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      • #2344784
        Susan Bradley

        Can you do me a huge favor? For those of you that frequent the forums, I need you to make sure that your user profile name is not your email address.
        [See the full post at: Can you check your user name?]

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2344795
        AskWoody Plus

        I just went to your alternate link to check, and got this message.

        You do not have sufficient permissions to access this admin page.

        Reason: The current user doesn’t have the “read” capability that is required to access the “Profile” menu item.

      • #2344816
        Carl D
        AskWoody Lounger

        All OK here, Susan.

        Nothing appears near my user name when I hover the mouse pointer over it, the only thing that appears is at the bottom left hand corner of my screen above the Windows 10 taskbar and it says:

        Using Firefox 85.0.2 64bit

        I see the same thing when I sign in with Edge (new Chromium version).carldfirefox

        PC 1: Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H Motherboard, Intel i5-7600 CPU, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics Card, 1x Samsung 870 EVO 250GB SSD, 1x Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD, Windows 10 Professional 20H2 64bit.

        PC 2: Asus H81M-PLUS Motherboard, Intel i3-4160 CPU, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1030 Graphics Card, 1x Samsung 870 EVO 250GB SSD, 1x Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD, Windows 10 Home 20H2 64bit.

        • #2344931
          AskWoody Plus

          Yep. That is the way to check. Simply hover over your screen name and see the link which is shown in your web browser’s popup for the link URL.

          1 user thanked author for this post.
      • #2344824
        AskWoody Lounger

        I have been using my email to log in for a while due to a glitch some time ago that made it hard logging in with usernames. I checked out your question by signing in with my username and then email. In both cases the username was correctly shown.

      • #2344831
        E Pericoloso Sporgersi
        AskWoody Plus

        For those of you that frequent the forums, I need you to make sure that your user profile name is not your email address.

        I’m good (I think).

        Thanks for your concern.

      • #2344837
        Cee Arr
        AskWoody Plus

        No problem. However, just how secure is WordPress and Kali Forms?  Both have access to this information.  WordPress I am aware of – not so Kali Forms.  I ask the question as ‘askwoody’ is the only forum I am registered with.

        • #2344990
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          The issue is having your email on each post, making it easy for spammers to scrape.

          cheers, Paul

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        • #2345106
          Susan Bradley

          Kaliforms is just a plug in we use for the anonymous tips for Brian Livingston. It doesn’t harvest email addresses.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2344858
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m good. plodr is my username at almost all the places I frequent.

        The login page should remove email as an option.

        The first line says username or email. It should be username, don’t use email address.

        Got coffee?

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by plodr. Reason: wrong word
      • #2345095

        This mainly occurs from accounts imported from Windows Secrets Newsletter subscriptions, so barely affects those who created an AskWoody account personally.

        We’ve been actively monitoring this since WSN/WSL merged, and despite the few who have pushed back defiantly, many, many Loungers have already made the change.

        1 user thanked author for this post.
        • #2345164
          AskWoody Lounger

          Another remote probability is that the user name is not in fact the user’s current email address. My late brother-in-law had several on-line ids that had been established when sites required signing up with an email address. Over time he did change addresses, but there was no provision for changing the sign-on. This confounded me when I was eradicating his on-line existences.

      • #2346153

        All replies gone? 🙂

      • #2346258
        AskWoody Lounger

        Checked, my profile name is not my email address.

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

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