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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:51 am 
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Hi all,

I know that Jagex's recent update which allows players to change their RuneScape display names has caused quite a bit of confusion lately. Unfortunately, Jagex made the decision to not provide fansites with any way of obtaining a player's new display name if a player should choose to change it, which of course makes stat tracking rather difficult with so many name changes with no means to track them all.

However, I have now created a Change Display Name feature at the bottom of the Individual Tracking menu which allows any user to transfer or merge a RuneTrack profile to a new display name. This can apply to those who either want to change the name on their current RuneTrack account to correctly match their new RuneScape display name, or for those who have already created a new RuneTrack account for their new display name and simply want to merge their history from their old accounts into it. RuneTrack will cycle through a variety of verification checks to ensure that the name change provided is accurate.

If successful, the old display name will be replaced with the new display name in all Individual and Global tracking areas, including Global Record names. The player's old display name(s) will also be placed in small text under his or her new display name on the User Profile page for reference.

Eventually, as RuneTrack logs enough name changing information, I will be releasing a new database feature which will allow the user to view the history of a given display name in time line form. For example, say you are a clan leader processing a new application that looks somewhat suspicious - you would be able to type that player's current display name into RuneTrack, and it would output a complete history of all display names that account has previously held, with additional tracking information such as the dates on which the name changes were made, and if any other accounts have held that display name in the past.

Also, as another minor update to RuneTrack today - if you scroll down on the homepage, you will notice that I have added two extra tables for "This Week's Top Xp Gains" and "This Month's Top Xp Gains". Just as further explanation, the top weekly xp gains reset every Sunday morning and the top monthly xp gains reset on the first of the month.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:06 pm 
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Hi, the database won't let me change my display name - I used to be Longsword57 and had 2 "top agility gained in a day" records, so I want them transferred to my new display name. After Longsword57, I renamed myself to detroitNINE (the database shows me as 'detriotnine' - note the misspelling' for some reason). Now I can't transfer the stats from Detriotnine to battowRaifow, which is my current name, and I don't know why. I think it might be because the stats don't match up, but you can look me up - the 'levels recently gained' screen on Detriotnine says 59 Mining, 76 Defence and 93 Agility, which are my current Mining/Defence/Agility, if that's enough proof.

Can you help with this?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:55 am 
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battowRaifow wrote:
Hi, the database won't let me change my display name - I used to be Longsword57 and had 2 "top agility gained in a day" records, so I want them transferred to my new display name. After Longsword57, I renamed myself to detroitNINE (the database shows me as 'detriotnine' - note the misspelling' for some reason). Now I can't transfer the stats from Detriotnine to battowRaifow, which is my current name, and I don't know why. I think it might be because the stats don't match up, but you can look me up - the 'levels recently gained' screen on Detriotnine says 59 Mining, 76 Defence and 93 Agility, which are my current Mining/Defence/Agility, if that's enough proof.

Can you help with this?
Ah, this was simply an error due to the misspelling - your name was one of the ones I manually confirmed from Longsword57 ==> Detroitnine. However I've now fixed this an have successfully merged your profiles together into Battowraifow. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:17 am 
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Cool. Thanks a lot, man. My entire clan uses your site so it sucked that I couldn't show off my Agility to all the new members :p

But that's changed. Which is awesome. Much obliged.

-battleRifle.

EDIT: Quick question, could you put my original name (Longsword57) on my profile as well? Some people might get confused as to who I am. Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:29 pm 
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battowRaifow wrote:
EDIT: Quick question, could you put my original name (Longsword57) on my profile as well? Some people might get confused as to who I am. Thanks in advance.
Done. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:20 pm 
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Sword kill11, my first name was 'Unitedfans13' Then i changed it to.. 'BigNoob o_O' Then back to 'Unitedfans13' i would like to keep the crafting achievement on this but it wouldn't let me to do merch change thing.. could you help me out?

Thanks, Unitedfans13

P.S the crafting achievement is now on 'bignoob o_O'


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:32 am 
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Unitedfans13 wrote:
Sword kill11, my first name was 'Unitedfans13' Then i changed it to.. 'BigNoob o_O' Then back to 'Unitedfans13' i would like to keep the crafting achievement on this but it wouldn't let me to do merch change thing.. could you help me out?

Thanks, Unitedfans13

P.S the crafting achievement is now on 'bignoob o_O'
Ah interesting that it didn't merge on the first go - I just put it through the changer for a second time and everything should now be correct. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:17 am 
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Awww, Thanks swordie :)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:28 am 
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As i just found out, my brother's isn't working either and he'd like to get his back aswell

'Nuttymonkee' to 'Cookiemonkee'

Thanks, Unitedfans13

Sorry for the trouble :(


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:43 am 
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Awww Thanks :))


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:56 am 
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Unitedfans13 wrote:
As i just found out, my brother's isn't working either and he'd like to get his back aswell

'Nuttymonkee' to 'Cookiemonkee'

Thanks, Unitedfans13

Sorry for the trouble :(
The reason it wasn't merging is because Cookiemonkee gained so much xp this past month that it went past the threshold for stat validation (as in, Cookiemonkee's xp was so far above Nuttymonkee's last logged xp) that it wasn't allowing the merge to take place.

