Questions tagged [display-names]

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Issues happen when users change their username on the site

Sometimes I change my username on the MSE site. and it cause a problem. for example for my older comments on posts when I discuss with other users in comment section we normally tag usernames in the ...
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How to delete your old username from the comment's section, after changing your username?

I had been using math.stackexchange with my real name. As I begun noticing that stackexchange community is SEO friendly, I decided for privacy reasons, to change my username to just my first name. But ...
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To whom am I replying?

Here's another potentially dumb question. As I go through old comments, I find myself to have replied to @users who seem to have changed their name. Anyway, while I can guess to whom I was speaking, ...
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My username is forced to change because it is close to that of a well-known user

I received suddenly an email from the Moderation Team: Hello, We're writing in reference to your Mathematics Stack Exchange account: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/798202/user798202 We reset ...
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Was my username vulgar?

My username has been changed to default without any notice. The original username was "AshWhole" Yes, it is similar to an inappropriate word, but does not the exact spelling, nor the ...
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Is there a way to flag profiles? [duplicate]

This username is clearly inappropriate for this site (or really any other, frankly). Normally I would flag one of the user's posts, but they don't have any; is there a way to flag a user profile ...
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Is it possible to know the name of a user with account deleted?

As you know, when an account is deleted, the name of the user is set to their id, say user123. Can we know the name(s) of this user when was an active account? I did check data.SE but found nothing ...
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Strange new users with Chinese/Korean usernames

From here, we can see many 1-rep users with Chinese or Korean usernames. Their profile photos are their usernames themselves. I am a Chinese native speaker, I can see their usernames do not seem to be ...
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Policy on using real names?

MathOverflow encourages users to use their real names as their usernames. This is partly to encourage civility and I imagine there are a few other reasons behind this policy; in any case, I always ...
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How to change user name? [duplicate]

Is there anyone who can help me on how to change my user name? Was looking for it already but couldn't find it. Cheers!
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38 pages of daniels

We have just closed a question by a user named Daniel (no surname) on MO (as "not appearing to be research level") and I decided to check whether he reposted it on MSE to continue the discussion there....
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Users with the same name. Is this possible?

Is it possible to exist many users with the same name? (In a particular case, one registered 1 year ago, and other recently.)
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Changing my user-name

I would like to request a change to my user-name. I would prefer to have something more colorful than my user number How do I submit such a request"?
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Who should be pinged by the “@<user>” feature if there is more than one match

Recently in the main site, I visited the users tab, and there I searched for "Subhadeep Dey", and it showed two results, this one and my own profile, and in both the cases, the username is totally ...
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Can one use a recently dead person's name as a user name?

I mean a famous person who died only a few years ago. (And the account had the deceased person's picture as an avatar.) There was days-old activity and, at first, I thought he was the real deal. But ...
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Username “Jihad”

I just realized that for about two months we have a member calling himself "Jihad". In his profile he defines himself as a "Russian muslim", [deleted a part]. I feel insulted and threatened [deleted a ...
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Username restrictions

Can one have any (nonduplicate) username? What if one chooses username "jewhunter"? There may be other names which are rather political or opinion, who decides on this?
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Usernames that say more.

Can't we require users to fill in a nicer username than user$xxxx$ when registering? It is (at least for me, but I can imagine it is also the case for others) to keep track who they are (as in, what ...
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Edited names not updating [duplicate]

I have noticed a few times that edited names are not being updated. For example: main: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/2658/10513 meta: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/a/15013/10513 Neither of ...
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How to flag names?

I remember discussions, but a quick google didn't give me an answer to how to flag names that should be changed. In any case, a mod probably wants to have a look at this one.
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How permissive should we be with user names?

The internet, and in particular this site, thrives on anonymity. While many of the users here feel confident enough in the community to use their real name (and it does have real world implications, ...
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Nonunique usernames?

I just took a look at the users-page. I am surprised that we can have a couple of users with the same username. Is that by design/wanted or a bug? Or something else? See userpage for "math" Note: I ...
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Non Standard Characters in User Names

While browsing M.SE, I came along this comment. Out of curiosity I tried to put a comment-reply. Copy-paste is working (this time), but can't we have an autocompletion right after the @? BTW: Which ...
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User with homophobic name

I am posting to formally register my disapproval of this user's name. I believe it constitutes hate speech. If you look at the comments on this user's answers, you will see that many others do too. ...
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Can the same person have multiple accounts?

I have noticed two users namely Justim Bieber and Justen Bieber who I suspect are the same person. Is this allowed and encouraged especially when one is commenting on the others posts.
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Why can't we use $MathJax$ in username?

Why can't we use $MathJax$ or other characters in username? I'd recommend this on SE network.