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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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Display Name in Local Language

When I am searching my problem in Stack Overflow I saw display name in Chinese may be Korean I don't know. So I also try to change my display name in Nepali. I give my display name श्री खनाल but ...
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Is there a limit to how often we can change our name? [duplicate]

Is there a limit to how often we can change our names? (i.e In the profile --> recent names) Or there is no limit? Can we choose names as much as we want?
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Username wrapping [duplicate]

Just observed that lengthy usernames are not being gracefully handled in the user id box such as can be observed in this question. And this is not a corner case. It's customary in certain south ...
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OP namebox slightly overlaps text on the above line in comments [duplicate]

Perhaps that's toooooo minor, but being QA I can't leave it unsubmitted: looking for the details of Vox Populi badge, I noticed in comments for that answer (actually, only one at the time of posting ...
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Dealing with “difficult” usernames in targeted comments

Once in a while you wish to address a comment to someone in particular, so you type @ and then you pause ... because the username is l̕aͨŵƦȆ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝ƞCͭ̏ȇ ƇhƐȓ0nè or Ωmega. Short of using copy-paste ...
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Removing the name provided by website [duplicate]

How to get rid of the name or you can just see my name is user2060755. So how to set my original name?
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Consider not include default user##### name in the list of recent names if it was changed quickly

I scanned many threads related to "recent names" list but did not find anything similar. The clue is: consider not to include that default system-given user####### name to the list of recent names at ...
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Misattributed posts and comments [duplicate]

I did not post this question, or the 2nd or 4th comments underneath it either. The user linked to the signature in the question isn't me either. Either you have a system fault or someone has been ...
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Someone got a one-letter username

I recall that SE enforces a three-letter minimum on usernames. But, this doesn't seem to be the case here. There's no Unicode magic going on, his username really is just one character long: Looks ...
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Does changing display name change the trust of the community

I am a new Stack Overflow user with below average reputation score, and a user for just six months. I concentrate on certain tags and I have started to see people who often or always participate in ...
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Comments aren't updated after account removal

I've just noticed, if somebody deletes one of his Stack Exchange accounts, his username is replaced. That's pretty nice, but comments aren't updated and still reveal the original username "@username ...
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Change name on the main Stack Exchange profile

I was able to change my name on all Stack Exchange sites, but not on the main profile at http://stackexchange.com itself. Is there a ways to do the change on http://stackexchange.com as well?
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How can I make smiley faces next to my Display Name?

I see many members that have smiley faces at the end of their display name. How can we make those? Like Pekka
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Are the various sites going to impose that users give at least a nick name? [duplicate]

There seems to be a lot of users with names like user. Why not impose that they at least give a nick name. Makes it easier to respond to an individual and it would be a minimal effort to do this. Why ...
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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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Possible to bypass display name change restrictions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Name Change Limiting can be Broken On Stack Exchange sites, you only allowed to change your display name every 30 days. Attempting to change the display name inside of this ...
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How can I change my username in Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change my name on Stack Overflow? I want to change my username. I logged in using Google and it didn't give me the chance of choosing one nickname. How would I ...
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How was my username changed without any notice or my permission?

My username was changed without any notice or my permission. How did it happen? I do understand that the username "idiotretard" is unorthodox but why has anyone changed it into something even ...
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Further anonymize deleted accounts by changing the username in close/delete notices

When an account is deleted, the username in the user's posts and comments is changed to a generic user<userID>. But the username stays the same on close and delete notifications on posts the ...
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Changing my username on stackexchange.com in the main profile on stackexchange.com

How do I change my username on http://stackexchange.com, as in the main profile, not an individual site profile? Edit: this question was closed as a duplicate, but it isn't really. However, I did ...
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Stack Exchange should use username instead of real name?

There should not be two users who have same name. Stack Exchange should use usernames instead of real names and the usernames should be unique. Everyone should be identified by their username instead ...
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Significance of the users like 'user<random number>' [duplicate]

It's been more than a month since I have started using stackoverflow. It has these users with user names in the format of "user-random number". I have observed them in some of the stack activities, ...
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Inappropriate username and/or gravatars. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flag abusive users I'm not sure if there is a post about this already. I searched my title text and the first two pages returned nothing useful, so here goes: I have just ...
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Help! There are a hundred of me — Puppy Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Discourage people from using non-unique usernames We're all Rebecca Chernoff \o/ The other Loungers decided to have a bit of fun whilst I was afking, and a truckload of ...
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what is recent Name on my stackoverflow profile?

