Forum users should not be allowed to participate under more than one user ID. This would help prevent forum abuse for the purpose of personal amusement and raise the substantive quality of input for everyone.
> If you do that, you lose all your listed software registrations!
Huh? I have an account that has ALL of my registrations. It allows for changing the ID (which is a name) to the email associated with the account. It is a matter of ticking it off. It is also the one with the screen name I want to use.
Also, if I don't do it the next time I register something it will create yet another ID.
Here is a shot of the screen. I would not be changing the email but just ticking off that box.
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I lost the link to all my old registrations when i did it and only got them back when I changed my current e-mail address back to the now obsolete one that I used when I originally registered those applications.
So I just created yet another Adobe ID; and my latest CS4 registrations show-up only in that Account.
Changing your e-maill address DIS-associates you from your previous Adobe ID
Look again. There is a box that says: "I would like my email address to be my Adobe ID". I would not be changing the email I would simply be getting rid of the name and making the ID the email that is already associated with the account.
Adobe has changed things in the user account. You did not used to be able to change the screen name. Now you can. I think they did that specifically because there were too many people who were having issues of screen name with the new forums.
When I wrote one name, one ID, I meant one person, one Adobe ID.
When I register my software with Adobe, I am issued a serial number, and how I am able to use that software is limited by that serial number and the computer on which the software is used.
When I login into my bank or financial account, I can login from more than one email address or ISP, but it is certain that it is the same person logging into the same account each time, because it always occurs from the same computer.
the problem here is we're being forced to mess with something that's tied to our, let's call them actual assets, our registrations, proof to adobe that we own what we say we own. IT SHOULD NOT BE THIS HARD, IT SHOULD NOT REQUIRE US TO RISK LOSING ACCESS TO OUR REGISTRATIONS!