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Author Topic: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?  (Read 850 times)

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Offline amandaTopic starter

No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« on: June 06, 2010, 11:27:21 AM »
Hi, so... like the title says, there isn't a place to edit my display name where it should be under my username. There's only my username and obviously that isn't editable. Help? Please?

Offline Lilias

Re: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 11:30:10 AM »
You cannot change your display name yourself. You can PM an admin to do it for you, but it had better not be on a whim ;)

Offline amandaTopic starter

Re: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 11:32:10 AM »
Ah, thanks. Sorry, must have misread in the Guide.

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 10:18:56 PM »
You used to be able to; I think disabling that feature is a relatively recent change.

Offline Caeli

Re: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 10:27:25 PM »
You used to be able to; I think disabling that feature is a relatively recent change.

It was disabled January of this year.

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Re: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 08:26:58 PM »
Why was it changed?

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Re: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010, 08:30:56 PM »
Why was it changed?

Cause people were changing their names too much and confusing and annoying the rest of us.

Offline Haibane

Re: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010, 08:33:58 PM »
I think it may have been because during the holiday seasons such as mid-winter and halloween and some others a lot of people changed their user names to seasonal ones, or seasonal versions. This was okay when it started because only a few people did but after the trend became more popular there were long chunks of time when many users simply had no idea who people were, avatars being changed too in most cases. It was fun, though unfortunately counter-productive.

I hope I have got this accurate, it's only my guessumption though, so I would like to be corrected if I'm wrong.

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Re: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2010, 08:39:40 PM »
Yeah, I noticed that actually.

Bloody nuisances.

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Re: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2010, 08:43:31 PM »
I think it may have been because during the holiday seasons such as mid-winter and halloween and some others a lot of people changed their user names to seasonal ones, or seasonal versions. This was okay when it started because only a few people did but after the trend became more popular there were long chunks of time when many users simply had no idea who people were, avatars being changed too in most cases. It was fun, though unfortunately counter-productive.

I hope I have got this accurate, it's only my guessumption though, so I would like to be corrected if I'm wrong.

Thats actually right.

Offline Caeli

Re: No place to edit my display name in my account settings?
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2010, 07:52:52 AM »
Some of the conversation and discussion can be found here: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=56945.0

I don't recall if there was another discussion in On Topic made about the issue, but there might well have been.