Author Topic: How to change "Display Name" in forum?  (Read 3968 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Yaksaredabomb

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 124
  • Country: us
How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« on: June 04, 2013, 04:48:52 pm »
I'd like to change my "Display Name" so it is different from my username.

I've looked here:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/help/

And followed that to here:
http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Profile

Which says this:
"Name - While their username cannot usually be changed, a member may change their display name at any time. Other members browsing the forum will see display names instead of usernames in most places."

I can't figure out how to actually do this, though.  Thanks for any help!

(I couldn't find a place dedicated to technical issues with the forum itself.  If there's a better place to post this question please let me know and I'll move it.  Thanks again.)
« Last Edit: June 04, 2013, 06:31:00 pm by jneumann »
My display name changed June 6th from "jneumann" to "Yaksaredabomb"
 

Offline Mike Warren

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
  • Country: au
    • Personal Website
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 11:17:54 pm »
My memory could be failing me, but I seem to remember from when I used SMF a few years ago that editable display names was an administrative option, so it's probably disabled on this forum.
 

Offline xrunner

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 4234
  • Country: us
  • hp>Agilent>Keysight>?
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 11:21:10 pm »
My memory could be failing me, but I seem to remember from when I used SMF a few years ago that editable display names was an administrative option, so it's probably disabled on this forum.

Correct.  :)

Just ask the Admin and I'm sure he will do it.
I am a Test Equipment Addict (TEA) - by virtue of this forum signature, I have now faced my addiction
 

Offline Yaksaredabomb

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 124
  • Country: us
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 12:04:12 am »
...editable display names was an administrative option, so it's probably disabled on this forum.
Correct.  :)

Just ask the Admin and I'm sure he will do it.

Ah ha, that could be it.  Thanks both of you.  I suppose to some extent it probably makes sense - it would get confusing if everyone was changing their name all the time - but once per 12 months or something might not hurt.  In my case, I like being transparent and using real names - seems more personal that way - but found virtually no one else does here (except Dave and you, Mike :P ) so it seems wisest to join the crowd and use a different handle.
 
Edit June 6th: My display name has recently changed from "jneumann" to "Yaksaredabomb"
« Last Edit: June 06, 2013, 12:38:17 pm by Yaksaredabomb »
My display name changed June 6th from "jneumann" to "Yaksaredabomb"
 

Online EEVblog

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 29911
  • Country: au
    • EEVblog
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 12:10:59 am »
Ah ha, that could be it.  Thanks both of you.  I suppose to some extent it probably makes sense - it would get confusing if everyone was changing their name all the time - but once per 12 months or something might not hurt.  In my case, I like being transparent and using real names - seems more personal that way - but found virtually no one else does here (except Dave and you, Mike :P) so it seems wisest to join the crowd and use a different handle.

Yes, it is disabled for the reason you mention. It used to be enabled but the majority decided it should be disabled to prevent confusion.
I can change display names on a case by case basis if asked.
 

Offline Mike Warren

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
  • Country: au
    • Personal Website
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 12:14:25 am »
but found virtually no one else does here (except Dave and you, Mike :P)

Except my real name is Slartibartfast. :)
 

Offline xrunner

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 4234
  • Country: us
  • hp>Agilent>Keysight>?
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 12:19:28 am »
In my case, I like being transparent and using real names - seems more personal that way - but found virtually no one else does here (except Dave and you, Mike :P) so it seems wisest to join the crowd and use a different handle.

But who's to say if a person is using a "real name"? How do you know they are?

If I told you my real name was Dan Brown, would you believe me?
I am a Test Equipment Addict (TEA) - by virtue of this forum signature, I have now faced my addiction
 

Offline Mike Warren

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
  • Country: au
    • Personal Website
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2013, 12:28:46 am »
If I told you my real name was Dan Brown, would you believe me?

I thought your name was Kurt Cobain.
 

Offline xrunner

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 4234
  • Country: us
  • hp>Agilent>Keysight>?
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2013, 12:35:23 am »
I thought your name was Kurt Cobain.

Naw, I couldn't fool you with that name, 'cause he's dead.  :)
I am a Test Equipment Addict (TEA) - by virtue of this forum signature, I have now faced my addiction
 

Offline Mike Warren

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
  • Country: au
    • Personal Website
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2013, 12:41:07 am »
I wondered why he'd been quiet in recent years.
 

Offline xrunner

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 4234
  • Country: us
  • hp>Agilent>Keysight>?
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2013, 12:52:29 am »
I wondered why he'd been quiet in recent years.

Oh gosh he's been dead a long time now. Shot himself with a shotgun he did.

Damn good song writer though.  :-//
I am a Test Equipment Addict (TEA) - by virtue of this forum signature, I have now faced my addiction
 

Offline Yaksaredabomb

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 124
  • Country: us
Re: How to change "Display Name" in forum?
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2013, 02:38:06 pm »
Haha, you guys are funny - and have a good point.
 
Dave, would you please change my name to "Yaksaredabomb"?  I'll send you a pm too, but I don't know how many 100's (1000's?) of those you get each day.
 
For whatever it's worth, once the change goes into effect I'll edit my most recent posts to include (formerly "jneumann") at the bottom.  I'll put that on any new posts I make in the next few days, too.  Not trying to "pull a fast one" on anyone, though this would be a good time to do it :P
 
Thanks all,
Jacob
 
(soon to be Yaksaredabomb, formerly "jneumann")
 
Edit/Update: Name's changed!  Thanks Dave!
« Last Edit: June 06, 2013, 12:27:49 pm by Yaksaredabomb »
My display name changed June 6th from "jneumann" to "Yaksaredabomb"
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf