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How can I edit the nickname appearing at the top of my newsletters?

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How can I edit the nickname appearing at the top of my newsletters?

Benny7440
I've entered a # of times to the profile editing page of yours to change that nickname (which is wrong) and never found out where it's embedded to change it. I would like to know if the only alternative is to unsubscribe to the newsletter first and then joining back and, hopefully, given then the opportunity to select a nickname for it. Thanks in advanced to anybody with the answer!
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    OldER Mycroft

    My Newsletters feature my real first name, just as I would expect.

    Did you by any chance give yourself a 'nickname'?

    So do you mean that benny7440@ is somehow wrong?

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    Benny7440

    At the beginning of the page you (I) find a header containing the following info(""):

    "TechRepublic Daily Digest
    TR
    Trouble viewing this mail? Read it online | Manage my newsletters
    Welcome: ===>bernabi<===
    Update my profile | Unsubscribe from this mail Blogs | Photos | Downloads | Forums

    IT Dojo: Automatically configure printers using Print Management in Windows Server 2003"

    There's more in the page but within this fragment you can see 'a pair of arrows' pointing to the problematic nickname.
    Thats the data I want to find to correct it.

    Thanks for reading the question, I hope you or someone else have the answer...

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    ThumbsUp2

    Right below the problematic nickname is a link to "Update my profile". Click that link, login if asked to do so, and fix your name. While you're at it, fix your avatar. It isn't displaying anything at all. Just a broken link pointing to a file on your computer which we can not see. You must upload your avatar (picture) to somewhere that can host it and make it available to the rest of the internet.

    By the way, are you sure you don't have two subscriptions (accounts)? Perhaps one with Benny7440 and another with bernabi?

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    OldER Mycroft

    It will open a link to your account page. Then click on 'Edit my Profile'. Then 'My Account'.

    I'd be very surprised if you don't find that your First Name is listed as Bernabi.

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    Benny7440

    Thanks for keeping reading & answering!

    As I mentioned in the original post,I've done this same procedure a few times to no avail. I repeated all the steps you wrote (which I've already done before) & even changed my proper name (which ends with an '?' for a regular character), but the result was the same: no change. I'll keep looking & asking until my suspected solution seems to be the only realistic one...

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    OldER Mycroft

    Any time that I have posted in my native English attempting to be sarcastic, I sometimes post a word that requires an accented letter in it's construction, but when the post appears in the thread, the accent is always missing.

    I am assuming that it is literally 'Lost In Translation' - in this case, the translation is within the environment of HTML, which while it is exceptional for speeding up textual input across the Internet, it is not conducive to accurate representation of alternative graphics or extended alphabetic characters.

    I suspect that the extended ASCII code for ' ? ' is used for a Control Code within the HTML Control Set.

    Maybe posting this, with properly accented letters here, will confirm my theories.

    Well - there goes my theory!!...

    PLAN 'B':
    Could it perhaps have to do with YOUR native language, Windows installation, and keyboard layout perhaps?

    Can you please type out for me, the EXACT key combination that you use for your accented character.

    For example, for me to achieve your accented final character, I am using Alt Gr + e.

    On MY keyboard the letter 'e' is the third character from the left on the top row of the keyboard (below the numbers row). Fourth KEY from the left including the TAB key.

    Don't laugh at this idea - I once solved a problem just like this for a bloke living in Indonesia, using a Korean keyboard layout with a French installation of XP!

    <Clarity>

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    ThumbsUp2

    I'll also be willing to wager that the web form which accepts the "nickname" is designed to strip some special characters from input before it's stored in the database. Databases don't like special characters, especially when used as a login or alias. Hence, no matter what he uses to recreate the character when typed in the form, the programming which processes that input and stores it in the database is going to interpret it differently than what he expects.

    Benny, try putting in just the word "Benny" for your nickname instead of Bernab? and see if that works better.

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    Benny7440

    I- The exact key combination for obtaining "?" with my keyboard is 'alt + 130', the numeral is keyed using the numeric pad at the right hand side of the keybaoard. This keyboard is attached to a notebook because the keys of the last are giving too much trouble, and it is from Gateway while the notebook is an Earthwalk laptop. My ordinary 'e' is placed exactly at the location yours are. Thanks for keeping track of this thing!

