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Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Please note that if you post as 'pen name' or if your nickname is identical to your pen name, then the 'from' line in the post will be a link to your author page.

If your nickname is different from your pen name and you post with the nickname then there is no link.

Crumbly Writer

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

If your nickname is different from your pen name and you post with the nickname then there is no link.

Pay attention to the above, Ernest ^^.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater
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@Crumbly Writer

I simply sign in and let the system have it's way, but I just realised where it shows my name is a dropdown box and I get to choose from the list. The top is the name for the account log in and below that is the author names, so I just picked on and will now see how it goes. Hopefully it'll now remember that for me.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
El_Sol

Oh that is what dialog box does!

Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

My dropdown shows Crumbly Writer as my nickname and Crumbly Writer as my pen name, but doesn't list my sign-in name OR the name I respond to authors with.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Crumbly Writer

There is no sign in anymore since Jan 1st. We don't support multiple personalities other than actual pen names, so whatever the name you use to respond to authors, we don't support it.

Switch Blayde
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@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)


If your nickname is different from your pen name and you post with the nickname then there is no link.


I don't understand. My name here isn't a link, but the only difference I see is the underscore between by first and last names. At least I think that's the difference. I don't remember setting up different names or pen names. The only thing that changed is that since Jan 1 I have to log on with my email name. And I never log off so I've been logged on since Jan 1 or so.

Perv Otaku

Ah, maybe could the default selection in the drop-down be the pen name, so I don't have to remember to change it every time? Or does it remember what I selected previously? (I guess I'll find out.)

Ernest Bywater

@Switch Blayde

Switch,

When you start a thread or post a reply the message window opens and the top box listed is 'Post As: - Mine says ebywater - [Nickname] and I'm not sure exactly where it gets that from. However, when I click inside that box I get a drop down box that says or as a Pen Name and lists the other names I write by or co-write by, when I select one of those it appears as a hot link to my story list in the message I post. I believe that is what Lazeez was referring to and I'm now using.

Rets Nimle

The nickname is the old login name, you can change it if you want, since you now use your email to login with.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater
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@Rets Nimle

By using the My Account settings you can change the information in the Nickname field to whatever you want and after you log out / reset cookies / log in the information is changed.

I just did that and tried this message, and am now editing to add I made the Nickname match my main Pen Name and although I left up the Nickname field on the post it had it as the name with the hot link. Thus the change works perfectly.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)
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@Switch Blayde


but the only difference I see is the underscore between by first and last names


The nick name and the pen name must be identical, even case-wise.

You can edit your pen name in the 'My Account' page:

Change Nick name

Replies:   Switch Blayde
Switch Blayde

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

The link was very useful.

Thanks everyone. Let's see if this works.

Replies:   Switch Blayde
Switch Blayde

@Switch Blayde

Oops. It doesn't remember the change.

Do I need to log out of SOL or do something else to have it remember the change?

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Switch Blayde

Simple log out won't work. The forum uses sessions and the session identifier isn't cleared with log out.

Try this:

http://storiesonline.net/clean_up.php

Replies:   Switch Blayde
Switch Blayde

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

That worked. Thanks.

Crumbly Writer

Wow, guess I haven't been paying much attention for awhile. I've noticed that I haven't had to log in for ages. I started on the site a Loooooong time ago, then when I started posting, I used "Crumbly". After a while, I changed the email address so I'd get it in the right mailbox. So effectively, my old ID I had for ages is now history, since I changed my email?

I'm not complaining, as everything is working. It's just that I hadn't noticed any of those changes taking place. That's our Lazeez, a programming ninja!

richardshagrin

"That's our Lazeez, a programming ninja!"
My knowledge of Japanese and the culture of Japan is far from complete, but wasn't a ninja an assassin? A very competent assassin in most cases but are you sure "a programming ninja" is a compliment? Possibly whatever Japanese is for master should replace ninja. There is always Emperor. However that is not obviously Japanese. Would shogun work? Perhaps we don't need to visit Japan to get a complimentary term indicating great skill. A Programming Professional might work. Or Expert, Genius, maybe a complete programmer.

I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing. I had my appendix and gallbladder removed.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@richardshagrin

Actually, ninja were trained in many fighting skills and other skills as well. They're known for their ability to move fast and avoid attacks. Although some ninja did assassinate people a large amount of the work most did would be better classed as intelligence gathering. Doing things like sneaking into and enemy facility to learn its layout and who is in there and what they have, then report back to their commanders with the information needed to launch a good attack.

In the situation above CW is implying a fast and nimble reaction to deal with a tricky situation - a thing ninja are noted for.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

In the situation above CW is implying a fast and nimble reaction to deal with a tricky situation - a thing ninja are noted for.

Richard, that's how I intended it. Not that Lazeez was a programming assassin, but that he snuck in and changed how everything operated without anyone noticing. It was the stealth and skill aspects I was emphasizing.

RonLews

Wow just found the forms. I can use this section, get to know people and just waist time avoiding writing. Well that is my fear!

Crumbly Writer

@RonLews

Wow just found the forms. I can use this section, get to know people and just waist time avoiding writing.

Don't worry, it's the fear of all of us. And we do seem to spend a lot of time here. But frequently, you're just not properly psyched to write. During those moments, it nice to turn to a handy discussion, not just about writing, but about the stories that interest us.

I'm glad you joined us, Ron. Feel free to jump in any time.

Ernest Bywater

@RonLews

waist time avoiding writing


Does that mean you intend to eat a lot while using the forum? That would certainly expand your waist a lot.

RonLews
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good to see the spelling cops are here waist, waste just so much garbage. It is a forum of writers so I best use my best grammar and spelling!

LOL ain't English grand, to - two - too wright and right but left is the same for leaving as it is turning.

Ernest Bywater

@RonLews

I know, but you posted that, and I read it, while I was eating my breakfast and I couldn't resist the joke. And I'm not sorry, either.

I once read a story where the author was describing a young woman and said she had a small waste line while the context of the story would've made more sense if he'd used the word waist.

One of my favourite jokes is about two guys buying clothing for their two daughters who are starting at the same dance school. The first walks in and hands over a sheet with the girls' sizes, and says, "I want to buy two tutus!"

His mate hands over a similar sheet, and says, "I want to buy two tutus, too!"

RonLews

Well heck I've had as much fun as one legged man in ass kicking contest but need to be writing. So long for now.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater
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@RonLews

I once worked with a man who could kick ass quite well. He'd jump up, kick hard, and get his foot back under him real fast. I never had any personal experience with how hard it hurt, but those he kicked in the butt sure acted like it hurt a lot.

He had a fake leg but couldn't balance on it alone.

I think we both need to get back to writing.

Crumbly Writer

Ron, authors can be hypercritical about writing (more so than editors, who are used to putting up with authors not willing to change their work), but despite the tone, readers tend to notice these things too. They won't point it out as readily, they'll usually just stop reading.

And, as they say, if you can't take criticism, you're in the wrong line of work as an author. If you create for other people's pleasure, then don't expect to be treated fairly. You need a thick skin to write. Even if you're in the wrong, you need to just dust yourself off, correct whatever is wrong, and keep on writing.

richardshagrin

@RonLews

Left, Right, Left Right. You had a good home but you left, you're right, you had a good faith, but you left your rite. Sound off, one two, sound off, three four....

five six, seven eight, who do we appreciate. Playwrights, Shipwrights, Wheelwrights and the Wright Brothers.

There are rights, rites and wrights. And rights have multiple meanings, he hit him with a stiff right. You have the right to remain silent. He was right, dead right as he sped along but he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong. Writers agree its hard to be right, all the time.

Lets not go into wrought.

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