How do I change my screen name - really?

Discussion in ' Site Help' started by paul_d|8, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Hi, I've entered for the first time in a decade, have updated my profile, and in the process typed in a new screen name. Most of my other new details have saved. My new screen name is there on my account info page, properly saved, including after logging out and back in, but the actual name that appears on the screen is the old one.

    I've clicked all the save buttons I can see - is "screen name" the wrong field for the name that shows here?

    The other things that won't save, even on the account page, are my location and where I shoot - far less important, mind.

    Many thanks for any help you can give.

  2. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Sounds like you've done everything properly. Sometimes, changes don't "take" immediately. How much time has passed since you made the changes? Only the member can make changes on their account, Suggest you wait a day or so (if you haven't already done so) and try again. Sorry I can't be more helpful!
  3. I gave up changing my screen name long time ago. On my account it is saved as N.Nielsen but it shows as NHSN - which was chosen by the system sometime during an update, God knows when. I put my first name in my signature but it is annoying never the less as many people don't look there and calls me NHSN.
  4. P.Net is odd in that users have two names, one is for one’s portfolio and the other is for forums- eg Paul_d|8 is Paul’s name for forums but Paul is his portfolio name. Likewise NHSN for forums and Neils Neilson for portfolio. These are called username and screen name respectively and if you want them to be the same you must change them in both places. Username must be unique but I am not sure about screen name.

    To change your username(Paul_d|8, NHSN), click on your username (top right corner) then click on Signature, for example, which will bring on some username details. Scroll down and click on Change Username.

    To change your screen name go to your portfolio, click on your avatar and click on My Account and scroll down to Screen Name.

    As Sandy said, these changes aren’t always updated immediately.

    Hope this helps
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  5. Thank you all, that's very helpful.

    Sandy - I made the changes just a couple of hours ago, so perhaps as you say I may need to wait.

    Ludmilla - I will follow your instructions, (which may or may not be what I did - I'm getting confused ... ) and see if that works by, say, Monday.

    And I thought exposure compensation was complicated!


  6. Paul, what name do you want to change?

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