Website does not allow changing IRC nickname

Case number:699969-2009493
Topic:General
Opened by:ams01
Status:Open
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 09:25
Last modified:Monday, April 27, 2020 - 02:13

Hi all,

Website does not allow changing IRC nicknames, only the login name and the IRC ID. I would love to change it to something shorter that people could easily quote or remember. Could you please fix it.

Many thanks in advance.

(Sun, 04/19/2020 - 09:25  |  5 comments)


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IRC Nickname
Hi AMS01! I sent you a message about this a few weeks back--do you have access to your messages?

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Hi agocohn821,

I have received your message about a week ago or so. Many thanks for taking your time responding to my inquiry.
Unfortunately no matter how I was trying to open it, I couldn't. :(

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Username Question

Hi ams01--you were having issues opening up messages?

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Hi agcohn821,

Yes, I was keep clicking on your name on that page, but every time your profile appeared instead of your message. The page styling has got mixed up with other elements and it wasn't straightforward. I have got my way around it though, eventually. I figured it was a table and not a garbled HTML body. It was just confusing. I have posted a screenshot below.

As for the IRC page, I have also attached two screenshots. The first shows the IRC settings page in my account after selecting it from the Options menu. I tick the box and click "Save". It does generate a new IRC ID but it does not offer a textbox where I could change my long nickname to something shorter (e.g. my new username) that people could easily quote.

I have also bumped into a minor issue, but that is just a bit of an attention to detail. There are two menu items in the Options menu for changing account information. Both the "Edit" and the "Account" are pointing to the same page. See the screenshot I've attached below.

Many thanks for your efforts keeping things on the rail. :)

Regards
ams01

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Hi ams01, what is your preferred username and IRC name, and what are they now?

Thanks,
Josh

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