I did not test it, because I don’t want to change it, but on the page about Settings there is an item called Account Settings. If you choose this you see your Email address and I think you can change it there and then klick the button Save changes.
Same question here. It looks like the playing site online-go.com and this forum forums.online-go.com have two different ways of doing this. At the playing site, yes, there’s settings → account settings where you can change it.
But here on the forums, there are no account settings! I’ve found a page called “preferences” which shows my address as “user-8776@lots of digits.mailrouter.online-go.com” which is not a real email address (definitely not the address I signed up with, and if I try to send email to it, I get an “undeliverable” message in reply). Underneath that address is the text “Email can be updated from authentication provider. Never shown to the public.” I’d like to replace that email address with my real address, so that I can get email notifications when people reply to me.
OK, so the displayed address in the forum settings is there just to confuse people, and it will send notifications to the email address that’s registered with the main site instead? I’ve just updated the address on the main site, and I’ll let you know if the notifications start coming through. Is there any way to change the UI so that this is less confusing?
Discourse the forum application has been integrated to the main site with more and less polishing (my guess), i don’t think anything was made to be confusing. You may discover that a few badges of this forum can’t be attained too.(like invite someone if i remember well)
OK, I got an email notification to say you’d replied to me. First time ever So it’s making more sense now.
I don’t believe anyone made it confusing on purpose! But the fact remains that, starting from this page right here and following what seems to be the obvious menu choices, I get to a preferences page with an email address on it and the text “Email can be updated from authentication provider", but no guidance on what to do next.
Somewhere on the server will be a file containing those words. If someone could edit that file and replace “Email can be updated from authentication provider” with “Sorry, you can’t edit your email address from here. Please go to https://online-go.com/settings/account instead”, then people will be able to figure out what to do a bit more easily.