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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 02:19 PM

From now until 3/20/2021, you have the option to change your DU username [View all]

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Hi everyone,

At the end of George W. Bush's presidency back in 2009, we introduced a name change amnesty so that DUers who had selected Bush-themed usernames could get rid of them. Now that Donald Trump is out of the picture, we're offering the opportunity again.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • This is completely optional. If you don't want to change your username, you don't have to.

  • You don't have to have a Trump-themed username to participate. Anyone who wishes to change their username may do so.

  • The process is permanent. If you opt to change your username, there are no do-overs. You will be stuck with the new username until we offer another name change amnesty, which could be years in the future. So choose wisely -- and check your spelling.

  • The change will not affect your previous posts. Your username will ONLY change on posts you make going forward. It will not change on posts you have made in the past.

  • You will be given a temporary signature line. For 30 days after you change your username, a signature line will appear at the bottom of all of your posts which reads, "This is the DU member formerly known as [username]." If you are already using a signature line, it will not be affected. The temporary signature line will appear below it.

  • The name change will be noted on your profile. For 30 days after you change your username, your profile will contain a notification which reads, "This is the DU member formerly known as [username]."

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR USERNAME
  • Click the "My Profile" link at the top right of any page to go to your Profile page.

  • At the top of your Profile page, you will see a yellow box which says. "From February 20, 2021 to March 20, 2021, we are offering all DU members the option to change their username. If you are interested in changing your username, please click here."

  • Clicking the link will take you to a page where you can enter your new username. You will get an opportunity to confirm your decision before the process is complete.

Thanks for reading!

-- EarlG and Elad

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