Username Change Request

Zigtalk

Hi! I registered this account a while ago and have since been trying to unify my account names across several sites. I’m hoping someone can change my name to Zigtalk. If that’s taken, then we can just leave this as Winterzig. Thanks!
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oldos2er

While we usually ask for three alternatives, your single choice “Zigtalk” was available.

Account deletion

XaRP1Sh87g

Hello,
please delete/disable this account for the ubuntuforums.

Thanks!
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slickymaster

I have disabled your account in line with our Forum Data Attribution, Retention and Privacy Policy (https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2231107) and randomised your username.

Username Change Request

hivemind2

I signed up for Ubuntu One with the username hivemind, and when I used that account to log in to the forums, it changed my name to hivemind2 without any indication. That’s not acceptable to me, I hate having numbers in a username. I’ve seen a few users with underscores and capital letters, so I’m hoping that that can be used for my username. In order of preference, HIVEMIND, HIVEMIND_ and H1VEM1ND. If capital letters are unacceptable (which I sincerely hope they aren’t, I’ve been trying to unify my usernames), just leave them without the caps… Thank you.
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oldos2er

You used a different email address for hivemind2 than you did for hivemind, which is why the “2” was added. Login to SSO with the hivemind email address, PM me when you have done so, and I will disable the hivemind2 account.

See https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2230004 for more info.

I don’t get it

Temüjin

So a long time ago, there was Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” and I had a cartoon needle avatar with a “Hardy Heroin” avatar and I was asked to remove it because some people found it offensive (or something like that). Now I see witches and bats as cursors and other Halloween/Samhain stuff on this site that is supposedly offensive to Christians.

Witches, bats, those are okay, but cartoon syringes?? OMG! Think of the children!!!

So… WTF?

I use drugs (no, not heroin) that aren’t prescribed by a physician and I feel discriminated against and stigmatized. I could type a lot more about this discrimination, but don’t feel like it.
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oldos2er

You’re concerned about an issue that happened eight years ago? Or are you offended by the witches, bats, and other Halloween ephemera? It seems to me there’s a big difference between celebrating a fun, popular holiday, and promoting illegal drug use.

We have staff from all over the world, and from all walks of life. We constantly discuss how we can improve the forum experience for everyone, not just Christians, pagans, Neo-Hellenists, or any other group, religious or otherwise. Also staff changes over the years, people come and go online as they do in real life. But the Code of Conduct remains mostly the same.

You’ve contributed a lot to the forum over the years, and I’m sorry if you felt “picked on” by past staff action. Our intention is always to keep the forums running as smoothly as possible.

Temüjin

You’re concerned about an issue that happened eight years ago?
I like to see logicial consistency in these sorts of things. I’m funny that way.

Or are you offended by the witches, bats, and other Halloween ephemera?
No, but others could be.

It seems to me there’s a big difference between celebrating a fun, popular holiday, and promoting illegal drug use.
No one was doing that. It was just a bit of innocuous wordplay.

You’ve contributed a lot to the forum over the years, and I’m sorry if you felt “picked on” by past staff action. Our intention is always to keep the forums running as smoothly as possible.

reassign user account

db429

Hello,

I messed it up! Somehow I had access to my old account https://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=513546 up until lately, but while “merging” my ubuntu one accounts I locked my self out.
So I need your help in accesssing my old account. I already set my e-amail (previously assigned to the old user) as preffered in my ubuntu one account.
What else would there to be for me to get the old account back?

