Help! There is a group name displayed behind my name!
What is an extension, why is it there, how did it get there and how can I get rid of it?
Every username on yuku has an extension. The two most common ones are .u and .nameofgroup.
usernames that have .u behind them are called global profiles while the
ones with the name of a group behind them are called local profiles.
When you sign up at the yuku home page http://www./yuku.com your profile will be considered global and you will have the .u extension.
When you sign up at any public Yuku
group, you will be considered local to that group and you will have the
name of the group behind your username. Local profiles can still be
used on other groups, but when they are used on group other than the
"home" group, the extension shows.
How come the extension doesn't always show?
only shows when you visit groups other than the one where you signed up
at. The reason why you can sign up at individual groups is to make more
usernames available. There can only be one global version of each
username, but there can be many local versions of the name. Say you wish
to make your username Mike, chances are great that this name has
already been taken globally, but you can still sign up as Mike locally,
as long as the name hasn't been taken at that particular group.
As long as you post at the group where you signed up, you will not see the extension behind your name, but should you venture out and go to, or post at a different group, you will see your extension. This is to distinguish you from other members who might have the same name. There could be a mike.promote, a mike.stylesampler, etc..
How can I get rid of the extension?
You can't, but you can work your way around it by creating a new name on the same account if you are a supporter.
Free accounts have one profile, supporter accounts can have 3 profiles.
If you have a free account and want to change the name you will need to use another email account.
To create an additional profile, log in to your account and go your activity page by clicking the home icon.
Click create in the profile section
To switch between profiles while you are at a group:
Click on the navigation button at the top right of your screen.
Click on "switch profile" just above your avatar.
Click the name you are switching to in the little blue box.
Confirm the switch in the bigger box that will appear.
To switch profiles while you are at your profile page:
Click the Home icon
In your box with profiles, click the name you wish to switch to.
If my global and my local profile are the same, how will I know which one I'm logged in with?
Log in with your username, using the extension.
If you have a mike2324.gethelp profile and a mike2324.u profile. log in as mike2324.u
Since both your profiles are on the same account, you can use the same password.
If you're not exactly sure which profile you are logged in with, mouse over your username at the top left of your screen.
Look down in your status bar where you will see the URL of your profile.
I already started a group with my local profile, but I'm using my global one now. What do I do?
We can transfer ownership of the group from your local to your global profile.