Sub-accounts

Discussion in 'The Undercity' started by seebs, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Sub-accounts are a feature (from an addon package) which in theory let you post under multiple IDs without having to log out from one account and go to another. There should be a little thing near the upper-right that shows your user name, click on that to see a menu, one of the things on the menu is "sub-accounts". You should be able to create them.

    I can see sub-accounts, you can see your own, but you shouldn't be able to see other people's.

    THIS IS NOT FULLY TESTED. Please don't do anything where you feel you'd be endangered if you got identified because there could totally be ways to identify people that I haven't found yet. If you find one, please PM me.
     
  2. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Technical bits: First, I'm not totally sure what inherits. I would advise against things like signatures if you want to use sub-accounts to be anon. There are things called "banners" that I don't think we're using but I think I saw a bug report about them inheriting also maybe.

    Admins (that's me and Jesse right now) have the technical ability to look up ownership of sub-accounts. I don't plan to use this without a very compelling reason. The intent is that they're there to let you separate something out if you want to talk about a thing and not have it be tied to you.
     
  3. definitelynotwiwaxia

    definitelynotwiwaxia toblematic praxon

    Testing
     
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  4. definitelynotwiwaxia

    definitelynotwiwaxia toblematic praxon

  5. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    Looks like signatures, user titles, and avatars don't inherit. Also, I can't edit posts made by definitelynotwiwaxia right now.

    e. also, as an interesting aside, looks like you don't get notified of likes on your sub-account's posts, not that that really matters much
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
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  6. definitelynotwiwaxia

    definitelynotwiwaxia toblematic praxon

  7. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

  8. Starcrossedsky

    Starcrossedsky Burn and Refine

    quotetest for u
     
  9. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    Okay, I don't get "x tagged you in post" or "x quoted your post" alerts for definitelynotwiwaxia.
    @Starcrossedsky: I meant a PM actually, which this forum software calls conversations for some reason, but the quotetest turned out helpful too
     
  10. Starcrossedsky

    Starcrossedsky Burn and Refine

  11. rorleuaisen

    rorleuaisen Frozen Dreamer

    I already started a conversation with you. I'm guessing you didn't get an alert then??
     
  12. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    nnnnnope. And the conversation's not in my inbox, either.

    e. if definitelynotwiwaxia's got a separate inbox, I can't access it (I also can't edit definitelynotwiwaxia's avater, user title, etcetera)

    @seebs: do you wanna do a sub-account ban test with definitelynotwiwaxia at some point?
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
  13. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Huh, interesting. I am not sure what's supposed to happen with inboxes and things.

    Shall investigate.
     
  14. the_fake_seebs

    the_fake_seebs New Member

    Okay, testing a thing.
     
  15. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Okay, I added another addon called login as user, should add a button in the upper left, shouldn't let you do it to any users except your sub-accounts, though. I hope. When it's in use, red button in upper right shows temporary ID.
     
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  16. flea-riddled

    flea-riddled totally secret sub account

    thanks! this will help.
     
  17. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    Seems to work. I got all the alerts and PMs directed at definitelynotwiwaxia successfully.
     
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  18. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    Hmm, thought of another thing worth testing. Can someone ignore me and see if that affects definitelynotwiwaxia's posts and vice versa?
     
  19. rorleuaisen

    rorleuaisen Frozen Dreamer

    Just ignored you. Did not affect sub account.
     
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  20. rorleuaisen

    rorleuaisen Frozen Dreamer

    Sub account ignored does not affect main account. I just looked through this thread as a test. Anything more specific in mind?
     
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