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Multiple Display Names for 1 registered Account #260460
08/27/17 09:08 AM
08/27/17 09:08 AM
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TGCsanderson Offline OP
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Has anyone figured out how to have multiple user names for one registered account? I run a role-playing game where users can have multiple characters. Logging out and back in again is a bit of a pain for most of them. Has this been done yet?

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Re: Multiple Display Names for 1 registered Account [Re: TGCsanderson] #260461
08/27/17 09:44 AM
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Have them list their multiple display names in their signature, the same way that a PC forum user lists their computer specs, or a car forum lists their multiple vehicle mods.

other gamer forums use their sig lines to display the gamer names/codes for each console or game they play.


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Re: Multiple Display Names for 1 registered Account [Re: TGCsanderson] #260462
08/27/17 09:48 AM
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In addition, if needed, the user search page can be custom modded to not only search user names and locations, but also for items within a user's signature.

note: searching through signatures is already an admin feature through the 7.6.x control panel, iirc. this is not a current feature of the user facing "Search Users" page, but as mentioned, its simple to add.

Last edited by isaac; 08/27/17 09:52 AM. Reason: added more info

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Re: Multiple Display Names for 1 registered Account [Re: TGCsanderson] #260463
08/27/17 03:23 PM
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I believe she wants a separate display name possible for each account, the names would be each character and the "game" is the forum itself. Basically a whole slew of display names/profiles that'd belong to a singular account.

It's kind of out of scope for a forum software title, and would only be used by a small subset of forum installs; so I don't see it as really being a useful stock feature. Especially the amount of time required to make it work...


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