    II- I'll try to find out how to do that and, independent of the results I'll tell both of you the outcome. Thank you, too.

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    OldER Mycroft

    My Newsletters feature my real first name, just as I would expect.

    Did you by any chance give yourself a 'nickname'?

    So do you mean that benny7440@ is somehow wrong?

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    Benny7440

    At the beginning of the page you (I) find a header containing the following info(""):

    "TechRepublic Daily Digest
    TR
    Trouble viewing this mail? Read it online | Manage my newsletters
    Welcome: ===>bernabi<===
    Update my profile | Unsubscribe from this mail Blogs | Photos | Downloads | Forums

    IT Dojo: Automatically configure printers using Print Management in Windows Server 2003"

    There's more in the page but within this fragment you can see 'a pair of arrows' pointing to the problematic nickname.
    Thats the data I want to find to correct it.

    Thanks for reading the question, I hope you or someone else have the answer...

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    ThumbsUp2

    Right below the problematic nickname is a link to "Update my profile". Click that link, login if asked to do so, and fix your name. While you're at it, fix your avatar. It isn't displaying anything at all. Just a broken link pointing to a file on your computer which we can not see. You must upload your avatar (picture) to somewhere that can host it and make it available to the rest of the internet.

    By the way, are you sure you don't have two subscriptions (accounts)? Perhaps one with Benny7440 and another with bernabi?

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    OldER Mycroft

    It will open a link to your account page. Then click on 'Edit my Profile'. Then 'My Account'.

    I'd be very surprised if you don't find that your First Name is listed as Bernabi.

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    Benny7440

    Thanks for keeping reading & answering!

    As I mentioned in the original post,I've done this same procedure a few times to no avail. I repeated all the steps you wrote (which I've already done before) & even changed my proper name (which ends with an '?' for a regular character), but the result was the same: no change. I'll keep looking & asking until my suspected solution seems to be the only realistic one...

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    0 Votes
    OldER Mycroft

    Any time that I have posted in my native English attempting to be sarcastic, I sometimes post a word that requires an accented letter in it's construction, but when the post appears in the thread, the accent is always missing.

    I am assuming that it is literally 'Lost In Translation' - in this case, the translation is within the environment of HTML, which while it is exceptional for speeding up textual input across the Internet, it is not conducive to accurate representation of alternative graphics or extended alphabetic characters.

    I suspect that the extended ASCII code for ' ? ' is used for a Control Code within the HTML Control Set.

    Maybe posting this, with properly accented letters here, will confirm my theories.

    Well - there goes my theory!!...

    PLAN 'B':
    Could it perhaps have to do with YOUR native language, Windows installation, and keyboard layout perhaps?

    Can you please type out for me, the EXACT key combination that you use for your accented character.

    For example, for me to achieve your accented final character, I am using Alt Gr + e.

    On MY keyboard the letter 'e' is the third character from the left on the top row of the keyboard (below the numbers row). Fourth KEY from the left including the TAB key.

    Don't laugh at this idea - I once solved a problem just like this for a bloke living in Indonesia, using a Korean keyboard layout with a French installation of XP!

    <Clarity>

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    ThumbsUp2

    I'll also be willing to wager that the web form which accepts the "nickname" is designed to strip some special characters from input before it's stored in the database. Databases don't like special characters, especially when used as a login or alias. Hence, no matter what he uses to recreate the character when typed in the form, the programming which processes that input and stores it in the database is going to interpret it differently than what he expects.

    Benny, try putting in just the word "Benny" for your nickname instead of Bernab? and see if that works better.

    ...

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    Benny7440

    I- The exact key combination for obtaining "?" with my keyboard is 'alt + 130', the numeral is keyed using the numeric pad at the right hand side of the keybaoard. This keyboard is attached to a notebook because the keys of the last are giving too much trouble, and it is from Gateway while the notebook is an Earthwalk laptop. My ordinary 'e' is placed exactly at the location yours are. Thanks for keeping track of this thing!

    II- I'll try to find out how to do that and, independent of the results I'll tell both of you the outcome. Thank you, too.