I have edited my profile at Stack Overflow many times. The edit form always reports as successful, but my name at Stack Overflow is still user905418 despite all my tries.


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At the bottom of the page on your Super User profile:

Copy profile options http://phpcode.eu/images/1314569527.png

Click the first one. This would allow you to use on Stack Overflow the username used on Super User, if both the accounts are associated to each other.

  • tks, it's alright now :)
    – jondinham
    Aug 30, 2011 at 6:41

Have you maybe tried to change your display name too often?

The rule is that:

after a two-day grace period for new users, one display name change allowed every 30 days.

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    If so, then as a workaround (if I recall correctly) Paul could still copy his Super User profile (which seems okay) to other sites.
    – Arjan
    Aug 28, 2011 at 17:54

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