Profile nickname

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23 Jan, 2018 07:14 PM

How do you change a profile nickname? The edit profile page has no way to do this; is it possible? Thx!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 23 Jan, 2018 07:35 PM

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    Hello, and thanks for asking.

    You are quite right -- there is no self-directed option for users to change their names. It's possible to get administrative help for name changes under a few, very limited, conditions:
    1. The account has not yet been used to write a comment or post;
    2. The user is running for elected office and would like some name recognition associated with the site;
    3. A few other extremely special and rare circumstances, most often concerning identity protection.

    So, I'm sorry, but RBMilten is likely here to stay. That does not mean, however, that you have no other options.

    It is entirely possible at any point for a user in good standing to abandon an account and create a new one. The only requirement is that users choose one or the other; the practice of running multiple accounts is called "sockpuppeting" and is not allowed under site rules.

    You don't have to tell us or anyone else of the change. If that's your preference, start looking for a new username to register, and let the old one go dormant when you sign up with the new one.

    Hope that helps. Please feel free to return with more questions if necessary.

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