About Deleted Accounts

(Freeman) #1

After I installed Discourse on my domain, I was testing it by creating a few new accounts and somehow I used a username “rahul”. I deleted le account later.

Now I want to create a new admin account using le same username but it says le username is taken. How can I fix this?

(Sam Saffron) #2

are you 100% sure it is deleted and not blocked or in some other state?

(Freeman) #3

Yes I am 100% certain the account was deleted. I can not see it in users list.

(Mittineague) #4

Same name - but - different email address and different IP ???

I’m thinking this might be a “generic non-revealing FAIL” message and you would need to remove the email address and IP from the Screened pages.

(Freeman) #5


I am simply trying to change the username of an existing account to “rahul” and it says the username is availalble.

(Mittineague) #6

Regardless of what it says,

(Freeman) #7

I’m sorry, my mistake, username is “unavailable.”

(cpradio) #8

Have you tried using the ruby console to figure out if the username is in use?