Questions tagged [display-names]

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

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Why are usernames allowed to be composed entirely of non-visible Unicode characters?

This user on Ask Different appears to have no name due to invisible Unicode characters: he's the #2 user on the site: Why is that allowed? I think it is confusing for users, e.g. when they will see ...
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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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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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Allow Chinese names with less than 3 characters on Chinese Stack Exchange

...and possibly elsewhere on the network, but I really think it should at least be allowed on Chinese Language. I and many others are not able to use our names on Chinese Stack Exchange without ...
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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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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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Can’t change username to an all-alphabetic word

TLDR: The alphabetic check is erroneously checking UTF-16 code units not Unicode code points! I attempted to change my username to the Gothic version, and I received the rather rudely rubicund retort ...
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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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Can I use Stack Overflow usernames in an academic paper?

I am writing a paper about Stack Overflow users, and I would like to mention some interesting findings about some users of the SO community. Is it OK to do so? Do I have to ask them personally or ...
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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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On the combined flair, can we determine the image and name from the same account?

It's a bit confusing when the name and picture do not match. Below is a screenshot of my flair today. The gravatar is the auto-gen for my email address, which is used on Stack Overflow, Super User, ...
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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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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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Request moderator support for username change within 30 day limit

I apologize in advance if this is an inappropriate request. However, I would like to know if a moderator is willing to help me with my stackexchange global username change. I already changed it once, ...
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Wrong error message when attempting to use diamond in username

I was testing out this comment (and a few other symbols), and I got the following error message: Display Name can only contain letters, digits, spaces, apostrophes or hyphens and must start with a ...
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Show current user name in the “recent names” section of the profile

It is a minor request. Not many people change their names, so they might not notice this. I probably won't be changing my name either(just once or maybe twice :P ) much. In the screenshot above, the ...
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provide documentation to clarify @user-syntax-denied in comments

I just tried posting a comment with the @user syntax two or three times in the middle of the comment as an illustrative literal string, and I got "denied": a popup box showed up with Only one ...
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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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Some usernames overflow in chat

Screenshot shows everything: That user's name is "undergroundmonorail" and it overflows. I've also noticed this for another user.
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Try changing name switch my profile picture

I cannot change my display name since it hasn't been 30 days but since mine doesn't fit anymore, I tried again to see the days counter. I went on that page : Tried changing the name and my ...
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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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Please update/fix markdown help for comment-replies

Please update/fix the markdown help page for the usage of comment @username This markdown help page is the one linked to when you click on "advanced help" when entering a comment/question/answer. I ...
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Display Question OP username in 10-k tools

I am working on some review tasks right now, checking "not an answer" flags, etc. Sometimes, I notice that the flagged answer seems to be written by the OP themselves. Ideally, I'd want to verify this,...
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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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Changing display name on per-site Meta when display name on main site is changed

I changed my display name on a Stack Exchange site, but my display name on its Meta remains the same. I know it's easy to change the name on Meta, but based on our Stack Exchange experiences with our ...
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How long is the cache refresh time in stackexchange.com?

I just changed my username, because I quit eating Unicorns. However, its been 2 days and in SE.com, it still shows my old username: Also, I noticed that going to my profile page refreshed the cache: ...
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The history of the past user names shows the change caused by a account merge: Is this the desired effect?

I noticed that the history of the past names reports also the name changes caused by merging accounts. I would expect it should show only the name changes done from the user; I imagine the purpose of ...
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Allow us to change our names more often on meta

I know all about why this was implemented, however, 86.63% of the fun in meta was changing our names. Can you let us change them faster? say 1 or 2 weeks instead of monthly?