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  • FAQ

     

    Q. How can I change my display name?

    • First go to your Account Settings, located on your profile's dropdown menu (at the top).
    • Then click Display Name.
    • If the option is available, enter your new display name in the field provided.
    • Finally, click Save Changes to complete the operation.

     

    Q. What's the difference between a username and a display name?

    Previously, display names were slightly different from usernames. But from ST8, it seems the login system has been unified, meaning the changed name is the one you'll need to access your account.

     

    Q. How often can my display name be changed?

    Reports suggest it's currently 1 year after your registration date, and each year thereafter.

     

    Q. Why can't I sign in after changing my display name?

    Your display name change will be the name you need to sign in with. Starting from ST8, your old name will not be used anymore.

     

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    Well during one of the updates a nice Administrator changed my account completely from N_O_Body to A Nonny Moose.  I don't think that counts because my login name changed as well as my screen name.

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    - Mastof --> Forthwall

    - 10000000000000 --> Ace❤

    - swat-medic --> JakeMD

    - Archean --> Follarch

    - k50dude --> k50

    - wcraig --> RepublicMaster

     

    And on the ol'timers pack (these were not made with the current change tool but, as A Nonny Moose explained, using a quite more complicated system that made this situation quite exceptional back on ST 6 and prior incarnations):

    - skigeek --> Meg

    - Cheese89 --> Kevin

     

    I'll edit this post if I come up with a few more.

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    A few more

     

    -I went from haljackey to Haljackey about a year ago. :P

    -The Dirktator was also known as Dirk a couple years back.

    -Correct me if I'm wrong, but Yoshisisland went to The Jazzmaster and now to just Jazz.

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  • Thanks guys, they've been added to the list. :)

     

    It took a bit of experimenting, but to improve the layout, I've re-formatted the data inside a table. Before, I did notice things were a bit jumbled up when viewed in different browsers (such as Chrome).

     

    As for name changes made in earlier versions of the site, to avoid confusion, I thought It'd be better to include these in a separate table. Also, if a user changes their display name more than once (such as Yoshiisland), just hover over the new name to see the list of changes.

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    Nice job on this. I know this has come up for me when downloading. I keep things as backups by the creators' names, and it sometimes makes things "fun" when they change names. One that I can think of off-hand is w_swietwoot - used to be wasoethoudt. If I notice more I'll post.

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    You forgot Leech10 → Lyhoko Leaci

     

    A bunch more pre-7.0 changes that really aren't relevant anymore:

     

    Scrappy_dogz → Scrappy (2003)

    Xsaro → Zza Xsaru (2003)

    bigfatcowjustabigfatuglycow → bigfatcow (2004)

    fosterk12345678910 → fosterk (2005-ish)

    djrules5454_simtropolisedition → djrules5454 (2010?)

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    Craig actually wasn't a pre-ST7 change. I remember him saying that he still logs in under abcvs, so yeah, that was a display name change only.

     

    Anyway good list, helpful. I can think of at least one more person, but I'll leave the hunting to you guys. :P

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  • Ah, sorry Cockatoo, I thought we were missing someone important! ;)

    I've also added Lyhoko Leaci and djrules5454. For the other pre ST 7.0 ones, I've decided to leave them out, as these members are now seemingly inactive.

     

    For some, I've tried to give a reasonable estimate of the change date. But a few of these are still marked as "Unknown". So if anyone has any ideas, I'll add an estimation date or year.

     

    By the way, would it be helpful if this was pinned for reference?

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    Oh, also:

     

    ЮàgÕÑÅÑÌMĖ → DragonAnime

     

    Not particularly active anymore but still sort of around and still noteworthy.

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    Oh, also:

     

    ЮàgÕÑÅÑÌMĖ → DragonAnime

     

    Not particularly active anymore but still sort of around and still noteworthy.

    Yes, but nowadays he has the nick "Chris M", no longer "DragonAnime".

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    Sirron Kcuhc just changed to Â§haÅ--Ñ€ §hÅŽo. That's a fun one to get used to. :P

    Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyy???

     

     

    That's not a problem, just call him Asha :lol:

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    I really only have been Mr Saturn64 for 6 months?  It feels like forever.

     

    I like seeing username change sometimes, it shows that our community has been ever-changing.

     

    And Nonny, I've always loved your username.  It's so clever.  Having "A Nonny Moose sounds like "Anonymous"  :yes:

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    That's the whole point.  Of course it also leads to the Moose Factory.  Moose Factory is actually an Indian reservation across the Moosonee river from the town of Moosonee on James Bay.

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