Display name vs. User name?

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Tomcolumbus's picture
Display name vs. User name?

When I went to register on AR, it wanted both a display name and a user name.

I don't understand the difference.

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Nyarlathotep's picture
The user name is the name

The user name is the name that needs to be used to send a private message, and to my knowledge can not be changed. The display name is the name that is put on your posts, and can be changed.

However, if you change your display name to something other than your user name, it can make it difficult for people to send you a private message.

Hadmin's picture
The private message issue

The private message issue should be fixed now.

CyberLN's picture


Tomcolumbus's picture

I misunderstood.
I thought that they needed to be different, so my user name is tomcolumbus.

ednatalio's picture
The username cannot be

The username cannot be changed.

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