841 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2007 12:38 PM by Karsten Schlüter
Hello Again Bojan!
In your Profile, I do see the ? at the end of your Name.
You should be able to edit that here My Info.
But you cannot change the Alias Bojan Landekic.
Although you can't change the Alias of the account you are using, 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.
You can use all of the same info in the new account, Email address, Edited User name, etc, just be sure to insert a new Alias of your choosing.
But your Level(0), Points(0), Total Posts(11), Total Posts Online(11) and Registered Date(9/20/06), 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. You also may have to delete the Apple Cookies in your browser preferences, but I'm not sure this is necessary. 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.
And Thank You, for extending the courtesy, of awarding stars in Discussions!
Your advice is like saying we've polluted this planet let's go find another!
First off, the alias changed when I updated My Settings yesterday, it didn't used to say what it says now - so aliases can be changed indirectely.
Secondly, the Name looks proper in My Info and the last character is replaced in the Apple Discussions by a question mark - thus there is no reason for me to edit it since it is already correct.
As I stated, this is a bug in the Apple software that needs to be corrected.
I woudln't have said the user has a similar issue since it is the site that has the problem, or rather the code that does not permit non-ASCII or non-US charactersets to be utilized, such as Serbian-Latin, or Russian, or others perhaps, though I don't know since I don't get paid to test this crap.
It is interesting to note that portions of Apple.com's site support full international sets while other portions lack almost all except English support. Apple could really save on code and space utilization if they used more modular code. Kinda frightening to discover that each part of Apple.com is a heap of code in and of itself, a hodgepodge rather than a finely crafted site. Dissapointing - glad the hardware is great though!