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Tony’s Acoustic Challenge – The New Way to Learn Guitar Family Forums Community Support Testing First name vs nickname in discussion title

  • staustin

    Member
    March 24, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Ah – it is my first name not my nickname. Seems like it should be the other way around. There’s lots of Stephens out there. Am I doing it wrong?

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    • Michael-K73

      Member
      March 24, 2021 at 11:38 pm

      I am confused about that too. My nickname isn’t what is showing up. It’s what I put for my first name.

  • staustin

    Member
    March 24, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Also – when Tony throws a dart at the page of folks who completed the monthly challenge, will he see my photo plus my first name or nickname?

    • Loraine

      Member
      March 25, 2021 at 5:16 am

      Hi Stephen – He’ll see your nickname at the time of dart throwing, but they have access to your account and your real name.

    • rickyk76

      Member
      March 25, 2021 at 6:26 am

      Not sure what’s going to happen since the monthly TAC parties are no longer a thing. They’re quarterly now. So, don’t know if they’ll be throwing 3 darts, one dart for 90 days, or no darts.

      • Sharon_T

        Member
        March 25, 2021 at 7:46 am

        Where was that mentioned? I know they are going to “goal review” every quarter but I thought the monthly parties would still be monthly.

      • rickyk76

        Member
        March 25, 2021 at 10:40 am

        It was mentioned in the TAC Webinar 3.0. Only 90-day Guitar Progress Parties. You’d think that they’d mention monthly parties as a benefit during the sales pitch if they were keeping monthly.

      • rickyk76

        Member
        March 25, 2021 at 10:59 am

        You would also think they’d mention the chance to win a guitar for each month of lessons completed.

  • Dave White

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Confused about nicknames as well – so spaces can’t be used in nicknames? And like the rest of you, all I see if my first name showing up on posts. Seems like it should be the nickname that is associated with posts.

    • Michael-K73

      Member
      March 25, 2021 at 6:49 am

      Yeah, I had that no same problem too. So I tried a dash, but that name didn’t show up here either.

      • Dave White

        Member
        March 25, 2021 at 7:08 am

        I tried to use ‘Dave White’ – but the software said that name was not valid (I am assuming the space is no longer allowed – it is not in the list of approved characters). I added a dash – the dash shows up for me (in my profile) – but not on the forum. I see lots of member names with spaces.

      • Dave White

        Member
        March 25, 2021 at 7:13 am

        I changed my first name to ‘Dave White’ and now it appears that way in the forum. Apparently, it is only your nickname that does not allow spaces.

  • Sharon_T

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Yes, the whole nickname thing doesn’t appear to be what I thought it would be either. The lack of the “space” being allowed takes away from what a nickname could be. And just using the first name doesn’t work since it said there is another Sharon already logged

  • JohnV

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 8:57 am

    I don’t want to use nick’s name. i’d rather use my own.

  • AttyTJ

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Interesting, and thanks for the input all.

    For me, at the moment, It took my name and Nickname in the update of my profile, but it does not find me in the flagging, yet and name lists. I reported it to Admin, and i am sure it is a glitch, but it finds another T. someone, not me.

    I am using the same Nickname and first name, so I did not track that @michael k73 (and no list appears so who knows who I just flagged when I hit post) and your information is helpful regarding what to look for in the process of learning.

    I suggest this is an issue to throw to the “What’s New?” post as they asked for feedback in comment to that.

    At least it is nice to see some of us made it through the black hole. Hoping for progress.

    @T.J

    • Michael-K73

      Member
      March 25, 2021 at 10:03 am

      Oops. A different Michael got tagged.

      -M

      • AttyTJ

        Member
        March 25, 2021 at 8:05 pm

        Yep, you can’t be on my posts, Michael K73. That was sort of what I was trying to point out to Admin.

  • branman

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Nickname appears to be more inline with “username” as you can log in with your nickname

    • AttyTJ

      Member
      March 25, 2021 at 8:07 pm

      interesting thought Brandon, I hadn’t tried that yet. It does not appear to work for me, but I will keep looking.

  • branman

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 11:07 am
  • Sharona

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    I’m wondering the same… hope you all don’t mind if I test it out here 🙂

  • N-lightMike

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Hello Stephen and everyone else on this thread;

    I just figured out how to get my “nickname” to work. It says that <i style=”font-weight: bold;”>only the characters a-z, 1-9, -,_, and . are allowed. The letters, numbers, hyphen, underscore, and period. That means <i style=”font-weight: bold;”>NO spaces. That’s what I was doing wrong. I kept putting a space after my first name, so nothing else showed up. Now, I have @Mike-Gaurnier and it’s recognizing that nickname.

    • staustin

      Member
      March 25, 2021 at 6:35 pm

      Well my nickname “staustin” was fine, it just didn’t show up as the title of the post, my first name “Stephen” was used instead. I will post this and see what happens.

      • staustin

        Member
        March 25, 2021 at 6:37 pm

        Still using my first name, which is not unique. But maybe that is ok – for the purposes of posts, if it shows my first name and my photo, that is unique enough. I am using my 3rd grandson as my photo right now, I will have to take a new one of me!

      • staustin

        Member
        April 2, 2021 at 10:32 pm

        Trying again.

    • AttyTJ

      Member
      March 25, 2021 at 8:09 pm

      thanks for that Mike, but still doesn’t work. It now reliably brings up T.J. Dutton, every time. The other 3 that were there are now gone. I am never on the list, and my name and Nickname match the criteria you described.

  • Kman-Sr

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    idk… ooops!

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