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I had no idea -- perhaps there was no warning, or perhaps I didn't read it -- that if I changed my name it would be stuck for 30 days. I just want to go back to the name I've been using for months. Can I get a one-time pass?

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A warning about the 30 day rule would be nice. – jjnguy Jul 22 '10 at 16:33
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You can copy your profile from SO over this one again (or the other way around - whichever is the right one). That doesn't get counted as a name change (or at least it didn't - maybe that has changed). – XMLbog Jul 22 '10 at 16:34
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Just copy your profile from your other accounts. This bypasses the restriction, giving you up to 3 shots between the 4 sites in the trilogy per 30 day period. Sure, you might have to update other parts of your profile, but those aren't rate-limited. Just don't be abusive of this feature.

That said, a warning would indeed be useful.

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That is great. Now if I could just find that icon I used on my hard drive :) Thank you! – Dan Rosenstark Jul 22 '10 at 16:39
    
@Yar What icon on your harddrive? Changing your name doesn't affect your gravatar. – George Stocker Jul 22 '10 at 16:48
    
@George But copying his profile overwrote his email address, which does affect the Gravatar. – Grace Note Jul 22 '10 at 16:51
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He shouldn't need to find an icon on his hard drive for that though – Michael Mrozek Jul 22 '10 at 17:07
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@Michael @Grace @George: it's true, it was in my gravatar account. Now if there was a meta.gravatar.com I would have someplace to complain :) – Dan Rosenstark Jul 22 '10 at 18:38

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