Support #6899

New user has misspelled her own name

Added by Marilyn Weber over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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Newly registered Shelly Eversley () has a current login in name "shellyeversely" but would like to change it to "shellyeversley." (Switched L and E at the end). Ooops! I assume this is something I cannot do myself?


#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 5 years ago

  • Category name set to Account settings
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

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You are correct that you cannot make the change. I can do it. But, to clarify, the user is not new - I see activity going back to Dec 2015. As such, changing the user login may have the side effect of breaking some incoming permalinks. Eg, if anyone linked to, those links will now 404.

Can you confirm this with the user before I make the change?

#3 Updated by Marilyn Weber over 5 years ago

Here is her reply:

"Thanks. That's fine as long as it doesn't affect links to Faculty Fellowship Publication Program group."

#4 Updated by Marilyn Weber over 5 years ago

Which, I've just discovered is a group that Luke is in -

Other info - she does have a correctly spelled link -

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Resolved

Thanks for the follow-up, Marilyn. I've made the change:

Most links are created dynamically, so will be updated automatically. I believe I've caught all the hardcoded ones, but please let Shelly know to contact us if she finds anything amiss.

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