I can see the Recent Name on my profile page which shows 1. I do not understand what this is. Can you guys please let me know what this is?
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Email and Username inconsistencies on StackExchange.com

EDIT: Looks like the miraculous return of this bug, which was apparently fixed over a year ago. (Reported partially before, but mistakenly marked status-bydesign) I recently changed my username to ...
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Careers invite preview still using old username

I used the public link in the Share your Invitations section of http://careers.stackoverflow.com. I pasted the link in a Facebook status message, and the facebook preview displayed the following: The ...
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Automatically trim more than one space between display name words

Current state: Let's say I decide to change my display name this way (notice more spaces between words): Then you'll see me on my user's profile this way (notice the only one space between words): ...
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Display only relevant reputation points

When viewing a question, I was wondering if it would be possible on the nameplates of the members who asked the question and the members who provided answers and comments, that their nameplates only ...
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Would it be better to encourage people to set a user name?

I often see users who appear as user12345 or something similar. I personally dislike this for a few reasons: I'd prefer to know who I'm dealing with I think the quality of questioning is generally ...
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Restore my default username?

My username is refhat and is it possible that I could restore my default username that's when I joined stackoverflow something like user765643
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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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There is any way to create an alias (or easier link) to stackoverflow profile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature request: vanity URLs For example: facebook.com/yourname github.com/yourname twitter.com/yourname etc... However, stackoverflow: stackoverflow.com/...
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Do StackExchange network site allow users to change their display name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should you be allowed to change your handle in SO? I changed my oldname to currentname … now the @me comments point nowhere Do StackExchange network sites allow users ...
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Why is a user allowed to have different names on different sites?

Why is a user allowed to have different names on different sites? It causes confusion and all.
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Facebook authentication deanonimization

The question https://stackoverflow.com/q/11077121/251311 was asked by a new account and what's interesting is that by default SO includes facebook user id in the generated name. Is there some valid ...
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Account association has given me a random username

I had a few problems in associating my account on Fitness & Nutrition, perhaps due to the order in which I did things: Posted a question as an anonymous user. Once it had got a few upvotes and I ...
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I want to remove “recent names” from my profile page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who can see the “past names” field in user profiles? I want to remove recent names from my profile page?
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Why is my name user186934?

I am new to Stack Exchange and I hope you can help with my account registration. I would like to know why I am given random user names like user186934 when I log in with my Google account? Is this ...
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User names incorrectly displayed on CW post if name is changed subsequently [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do old usernames stick to CW posts by design? It was a fairly unique set of circumstances that led me to noticing this, but it would appear that when a CW post displays a user ...
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Would it be OK to switch from the alias I used when I signed up to my actual name? [duplicate]

As the activity piles up over the past 1+ years I'm starting to view it as a potential resume building thing and wishing I had used my real name. Any issues (and is it possible) to switch it?
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Name can't be changed more than once every 30 days bug?

I tried to change my Meta Stack Overflow username today, and it said I have to wait 30 days between changing names: Display name may only be changed once every 30 days; you may change again on Apr ...
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Why isn't every character allowed in a display name?

Why can't we have just any display name? Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: Display Name can only contain letters, digits, spaces, apostrophes or hyphens and must start with a ...
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Teensy bug: @replies do not change on username change [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name? This is extremely trivial, but worth reporting (could be a side-effect of a larger bug) When a user ...
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Propagate display name change to all associated accounts [closed]

If I change my display name on (for example) Stack Overflow, my old display name is still shown on Meta Stack Overflow. Is there a way to propagate the change to all Stack Exchange sites?
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Editing display names and copying profile to all Stack Exchange Network accounts results in no entry for change in name in other sites

As a mod, I can head over to a user's profile page & look up info on their account history - login/logout dates, suspension dates, change in display names and so on. However, if a user changes ...
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Login on BioStar with Stack Exchange 2.0 username and password? [closed]

I often use Stack Overflow, Tex.StackExchange, and most of all BioStar. But on BioStar I cannot login with my Stack Exchange username and password. Why? Could you please change BioStar settings and ...
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Possibly offensive usernames

I flagged this user as having a possibly offensive name (another example): I said "possibly offensive" because it's possible it's a genuine surname I wasn't aware of, but googleing didn't show any ...
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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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