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Mark Phillips


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Before integrating these BBS into the broader website, I hadn't realized how many duplicate and triplicate accounts people have created. This'll be a problem when creating new PMs: which "Jane Doe" should I send it to, when Jane has four accounts?

This may be because they've forgotten their existing login info and we've never provided them a way to recover it. So, password and account recovery will be the next thing I work on once BBS integration is complete. [Edit: done.] Also we'll need a way to transfer TC characters between SM accounts, so that people can consolidate and eliminate their redundant SM accounts. [Edit: done.]

I've already made it impossible to create additional accounts with the same email address. Going forward, member IDs and emails must be unique.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2012.09.28 23:20:11


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Lisa Chau



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There are about 20 "Mark Phillips" in the Find User popup.

Chiensha, Moorea, Vicodin, Xanax, Zoloft.
Joshua Finken


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Where is there a find user? i see a member listing but no search

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Lisa Chau



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Go to Private Messages. You can't enter a name into the To: field. You have to hit a search button to find the user to send to.

Chiensha, Moorea, Vicodin, Xanax, Zoloft.
Zach Schuetz


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Sorry for the late reply, but I think this might not be entirely due to the human element. I recall there was a period where every time I changed my Player Page, it created a new one with the same info. And as has been pointed out, there are about 20 entries for Mark Phillips in the PM search.

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Mark Phillips


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That could well be - accidental dupes. Meanwhile the multiple Mark Phillipses are artifacts of me creating test accounts and using my real name with them - long before this hyear forum thingie was a gleam in somebody's eye.

I'll make it possible to delete unused accounts, then we can all clean up. Note that the todos in the post at top of thread are complete. Not sure when I'll get to it.

There are a still pile of small forum glitches to sort, too - incorrect unread message notices, stuff like that. On the list.

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