Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I want to change my forum display name and get the following message:

You are not allowed to change your display name right now as only members who have submitted 1 content item, etc. can change their username - you need to make 1 more.

So maybe this message is the solution for my problem.

Harry

Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

It's a combination of needing several posts, and several days on site, as I recall. If that message is saying you need only 1 post it might be wrong. (Or maybe the rules have changed again.)

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1065 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1065 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

It's a combination of needing several posts, and several days on site, as I recall. If that message is saying you need only 1 post it might be wrong. (Or maybe the rules have changed again.)

Unless the rules have changed, you normally need to have been a member for at least four days and you need to have made at least five posts. A new member can change their forum avatar after three posts (but again, only after four days’ membership).

Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for Windows 1.9.2 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.9.2 • Designer for iPad 1.9.2 • iPadOS 14.4.2 (iPad Air 2)

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderators
10 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Unless the rules have changed, you normally need to have been a member for at least four days and you need to have made at least five posts. A new member can change their forum avatar after three posts (but again, only after four days’ membership).

Nope, New members can change their display name 3 times in 30 days, but only AFTER their first post is approved (so only after they become "New members")

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

Nope, New members can change their display name 3 times in 30 days, but only AFTER their first post is approved (so only after they become "New members")

Thanks for the correction, Patrick. I was going by what you had posted here:

(I see I swapped the day and post counts around.)

Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for Windows 1.9.2 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.9.2 • Designer for iPad 1.9.2 • iPadOS 14.4.2 (iPad Air 2)

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderators

Yeah, turns out that is rubbish, username does not follow the same rules as avatar and user profile. That info is true of setting an avatar but not "display name". It was only because this user HarryD had changed theirs after just one post that I checked the admin control panel for the "New Member" group and found the setting. The avatar is accessed when you can "edit your profile" which is where a lot of spammers put links to their websites etc, so profile editing (including the avatar) is reserved for "Members", but new members can edit their display name as soon as the first post is approved.

I tend not to approve first posts from those with email addresses as usernames, but instead manually modify the username first so I would change pconnor1234@email.co.uk to "P Connor" and then approve the first post. Other moderators do not have the administrator rights to change usernames before approving, so they will simply flag the users first post for an administrator to change it (if the user has not subsequently done so) 

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.