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Users can no longer change their Display Names themselves.

If you would like to change your display name you may request it in this thread but you must do so by stating your current display name and the name you would like to change it to.

This will ensure some transparency for other posters to check this thread. Limit of 1 change per year.

In order for me to act on this sooner I would suggest you @ me in the post so that I am notified. Please use this thread to make the request rather than PM me.

Lifetime subscribers are allowed to manually change their usernames once every 30 days and are not required to post in this thread but are free to do so.

If you would like to be become a lifetime subscriber to Demonland and assist with covering the costs of the website then you can do so here: http://demonland.com/forums/store/category/2-subscriptions/

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Good initiative,. 

But the main issue is posters opening new accounts - it's hard to control that though and I don't think you should bother trying.  The community will call this out when necessary - most long term posters have a distinctive style.

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1 minute ago, Fifty-5 said:

 most long term posters have a distinctive style.

Indeed

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4 minutes ago, Fifty-5 said:

Good initiative,. 

But the main issue is posters opening new accounts - it's hard to control that though and I don't think you should bother trying.  The community will call this out when necessary - most long term posters have a distinctive style.

I am aware of a number of posters doing this and I let them know privately that this is not acceptable particularly when then alt accounts are used to snipe.

This is a separate issue to the Change of Display Name one.

The system defaults to 3 name changes a month which is far too many.

I recently changed it to 1 per year for regular members.

I may revert to this if this experiment is too much of a hassle.

I always thought that everyone could go into anyones profile and see the name changes but apparently this is only for admins and not even mods can see this and the setting is not changeable.

I made this change for that reason.

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18 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I always thought that everyone could go into anyones profile and see the name changes but apparently this is only for admins and not even mods can see this and the setting is not changeable.

I believe we can all see which existing posters have changed their usernames. I just tested it out on a poster by going into their profile and clicking the below symbol which is next to their name. 

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Just now, Ethan Tremblay said:

I believe we can all see which existing posters have changed their usernames. I just tested it out on a poster by going into their profile and clicking the below symbol which is next to their name. 

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Yeah. That's what I get. When I was testing it out with @Grapeviney we couldn't see that on his mobile.

Are you using a PC or mobile to do that?

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2 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Yeah. That's what I get. When I was testing it out with @Grapeviney we couldn't see that on his mobile.

Are you using a PC or mobile to do that?

Mobile - iPhone. Maybe I have special admin powers..

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Just now, Ethan Tremblay said:

Mobile - iPhone. Maybe I have special admin powers..

I have to find where that setting is because Mods definitely do not have that option and should.

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Just now, Demonland said:

I have to find where that setting is because Mods definitely do not have that option and should.

Found it. Mods can now view Display Name history.

Members can also view this by clicking on the rewind clock symbol next to a users name in their profile.

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20 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Found it. Mods can now view Display Name history.

Members can also view this by clicking on the rewind clock symbol next to a users name in their profile.

Wait a minute. I tested that out on your account and what did i find:

OCTOBER 11, 2005

Nasher      Demonland

 

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Enter the dragon did not have the rewind symbol. Is it safe to assume then there has not been a name change and that if there is no rewind symbol there hasn't been a name change?

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Happy to keep display name  

Edited by radar
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30 minutes ago, binman said:

Wait a minute. I tested that out on your account and what did i find:

OCTOBER 11, 2005

Nasher      Demonland

 

I saw that too. I'm assuming it dates back to the creation of the new forum software in 2005 which Nasher set up or I'm really Nasher.

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2 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I saw that too. I'm assuming it dates back to the creation of the new forum software in 2005 which Nasher set up or I'm really Nasher.

have you ever been in the same room together Clark?

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28 minutes ago, binman said:

Enter the dragon did not have the rewind symbol. Is it safe to assume then there has not been a name change and that if there is no rewind symbol there hasn't been a name change?

If there is no rewind symbol that user has not changed names under that account. That does not preclude a user from having a separate account.

I will remind users that it is against forum rules to have multiple accounts. In the past we haven't always policed this rule but if you are using another account to take potshots at others then we will act if found out. Also don't take pot shots at others whether using another account or not.

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Just now, binman said:

have you ever been in the same room together Clark?

We've been on the same podcast but there is no way to prove that the other voice was Nasher or not.

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Let me know if Stuie sneaks back under another name.

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4 hours ago, Demonland said:

Users can no longer change their Display Names themselves.

If you would like to change your display name you may request it in this thread but you must do so by stating your current display name and the name you would like to change it to.

This will ensure some transparency for other posters to check this thread. Limit of 1 change per year.

In order for me to act on this sooner I would suggest you @ me in the post so that I am notified. Please use this thread to make the request rather than PM me.

Lifetime subscribers are allowed to manually change their usernames once every 30 days and are not required to post in this thread but are free to do so.

If you would like to be become a lifetime subscriber to Demonland and assist with covering the costs of the website then you can do so here: http://demonland.com/forums/store/category/2-subscriptions/

I'd also like to recommend that users avoid using avatars that other long time users have as their profile pic. 

Cheers

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5 hours ago, binman said:

Indeed

Yep. 'I want Oscar's children' Binman

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5 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Let me know if Stuie sneaks back under another name.

Sure will Abstemious

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1 hour ago, Superunknown said:

Allow deletion of profiles and auto delete if no activity in x period (with warnings), ie basic gpdr compliance 

Should I merge the profiles of people with multiple accounts?

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With my namesake already departed, I've decided to go early on a new display name based on the impending arrival of KK.

@Demonland could you please update my name from Is Dom Is Good to Collar-Jazz-Knee

Photo to follow....

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17 minutes ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

With my namesake already departed, I've decided to go early on a new display name based on the impending arrival of KK.

@Demonland could you please update my name to Collar-Jazz-Knee

Photo to follow....

Done. 

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