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Made a post, lost my identity?

by z3d (Scribe)
on Jan 21, 2002 at 00:10 UTC ( #140237=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Sorry to bother you, I was logged in (z3d, new user), submitted a post to Cool Uses, but somewhere between logging in and writing, it seems like it lost my name. Is there any way to correct this? I'd like users to have a place to direct their rants at mostly. The article was entitled salvation for dial up users and was an awful section of code I'd written to help run tasks only when you were dialed in. Thanks,


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Re: Made a post, lost my identity?
by mrbbking (Hermit) on Jan 21, 2002 at 02:08 UTC
    Not sure if they can do anything about it, but you might want to ask this question in Editor Requests.
Re: Made a post, lost my identity?
by dvergin (Monsignor) on Jan 21, 2002 at 07:43 UTC
    I appear to be the current Editor Requests Hobbit, but I do not have the power to re-attribute a node. There may be some who do (vroom is all-powerful but busy...).

    Easiest thing might be to re-submit the item being sure you are logged in good and proper (be sure you see log z3d out | z3d at the beginning of the list of links at the top). Then request that the original anonymous version be deleted. Put your request in Editor Requests or just '/msg dvergin' in the ChatterBox.

    If you go this route, you might want to ask in the ChatterBox for an editor to mark the title of the original for deletion so people will respond to the new copy.

    HTH, David.


      Thank you both. Didn't know if it was an easy fix or not. Sounds less than painless (painless being a wave of the magic shebang), not worth troubling anyone further.

Re: Made a post, lost my identity?
by wmono (Friar) on Jan 21, 2002 at 19:35 UTC
    I once had something similar happen to me, when moving between "regular" links and links added automatically to my scratchpad. It turns out that the culprit was logging into and moving to The solution was easy, too: just logged in to, and from that point both worked.

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