A user recently asked me whether he could change his username on our 2 month old site.
He had been lurking for a while and then recently started posting.
When I tried to update it through the admin UI, the big scary warning made me pause:
From looking through the new user list and seeing that many people are accepting the auto-generated name when they first sign up, I’m somewhat anticipating this to become a more frequent occurrence as each user starts to engage more and sees their username in ‘public’ for the first time when they post.
I second the proposal from this long ago topic:
Continuing the discussion from What are the 'consequences' of changing your name?:
But also, how are people dealing with this now?