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Questions tagged [display-names]

For questions regarding display names and what is allowed in them.

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Migrated question doesn't display a username on the homepage [duplicate]

My site recently had a question migrated over to it. The user doesn't have an account on our site yet. It's showing up on the homepage like this: According to What is migration and how does it work?, ...
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Add a way for moderators to search for users' profiles based on historical display names

Moderators have the ability to search for users by, among other criteria, display name. In my experience, this is a feature that isn't often needed, but when it's needed, it's bordering on ...
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Character Overflow™ on profile page with long usernames

I changed my username recently, to one I've used a long time in the past. Out of curiosity, I decided to look at how it's showing in my profile page, and it seems to be overflowing under the weight ...
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Why are comment response notifications limited to one user name? [duplicate]

There are times where multiple users commented to a question I posted. Most had very useful information or suggestions and I wish to thank them all at once or ask them all the same question that is ...
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Automatically revert an user's name to default when a post of theirs is deleted as spam/abusive

The last activity indicator currently reads something like asked/answered/modified x minutes ago by display_name, and obviously stays that way until a new activity is conducted on the thread. In the ...
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Would it be useful to block certain keywords in usernames?

From time to time there are random angry or confused users posting an offensive post, with a username containing bad words like f***, penis or nigg**. There also occasionally new users submitting ...
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Is a changed nickname reflected in a user’s previous questions in the data dump?

A user is allowed to change his nickname. If a user submits a question “A” using nickname “userA” and then later on changes his nick to “userB” and submits another question “B”, in the data dump will ...
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Users can bypass the 30-day username change limit by constantly changing name within 15 minutes

Note: Not a duplicate of Name Change Limiting can be Broken, as the bug reported there is different; it has to do with account association, while this one is a completely different issue resulting in ...
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Where's my apostrophe?

My username has an apostrophe in it. I'm very proud of my apostrophe. But today it suddenly stopped rendering in chat! My name is showing up everywhere as things like Rand al'Thor or Rand al&...
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How do I see my previous user names?

After changing my user name, how do I see my previous user names? After GDPR, social networks have a data access tool where the user can see the previous user names and even biography texts and ...
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@Replying to non-alphanumeric usernames

The background to my question about comment replies has several parts, but I essentially have a single question. When using StackExchange on my mobile, it does not provide me with autocomplete when I ...
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If a user changed their username before their account is deleted, questions they voted to close show their old username at the time of closure [duplicate]

Imagine a user votes to close a question, and the question gets closed: closed as off-topic by Ivo Robotnik, User2, User3, User4, User5 Then, "Ivo Robotnik" changes their username: closed as ...
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In question lists, don't show “modified by SomeAbusiveName” when a post is deleted as rude or spam

When a post is deleted as rude/abusive or spam, people who can see deleted posts don't see the content directly -- they have to click through a notice to see what lies beyond. If the post is a ...
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Display Username bug [duplicate]

I've a weird bug with my username on stack exchange and overflow. When I post a comment or replay a question my user isn't DataHearth but : a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae There's a screenshot ...
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Why am I anonymized on one Stack Exchange site but not on others?

On the main Stack Exchange sites that I use, I post under my own name. However, on the Academia site, which I post on infrequently, I am assigned just an anonymous user number. This is no big problem ...
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What are the criteria for a tag creator's userid to be shown or not?

Consider these Tag info pages: the Tag info page for the bounty tag. the Tag info page for the markdown tag. For either of these 2 pages, in the right column, it shows the typical Stats for each tag,...
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Merging an account caused my username to change on a site

When my Information Security account was merged to a secondary (IS) account, at least my Super User username was changed to this secondary account's username (username history, "recent names", is ...
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Why aren't questions/answers/comments necessarily anonymous if votes are anonymous?

This is not a duplicate of questions asking about features that would allow users to post anonymously or about whether or not anonymous posting is allowed. I am asking why should the user/reputation ...
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Different interpretation of username with sequence of spaces

I noticed that if the username contains a sequence of spaces then they squashed into a single space. For example this user name displayed as Kto to (single whitespace), but actually his name is Kto ...
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Is there any logical alternative for selecting username? [duplicate]

Some SE Philosophy users are using numbers for their user name. It is difficult to identify them. Now the number has become a 7 digit number [e.g. user1234567]. So, isn't it good if they use some ...
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How do I change my username in the Stack Exchange app? [duplicate]

I have the stack Exchange app on my phone, but I can't seem to find out how to change my username. It's the Stack Exchange Android app version 1.0.95.
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Old display name is still visible in chat transcript

Even though Username changes not propagated to chat on change was fixed, it seems the display name changes are not propagated fully to chat. I changed my display name to "Keelan" a long time ago ...
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Username is partially obscured in the chat message

User name is partially obscured in the chat message. Original screenshot image (100% scale on webpage): Zoomed (with my red line) image to better show the problem: Looks like only Firefox ...
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Why the name Eggs McLaren?

