[OpenStreetMap] #4322: Multiple users with same username

OpenStreetMap trac at openstreetmap.org
Sun Mar 25 21:12:46 BST 2012

#4322: Multiple users with same username
 Reporter:  42429     |       Owner:  rails-dev@…                
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new                        
 Priority:  minor     |   Milestone:                             
Component:  website   |     Version:                             
 Keywords:  username  |  
 Recently, another user has signed up with my old username, FK270673.

 That's no problem for me, he may use it, but I think it may confuse some
 users who want to contact me and got his account instead.

 I have decided to continue as anonymous mapper as I don't support the way
 how the licence change was brought forward by one week without asking the
 active mapping community.

 However, my concern is rather how to reach a mapper who has changed his
 username. El Segundo can't win (-> Here is the repulsant snozzcumber!) or
 Nakor (-> Gone) are more examples of changed usernames.

 Is it possible to create a notice or redirect for former usernames? Of
 course, only if my alter ego accepts :-)

 By the way, user Frank# cannot be reached by personal messages, probably
 because of the # in his username.

 Yours, with best regards

Ticket URL: <https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/4322>
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