Thank you very much in advance.
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db429

any one? pls

oldos2er

What exactly did you do to merge accounts?

cariboo

If you have a problem with Ubuntu One, you have to contact them, as we do not administrate that site.

db429

well, i actually deleted the old ubuntu-one account and added the old email-address to the newer account, (i previously had merged the launchpad accounts via request). So what I ‘d like to have is the old forum account as mentioned above back – or as you folks put it in this sticky showthread.php?t=2164369 disassociate my current account from ubuntu-one. I already set up the ubuntu-one account to have the old e-mail as primary.
I know this could have been avoided by me being more careful – yet i wasn’t – and therefor I need your help. thanx in advance

slickymaster

well, i actually deleted the old ubuntu-one account and added the old email-address to the newer account, (i previously had merged the launchpad accounts via request). So what I ‘d like to have is the old forum account as mentioned above back – or as you folks put it in this sticky showthread.php?t=2164369 disassociate my current account from ubuntu-one. I already set up the ubuntu-one account to have the old e-mail as primary.
I know this could have been avoided by me being more careful – yet i wasn’t – and therefor I need your help. thanx in advance

Can you please PM me the email address you used when you set up the old account. Once you’ve done that I’ll set up everything for you

slickymaster

Concluded via PM.

Try logging out and in again and the link should be established with your previous account. You won’t be able to post to this thread.

Thread locked for bogus reason

ubin2

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2341924&p=13564659#post13564659

1. Replying “thread closed” and sending no PM explanation, totally bogus way to treat someone.

So I sent a PM to (https://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=186490) howefield (https://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=186490) and zhe said “You’ll note I have closed your thread and removed your last post to it, this is not the place to seek assistance with regards streaming content from such sites.”

2. I didn’t ask for assistance in regards to streaming content! As though howefield didn’t read what zhe was replying to at all. I don’t even know if the streaming content caused the problem with the HDD space, I was just explaining what I was doing shortly before the problem started. And the deleted post was answering howefields questions. Don’t ask if you don’t want the answers!

Please reopen this ASAP, I really need to fix this problem fast, and I am very frustrated in having to spend time messing with this **** just to get permission to get help with my problem which will also take time to figure out.

My issue is that something within the OS is eating up a resource in a bazaar way, how is that not exactly what this forum is for helping get resolved?
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coffeecat

You mentioned and then linked to a site that provides so-called “free” streaming, and use of that appears to have precipitated your technical problem. We have a very strict no illegal activity, no circumventing ToS, EULA, etc rule. If your question involves such activity, even tangentially, it is not permitted.

Turning aside from the specifics of that for a moment. The taglines for the Resolution Centre are quite clear, and I quote the final line:

Please follow the forum Code of Conduct when posting.

I can only assume, not only from your earlier posts, but from the tone and content of this Resolution Centre post, that you are a stranger to the Code of Conduct. I suggest you acquaint yourself with it, here:

https://ubuntuforums.org/misc.php?do=showrules

ubin2

Coffee cat, that reply showed a similar lack of effort that howefields showed (though yeah, howefields was more extreme) You point to the CoC, but ignore my point that my post didn’t violate the CoC or address getting the thread unlocked.

I will copy paste all possibly relevant lines from CoC and reply to them. You in turn please answer me about unlocking and about my particular points.

Material that suggests illegal activity or contains illegal content is also forbidden. We do not support circumventing TOS, EULA, etc here.

Adult Content, Violence, Illegal Activity: Messages containing violent, sexually oriented, or illegal content

My post contains no suggestions that anyone do anything illegal. My post had no request of support circumventing anything. My post did not contain illegal content.

I do not know that the streaming sites are illegal, or that the streaming sites I visited are even responsible for my current technical problems. And neither do you.

But even if we assume positive responses on either or both of those points. Nothing in the CoC says you may not seek help for technical problems that resulted from “illegal activity” (copy right infringement of viewing a streaming video can not be more miner as well) If you had a car that had a tire issue and was carrying heavy bootleg something or another, the mechanic would not refuse to service your car because the problem might steam for something that might not be completely legal. (sorry, best analogy I could come up with) The point is, sure, you keep a look out for bad things, but also remember the rules are to help people with problems with Ubuntu, not to police the internet.

And you do know that youtube and others also use streaming video, and I do watch youtube, that could have just as well have caused the problem. Or streaming could not have anything at all to do with this, we just don’t know. So if I just edit the OP to only talk about youtube videos and not having watched anime online, would you please unlock my thread?

You agree that the staff of this forum have the right to send a private message with a warning and/or censor any forum user who is in violation of forum policy.

