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ygoe
 ygoe
(@ygoe-2)
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Strange forum user name

Hello,

Can anybody tell me why I have such a strange forum user name and can't change it? I didn't assign it and in my Prusa account it says "ygoe" but here I'm called "prusa3-60". Was there some automatic data migration that failed? I want my account back. But when I log in to this forum, I'm not even asked but immediately brought to this strange unused account.

Posted : 22/05/2024 2:46 pm
ygoe
 ygoe
(@ygoe-2)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Strange forum user name

Hm, something has happened. Now my profile data seems to be copied to this new account, but without any posts and a new user name "ygoe-2". Is there a forum admin I can talk to directly? I haven't found anything around.

Posted : 25/05/2024 9:09 am
ygoe
 ygoe
(@ygoe-2)
Active Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: Strange forum user name

@Jan: Thanks for your private message. Unfortunately I am not allowed to respond you there due to restrictions of this forum software. Please write me an e-mail to the address in my account, I assume you can see it.

Posted : 27/05/2024 7:50 am
ygoe
 ygoe
(@ygoe-2)
Active Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: Strange forum user name

@Joan: I still cannot send private messages so I am forced to respond to you in public. I reported the previous message as spam because it contains a spam link. You seem to be surprised that it is within the quotation. But:

  1. It's not in my original post so the quotation has been faked. My post also has not been edited.
  2. The message does not make sense because the user is not affected by the same problem as me, look at their user name. I've found another user in the members list that has a -2 suffix, so another user was also affected. But not bezchillwell.
  3. This spam pattern is not uncommon. Bots run through the web, find forums, register accounts, and after a while they quote random posts and insert spam. I've seen this in many places.

I still have not received any reaction from the foum admin. I was about to ask again next week, but as we're at this... And maybe this unwanted second account will get out of the untrusted state the more posts I have to write here. 🫤 Maybe I'll have to contact the company directly if nobody in power reads this thread. Anyway I'm surprised how long this takes to resolve.

A possibly useful background: I haven't used my original forum account in a while because I haven't used my printer for months. Now I started again and have a question about its print quality, maybe related to the new (well, after a year break) IS profile. And it's possible that I have changed my Prusa account e-mail address meanwhile. So maybe the forum is confused and didn't recognise me anymore? Just a guess from the outside. In that case, this new account and this thread can be deleted and my original account needs to be updated with the current e-mail address. Additionally, the authentication provider needs a fix to handle changed e-mail addresses. If it's something else, I cannot investigate.

Posted : 02/06/2024 8:21 am
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
Veteran Member Moderator
RE: Strange forum user name

Sorry, You are absolutely correct.  I Saw the Red Link, which is from your original post, and completely missed the Grey link, which is spam. 

It's a slightly different grey on my screen... and I Simply didn't see it. 

I Will delete that post... 

Thank you for bringing this to my attention

And  I Will delete the arabic post just above your response in the same thread

regards Joan  

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK

Posted : 02/06/2024 10:19 am
ygoe
 ygoe
(@ygoe-2)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Strange forum user name

Thank you Joan!

Posted : 03/06/2024 11:45 am
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