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    can't update ubuntu forum profile

    Does anyone know why I can't change the profile I already created? The below text appears when I click on 'edit your details'. I do have less than 50 posts, but I was originally able to set these details, why can I not change them? Why would I need 50 posts to update basic info? I can still post.


    you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    Your user account has less than 50 posts.
    Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

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    Re: can't update ubuntu forum profile

    Moved to FF&H

    Please read http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2034393 for more information on why users < 50 posts cannot edit their profile.

    Just reply with the information you need changed.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by sandyd; September 15th, 2012 at 05:21 AM.
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    Re: can't update ubuntu forum profile

    Thank you sandyd,

    The info I wanted to update is trivial and I don't need you to do it for me.

    Q: Why can't you allow us access to some profile features that are not text fields, such as the Ubuntu version or other OS choice field?

    A: The current version of the forum software does not permit us sufficiently fine-grained control. When the software upgrade happens we will revisit this, but not until then. Sorry
    kind of sad... but whatever it takes to make the forum work

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    Re: can't update ubuntu forum profile

    Current version of software? Really?
    The other 234,567,461 forums on the internet seem to have this feature.
    I'd say you got screwed when you selected a forum service provider then.
    i suspect it's really an admin setting to discourage spammers from signing up and filling their profiles with links to their porn/online pharmacy/refinance your home websites

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    Re: can't update ubuntu forum profile

    Quote Originally Posted by jones27557 View Post
    Current version of software? Really?
    The other 234,567,461 forums on the internet seem to have this feature.
    I'd say you got screwed when you selected a forum service provider then.
    i suspect it's really an admin setting to discourage spammers from signing up and filling their profiles with links to their porn/online pharmacy/refinance your home websites
    Tell us which forum using the same software we are using at the same version lets its users set some of the profile fields but not others - you have plenty to choose from apparently.

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