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Display Name System Abandoned

#1 User is offline Tweaker 

  Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:52 AM

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For the sake of more uniform integration and general annoyance with the system, display names have been completely wiped from the forum. Usernames are now the same for both login and display names. I manually chose which would be used for accounts for the sake of being best on MediaWiki's anal retentive nature; if you'd like it changed to something else, let me know, and I can switch it back. Note that names with ampersands or underscores will cause problems, however, so if you had one of those characters in your name it wasn't used.

#2 User is offline Xkeeper 

Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:57 AM

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Hopefully you all know who did the bulk of the work :colbert:

...

Okay, if it wasn't for Tweaker's help nothing would've got done (some duplicate name somewhere threw a huge wrench into everything), but yeah.

#3 User is offline Tweaker 

Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:57 AM

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There's a reason why you fix what I break :colbert:

#4 User is offline Metal Man88 

Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:14 AM

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I guess it is a good thing I didn't attempt to add back my underscore via display names... O_o

#5 User is offline Xkeeper 

Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:28 AM

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QUOTE (Metal Man88 @ Jul 17 2008, 11:14 PM) [post="207922"]Posted Image

#6 User is offline Andeh 

Posted 19 July 2008 - 02:42 AM

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A display name thing broke the whole forum?

I doubt that. The website didn't work either.

Unless I'm assuming wrongly :p

#7 User is offline Tweaker 

Posted 19 July 2008 - 02:43 AM

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That's not what took down the forum earlier. :P

Rather, it was a gigantic mass of SQL queries, or so I assume. It could be something completely unrelated, but that's what I'm guessing.

#8 User is offline Xkeeper 

Posted 19 July 2008 - 03:17 AM

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View PostTweaker, on Jul 18 2008, 11:43 PM, said:

That's not what took down the forum earlier. :P

Rather, it was a gigantic mass of SQL queries, or so I assume. It could be something completely unrelated, but that's what I'm guessing.

It's a recurring problem with a network adpator driver leaking RAM. :words:

My query hell was just a coincidence, since it ran exactly as expected next time.

#9 User is offline nineko 

Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:55 AM

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Right, I never reported this because I noticed it while I was "gone".

But I guess I can post this now:
Posted Image

#10 User is offline Tweaker 

Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:35 AM

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Yeah, the relevant SQL tables for those aspects of the board were simply never updated with the new names. It's not a huge deal, really, nothing to worry about.

#11 User is offline Overlord 

Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:14 PM

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QUOTE (nineko @ Jul 27 2008, 04:55 PM) [post="211544"]Posted Image[/quote]
Where's that image from, anyway? o_O

#12 User is offline nineko 

Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:28 PM

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QUOTE (Overlord @ Jul 27 2008, 11:14 PM) [post="211609"]Posted Image[/quote]
Where's that image from, anyway? o_O
[/quote]
Wouldn't you like to know

#13 User is offline Caitlin 

Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:06 PM

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HE'S RELEASING INFORMATION VITAL TO THE STATE!

Also, good to see I'm back to ThunderSpeed. I don't remember requesting this, but... someone must've read my mind.

#14 User is offline Skaarg 

Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:49 AM

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TS, I hope you don't mean Sekrit techie advanced hacking programs??
Also I'm glad you got rid of the Radkip crap. :P You'll always be known as ThunderSpeed or TS.

I know somebody didn't like that I removed the caps lock from my display name, but thanks for choosing my display name.
This post has been edited by Skaarg: 28 July 2008 - 11:49 AM

#15 User is offline Overlord 

Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:50 PM

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QUOTE (nineko @ Jul 27 2008, 10:28 PM) [post="211616"]Posted Image[/quote]
Where's that image from, anyway? o_O
[/quote]
Wouldn't you like to know
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Oh, I see, it's just mismatched usernames on topics and the names to the left are the original poster of the topic - I thought it was opinion threads about people or something =P

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