Support changing username to secondary blog
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Users should be able to change their username to a collection alias already in use, as long as they also own that blog. This simply makes a secondary blog into their primary one.


Previously requested on the forum:

Also requested privately.


Before changing primary collection name and adding a redirect, check if the collection exists and is owned by the user. If so, skip those steps and save the new username information.

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matt added a commit: Restricted Diffusion Commit.Jul 25 2022, 7:11 PM
matt added a commit: Restricted Diffusion Commit.

Things that might improve the UX:

  • When changing username, add a note that the primary blog URL will be updated (this also affects federation)
  • When changing username to secondary blog, mention that that blog will become the primary one

Issues right now:

This can strand a profile. Since user can only view / post albums to their primary collection, if they do that and then switch primary collections, they will lose edit access to their old profile. Need to fix this to close this issue.