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Subject: Can I change my PBS nickname?
Date Posted: 6/8/2009 7:42 PM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2008
Posts: 91
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When I joined PBS more than a year ago, I stupidly didn't pay attention and entered my real name as my nickname.  I'm not comfortable with that and would like to know if I can change my nickname without losing my place in FIFO?

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 7:45 PM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2006
Posts: 54,837
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You can contact the PBS Team and talk to them.  Let them know why you'd like to change it and what you'd like it changed to.

To reach the Team click on the Help Center in the menu above, then the Contact the PBS Team link on the HC page.  :-)

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 8:01 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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I've seen lots - well a few - people who have had their name changed.  

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 2:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2008
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Thanks for your help, everyone!  I feel so silly for not paying attention to what I was filling in when I joined.  I'm going to blame it on over-eagerness to start trading books! :-)

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 4:51 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2009
Posts: 160
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I will tell you something I dont particulary care for and that is the fact that my given name shows up in the forums rather than just my screen name.  If I wanted my real name to show up Id have used some form of it in my screen name.  =[

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 5:24 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2008
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Michelle, if you go My Account --> Settings --> Privacy Controls, you can choose to hide your real name and show only your screen name.

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 9:33 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2009
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thank you Ashley.  =]

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 1:41 AM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2008
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Jedi, I only just discovered that we can choose which name can be shown on our forum posts, as Ashley's post has shown.  I don't mind that as much as having to give out my real name in order to refer people.  I post regularly on a couple of other forums and don't want my name out there for EVERYONE to see or recognize, you know?  Still, I totally hear what you are saying, and if I can get my nickname changed, I'll only have that visible to other members.