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Why did "Recent Names" disappear from the Profile View? Does this also mean that one can change the user name more often or are the restrictions on that still the same?

BTW: What was "Recent Names" good for?

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    $\begingroup$ Recent Names was good for determining MaX's current alias :) $\endgroup$ – The Chaz 2.0 Apr 23 '12 at 15:21
  • $\begingroup$ Did it? I can however see it! $\endgroup$ – user21436 Apr 23 '12 at 15:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Chaz: he was quite the Proteus, wasn't he? :) $\endgroup$ – J. M. is a poor mathematician Apr 23 '12 at 17:14
  • $\begingroup$ @KannappanSampath It did. At least on my profile. Strange... maybe I'd change my name and see what happens... $\endgroup$ – draks ... Apr 23 '12 at 19:02
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. : he still is... $\endgroup$ – The Chaz 2.0 Apr 23 '12 at 19:14
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Why did "Recent Names" disappear from the Profile View?

It is still there; it only shows for your own account unless you are a moderator, and only shows if there is something to report - i.e. a name change in the last 90 days. Looking in history, it looks like it has always been this way, or at least since the user-profile pages were updated (4 months ago).

Does this also mean that one can change the user name more often or are the restrictions on that still the same?

No; this is exactly the same

BTW: What was "Recent Names" good for?

Making name changes visible, to yourself, and to moderators who may need to understand that you are also "ObnoxiousX", "AwesomeY" and "MediocreZ" (especially if there was a prior.... "discussion" with "ObnoxiousX").

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