News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • If your AskWoody username is an email address…

    Posted on April 19th, 2019 at 21:03 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We have tens of thousands of new AskWoody accounts and will soon have hundreds of thousands of new posts.

    If you’re currently using an email address as your AskWoody account name, please get it changed. To see your username, log in. Open your profile by clicking on the link below your avatar (the picture in the upper right corner, which may just look like a gray watermelon). Click Edit. The username field is under Account, down the page a bit. It’s grayed out. You can’t change it.

    You don’t want to use an email address as your username. Lots of reasons why, but the big one is privacy — if you post something, your email address will be hanging out for anyone to see, and for every spider to crawl. It’s a Big Deal.

    You won’t be able to change the username yourself – WordPress doesn’t let anybody change usernames. Instead, I have to blast away the old and then you can register a new one. I can step you through the process. It only takes a few minutes. And you won’t lose your Plus membership. Promise.

    If that helped, take a second to support AskWoody on Patreon

    Home Forums If your AskWoody username is an email address…

    This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by

     PKCano 1 week, 1 day ago.

    • Author
    • #346672 Reply

      Da Boss

      We’re going to have our hands full shortly with tens of thousands of new AskWoody accounts. If you’re currently using an email address as your AskWood
      [See the full post at: If your AskWoody username is an email address…]

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #347604 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      Hi AskWoody Lounge;
      I’d like to ask Woody a question regarding ‘What to tell friends who use Windows 7, ISSUE 16.12.0 • 2019-04-01’, specifically “(A very tiny percentage of Windows users are on Win 8.1; you can identify those folks by the stylish but readily recognized tinfoil hat.)”
      Just exactly what did he mean? Tin Hat? Conspiration crazies? Why just win 8.1 and not all of us?
      (I must mention I have never seen a screen of win 8 or 8.1, so maybe he refers to some image I have never seen.)
      More specifically, I have seen a suggestion made the change to win 8.1 will bring us (win 7 holdouts) a year or so of reprieve, with little to loose. I would be very interested in his take on this suggestion.
      I tried to post on the Lounge on win7 topics and on AskWoody Lounge where it probably belongs, alas I could not figure out how. No post button, no FAQ, no advice I could find, so here it is in your lap.
      I’d really appreciate Woody’s comment, I was planning to change my win 7 to win 8.1 this summer, and use the extra time to establish a viable dual boot Linux for the routine web use, then stick with the win 8.1 for my private off-web use indefinitely.
      Thank you for your kind reply.
      Regards jeremy7079

    • #354985 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      What if your username is different on Windows secrets but the email is the same?

      Will your posts on WS still be carried over to AW ?

      I.E on WS my username was bwc on AW its Barry


      Barry (Seeker)

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

    Reply To: If your AskWoody username is an email address…

    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

    Your information: