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Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:08 PM

General Discussion has been reopened following unexpected maintenance

This discussion thread was locked by EarlG (a host of the Announcements group).

Hi everyone,

We think we have resolved the issue in the General Discussion forum, so we have reopened the forum and it should be working normally.

Please be aware that due to the error which caused this issue, views and recs on threads in GD over the past 24 hours or so may be incorrect. However, views and recs should be logged correctly going forward.

If you run into any further issues in GD, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Thanks for your patience!

-- EarlG and Elad

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Reply General Discussion has been reopened following unexpected maintenance (Original post)
EarlG Feb 14 OP
Cha Feb 14 #1
cwydro Feb 14 #2
EarlG Feb 14 #3
cwydro Feb 14 #4
EarlG Feb 14 #5
BigmanPigman Feb 14 #6

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:42 PM

1. TY for your Site!💙

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 06:13 PM

2. Is a name change still in the offing?

Heard no more about it.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 06:15 PM

3. Name change amnesty starts tomorrow

Barring any unforeseen circumstances.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 06:17 PM

4. How does it work? I couldn't find it in announcements.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 06:27 PM

5. I mentioned it in the DU 20th Anniversary post

but did not give details -- it's pretty straightforward though. Once we turn it on, everyone will get a link in their profile that they can click to take them to a page where they can enter a new username. It can only be done once, and once it's done it cannot be changed until the next time we do a name change amnesty (which could be years in the future, so we urge everyone to make sure they're serious about the change, and make sure they've spelled their new name correctly).

Posts that were made prior to a name change will not be altered -- they will still belong to the member, but they will retain the old username. New posts made after a name change will have the new username on them. Posts counts and other account details will not be altered in any way.

If a member changes their username, for 30 days following the change they will have a line of text displayed at the bottom of all their posts which reads "This is the DU member formerly known as [old username]", in order to minimize confusion.

I'll be posting an announcement tomorrow with these details.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 08:18 PM

6. This is my post from last night....

"The Gen Disc forum has been stopped at 2:00 PM on my tablet.
Has anyone else experienced not getting up to date posts under Gen Disc and Latest Breaking News? I have logged out and back in a zillion times and it won't show recent and current posts."

"I just checked and this post won't even show up."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10021698


I wonder if this was what caused my problem. No one else had this problem when I posted it.

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