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How do I change my "name" here?

By TobiF ·
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When I registered here on techrepublic, I entered my name etc. But the system chose to use the first part of my email address as the public "name" in my posts.
During first registration, I did what I often do, I "tag" different sites with different email addresses (that I then forward to my main address). This way I can easily fend off spam, if the user database of any site is used to send out mass mailings.
So, I got the funny name techrepublic@ here...
I have, changed my "user name" to Tobif, I have changed my email address. But it seems I'm still presented in the old style. Will this go away, or does techrepublic use a hidden field for this purpose, which is created together with the account and then stays, eternally?

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Did you

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to How do I change my "name" ...

click 'Update my account' after changing your username? That's about the only thing I can think of, unless there's a glitch in the system that needs reporting.

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Should be...

by cmiller5400 In reply to How do I change my "name" ...

It should be under the "Manage my Account" link at the top of the page. Login, then change the "user name" field.

If that didn't work, add the tag "Feedback" to your discussion or mark it as SPAM so the PTB will see it...

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Inventive! :)

by TobiF In reply to Should be...

I like your inventive way of using a spam flag :)

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Question resolved. Just a noticeable delay...

by TobiF In reply to How do I change my "name" ...

Hello again,
Thanks for your support. As you can see, my username has changed now, while I was away several hours. There is some delay in the system. Maybe even someone manually needs to approve all changed user names...
Best regards,

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