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Do old usernames stick to CW posts by design?

EDIT: Just realized this has been asked before, sorta... though if that question represents behavior by design, I do find it odd that CW posts with only one revision do reflect display name changes.

I used to use "David" as my display name on SO. Recently I changed it to "David Zaslavsky". But this answer still shows my old display name:

Wrong way to display my name

I'm pretty sure the problem has something to do with the answer having been edited, because another answer I posted to the same question shows my display name correctly:

Right way to display my name

What gives?

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    +1 for the brilliant unicorn. This sets a new standard.
    – Pekka
    Commented Jun 27, 2010 at 11:18
  • There's a (well-hidden) way for mods to regenerate the denormalized info on CW posts which I just used, so it shows the correct name now.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Jun 27, 2010 at 17:05
  • The unicorn is very happy to be appreciated :-) nice to know my question has some value despite being a duplicate.
    – David Z
    Commented Jun 27, 2010 at 20:20
  • Oh, and @balpha: thanks. I didn't really mind that the name wasn't shown correctly, I just wanted to point it out in case it really was a bug.
    – David Z
    Commented Jun 27, 2010 at 20:22


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