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Who can see the “past names” field in user profiles?
In my profile page, there's a
recent names under
profile views. And I clicked the
2), it shown as below:
What is it? And what the
display name? I haven't seen it before.
asked Dec 24, 2011 at 17:01
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The popup shows the changes to your user name (currently Kjuly).
From the dates, it appears to have been an
Anonymous account that then got a GUID followed by your current user name. Possibly this is from an automated migration from another account.
See this question and links from it.
answered Dec 24, 2011 at 17:04
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I think this is what the recent names in your case means:
- When you first visited this site you were an Anonymous user.
- Then you tried to log-in into the site and the 2nd string is probably the unique identifier from the service you are registering/loggin in with.
- After these steps you got your current username.
Hence, you have got 2 other display names in the recent names list.
answered Dec 24, 2011 at 20:43