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icon5.gif  Is there a way to change anonymous name so that it's not "Anonymous Coward"? [message #859] Sun, 03 March 2002 18:35 Go to next message
juicysauce is currently offline  juicysauce   United States
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Is there a way to change the anonymous login name so that it's not "Anonymous Coward"?
Re: Is there a way to change anonymous name so that it's not "Anonymous Coward"? [message #861 is a reply to message #859] Sun, 03 March 2002 22:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can change the name for anonymous users via the global control panel,

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Re: Is there a way to change anonymous name so that it's not "Anonymous Coward"? [message #863 is a reply to message #861] Mon, 04 March 2002 09:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Embarassed i've gone through the admin control panel, but can't find it. sorry.
Re: Is there a way to change anonymous name so that it's not "Anonymous Coward"? [message #864 is a reply to message #859] Mon, 04 March 2002 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hmm... you're right it does appear to be missing. I've already fixed this in the CVS.

For now to change the nick you'll need to manually edit to GLOBALS.php file.

Open the file and search for $ANON_NICK, change the value of that variable to whatever you want the anonymous username to be.


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Re: Is there a way to change anonymous name so that it's not "Anonymous Coward"? [message #879 is a reply to message #864] Tue, 05 March 2002 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I can't open globals.php. I've tried opening it in the main forum folder and in the include folder, but with no luck.

I get an erros message telling me that no such file or folder exists. This isn't true, of course, but that's what the silly program is telling me.

I think it's because I'm running Windows. Is there some other way to access the file? Perhaps another FTP client? (I've tried WS FTP and CuteFTP to no avail.)

Sorry to be such a pain in the #%!

Thanks!
Re: Is there a way to change anonymous name so that it's not "Anonymous Coward"? [message #880 is a reply to message #879] Tue, 05 March 2002 21:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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juicysauce wrote on Tue, 05 March 2002 9:05 PM

I can't open globals.php. I've tried opening it in the main forum folder and in the include folder, but with no luck.

I get an erros message telling me that no such file or folder exists. This isn't true, of course, but that's what the silly program is telling me.

I think it's because I'm running Windows. Is there some other way to access the file? Perhaps another FTP client? (I've tried WS FTP and CuteFTP to no avail.)

Sorry to be such a pain in the #%!

Thanks!


Can your FTP client list the files inside the include directory?
You may need to 1st change directory to include and then try to download the file. Alsom upgrading to 1.2.2 will fix this bug and allow you to change the option via the admin control panel.


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Re: Is there a way to change anonymous name so that it's not "Anonymous Coward"? [message #881 is a reply to message #864] Tue, 05 March 2002 21:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
juicysauce is currently offline  juicysauce   United States
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never mind... i fixed it!

instead of trying to d/l the file, i simply viewed it and then saved it my hard drive. after making the necessary changes, i uploaded it into the include folder.

thanks for all your help!!!

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Re: Is there a way to change anonymous name so that it's not "Anonymous Coward"? [message #1102 is a reply to message #859] Thu, 21 March 2002 00:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Perhaps the language needs to be reworked. Anonymous Coward? I know you are trying to be cute, but you don't want to insult any propective members before they even register. Neutral

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Re: Is there a way to change anonymous name so that it's not "Anonymous Coward"? [message #1105 is a reply to message #1102] Thu, 21 March 2002 00:30 Go to previous message
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Well, this is not a hardcoded option, the admin can change the "nick" for anonymous users at any time.

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