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Why isn't the content of field Display Name displayed for Stack Overflow user erikkallen?

The screenshot below is from Opera, but I see the same in Firefox (or rather I don't).


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Actually, the missing field that surprises me is the one between the stackoverflow logo and the gravatar. –  mmyers Oct 29 '09 at 18:52
    
@mmyers: it is empty because I have blocked www.gravatar.com (using the "hosts" file.) –  Peter Mortensen May 6 '10 at 19:39
    
I meant the one up above the gravatar. But I realized later that that name is also blank for unregistered users (although I'm not sure why it's useful to have the same information twice on the page). –  mmyers May 6 '10 at 19:45

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You do not have to set a display name (i.e. you keep your profile completely empty). The username of your OpenID URL is taken as SO username then.

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But if the display name IS empty, those profile fields should be populated by your openID URL. –  Thomas Owens Oct 30 '09 at 14:31

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