Should there be some form of restriction on the number of times an account can be renamed? If so what?
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Perhaps the restriction should be on the frequency - e.g. only allow one rename per week (or month), or only allow a rename after a certain rep score is reached.
There may be perfectly valid reasons why someone wants to rename their account. Of course there might not be, but you can't punish everyone for what a few people do.
37,159 times. And not one time more.
I don't really see the need, since everything in the system is tied to user id (a unique number), and based on that id your profile, stats, recent activity, etc. are persistent and visible to everyone who cares to look.
The only possible reason to restrict it would be if there were some form of abuse taking place. Given that, I am having a hard time imagining what kind of abuse could take place that wouldn't be more easily handled by moderator intervention, rather than by implementing a name change limit.