Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

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Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

Post by rytz » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:27 pm

Hi:

Is it possible to change the user-ID (not the descriptive name) of a MBBS/WG account?

I know we can change the names of MUD chars associated with those accounts.

Thanks!


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Re: Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

Post by BearFather » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:14 pm

I have not found a way myself, but maybe thru editing the user file it's self(wgusr2.dat).


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Re: Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

Post by rytz » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:42 pm

Damn. I had asked sysops in the past and that was always the answer.

I was hoping maybe there was an add-on that would extend sysop features. I'll keep poking around.

If the names (strings) themselves are the connective ID, then changing the database directly may cause problems across other parts of the system.


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Re: Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

Post by syntax » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:23 am

What are you ultimately trying to do?


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Re: Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

Post by rytz » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:39 am

I want to change a Worldgroup user-ID / name without recreating the account. I'm assuming the method would update all aspects of the system as well (add-ons, etc).


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Re: Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

Post by syntax » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:16 am

rytz wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:39 am
I want to change a Worldgroup user-ID / name without recreating the account. I'm assuming the method would update all aspects of the system as well (add-ons, etc).
Right, but why?


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Re: Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

Post by rytz » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:28 am

syntax wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:16 am
rytz wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:39 am
I want to change a Worldgroup user-ID / name without recreating the account. I'm assuming the method would update all aspects of the system as well (add-ons, etc).
Right, but why?
Why not? Does it matter?


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Re: Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

Post by syntax » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:51 am

rytz wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:28 am
Why not? Does it matter?
There may be other ways to achieve the same result.


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Re: Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

Post by rytz » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:21 pm

syntax wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:51 am
rytz wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:28 am
Why not? Does it matter?
There may be other ways to achieve the same result.
Care to elaborate?


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Re: Changing BBS User-ID / Account Names?

Post by syntax » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:43 pm

forget it


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