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Guest user inactive and not able to be deleted

Post by kramsman » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:08 pm

I have a username that is in limbo. It was set up when I didn't really know how things work, and it got messed up. It is unusable, but I want to salvage the name. It can't login because it says it is inactive, but it can't be deleted because it is a guest. What can I do? Can I make it a non-guest, my first choice? Can I delete it and start over?

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Brian

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Re: Guest user inactive and not able to be deleted

Post by kramsman » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:56 am

I stumbled upon the solution. The username I wanted was assigned to anonymous, which I guess there is only one. I changed the anonymous to test and was able to create the user I wanted as normal.

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Re: Guest user inactive and not able to be deleted

Post by blakebowling » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:22 am

DO NOT edit phpBB's Default Anonymous user, this is the user that allows guests to browse the board.

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Re: Guest user inactive and not able to be deleted

Post by kramsman » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:39 am

I changed the name to "test" from "my_favorite_id". what should it be? Can I set it back to defaults via a button or something?

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Re: Guest user inactive and not able to be deleted

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:06 am

now that you have solved your problem , simply change it back to anonymous like it was originally.

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Re: Guest user inactive and not able to be deleted

Post by kramsman » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:45 pm

what do you mean? should the actual username be anonymous? are there other traits I need to reset (I changed things before I knew what I was doing - still don't, really)?

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