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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....
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UUID displayed instead of username [duplicate]

For some reason, all of this has been fixed, somehow. Thank you @null (Science fiction & fantasy mod) for changing it to 'Alex' and letting me change my name on other sites. I've found a bug ...
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What is the shortest but surest way to describe my user account for others to find?

What is the shortest but surest way to describe my Stack Overflow (or other Stack Exchange) account? For example, in conference speaker bio fields I cannot provide a link and do not want to include a ...
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A deleted user without a user id / name [duplicate]

I recently came across this answer and found that the user has been deleted: Generally, the deleted users will be displayed like this: Why does that alone has a different view? A deleted user ...
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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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Name change retroactive in comments, but not in chat [duplicate]

On this question, I exchanged some comments with someone going by the name "user6292850 and continued that discussion in chat. Later, I returned to see that the comments were now attributed to a user ...
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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 far should we go in disallowing 'impersonation' in profiles?

From this discussion (Official position on use of images on avatars), it seems a moderator suspended a user for violation of the ToS regarding 'impersonation'. That user linked to profiles of somebody ...
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Created a new user at Stack Exchange, but did not get the right username

I just created a new user at the Stack Exchange main site and made a screen name I wanted. But I ended up getting the generic name user527663 and I find no way to change that. http://stackexchange.com/...
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What's up with the all the users whose names start with “user”? [duplicate]

Why are there so many user names like user123456? Is that really their name, or just the name that I'm allowed to see? I don't believe that so many people chose such a uniform name because they ...
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How are users with usernames such as userxxxx (x are numbers) created? [duplicate]

Did they chose this username, is this some kind of temporary account or they did not fill the username box?
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How do I query SEDE for user names with ZALGO Unicode abuse?

How do I find user names with several run-on zero-width diacritics in Stack Exchange Data Explorer? Related question about diacritics at DBA SE: How To Strip Hebrew Accent Marks My present work-in-...
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Community Wiki posts don't change usernames if the user does [duplicate]

If a user changes their username, it appears that Community Wiki posts of theirs don't update to display the new username. See it in action: a post by Adam (previously Anna) Lear on Programmers. (It'...
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Can user names have a filter on whacky chars?

Is it too much to ask that "whacky" characters be prevented from being used in user names, so we don't have users like this one whose name renders as L̲̳o̲̳̳n̲̳̳g̲̳̳p̲̳o̲̳̳k̲̳̳e̲̳̳. I'm all for ...
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Can I change my display name programmatically?

I saw this user: dxiv and I thought that their name was their score in Roman Numerals, (or was at some time). Alas, they have way more than 514 points. But I wondered if there is a way to make my ...
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Username alignment issue in the Stack Apps site

There is an alignment issue with the displaying of usernames in the Stack Apps site's apps and scripts tabs. The last characters of the usernames are not being displayed correctly. Screenshot for ...
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Is it possible for a user to determine which moderator changed their display name?

I recently ran across a site meta discussion with someone accusing a specific moderator of improperly changing their display name while they were suspended. They had a screenshot of their recent names,...
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How can I mention this user? [duplicate]

I just stumbled upon this user: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/260841/%e1%94%95%e1%96%ba%e1%98%8e%e1%95%8a His nickname is probably some emoji which my browser is unable to detect. How to ...
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How do I change my username and profile picture? [duplicate]

Can anyone please tell me how to change my name and profile picture on Stack Exchange?
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Username was trimmed after 24 characters without space in all posts but fully visible in Profile Page [duplicate]

I saw one user's name(Sudharsanam Muthukrishnan) is not fully visible as the last two characters ('an') were trimmed in a question and the first 24 characters without space is only visible but when I ...
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Users named “facebook-1234567890”

There are apparently a lot of user accounts being created on Stack Exchange sites who are named facebook- followed by their numeric Facebook user ID. There are over a thousand such users on Stack ...
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Can I change my display name from the mobile site?

I want to change my display name. Is this possible to do that from a mobile device? Do I have restricted settings if I'm using a mobile rather than PC?
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Relax the spam prevention filter to allow blocked characters in @-replies

I understand the change made to filter certain Unicode characters due to a large influx of spam. But, is it possible for the validation to allow exceptions for usernames containing Asian characters ...
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Possible display names in Stack Exchange

I'm member of Stack Overflow. My profile name is Abdulla. A week ago I changed my name to Moderator. But after 2 days it changed back to Abdulla. My questions are: How did my name change? And how ...
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Community Wiki edit history showing outdated username [duplicate]

I have an answer I gave on a question here: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/128221/18916 The referenced username that has the majority of edits references one of my different aliases I had used at ...
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recent display name is blank

Previous recent display names not showing up under Edit Profile. It correctly shows last used date, but the display name is just blank. Seems to affect all sites. https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/...

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