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Ian Watson

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Recent NG troubles
« on: July 29, 2022, 20:56:37 »
Birna recently posted about a corrupted database causing trouble. She also mentioned a "ghost" user trying to login but there being no record of him. Well, that was me. I have re-registered with the same username. Is it possible to link this new profile to my older posts?

Birna Rørslett

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Re: Recent NG troubles
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2022, 22:34:07 »
Not sure, but if time permits will look into this. Your old posts still exist, but marked 'ianwatson guest'.

Ian Watson

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Re: Recent NG troubles
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2022, 00:45:06 »
Thank you, Birna. If the fix is not straightforward then do not worry about it. I'll just refer to myself as the NikonGear Ghost  ;)

Birna Rørslett

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Re: Recent NG troubles
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2022, 09:54:55 »
I found a "recipe" for merging accounts, including 'guests'. However, it involves SQL updates on the data base, which makes me feel a little uneasy. I'll try it on a test forum first anyway.

A search for 'Ian Wilson' will also show the ghost occurrences.

Zang

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Re: Recent NG troubles
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2022, 20:54:07 »
I noticed the site was acting up a bit. I posted a photo in the flowers topic and it either did not get posted or the site showed the error page. Not sure what was going on.