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I tried to change my display name just moments ago, and I got the error:

Display name may only be changed once every 30 days; you may change again on Apr 11 at 3:54

I have never changed my account display name. Looking back, I did start an account on the UX StackExchange 3 days ago (with no activity so far), which could be what is triggering the message. If that's the case - is this by design? If it is, I think that the error message should be more clear. If not, any idea what the problem is?

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The timeline of your UX account creation 3 days ago does seem to line up with the date given in the error message, exactly 30 days from March 11th. – Cody Gray Mar 14 '12 at 5:28
    
I can't say whether this is by design or not, but a possible workaround is given here: Can I get a one-time break on the name-change-every-thirty-days rule? – Cody Gray Mar 14 '12 at 5:36

Thanks for bringing this issue up. I am unable to reproduce it in the current build of our network sites. If it remains an issue please let me know!

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