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Username changes

06 July 2011 - 04:02 PM

We will allow one username change per account.  If you want to change your username please reply to this topic with your desired username, but think carefully as you will not get another chance. The PHP Freaks administration gives username changes low priority, so it might take a while before your username gets changed. We may also reject any request at our discretion if we feel it is inappropriate or will cause too much confusion.

Name change requests are just that: requests.  We are not in any way obligated to comply with your request, and we may or may not approve the request, with or without reason, at our sole discretion. 

We will NOT consider name changes for people with less than 100 posts. This rule is to help keep us from being crazy flooded with requests, and also to help us from inadvertently aiding spammers/bots.  Do NOT attempt to "spam" your way to 100 posts with random "I agree" or other 1-liner posts.  If we determine that you have done this, not only will the request be denied, but you may receive a warning or ban.

We will NOT consider a name change to a name that already exists, unless you are in a named member group.  This is to serve as a means to keep from being flooded with requests by random people wanting to take over the "shorter" names, and also serve as an additional "perk" for being promoted.  NOTE: even if you are in a named member group, it is still unlikely to be approved.  An exception might be made if the requested name is determined to be no longer active and there is little to no history with the name in question.  For instance, if someone signed up like 10 years ago and made 1 post and hasn't been back since, we might consider releasing the name.  But this is at our sole discretion. 

If by some miracle we do allow you to take over a previously taken name, please note that in order to do this, an automated password reset will occur (an email is sent to the email address in your profile), and your login user name will be changed to the new username.  This will only happen for name changes that involve taking over names that previously existed.  For regular name changes, you will still use your current login credentials (your original username and current password).

Do NOT reply to this topic with things that are not username change requests.

MOVED: who banned me?

13 August 2010 - 11:02 AM

This topic has been moved to Staff Cafe.


What's on your bookshelf?

21 April 2010 - 10:05 AM

My current stack:

Design Patterns, Erich Gamma
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, Martin Fowler
Applying UML and Patterns, Craig Larman
Domain-Driven Design, Eric Evans
PHP Pocket Reference, Rasmus Lerdorf
Expert PHP & MySQL, A. Curioso
Web Engineering, ICWSE Conference Spain
97 things every programmer should know, Kevlin Henney & Adrian Wible (with help from Robert C. Martin amongst others)

I'm going to fork that thread instead of hijacking it.

What kind of technical (i.e. non-fiction) books do you have that are applicable to web development, programming or computer science?

My list (in the order I found them lying around all over the place):

I haven't finished all the books yet though.

Announcing PHP Freaks live chat

06 January 2010 - 12:01 PM

To extend our services, we have setup an IRC server for live chat amongst the members of PHP Freaks (and everybody else who wants to join us).

The server is located at irc.phpfreaks.com and we have two channels called #chat for regular chatting and #help for receiving help or helping other people.

If you do not have a desktop client or do not want one, we have setup a IRC web client that can run in your browser using only JavaScript.

For additional information and introduction to basic IRC commands, see our IRC information page. You'll find links to both the web client and the information page on the top navigation bar.

We'll be looking forward to talking with you in the chat :)


24 December 2009 - 10:04 AM

Does anyone else use the Vimperator addon for Firefox? I just discovered it yesterday and I love it. Vim in my browser = awesome. It's navigational features are brilliant. There are still some things I have to figure out, but so far it's been great.

Anyone who is just a little proficient with Vim should try it out. You can even edit text fields using an external editor (Vim of course!) by using <C-i>.