How do I change my Display Name?

  • In-Depth Webstaff
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2756
    #1431095

    Your Display Name (also labeled Full Name) is the name that will appear around the In-Depth Outdoors Community alongside your Forum posts, uploaded images, group discussions, and comments. You can manage what is displayed from your Profile page.

    The name you choose can be any combination of letters and numbers, but DOES NOT need to be you REAL name. Some Pro Staffers and guides use their real names to make them easier to identify on the site, but feel free to use a nickname or your user handle.

    1. On your profile page, navigate to the Profile tab and click the Edit link. The Full Name field is what displays across the IDO Community as your name.

    profile display name update

    Corey Rhymer
    Participant
    Roberts, WI
    Posts: 763
    #1431202

    I’m unable to edit my display name from “corey-rhymer”, to simply “Corey Rhymer”…

    By the way, this new site is insane!

    Randy Wieland
    Participant
    Lebanon. WI
    Posts: 13280
    #1431318

    Same here. When I click edit, it goes to the home page. However, I can change the avatar with no issue

    apuncochar
    Participant
    Minnesota
    Posts: 2
    #1431758

    Hey @corey-rhymer and @rand_wieland

    Are you still having this issue? We tried to debug it in a couple test account and we were able to adjust the field labeled Full Name.

    Just to confirm, you are seeing the View • Edit • Change Avatar links under the profile tab like the above image.

    Thanks for alerting us to this bug!

    apuncochar
    Participant
    Minnesota
    Posts: 2
    #1431847

    This issue should be resolved now. The process is the same as detailed above, just changed some permission settings.

    Let us know if you are having any other issues with this task.

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 59905
    #1590349

    Bump to the top.

    Jerry Hochhausen
    Participant
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts: 275
    #1590361

    This is January 7th 2016 I just tried to change my full name in the profile editing screen and I could type in the new name but it didn’t change what displays on my posts.Is there another bug on the system? Thanks for checking. I’ll watch for your reply.

    Randy Wieland
    Participant
    Lebanon. WI
    Posts: 13280
    #1590363

    Test post – My name didn’t change either – may take a while for the server to burp

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 59905
    #1590393

    Thanks Jerry,

    I’ll have uncle @justdave take a looky see.

    I will normally take a while for it to change…like a day.

    SuperDave1959
    Participant
    Harrisville, UT
    Posts: 2816
    #1590404

    will normally take a while for it to change…like a day.

    Exactly, the database appears to be set up on scheduled update periods. I went through the same anguish when I first signed up. It will eventually change.

    Dave Lozier
    Participant
    Amherst, WI
    Posts: 923
    #1590410

    The cache invalidation of the current software isn’t the best. Your username is updated in the database but cache still showed the old data. I just flushed cache so your changes will show.

    Jerry Hochhausen
    Participant
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts: 275
    #1590648

    Thanks for your efforts guys but I’m trying to change my name that shows with my avatar from Jerry-Ho to Jerry Hochhausen. I went to my profile and selected edit. In the field for your full name I have entered Jerry Hochhausen and clicked save changes. Nothing has changed. Did I do something wrong?

    SuperDave1959
    Participant
    Harrisville, UT
    Posts: 2816
    #1590665

    Thanks for your efforts guys but I’m trying to change my name that shows with my avatar from Jerry-Ho to Jerry Hochhausen. I went to my profile and selected edit. In the field for your full name I have entered Jerry Hochhausen and clicked save changes. Nothing has changed. Did I do something wrong?

    Jerry, I kind of liked, Jerry the fish Ho. LOL!

    Jerry Hochhausen
    Participant
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts: 275
    #1591783

    Thanks for fixing whatever was wrong guys. Oh and SuperDave1959 some of my friends call me “Catfish Jerry”.

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 59905
    #1591943

    Could have been Sturgeon Jerry. ;)

    BigWerm
    Participant
    SW Metro
    Posts: 9603
    #1617200

    Bump, for some of the new members who have a user name in messages, but real name shows up on posts.

    Dave Lozier
    Participant
    Amherst, WI
    Posts: 923
    #1617242

    Another bump – I changed the “Full Name” to “Display Name”. The majority of new users seem to prefer aliases over their real names. Also, I updated the code to clear out the cached profile data when you make a change. Now your changes should show right away to logged in members. For guests pages are cached statically for an hour.

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 59905
    #1617308

    Thanks for making life on Ido easier Dave!

    Jon Jordan
    Keymaster
    St. Paul, Mn
    Posts: 5506
    #1864246

    To the top.

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