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Did my user account here hacked ?

Helen Deergrove

Joined: Jan 02, 2011
Posts: 10
Location: Ouachita Mts. - Ar.
I'm having trouble with my Permies user account. I tried to send a message to "moderator", but it didn't go through because it said
" Error.
Could not determine the user id. Please check if you typed the display name correctly and try again. "

My user name is Dragonlaurel but the posts I made are now labeled by "dragonlaurelMcCoy". I do actually live in the Ouachitas, so that part is still the same.
Could my user account have been hacked? I just changed my password, in case it was.

Here's one of the posts, in case it helps:

dragonlaurel McCoy

Joined: Jan 02, 2011
Posts: 9
Location: Ouachita Mts. - Ar.

posted Tuesday, June 21, 2011 01:18:52
This sounds like a great idea. I'm newer to permaculture and figuring out good guilds -more easily- would be a huge help. Many of the permaculture favorites are more tropical than I can use. I would love to have plants narrowed down by climate. People with greenhouses could still click/type those conditions.

It would be nice if you could narrow criteria by any of these:
native plants of that region
moisture preference - desert, semi-dry, Mediterranean, rain forest, wetlands
shade/sun needs
soil types- sandy, rocky, clay, and deep topsoil or thin layer
deer/critter/bug resistance or tolerance
edible for humans or livestock - mention if it can be toxic

A selection option that lets you see stuff for areas with similar conditions would be great. (For example - French immigrants started wineries in the Ozarks before the Prohibition days, because the growing conditions were similar.

I don't want to overwhelm you. Just giving ideas on options that appeal to me. I'm not a techie, so I don't know which ones would be easy or hard to do.
Joe Braxton

Joined: Mar 24, 2012
Posts: 308
Location: NC (northern piedmont)
Have a look at this thread, I think it will answer all...

John Polk

Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6890
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
Your user account has not been hacked.

It has been a long-standing policy here to use real names on this site, but in the past, it was not heavily enforced.
Around the first of the year we switched to new software, which insists on a "FirstName/LastName format.
Those whose names did not comply were automatically given either Hatfield, or McCoy as a last name.

Please see the following thread for more details:

There will probably be some date in the future when all non-compliant accounts get locked out. We are strongly suggesting that those who need to change their names do so quickly.

To change your name to a compliant one, go to "My Profile" and do a name change request.

For those who feel that they are "known all over the web" as "[UserName]", you can add a line to your signature saying something like:
"Formerly known as [UserName]", or "aka [UserName]"

As a side note: After you have changed your user name, logon is still done using your original username. If you need help with passwords, etc, using your email address will get you recognized by the system.

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