So where's my screen name?

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Apr 07, 2009

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OK, I went through all the steps before the merger to associate my old screen name with my account. That effort seems to have been for naught. I haven't used my real name on the Adobe forums in years, and I'm not about to start now. I've looked under the "Your Stuff" tab, but there doesn't seem to be any way to edit my screen name. Please advise.

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So where's my screen name?

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OK, I went through all the steps before the merger to associate my old screen name with my account. That effort seems to have been for naught. I haven't used my real name on the Adobe forums in years, and I'm not about to start now. I've looked under the "Your Stuff" tab, but there doesn't seem to be any way to edit my screen name. Please advise.

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Sign out at the very top of the screen. Sign in again at the very top (Your Account).

Now go to edit your profile and you should be able to change your screen name.

Or just 'Your Account' might work.

[Edit] Hmm, I can still edit even though there's a response.

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After some stumbling around, I found a way to get something close to my old name (apparently, it's still "in use" by my old adobeforums.com doppelganger). Go to Your account | Edit your account information | Screen name and enter the name you want to use. If you're trying to get your old identity back, you'll probably get a message that that name is already in use. Keep trying with variations of the desired until it accepts one. Kind of unintuitive, but I guess we'll discover many such unintuitive little tricks as we learn to navigate this new system.

I'd still like to know why I lost my old name despite following all the steps carefully.

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Beat me to it

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Thought you couldn't edit after a response, unless the response was 'threaded' to someone else?

Ah, I see. Brutus replied directly to his own post, not mine.

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Brutus_Maximus wrote:

I'd still like to know why I lost my old name despite following all the steps carefully.

It may be tied to an older email address of yours.

Mine is still tied to an email which I gave up years ago.

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