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"The Alias is already in use"

Message I am getting trying to ask a question via Any answers, What does it mean?

Didn't find your answer?

Asked A Web this morning  re this via their contact us but as no response thought would try on here (if this post  itself gets allowed)

Anyone any idea?

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By zebaa
28th Jun 2022 17:39

Well your post got through, but I have no idea what it means.

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By Paul Crowley
28th Jun 2022 18:17

AccountingWEB are warming you up for MTD ITSA problems

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By Hugo Fair
28th Jun 2022 19:41

FIIK ... oh gawd now someone will set that up as their alias!

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By DJKL
29th Jun 2022 09:37

No idea, have a composed question sitting in "my content" since Monday evening as a draft but it will not post, if I try I get "The Alias is already in use" message displayed in a red band above the post.

However cannot be something stopping me asking questions as I asked this one and it worked.

EDIT- sorted by creating a new post by cut and pasting from the old one, still no idea why there was any issue.

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By Hugo Fair
29th Jun 2022 10:36

Hold on to that 'solution' ... it's a good habit to get into (taking a copy of what you're about to submit - and retaining it until after you get confirmation of a successful submission).
Of course it shouldn't be necessary - but with the temperamentality of your ISP and the fragility of much software out there (take a bow HMRC), it can save your work and temper from time to time.

Which FWIW (and sorry for introducing the bogeyman once again) is yet another reason why MTD ITSA will be such a pain - as pasting or whatever will break the digital chain (and so not be allowed)!

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By DJKL
29th Jun 2022 10:42

No foresight on my behalf, the post (actually two copies of it) sat in "my content" as drafts but they were not there by my design/exertions, it was pure chance, presume a feature of Accounting Web- I do take word copies of my poems and songs on here and do, for very long posts, sometimes compose in word and cut and paste into Accounting Web.

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By Hugo Fair
29th Jun 2022 11:29

I suspect you've just put your finger on why "The Alias is already in use" message appeared ... when you say that - the post (actually two copies of it) sat in "my content" as drafts.
No idea how (or indeed why) there were two copies, or 'instances' in techno-speak, but it seems likely that this would result in the message you encountered.
Anyway - one for Will to contemplate whilst you take your ease for a week!

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By Will Cole
29th Jun 2022 09:43

That's a bit odd.. sorry you've been having some issues! I'll send you a DM to see if we can get this sorted for the future.

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By DJKL
29th Jun 2022 10:32

Thanks. There is no rush as got it sorted and after today likely not around on here much for a week or so as going on a trip.

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