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Mar 23, 2016 at 7:33 PM
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#1
It seems like a bit of a pain to have to message andwhyisthat just to get a name change. An option to name yourself would be quite nice and convenient. Nothing against andwhyisthat, just a suggestion.
 
Mar 23, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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#2
There's a reason why that option isn't available. It's to prevent any potential abuse that could happen, like someone changing their username every day.
 
Mar 23, 2016 at 8:46 PM
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#3
There's a reason why that option isn't available. It's to prevent any potential abuse that could happen, like someone changing their username every day.
There could be a 1 month cool down possibly
but wouldn't it be cool if i could change my name every day to a random meme and people could just refer to me as "the guy who likes memes"?
 
Mar 23, 2016 at 9:13 PM
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#4
won't happen, this got turned on for about 24h by accident once and the abuse took months to repair
 
Mar 23, 2016 at 9:20 PM
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#6
Didn't we have this feature before the forum moved to XenForo last year?
Or did that require admin approval?
 
Mar 23, 2016 at 9:32 PM
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#7
It was the same before the Xenforo transfer, IIRC.
 
Mar 23, 2016 at 11:17 PM
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#8
xenForo works differently because in xF your username and display name are one and the same, whereas in IPB they are separate. This is why many changed names were inadvertently reset after the IPB to xF move.
 
Apr 10, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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#9
Gotcha. Thanks.
 
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