4299 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2009 10:33 AM by 24Golfer
Here are additional details of the info MGW/Miriam posted.
Unfortunatelt the Alias of the account you are using, cannot be changed, but you can create a new Discussions Account, with an Alias that you prefer.
You cannot delete your present account. Just stop using it, after you have created a new one.
Discussions TOU reference: How do I create my public profile?
You can use all of the same info in the new account, Email address, User name, etc, just be sure to insert a new Alias of your choosing.
But your Level(0), Points(0), Total Posts(363), Total Posts Online(363) and Registered Date(3/4/06), will not be transferred.
In the new account, your Post Counts, Points, & Level Status will all start at 0. Your Registered Date will be the date you create the new account.
Your old account, with your previous counts & level, will still be viewable, under the old Alias.
After you quit using the old account, those posts, will be archived. What that means is, that if there are no additional responses in the Threads they reside in, the Topics will get continually pushed down on the Topics list. After a certain amount of time, maybe 2 to 6 months, the Threads will be locked, so no responses can be entered. But the Threads will not disappear.
Threads in heavily trafficked Forums, may be archived more rapidly, than those in areas with less activity.
The Topics that you started using the old account, will show your Old Alias, in the Author field of a main forum page, but eventually, readers will have to keep going to the succeeding pages to view them.
If someone were to do a Discussions Search, using these parameters:
Restrict by Category or Forum: All Categories
Restrict by Date Range: All
Restrict by Username: Your Old Alias
all of your posts, created since about 11/13/05, would be found.
To create a new account,
Log out of Discussions. Delete the Apple Cookies in your browser preferences. Then follow either of these instructions.
-How Do I Create My Account?
If you haven't signed up for an Apple ID for the Apple Store or AppleCare Support website (or forgot your old one), you can create a new account on the My Info webpage. Just click the "create one" link on the right side of the My Info page. Choose your country location and preferred language from the appropriate pop-up menus, then click Create Account. In the resulting page, enter a unique name (such as your email address) in the Apple ID field and fill in your other relevant information accordingly (fields marked with * are required). Click Continue to complete the process.
-To register, click Login in the sidebar on the right side of the Discussions page. In the resulting page, click the "create one" link at the bottom of the page, then click "create one" in the subsequent page and follow the instructions to create an Apple ID. For more information, see the Apple ID FAQ page.
Ah geez that does it then. Oh well. Basically I wanted to change my Alias in the discussion forums, is all. I was hoping that even if I changed my Forums alias, that it would still be tied to my real account. Shucks.
Thanks for the info though!
Message was edited by: 24Golfer
Message was edited by: 24Golfer
Yeah no I meant that it's freaky that my Email account/password is the same as my Discussions one. May be I need to stop throwing the same one around, ya know?
Plus when I sign into my Discussions I see the Lock in the corner, but when I sign into MobileMe, I don't, so I'm a little bit confused about that too, why my email sign-in is not as secure as my Discussions sign-in.