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Old 2016-10-13, 18:22   #1145
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It's not my site so I can't just change things without asking

The code is patched, pending George's approval.
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Old 2016-10-14, 00:47   #1146
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Why not? If the DB uses foreign keys properly then it shouldn't be an issue at all.
I'm not sure either... Changing the "display" name is one thing, but changing the login name is another. I guess I've seen websites that go both ways on that.

On the one hand... why not allow it? It's just the name they type in to login.

On the other hand, letting them change it can cause issues if not done right because login names need to be unique, so the code would have to check if the desired new name is in use and then prompt the user if it's taken.

Another problem involves whether users wishing to change that login name are aware they'd have to edit that setting in Prime95 to match? If not, they definitely won't get the desired results and may end up causing the client to create a new user using that old name (I don't really know if that's how it works, but just throwing the idea out there).

In short, it may be better to avoid the complexities and if someone is really determined to change the login name, they can email George and have that done manually.

My day job running websites has a system just like that, where the unique login name and display name are different, and you can change the display name but changing login names is a manual task, and we simply have no plans to do it any differently. Out of the large # of users across multiple sites, it simply just doesn't come up often enough to even warrant the hours of dev time. The one or two per month that do ask, it takes me a few seconds each. Over the past 365 days I'd be surprised if I spent 5 minutes total time doing that, compared to I don't know how many hours of dev/qa time.
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Old 2016-10-14, 01:24   #1147
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I'd be inclined to disallow changing the login name. 1) No one ever sees the login name, other users only see the display name. 2) The user may not be aware that all his prime95 clients will need to be updated. I fear the user won't understand this, his prime95s will submit under the wrong userid which will get credited to anonymous, and he'll ask us to clean up the mess.

Furthermore, this is the first time someone has asked since 2008.
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Old 2016-10-14, 02:31   #1148
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No one ever sees the login name, other users only see the display name.
Unless... er, hypothetically that is... unless someone mixes up the perfectly clear instructions on http://www.mersenne.org/update/ for updating a V4 account to V5 and the semi-random string that was supposed to be one's login name ends up being the display name...
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Old 2016-10-14, 02:50   #1149
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I'd be inclined to disallow changing the login name. 1) No one ever sees the login name, other users only see the display name. 2) The user may not be aware that all his prime95 clients will need to be updated. I fear the user won't understand this, his prime95s will submit under the wrong userid which will get credited to anonymous, and he'll ask us to clean up the mess.

Furthermore, this is the first time someone has asked since 2008.
One reason why I asked is because it appears editable.
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Old 2016-10-14, 03:04   #1150
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One reason why I asked is because it appears editable.
That will soon be fixed.
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Old 2016-10-14, 03:23   #1151
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One reason why I asked is because it appears editable.
[OT]A manager of mine in a Service Bureau division of a photo lab, where we dealt with digital text a lot, loved to refer to "edible text." (He was a real nice boss, too.)[/OT]
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Old 2016-10-18, 17:53   #1152
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I just turned this on for a few PCs and almost immediately got emails on the topic.

However, these emails were for results turned in months ago.

I think when this option is enabled it should not look for historical results ... or in the least not beyond the last result turned in for that PC.
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Old 2016-10-21, 16:26   #1153
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I just turned this on for a few PCs and almost immediately got emails on the topic.

However, these emails were for results turned in months ago.

I think when this option is enabled it should not look for historical results ... or in the least not beyond the last result turned in for that PC.
I'm not 100% sure how that feature works, but I think it keeps track of when it last emailed you and will only email info between then and now.

When first enabling, I guess it treats your "last email sent" as "never" so it's just catching you up?

Just guessing...
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Old 2016-11-01, 21:19   #1154
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I came across an interesting bug:

1. I had an LL assignment that expired
2. I assigned the LL assignment again using the worktodo trick
3. Now /cpus/ will occasionally show that the machine having -16 days to go or whatever on the expired assignment, even when it's working on a new assignment.
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Old 2016-11-11, 20:16   #1155
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Default Assignments list sneezing?

Apparently, since a couple of days the page My Account/Assignments returns exponents randomly, rather than ordered by ascending exponent as before.
Emptied and refreshed cache, changed browser, another OS - all the usual stuff, but this sneezing <g> behavior remains... is it just me?
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