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2345 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2009 11:29 AM by ali brown RSS
Thomas B. Robison Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Nov 8, 2009 9:55 PM
I recently purchased a new laptop and updated my 'Public Profile' showing the new laptop and such.

I kept my old laptop. I recently logged into 'Discussions', with my old laptop, and 'My Public Profile' showed my old laptop as the 'Model' I use.

I logged out, went to my new laptop, logged in, and checked 'My Public Profile'. It showed my new laptop as the 'Model' I use.

Logged out, went back to my old laptop, logged in, and there it was, 'My Public Profile' showing my old laptop as the 'Model' I use.

What's up with that?
Macbook Pro 13" 2.26ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)
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    Nov 9, 2009 8:58 AM (in response to Thomas B. Robison)
    Logged out, went back to my old laptop, logged in, and there it was, 'My Public Profile' showing my old laptop as the 'Model' I use.


    Hmmmm. Try clearing the cookies on the old laptop. Any impact (when logging back into Discussions) on what model you see from that lappie?

    (In your Public profile, I'm currently seeing: "Macbook Pro 13" 2.26ghz".)
    Lenovo t61 laptop, Windows XP Pro, various ipod models
  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)
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    Nov 9, 2009 9:49 AM (in response to Thomas B. Robison)
    Oh! I see. you're actually running *two completely different identities* on Discussions, Tom. You've got the "baron von benjamin" alias and the "Thomas B. Robison" alias. So any edits you make to the "baron von benjamin" public profile won't show up in the "Thomas B. Robison" public profile (and vice versa).
    Lenovo t61 laptop, Windows XP Pro, various ipod models
  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)
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    Nov 9, 2009 10:12 AM (in response to Thomas B. Robison)
    How can that be? I am signing into the only account I have, with the only ID and password I have.


    I'll defer to ali b (and other folks) on the technical details of what happened here, Tom. (Fingers crossed someone will be along soon to walk you through that.)

    But in the meantime, fingers crossed the following ali b post may provide some useful background information:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10192541&#10192541
    Lenovo t61 laptop, Windows XP Pro, various ipod models
  • romad Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)
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    Nov 9, 2009 10:28 AM (in response to b noir)
    I'm not ali b, but here are the links to your 2 different Apple Discussions profiles:

    Thomas acct: http://discussions.apple.com/profile.jspa?userID=269853

    baron acct: http://discussions.apple.com/profile.jspa?userID=327889

    Note that the first was created on May 11, 2005 while the second was created on August 12, 2005.
    Active: iMac (G5, G4), Powerbook G4, iPhone, iPod, MP2100 Retired: iMac G3, A2c, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Mac OS 10.5.8, Mac OS 9.2.2, iPhone OS 3.0, Newton OS 2.1
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
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    Nov 9, 2009 10:33 AM (in response to Thomas B. Robison)
    Hi Thomas!

    You have two Apple Account IDs.

    Thomas B. Robison registered 5/11/05
    baron von benjamin registered 8/12/05

    Using the new Mac, when you are signed in with the baron account click Here.
    Make a note of the Apple ID but don't post it here.

    Then using the old Mac again click Here and note the Apple ID.

    Are they exactly the same?

    ali b
    iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 800 MHz/ 1 GB RAM/ 320 GB HD/ SuperDrive/ AOL 10.3, Mac OS X (10.5.7), MacBook 1.83GHz/667MHz/512 MB RAM/60GB HD/Combo Drive/AOL 10.3.7 + Snow iMac G3
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
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    Nov 9, 2009 10:49 AM (in response to Thomas B. Robison)
    Thomas,

    That confirms that there are two different accounts, as the Apple ID is what is used to Log In.

    You cannot delete either account, just discontinue using whichever you do not want.

    ali b
    iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 800 MHz/ 1 GB RAM/ 320 GB HD/ SuperDrive/ AOL 10.3, Mac OS X (10.5.7), MacBook 1.83GHz/667MHz/512 MB RAM/60GB HD/Combo Drive/AOL 10.3.7 + Snow iMac G3
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
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    Nov 15, 2009 11:29 AM (in response to Thomas B. Robison)
    You're Welcome "Baron" Thomas!

    ali b
    iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 800 MHz/ 1 GB RAM/ 320 GB HD/ SuperDrive/ AOL 10.3, Mac OS X (10.5.7), MacBook 1.83GHz/667MHz/512 MB RAM/60GB HD/Combo Drive/AOL 10.3.7 + Snow iMac G3

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