How do i change my displayed name on the Forum?

Basically, the Forum extracts the original username you provided when initially registering, and sets it as your username on the forum. This, in effect, becomes your default username and one that is assigned to you permanently, and cannot be changed. Unless we ask the web developers to change your username in the main database, there is nothing we can do at Admin level from our end..

However, if you wish to change your displayed name on the forum - there is a way to do this. It's a little bit of a cheat, but it works!

Firstly, make sure you are signed in and on the forum, then click on your name next to the "Signed in As" section on the top right hand side of the page.

This will bring you to your personal options panel.

Then, click on the "About" tab. This will take you to your personal details that have been brought over from the main database to the forum. The next step is to change your "Name" at the top to your new chosen username. Once you have done this, click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page.

This should update immediately, but in certain circumstances it can take up to 10 minutes. If so, please be patient.

The next option is to select "DisplayName", and for this you need to click on the "Site Options" tab. Once you have done this, you will be presented with four 'drop-down' menu options, then 9 'yes/no' options for various settings.

The second 'yes/no' option will be "Enable DisplayName" - click to change this to "Yes"

Then, once again, click on the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the screen, and this will instruct the Forum Software to display your Name as you have just entered it. It will override the main database setting, although your original name provided when joining BeoWorld initially will always stay the same.

Hope this helps!

Reference: 84
Created: 8th May 2007
Modified: 9th May 2007

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