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Add a “Username History” to the profile field [duplicate]

While users may (and do) exercise their right to change their profile display name would it be useful to have a "Username History" or "Formerly known as" section in the profile. This could show the ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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Help us identify micro-privileges for top users

Are you familiar with tapas? These are little appetizers invented in Spain that people enjoy while talking and drinking in the cool of the evening. What makes them so great is that you get a ...
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Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name?

The fact that a user can change their name at will can lead to some confusion in the comments. For instance, suppose a user named "foo" changes his name to "bar", all those comments signed by "foo" ...
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Make the “past names” list public info for 30 days after changing your name

So this new feature just got rolled out... There's a new numerical field in user profiles called "past names" which when clicked will display a dialog listing previous usernames and when they were ...
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Who can see the “past names” field in user profiles?

There's a new numerical field in user profiles called "past names" which when clicked will display a dialog listing previous usernames and when they were last used. (I can only see this on my own ...
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Is information kept by Stack Exchange after profile edit?

If you edit your profile on a Stack Exchange site, does Stack Exchange keep records of your old profile data?
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Why is the same user identified with two different names on the same question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do old usernames stick to CW posts by design? I've read that it may exist a status-bydesign on the username presented due to denormalized fields (mentioned on Apr 22 '10 at 19:...
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Does Stack Overflow track my display name history?

So, yesterday I tripped and my display name broke in half. I figured I would fix it in the morning, but when I checked back, I got the banner for recent responses, and clicked it. I noticed that I had ...
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Is there a moderator “scorecard” I can use to identify people?

In the spirit of the old baseball adage "You can't tell the players without a scorecard," I'm wondering if there is anywhere that I can easily find out who the moderators on a site are -- not just ...