Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#15373 new defect

I can't change my Alias

Reported by: meebowontwork Owned by:
Milestone: Component: Service/XMPP (Jabber)
Version: Severity: normal
Keywords: Cc:
Patch Status:



On Adium 1.4.1 on Mac OS X Version 10.6.6, when I go into a Jabber room on my meebo account, I am unable to change my Alias/Nickname. When I first installed Adium, I changed my Alias to a certain name. However, when I try to change my alias now (to have a different nickname appear when I go into a meebo/jabber room), it will not change. In the Alias setting, it shows my new name change. However, in the chatroom, it shows my old name. I have changed my Alias on both the Adium preferences and the Meebo/Jabber personal Alias preference setting. However, in the meebo room, other users see my old name.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Sign onto Adium.
  2. Change Alias setting in both Adium preferences and Meebo/Jabber preferences
  3. Enter chatroom. No name change has occurred, despite changed settings.

Expected results

I expected my name to change as I changed my settings.

Actual results

My name did not change. In chatrooms, it still appears as my old Alias setting, even though the preferences show my new name.


The problem always occurs. Adium 1.4.1 on Mac OS X Version 10.6.6

Why won't by Alias change and how do I fix it? Thanks in advance!

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by meebowontwork

Does anyone know how to solve this problem? Thank you!

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by meebowontwork

The problem is that when I joined a chatroom, under "Handle" I put a certain name. However, now it is permanently stuck on that Handle and I can't change it. Is there a way to change the "Handle" setting that I put for a certain Meebo/Jabber room group chat so that I can change my display name in the chatroom? When I change my "Alias" setting, nothing happens. The problem is the "Handle" setting. How do I change the "Handle" for the chatroom?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by meebowontwork

So I deleted the room and re-added it to my list. Now I'm able to change my display name only if I go to my preferences, change it, then leave the room, then come back to the room. Is there a way to change my display name without leaving the room to refresh it?

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