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28 July 2014
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Ahhh Girl
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I guess I could add another line to my zignature for

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....ch-thread/

But, to be honest, after learning more about how some people use the forum, I have resolved myself to the fact that people are going to create new threads when perfectly good threads on the topics exist no matter what methods we try to stop it from happening. But, it's ok. I don't want people to refrain from posting because they don't know where to put something. We have a quick response team who can get new posts moved if they need to be moved.

Now, as to which threads should be kept as is and which ones should be merged...I was up at 4 in the morning a week or so ago emailing with ahdn_george_01 about this very issue. (I couldn't sleep because my mind was so full of BB-related stuff. I heard my phone beep to tell me I had a new email. It was from Joe so I just stayed awake and conversed with him). He gave me some really good advice, as usual. Also, if I am ever in doubt if a thread should stay or be merged, I consult mmm. And as you can tell from mmm's post above, he consults me.

For some of the other tidying up issues (some of the merges and possible locking of threads)...imagine a massive heal/hurt game going on between the mods and admin. What stays? What goes? (It hasn't gone quite that far.) We are trying our best to find the right balance and do what is best for the forum.

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28 July 2014
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It seems not. The only options are to stop people from changing their username display name, or to politely ask that they change it to something more original.

I recently had an email from a Hey Jude who was getting notifications intended for the 'original' Hey Jude. There should really be a duplicate check in place but as far as I know the functionality isn't there. Perhaps I'll suggest it to Simple Press.

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15 September 2014
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Thanks for that, @Joe.

The Hey Jude problem has been solved. I spoke to the "new" Hey Jude over the weekend and pointed out the problem. She has added an ! to her name.

It would be a good suggestion to Simple Press, as I know it can be done from the amount of sites I've joined where "Username Already In Use" has popped up, and I've had to come with another.

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^ I am testing a few things out, and I can't change my name to some one else's display name it seems though I can change it to their original user name like I just did with Kermy. Wonder what would happen if the user tries to change their name back when someone else is using it.

Imagine my surprise when I logged in and saw "Kermy mentioned you in a post" which linked me to yours.  What sort of sorceress are you a-hard-days-night-george-10

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