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dwlfrth
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Change my username on main site

Postby dwlfrth » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:18 pm

Hello there,

What is the best way for me to change my "automagically" generated username on the main site ?

Thanks !

schwider
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Re: Change my username on main site

Postby schwider » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:47 pm

I want to change my username too!

ZeroRam
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Re: Change my username on main site

Postby ZeroRam » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:38 am

I have noticed my email address - only used for this site (starts with "[email protected]") has now appeared on a 1 or more databases that send sexual emails, so the questions.Some may be off topic - all relate to username/password/access issues.
1. Any idea how this as come about?
2. Can I change my email address, retaining my user name?
3. What use do you have for the email address, as I sign in with a user name.
4. What ever the out come of above, I will be automatically blacking email to the compromised email address in the near future, but wish to retain contact with thetvdb, how can this be accomplished?
Hopefully waiting a good out come :)

DarklightIndigo
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Re: Change my username on main site

Postby DarklightIndigo » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:19 pm

First off, username modification is in the works, and should be available in the near future.

Secondly:
1. There was a SQL injection and database dump in November of last year, with remediation detailed here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=43254
The site now has HTTPS enabled, and an attack of this nature shouldn't be this easy in the future.

2. Not at the current time, but it's something we're working on including once the User Dashboard is completed.
That said, you are always free to contact [email protected] to request the change, or [email protected] and I'll contact him directly the next time I check my messages (usually 1-2 times a day).

3. At the moment, it's strictly for account activation and password reset functions.
I tried to implement a contact policy a few years ago for major editing incidents, but the site moves so fast that it quickly became unmanageable.

4. As per above, [email protected] or [email protected].
Strangers are just the friends we haven't met yet.

ZeroRam
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Re: Change my username on main site

Postby ZeroRam » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:25 am

Thank you for your swift response.
I'll be contacting [email protected] to change my email address, which then will allow me to block that address (not blacking! my bad).
I'll refer to this post and include another email address to use.
Again thank you.

DarklightIndigo
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Re: Change my username on main site

Postby DarklightIndigo » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:30 am

I forwarded your message on to szsori, if nothing comes of it please let me know and I'll see if I can raise him on other channels.
Strangers are just the friends we haven't met yet.