salttee
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Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:55 am

I have chosen not to reveal my real name anywhere on the internet unless it is necessary. The internet is not a secure place, enough said.

Last week I was prevented from signing in for four days because my signin required my name instead of my handle as it used to be. After this was all sorted out I was able to log in last night using the name I used when I created the account: "Mister brown", which is not my real name.

Today I engaged in a discussion where I was quoted by another poster and instead of the usual "Salttee said........." header, what was put into the thread was "Mister brown said........".

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1374939&p=19864669#p19864609

Why has this change been made, is there a way to opt out?
 
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:44 am

I'd imagine it said MisterBrown because it was quoting a post made by the MisterBrown account rather than the saltee one.
What's the airliners.net policy on individuals holding multiple accounts?
 
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:01 pm

ChrisKen wrote:
I'd imagine it said MisterBrown because it was quoting a post made by the MisterBrown account rather than the saltee one.
What's the airliners.net policy on individuals holding multiple accounts?
I only have one account, the handle is salttee, the person who opened the account was given as mister brown at the time I opened the account.
 
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:46 pm

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=441499

That misterbrown quoted your post, and you've quoted his. I can't see any in the multiple quoted posts where that name has come up as yours. (Which is what I think you're trying to get at based on OP)
I think you've maybe confused the multiple person quotes somewhere and come up with your own Mister Brown sign up name and that other similar account as being one & the same in the quote ie 2+2=5
(or someone has screwed up their tags when editing down/tidying up the quotes from multiple posters in the reply).
Both options easily done.
 
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:55 am

This gets curiouser and curiouser. Everything has been fine until last week when my computer died and i had to revert to my laptop. When I tried to log in on the laptop using my handle and password airlines.net would give me an "invalid credentials" message. Finally I got a.net support to help me and they told me to use "misterbrown" instead of salttee as I have been using for the last year. I believe I invented Mr. Brown when I created the account because I didn't see any reason to use my real name. So ever since I changed computers I have to use misterbrown (no space) as my username.

I was shocked when I clicked the link you came up with (memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=441499). There is an account for Mr. Brown and the only post he has made is the one I made under the handle "salttee".

I believe Airliners.net's data base is scrambled and it became scrambled sometime last week.

This will be an interesting bug for tech support. Do I need to E-mail them or will it be picked up off this thread?
 
salttee
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:17 am

Oh no, Now I am mr Brown!
 
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:25 am

Who am I now?

I have also had some system crashes so I bought a new SSD and installed Win 7 on it.

Posted from old hd.
 
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:27 am

So it seems that with the new HD (using Chrome) I am saltee but with the old HD (using Firefox) I am Misterbrown.
 
Misterbrown
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:29 am

With the old HD using Chrome who am I?
 
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:47 am

With the new HD using Chrome who am I?
 
Misterbrown
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:48 am

With the new HD using FF who am I?
 
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:49 am

Now I am always Mr. Brown, no more Salttee!
 
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:47 am

Misterbrown wrote:
Now I am always Mr. Brown, no more Salttee!


Mr Brown, is that you?
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:05 pm

Hmmm well I'm not really sure what's going on with the account, but there is no new policy that I am aware of. Contact support@airliners.net. They should be able to sort this out for you and close down the MisterBrown account.
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:35 am

Now who am I?
 
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Re: Is there a new policy regarding handles?

Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:40 am

Now I'm back to being salttee.

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