As you might know, this puppet account asked the first non-deleted question on Stack Overflow and is present on other SE sites as well. I'm just curious what does the name mean and why that name was ...
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Troll usurps opponent's user name – What to do? [duplicate]

A well-known crank, let's call him "Wolfgang", uses ten different sock-puppets to dump his pseudo-scientific nonsense into several Stack Exchange sites. Every time another user, let's call him "Uwe", ...
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The screen name change rate limit doesn't exist anymore

According to Jeff, https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/38180/228134 only one display name change is allowed every 30 days there is a 15 minute grace period after each change during which you may ...
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Moderator diamond missing in User Reputation Leagues

While browsing the User Reputation Leagues for Super User, I noticed that DavidPostill's moderator diamond ♦︎ was not being displayed next to his username. Shouldn't the usernames for Stack Exchange ...
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My chat avatar/username got changed to my global SE network profile's instead of my chosen chat's main profile

I just logged in to my usual chat room and for some reason my avatar and username got changed to that of my other accounts. I only have a special avatar and username on one SE site and that is which I ...
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ꕺ (U+A57A Vai Syllable Kpoo) is allowed in character names as the last character

I believe this should be changed so ꕺ can not be the last character of a name at minimum. This could be a bug in my opinion because it provides confusion with diamond mods. Although other symbols are ...
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Why is this non-anonymous username on this non-migrated question greyed out and not a link?

There are several reasons why a username might not be a link. The user may have been deleted, the post may have been migrated, or a few other reasons. None of those seem to apply to this post on ...
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How can one get an inverted username on the Stack Exchange network?

I came across this question on Stack Overflow and saw the poster's name. It's mirrored on both x and y axis. The real name should be Chandan but actually it's this way How is this possible?
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Tab auto-completion of username won't ping in chat if username contains tabs

When there are tabs in a username then when you tab complete the username the tabs are included but to ping the username you must omit the tabs. Note that the reply feature (beginning a message with :...
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Why did I get a different name? [duplicate]

I got some curious here. On Stack Exchange, my preview name is a regular text (Ahmad Azwar Anas). But in another portal, in example, the Ubuntu portal, I got some alphanumeric combination, such as ...
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Consequence for adding ♦ [duplicate]

As many of you know, the ♦ tag is for moderator use only (e.g. Moderator name ♦). However, suppose a user adds this to the end of their name. Is there a set consequence for this? Will they lose their ...
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Add a new Stack Exchange login [duplicate]

I have a login already using Facebook credentials. But I need another login on Stack Exchange itself. It's because I use my friend's Android device to access my account, and it does not let me in ...
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I Didn't Get The User Name I Asked For [duplicate]

When I signed up, I gave my desired screen name in the place where John Doe was used as an example. Instead of that name, I got the wimpy user70330 instead. How can I fix this?
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How to propagate my display name change to the @name comments? [duplicate]

I changed my display name. Now all comments still refer to my old @name. Can this be fixed?
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Why is a moderator on one SE site allowed to change my username across all communities?

Today I got this email from ArtOfCode, a Hardware Recommendations moderator, after he changed my username on HR from "Mͣͭͣ̾ Vͣͥͭ͛ͤͮͥͨͥͧ̾" to "user924": Hello, I'm writing in reference to your ...
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Why are some usernames on comments not a link to user profiles?

Sometimes when reading through user comments on a particular answer, some usernames that appear like user[digit] e.g user12345 are not links. Is this a known behaviour or any other thing I am not ...
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What's the preferred solution to other users writing my username wrong?

This is probably a weird and somewhat silly question, but recently, I've found that a couple of users have made the same typo in my username: Nzali instead of Nzall. If people accidentally make a typo ...
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Why is the contributor's user profile accessible with his/her posts, if it may potentially lead to biased voting?

It's often noticeable in various SE communities, that a post by high rep user attracts more votes & less scrutiny compared to a low rep users. That is nicely discussed in below post: The problem ...
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Converting my user xxxxx account into a normal account

When I joined stack exchange on phone, in a haste, instead of signing up, I directly joined and got a user xxxxx account. Now, I want to login on laptop but can't. How do I convert my userxxxx ...
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Can I create a Stack Exchange Account as My Company Name?

According to terms of service of this site, can I create a account as my company name? For example: assume that I have company / Business / Start-up called "ABCDEF". Can I create a Stack Exchange ...
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How do some users make their usernames show upsidedown and things like that?

It seems that some users have unusual characters or HTML in their usernames or something. But the field in the Profile only accepts a very short entry. How are they doing this?
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Changing username [duplicate]

My username was originally my nickname, which I was called by almost everyone. Events have since happened, however. That name is now an old name that reminds me of a part of my life I would rather ...
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What is the policy on SE name changes and how to change it in a pinch?

I had changed my name to Troll. At the time I did not know of the internet definition of the word troll. After receiving lots of down votes and negativity I was then was told what it meant in a ...
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Show a deleted user's name in plain text instead of the Community user when viewing a review

This is a follow up to How can the Community user review a Low Quality post? When viewing a review where one of the viewers has deleted their account, that user's username should appear in plain text ...
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Is it possible to change my display name on Stack Exchange sites?

Currently it uses my full name and rather it didn't. I login via a Google account if that has any affect.
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I have a (perhaps irrational) fear that brand-new users with auto-generated usernames may not return. Can I encourage them to change their username?

New visitors to Stack Exchange can post questions or answers as a guest. The site asks them to specify their name and their email address. If they're lazy and they leave the "name" field blank, the ...
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Username turned into hash, avatar changing random [duplicate]

I've got an issue with my username, only on the Software Quality Assurance and Testing website. I believe that is the reason my avatar is not working, eighter. On every exchange, my username is randy....