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Alignment issue in the individual badge details page

There is an alignment issue in the individual badge details page, when the characters in the user name is around 27 or more, it is not aligned correctly. The position of the "Awarded xxx" and user ...
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Username has Two Display Forms [duplicate]

I believe this is a bug? Question-in-question: Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +2, -5 User-related: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/138112/pekka
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Allow for more delimiters in display names

Currently, we can use a half-width space and a half-width hyphen - in our display name (username) as a delimiter. However, there are more delimiter symbols commonly used in the international ...
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Translating username on language Exchange sites

I would like to translate my (user)name to different alphabets/languages on Stack Exchange sites where that's appropriate, like the Russian Stack Exchange and Russian Stack Overflow. People shouldn'...
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F-words in nicknames. Is it still allowed after 10 years? [duplicate]

If go to https://meta.stackexchange.com/users and find some f-words we can find a lot of users with such words in their nicknames. Is it legally now? If not why they are not renamed (automatically)? ...
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Are excessively long display names for political messaging allowed on SE sites?

I've seen a number of users who have appended "Reinstate Monica" or "Supports Monica" to their display names, resulting in a very long name. Back when I started on Stack Overflow (around 9 years ago, ...
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Change the “community wiki thingy” so that it won't deadname users

I recently realized that, even though I changed my username a while ago (more than six months), some of my old community wiki answers are still displaying the wrong username. This bug has already ...
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How many usernames have been changed to support Monica?

I've noticed a (large) number of users (myself included, as will be apparent) on Stack Overflow have recently amended their usernames to include a "Show of Support" for Monica Cellio. I was wondering ...
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Why was my username changed without notice and can I change it again?

Yesterday, I changed my username and avatar picture to reflect something I find cool and interesting, combat ready rotary-winged aircraft (who didn't love the show Airwolf!). For clarity the ...
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May I put my pronouns in my username?

I want to include my preferred pronouns in my username. Is that allowed? Allowed but discouraged? I just want to make it easier for everyone to know, so there's no faux pas.
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Relax rules around display names to include parentheses

It is occasionally useful for some people to include parenthetical information about themselves in their display name so that other people don't have to know to check that person's profile. ...
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Remove (optionally?) usernames and profile pictures [duplicate]

This is a Questions and Answers site, the actual persons of asking and answering is less important. There is hardly any difference between an answer provided by "user155098" and "chx". The profile ...
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Do I have a right for references to my username to be anonymized if I delete my account?

I'm posting this from an anonymous account for privacy reasons. I understand that, should I remove my account, content remains available. However, there are many references to my username scattered ...
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What are the most common first names of users on Stack Overflow?

I am curious about what the most common first names are on Stack Overflow. I wondered if there was a BigQuery I could write to accomplish answering this question, but it doesn't seem feasible. Does ...
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Setting vanity profile names? [duplicate]

Is there a way, that I am not finding, to have a vanity profile name? On LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc I am KellCOMnet; on stackoverflow I am /users/464228/christopher-kelly. If this is not ...
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Logging in to Data Explorer (SEDE) in another window changes name in the first

When writing a question a few minutes ago, I logged into Data Explorer in a private window. When I logged back into it in a normal window, my username had changed to "Stormblessed31729" due to not ...
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In the case of users with the exact same name, how do comment replies work?

My username isn't too specific (Jasper). Every once in a while, I come across someone else with the same name. And sometimes, we even comment on the same question or answer. Now, I don't mind all ...
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Invalid recent display name

I've recently joined the Game Development community and noticed, that there is one recent display name available in my profile: I never had such a display name on that site. BTW, the number ...
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Disallow user names which result in unclickable links

This is not a duplicate of Why are usernames allowed to be composed entirely of non-visible Unicode characters? as that simply asks why this ability exists. This is a feature request asking for this ...
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Why does Stack Exchange not allow signing in with a username? [duplicate]

When I look at the URL to my profile I see https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/344066/jack-siro. I want to believe that 344066 is my userid or member number and jack-siro is my username all ...
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30 days rate limit on display name changing is not enforced

I noticed a user who was able to change their name after only 19 hours (and 2 minutes), somehow breaking the 30 days rare limit that should be imposed on this: The above proves the name change ...
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Using possessive apostrophes after users' names [duplicate]

What’s a word that means deflect blame? In this post I posted comment in response to another. In the post, I tagged someone's username, but in its possessive form. I put a space in between the ...
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Suspended user can change display name by copying it from another site

I'll start from the bug result: Having the name "Community", with 1 rep, is causing confusion when the user has lots of content and activity on the site, especially for new users. Also, the user ...
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My username changed, but I didn't do it?

My username was previously "NetherGranite", but I came back to the Mathematics Stack Exchange to find that it was replaced with a generic "user____". Trying to change it results in a prompt saying ...
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Why do some people change their usernames when participating in different Stack Exchange sites? [closed]

I just realized that Stack Exchange allows users to have different usernames in different communities. It doesn't appear that it's common for people to change their usernames, but the ones that do, I'...
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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", ...