Staff are not required to do so, but are requested to post an explanation in a thread that is closed when time permits.

So if I just edit the OP to only talk about youtube videos and not having watched anime online, would you please unlock my thread?
I understand these are not required by the CoC, but clearly the spirit is of it being something that should be done even more so than the spirit of that which was locked. howefields was in violation of the spirit of the CoC and of good manners.

The thread was locked, not censored for specific offending content. If it was just censored then I could continue getting help and not be delayed even further by having to mess around here or potentially even not get help at all if you don’t see the sense of what I am saying. That is a offense of the spirit of the CoC, that is unreasonable and of bad manners.

And not offering me any explanation in the thread or in PM till asked specifically was also unreasonable and of bad manners. Obviously Howefield had time to reply with more than two words of “thread closed” because zhe did so in PM when asked. And besides, if you lack time to write more than two words, maybe you shouldn’t even be moderating the thread, maybe leave it to other mods, if the issue is obvious, than it should be obvious to them too. If you lack the time to write more than two words, than perhaps there is a high chance of getting it wrong altogether, closing a thread is a extreme action in my PoV. It’s clearly the same as denying someone help when they are having a severe issue, that kind of action should not be done when you have only seconds to run out the door or something IMO.

ubin2

Is it that people can’t edit their own posts here, but can elsewhere? I see a error I made but am unable to fix it.

cariboo

Is it that people can’t edit their own posts here, but can elsewhere? I see a error I made but am unable to fix it.

Editing of posts is disabled in this sub-forum, if you make a mistake, create an new post correcting the error.

I had a look at your posting history, in one post that was jailed (only you and the staff can view that post) you provided a link to the site you were streaming from. I looks to me like they are providing material they don’t own the copyright to. This may be legal in some countries, but we have members from all over the world, and in some countries this type of action may be illegal, so the post was removed as stated in the Forum C of C.

I’d suggest if you want to resolve your problem, you should try a site that streams legal content to see if the problem persists.

ubin2

you provided a link to the site you were streaming from. I looks to me like they are providing material they don’t own the copyright to.

Because howefield (https://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=186490) asked me to!!!! A mod asked me to do something, then severally punishes me when I do it!!!!

so the post was removed .

I don’t care about the blasted post!!! The thread was locked, and I’m being forbidden from opening a new one. This means despite my having serious crisis with my Ubuntu install, I am being forbidden from getting help on the forum!!! Please unlock that thread or give me permission to replicate it!

I’d suggest if you want to resolve your problem, you should try a site that streams legal content to see if the problem persists.

Seriously, read what your replying to please. I am currently not using any streaming site. My Ubuntu install is messed up, even with no browser, no nothing being run, “the problem persists”. The issue I am having trouble with is not streaming!!!

Please unlock my thread so I can get the help I need that has nothing to do with streaming!

ubin2

Actually, if you could unlock the second thread I made, that would be better, more helpful information there.

ubin2

I have waited very patiently for a reply, this is agonizingly slow, please reply. Please unlock my thread and allow me to seek help with Ubuntu.

cariboo

I have waited very patiently for a reply, this is agonizingly slow, please reply. Please unlock my thread and allow me to seek help with Ubuntu.

We are discussing this issue among the staff, we are all in different time zones, so we’ll get back to when we are ready.

ubin2

I see.

From my perspective, this is cut and dry. I sought help with a Ubuntu problem. I explained what I was doing before the problem started. A mod either lazily read my post and misunderstood, and/or made morale judgement over something that was not the problem I was seeking help with. Seems my only fault was sharing too much information initially, and answering howefields question, which in retrospect seems to have been a trap.

While I do not believe it was against the CoC, my providing too much information is a easily correctable issue. Just unlock the thread and I will delete any mention of streaming. Then we can focus on fixing this problem well within the purpose of this forum and the CoC, which will also take time.

