on the "change profile" button afterwards.

You need to enter your password, to change your name, but you don't need to change your password.

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Re: Changing your RootsChat name
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 05 March 11 10:02 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Bob-this time I tried entering the password Before and After and it has worked !!