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Cannot change display name when trying to edit my profile RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm trying to change my display name by editing my profile here, but keep getting an error message saying that the name I have entered is already taken.

    I've gone to the "Browse Forums Users" and tried to search for a user by the display name that I tried to change to. But the search result was empty. So, it doesn't look like that there is any Forum user with that particular name. In that case, why am I getting the error message?

    This is not a huge issue for me and I had noticed this issue for quite a long time. But I'm curious to know where does this profile check whether the selected name is unique or not?

     


    Pman
    http://www.pmansLab.com/
    Saturday, January 8, 2011 4:14 PM

Answers

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  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for your post! The only reason for denial is the display name is taken by other user. However, please provide us the display name you want, so that we can investigate the this issue further.

    Have a great day!


    Shrikant Maske, Tier 2 Application Support, Server and Tools Online Operations Team
    Monday, January 10, 2011 10:32 AM
  • Hi Shrikant,

    Thanks for your reply. I was trying to set my display name to "Pman", but was getting the denial. I guess it's probably taken already, but when I was searching in "Browse Forum Users", I couldn't find anyone with that name. That's what got me curious :)

     


    Pman
    http://www.pmansLab.com/
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 3:00 AM
  • Hi,

    We have verified this issue and user with Pman display name already exists. You can check this with http://social.microsoft.com/profile/Pman/?type=forum link.

    Hope this clears your doubt.


    Shrikant Maske, Tier 2 Application Support, Server and Tools Online Operations Team
    • Proposed as answer by Tagore Bandlamudi Wednesday, January 12, 2011 7:38 PM
    • Marked as answer by Parvez Akkas Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:29 AM
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 6:27 AM
  • Great!!! Thanks Shrikant for looking into this. I wonder why the profile didn't show up when searching from "Browse Forum Users" page. Anyways, thanks for confirming this.

     


    Pman
    http://www.pmansLab.com/
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:29 AM