I have been user djchandler since 2007, coinciding with my installation of Dapper, accumulated nearly 600 beans with supportive and helpful posts, Dipped in Ubuntu. After registering for the Ubuntu One account, I apparently forgot to update it to my new email address as I did with my Ubuntu Forums account. Somehow I got the idea that was taken care of when I updated to the universal log-in system associated with my launchpad account. Furthrmore, sometimes people just forget things, or forget whether they did them or not. I am registered Linux user #444636 as well as registered Ubuntu user #15239. I had articles under my old user name in the Team Ubuntu Folding@Home wiki, including artwork and an article describing manual installation of the Folding@Home client at these URLs:
Immediately upon assigning of the new UF account, it was obvious that I had made an error. Curiously, its an somewhat intentional discrepancy on my part between the unified log-in and the Ubuntu One account that caused this problem, done as a test of the unified log-in system. Besides, I wasn't really intending to make use the Ubuntu One account (I don't buy into the cloud ecosystem--I keep my own server at home) and I didn't have the foresight or expectation that the UF accounts database would be compromised, or that the resolution would be to make the Ubuntu One log-in the means by which access to all other Ubuntu associated accounts would be based. Considering the SSO use of correct data that could only be applied to me, I fail to understand the lack of flexibility in the system and its failure to link my accounts.
Obviously the system found my old data, as the account I used was found, hence the similarity between my old account name and the new one. The SSO found my name, user name, old email and had a list of email accounts that are or were associated with several of my Ubuntu accounts. So I thought everything was fine until seeing the new and absolutely powerless account name. The following URL accesses my old account data:
I found where another old user had a similar problem. Putting it as nicely as I can, the administrator's response was less than friendly. Handling this user with a little diplomacy may have kept a loyal user rather than further alienating a dissatisfied end-user. The response emphasized the administrator's sense of self-importance rather than address the issues raised by an eight year veteran. I thought I had done everything right too after looking over the data from my account that was retrieved, but I had a similar problem nonetheless. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2175221
Please resolve this issue so I can maintain my earned and proper status in this forum. Reviewing my transaction and ascertaining why the system in place failed to properly recognize me may be of benefit also.