My PC has been on all this time where I don’t dare close the browser because I might not be able to get back to the forum. I am not able to use my PC mostly because of this issue. And sometimes things get messed up with extended on time and a restart is required. If that happens I may or may not have the HDD space to required to launch my browser.

cariboo

I’d suggested earlier in this thread to start a new thread on you problem, lets just ignore the original and start fresh. Please tell us your machine specs, and what you have done yourself to solve the problem.

ubin2

I only see posts 5 and 9 earlier in this thread from you, and not any suggestion of starting a new thread on my problem.

Also. That is initially what I had done, and the new thread was also locked. There might be persons who are frustrated at having posted to provide help, only to have to post again in a new thread. There was a post or two of reply before the second thread was locked.

As far as telling machine specs in new thread. I don’t see what that has to do with it, it is clearly a software issue. My cpu speed, ram, etc. will have no bearing on it. As far as what I have done myself to solve the problem, nothing aside from deleting files to make space and restarting my PC. My technical level is not sufficient to really do much of anything else on my own, at least not with such a strange problem as this.

ubin2

Well Ram might have a slight bearing. I got 8gb, so more than sufficient for normal use.

New SSO ID c reated inadvertently.

alswilcox

Hi,
I accidently created a new forum ID while trying to remember my old user ID/password.
Current new ID – alswilcox
Preferred current ID – alwilcox

I have not posted any new forum messages to the new ID, so I would just like to delete it.

Regards,
Al Wilcox
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cariboo

I’m not 100% sure what you want us to do, do you want us to disable the current account, alswilcox, so that you can create a new account? We have no record of an alwilcox account, so does that mean you want to create yet another new account?

Post jailed

halogen2

Yesterday, I saw a report in passing of a forums issue that I too was getting – https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2341150&p=13561848&viewfull=1#post13561848
I also saw this reply by Bucky Ball – https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2341150&p=13561850&viewfull=1#post13561850

It seemed like mikeb42 wasn’t being taken seriously, and as I saw the same issue as him, I posted a reply to Bucky Ball’s post. Posted it in Forum Feedback & Help, as Bucky Ball requested. Since there was already a FF&H thread about the bat, I decided to go there. And since the lack of context, I made sure the quote of Bucky Ball’s post had the usual link to the post.

Fast-forward to now, I come back to the forum to find my post from FF&H is jailed, and got two confusing PMs from Bucky Ball indicating I was posting off-topic and badly misbehaving? And that I should leave the forums issue to only one person, who provided less information than me?

Now, if my post were just off-topic, which I can understand, it would have just been split to a new thread. Or merged to a different thread. But I don’t see how providing useful information is misbehaving?

Explanation would be much appreciated, I like to learn from my mistakes as to try not to repeat them.

Alternatively, if it’s the moderation in error, please un-jail my post as you see fit.

Thanks.
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halogen2

Sorry, I forgot to link the post in question (https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2341138&p=13561855&viewfull=1#post13561855) and can’t edit.

Bucky Ball

Staff see this (https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2341233).

halogen2

Sorry, I forgot to link the post in question (https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2341138&p=13561855&viewfull=1#post13561855) and can’t edit.
That forums issue – the security warning when mouse over the Ubuntu Forums logo – is happening again.

Can we please get this cleared up, so that I’ll know how to make a constructive and useful report of the issue?

Thanks.

halogen2

Hmm, still no response? Time for me to make some assumptions, I reckon.

I will assume that my post was just off-topic. And that, unlike other forums, jailing is simply how off-topic posts are handled on this forum.

I will, therefore, assume that Bucky Ball’s moderation actions were completely correct and appropriate.

However, I still take issue with their PMs communicating the moderation to me. In order to explain why, I will need to include some details that I’m not comfortable posting publicly.

Is someone on forum staff OK with me sending a PM about this?

coffeecat

Frankly, I’m having difficulty getting my head around where all the posts belong, but I’m a bit under the weather at the moment and not really firing on all cylinders. Whatever, I have no idea why your post was jailed. It looks to have some interesting information, but as someone who is not seeing the warnings about mixed http/https content, it’s not affecting me.

