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I've just tried to change the Login field on Data Explorer to Ben and it's given me the yellow screen of death when I try. It did however allow me to change it from what it was to BenP, so it's not totally broken.

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The problem is that login names must be unique.

The system now shows you an error message if you try to change your login name to a name that already exists in the system.

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My intention was for logins to be unique, the correct behavior here is to say "that login is taken, try something else" –  waffles Dec 19 '10 at 22:17
    
@waffles: Okay. For completeness, clearing the login field completely and submitting also causes a crash. –  Jon Seigel Dec 19 '10 at 22:38
    
Thanks to the NerdDinner walkthrough, I believe I have this fixed! I will test my changes tomorrow and go from there. @waffles –  Jon Seigel Dec 20 '10 at 6:02
    
wow ... big thank you @Jon –  waffles Dec 20 '10 at 6:03
    
This fix is now live. –  Jon Seigel Dec 29 '10 at 2:37
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