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Changed my name in profile, but changes don’t show up properly

  • Profile photo of Anointed
    Anointed
    Participant

    @anointed

    I went into my profile and changed my display name.

    That part worked.

    What didn’t work is that the wire on the homepage won’t update with my new display name, nor will my profile page activity wire update with my new name.

    I don’t see any instructions anywhere on ‘forcing a refresh’ etc just in case it’s caching somehow.

    please advise

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  • By “wire on the home page”, do you mean the Site Wide Activity widget? That certainly *won’t* update, as the HTML for that element is cached (i.e. written once when the activity generated, and saved then).

    Profile photo of Anointed
    Anointed
    Participant

    @anointed

    Yes, I mean the site wide activity, and also the members wire who made the post that was removed.

    Well, as it is cached, how do I clear the cache and regenerate it?

    I can see some real capability for some serious abuse of websites with a system like this.

    Maybe a button in the buddypress admin to clear/regen the cache is a good idea?

    Profile photo of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    No cache control page yet for activity streams, but one could certainly be created.

    Change your name, post a thing, change it back. I get what you’re saying, but this type of “abuse” is unavoidable.

    Profile photo of Anointed
    Anointed
    Participant

    @anointed

    In the meantime, is there a way to clear and recreate the cache so I can make the needed changes?

    I get what you’re saying, but this type of “abuse” is unavoidable.

    As there is HUGE potential for abuse in this, I would love to see the ability to remove something from the activity stream as an admin. Like a ‘delete’ or ‘warn’ or ‘mark as spam’ button for the admins next to each of the streams.

    Profile photo of Anointed
    Anointed
    Participant

    @anointed

    btw.. not related

    why does my username in the forums say i am ‘inactive’ where others say member, moderator, etc…? I am obviously logged in…. how do I become ‘active’? lol

    I completely agree. In a standard social network I’d care less, but the project I’m working on is an official university initiative and the ability to clean up a mess before/because of a complaint is going to be key.

    Same here with the “inactive” on my name in the forum…weird.

    Me too, actually, with the ‘inactive’ thing. Though, you guys are both now members.

    Profile photo of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
    Participant

    @jeffsayre

    Speaking to this issue:

    why does my username in the forums say i am ‘inactive’

    It is a known bug in bbPress. Everyone sees their own status as “Inactive” and everyone else’s as “Member” or “Moderator”.

    I just look at it as a little nudge to get more involved. ;)

    Interesting. I don’t think I’ve noticed that on the other bbPress sites, but maybe I’ve never paid attention.

    I just look at it as a little nudge to get more involved. ;)

    LOL!

    You only appear as inactive when you are logged in, and view yourself. To everyone else you appear as “member”.

    Deleting activity stream items will be in a future version, but you could write a plugin to delete specific items for now if you wanted. it would be quite easy, you’re just deleting rows in the database.

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