I’ve restored your post to the FF&H thread. Sorry about the delay in getting to you. All the Forum Council are rather overloaded for one reason or the other at the moment – so that was not intentional.

Hopefully, this will all be past history by the time 1st November comes and all the witches are tucked up again. If I’m around in a year’s time, I’ll try to remember to do some testing with different browsers.

Thanks for your interest.

halogen2

, but I’m a bit under the weather at the moment and not really firing on all cylinders.
Sorry to hear you’re not well.

Sorry about the delay in getting to you. All the Forum Council are rather overloaded for one reason or the other at the moment – so that was not intentional.
That’s OK, it happens.

Thank you coffeecat for resolving this. :KS

Rank image for Kubunt members

acheronuk

Have already noted this issue in passing via email, but thought I would post it up here more formally for the record.

As is apparent ^^^^, the rank image that should appear for kubuntu members as per:

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=445211&p=6045723#post6045723

seems to be missing.

Not just a broken image link, as there is no

to be seen.

So I would guess it has either become unset as ‘always’ or for the relevant displaygroup, or there is some other technical glitch.

I also noticed that the kubuntu member rank example given uses the old and defunct kubuntu logo, so I wondered if that could be
updated if that is the one still potentially in use?

For example, perhaps something like this instead:

View post on imgur.com

Many thanks again.
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coffeecat

You are quite right. Thanks for noticing.

What you should be seeing is: https://ubuntuforums.org/images/rebrand/ranks/rankkubuntumember.png – but even that is not showing for reasons which escape me at the moment. And even so, it wouldn’t do. I have no idea how that second-rate thing got into the system. The proper Kubuntu member rank graphic is somewhere there, but Since 2013, IS have denied us access to the /images folder for security reasons, so we can only see what is listed in adminCP. Without knowing the actual filename for the proper graphic (in /images) I’m at a bit of a loss at the moment. I’ll have a trawl through the archives I took in 2013 to see if that helps. If not, we’ll have to involve IS Canonical.

coffeecat

Hmmm.

Found it. This what should be showing – https://ubuntuforums.org/images/kubuntu_member.png

But is stubbornly refusing to show at the moment. That may be yet another of these tedious “glitches” which are plaguing us at the moment. Please watch this space. 😐

I notice yours is different. If yours is the official Kubuntu one, and the one I show in this post is no longer, then we’ll have to see about getting the correct image uploaded to the server and and find out why vbulletin is having a fit of the vapours today. Please let us know.

acheronuk

I notice yours is different. If yours is the official Kubuntu one, and the one I show in this post is no longer, then we’ll have to see about getting the correct image uploaded to the server and and find out why vbulletin is having a fit of the vapours today. Please let us know.

That is correct. This one that I quickly locked up;

View post on imgur.com

now shows the correct current official kubuntu logo.

See: http://kubuntu.org/

The one in the rank image that you found has been defunct since 2010! 😯

Thanks for investigating. This is not a big issue in the grand scheme of things, but what can reasonably be done to sort it is appreciated. 🙂

coffeecat

As you can see, after some fiddling about, I’ve managed to get the outdated Kubuntu Member rank graphic showing in your profile. That was the one that had been sitting in our collection of rank graphics for years so I’m not surprised it’s 6 years out of date.

It’ll take a little bit longer to get the correct one uploaded for use, so please bear with us, and thanks once again for noticing the problem.

acheronuk

As you can see, after some fiddling about, I’ve managed to get the outdated Kubuntu Member rank graphic showing in your profile. That was the one that had been sitting in our collection of rank graphics for years so I’m not surprised it’s 6 years out of date.

It’s actually quite cool/retro to see that old one after all this while, but obviously when or if you can manage at your convenience to swap for the new one that would be great. :tongue:

It’ll take a little bit longer to get the correct one uploaded for use, so please bear with us, and thanks once again for noticing the problem.

No problem. Thanks again for your efforts.

acheronuk

It’ll take a little bit longer to get the correct one uploaded for use

No too long it seems. Thank you. 😀