However, I just did a quick confirmation by another means, and as it's obvious they're the same account, I went ahead and manually merged them. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:56 pm 
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Hello I am new to your forums, but have been using your great tracking features for some time now :D

I am a noob and only just noticed this update today O.O

Therefore I have changed my name 3 times now, and can only get the information for my previous name change to merge with my account.

Original name: Girdswarrior--->Fridgii--->Capt Girds---> Girdspaladin

I have merged Capt Girds and Girdspaladin, is there anyway to get my previous 2 accounts merged?

Girdswarrior had some decent gains during the time I used this site and I would hate for it to be lost :cry:

Thanks for your time and keep up the great work!

~Girdy

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:30 am 
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Hi GirdsPaladin,

I searched the database and found no data for Girdswarrior or Fridgii. Everything from Capt Girds was carried over, but it's possible that those other accounts were effected by the Minor Data Loss a couple months ago. Sorry - what's currently displayed on your page is all the data RuneTrack has on you. :(

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:37 pm 
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Well thanks for looking. I kinda thought that's what happened, I noticed that post as I was browsing the forums. Guess I will just have to make some epic experience gains again ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:15 am 
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Ok so far I have been super happy with this site.

I don't know how you are dealing with the bonus weekend, if it counts to records or anything...but

I have gained over 1m Farm exp today, not quite done though.

My friend, Dipo22, not 10 minutes ago, merged his old accounts to show all his gains and such since he had a few name changes. Now, his Farm exp from yesterday AND today have merged into 1! Now I may not have the best exp today, even though his is somehow from 2 days instead of 1.

Is there anyway to fix this? Or did I just waste a whole day logging in and out to get the best Farm exp possible?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:36 am 
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Hi,

Firstly:
GirdsPaladin wrote:
I don't know how you are dealing with the bonus weekend, if it counts to records or anything...

I decided to allow xp gains from this weekend to appear on the Global Records for now. I may remove them later though. It all depends on if this becomes a regular Jagex event - if Jagex starts doing these very often, then I'll just have to leave them on there, as I can't constantly be around to monitor bonus xp weekends. However, if Jagex only decides to do this once per year, then I'll probably just remove them.

GirdsPaladin wrote:
I have gained over 1m Farm exp today, not quite done though.

My friend, Dipo22, not 10 minutes ago, merged his old accounts to show all his gains and such since he had a few name changes. Now, his Farm exp from yesterday AND today have merged into 1! Now I may not have the best exp today, even though his is somehow from 2 days instead of 1.

Is there anyway to fix this? Or did I just waste a whole day logging in and out to get the best Farm exp possible?
Your time was certainlly not wasted and you'll indeed have a very high record when the system update occurs. :)

However, your friend's xp gain will not be recorded as global record because that would be inaccurate. Let me explain - your friend changed his RuneScape Display Name from Zero Brandy to Dipo22 on March 5th. At the time of his name change, he had about 3.3M farming xp. From March 5th-12th, the RuneTrack did not record any xp gains for him as he failed to inform the system of his name change when it occurred, so his farming xp stayed at 3.3M.

Now today, March 13th (8 days late), he just updated his display name on the RuneTrack site. RuneTrack now sees that he has 4.5M farming xp. This is why his farming xp for today shows as if he gained 1.2M xp - because the last xp capture way back on March 5th had him at 3.3M, and thus 4.5M-3.3M = 1.2M. However, it clearly wouldn't be fair if that 1.2M farming xp gain was placed anywhere on the Global Records, or even his Personal Records, because it is actually his farming xp gain from March 5th-13th, and not from a single day.

That is why, at the time of the system update in about 2 hours from now, RuneTrack will capture new daily data for him, thereby completely fixing his profile. RuneTrack will also recognize that the 1.2M xp is invalid because it comes from multiple days, and decide not to record it on the Global Records, Daily High Scores, and Personal Records pages.

Hope that clears things up. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:27 pm 
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That is very good to know.

But now I see another minor glitch, that I hope is being resolved at this time.

Almost every Top 50 record, for any skill is coming up as TOTAL EXP and not that skill. As of 12 hours ago I was #3 for top 50 for farm. Now the top Farm record, along with many other skills, reads at 35m by Toony001, and all the other OVERALL exp.

When can we expect this to be fixed?

Thanks for your time!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:02 am 
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^ This will be fixed a few hours from now during the system update. :)

Edit: Now fixed.

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