User Name and Screen Name and Private Messages (PM)

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User Name and Screen Name and Private Messages (PM)

I know Nyarlathotep posted about this somewhere. I am just too lazy to hunt it down. Besides, I probably created this quicker...

rmfr

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Part One:

Part One:

This is a four-post series to help with the confusion that may arise as to:

  1. Why you may not be able to send a PM, and
  2. Why you may not be receiving PMs.

Images will be attached to each post as I go through this. Just so no one can cry "foul," I used screen captures of my profile. I am doing this in four posts because I have never tested whether more than one image can be attached to one post. And I don't feel like trying even now.

The main answer to the PMs quandary may be that your User Name and Screen Name may not be the same.

Here at Atheist Republic (AR), they have two different "avatar" names. Your User Name is what you use to login to AR. Your Screen Name is what is displayed when you create a post or new thread.

rmfr

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Part Two:

Part Two:

I shall be the first to admit I did not realize this difference when I first created an account. I actually missed the first two PMs that were sent to me because of this faux pas.

In the attached image, I have highlighted what my first User Name (blue) was and my Screen Name (red).

At that time, if a person wanted to send me a PM, they would have to have addressed to "Arakish Giedieri".

If wondering, it is prounounced: R-uh-kish; gay-dare-ee.

rmfr

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Part Three:

Part Three:

As seen in the attached image, I have long since changed my User Name (blue) to be the same as my Screen Name (red).

rmfr

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Part Four:

Part Four:

This image shows where you can make the changes to make your User and Screen Names match.

Have fun.

rmfr

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Now to go back and proof/edit

Now to go back and proof/edit mistakes.

rmfr

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@arakish

@arakish
Thanks for your work here.
Do you mind if I add this thread to my useful links post? I will credit you as well.

 
 

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I put it here for everyone to

I put it here for everyone to use. If not, I'd've never posted it. If I find something like this, even if I created it useful, then others would also.

rmfr

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