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Carers UK Forum • How to change your user name and password
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How to change your user name and password

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:23 pm
by Carers UK Admin
It’s a good idea to use an alias for your username (as opposed to your real name) for confidentiality and security reasons.

Here’s how to do it on the Carers UK forum:

1. Click on your name in the red box top right hand side of the page and choose "User Control Panel" - this is where you can change the default settings to your preferences.

2. You will be taken to a new page, click on the on the 'Profile' tab and then click on 'Edit Account Settings' (you'll find it in the column on the left-hand side).

3. Type your new username into the text box and/or your new password into the relevant text boxes.

5. Click submit.

If you have any problems, you can PM a moderator or email a staff member at forum@carersuk.org

Re: How to change your user name and password

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:28 pm
by Nikiya
Ah. There no longer seems to be a text box for me to type my new username into: has anyone found out how to change a username yet, please? Profile > Edit account settings, where it clearly indicates that I can change it, but there doesn't seem to be any way that I can see.

Re: How to change your user name and password

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:04 am
by MrsAverage
It doesn't offer me an entry box either.
Hopefully it's another glitch with the new version that IT can fix (when he's back from his hols)

Re: How to change your user name and password

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:15 am
by susieq
Due to the changeover to the new forum the instructions in this topic are not, currently, valid.
There are a number of changes that still need to be made to the format of this newer version. Administration are aware of this particular problem and I hope they will be able to make the necessary changes to allow members to change their username shortly.

Re: How to change your user name and password

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:40 am
by Nikiya
Looking forward to it: I'll be far too easily identifiable if I continue to post much under my current username.

Re: How to change your user name and password

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:42 pm
by Nikiya
Nikiya wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:28 pm
Ah. There no longer seems to be a text box for me to type my new username into: has anyone found out how to change a username yet, please? Profile > Edit account settings, where it clearly indicates that I can change it, but there doesn't seem to be any way that I can see.
At some stage over the intervening year, it looks as though someone has tweaked the settings so that you *can* change your name, as long as you enter your password too. Thank you very much to whoever it was: I'm now duly anonymised and can post in more detail now I'm not so easily identifiable - if only I could remember what it was I'd intended to post!

Re: How to change your user name and password

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:41 pm
by susieq
I have now updated the instructions at the top of this page to reflect the necessary actions to change your Username since the upgrade.