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Can't change my nickname back, also being offered other people's names as options

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SarahAndFuck Sat 22-Feb-14 20:28:23

Have briefly changed nicknames to this one of one particular thread to avoid outing my other name.

Now I can't change back to my usual name. It lets me change the name and says it's saved, but it isn't, it stays as this name.

And when I start to type it, it brings up options for other nicknames that aren't mine but which I think I recognise as in use by other people.

SarahAndFuck Sat 22-Feb-14 20:29:39

Actually, now I've posted, my name has changed back.

But until I clicked 'create conversation' it still had the other, 'wrong' name showing.

Anniecarrieson Sun 23-Feb-14 01:15:00

just testing

Anniecarrieson Sun 23-Feb-14 01:15:15

No, my name change isn't working either

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 24-Feb-14 15:01:39

Hi SarahAndFuck and Anniecarrieson,

This is tres weird, sorry this is happening to you. Can you give us a bit more info about your browser etc?

SarahAndFuck Mon 24-Feb-14 18:42:13

Mine is Safari if that helps, I'm using a MacBook Pro.

Stickemupsideways Mon 24-Feb-14 19:00:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HorsePetal Mon 24-Feb-14 19:19:17

I'm having the same problem, using Safari x

threeleftfeet Mon 24-Feb-14 22:51:42

I'm having the same problem. Just tried to namechange back to my usual name but it won't let me. (I took this name on for a specific personal thing) I tried an older name of mine too and it wouldn't go to that.

Same thing happened last week, but I didn't notice till after I posted something (I reported that one at the time)

threeleftfeet Mon 24-Feb-14 22:54:02

Oh, OK, the namechange to the older name has worked. But only when I actually posted. Before then it didn't work.

That's odd!

FWIW, last week, it didn't change after I'd posted, it posted with the wrong name.

threeleftfeet Mon 24-Feb-14 22:54:28

Using Chrome, on a Mac.

YoniMatopoeia Mon 24-Feb-14 22:55:26

Oh - this has given me the prompt to change back to my old name. Will test it now....

YoniMatopoeia Mon 24-Feb-14 22:57:28


AntoinetteCosway Mon 24-Feb-14 22:57:42

I had the same thing yesterday on my iPhone. Took about 6 attempts.

YoniMatopoeia Mon 24-Feb-14 22:57:45

Nope - didn't work

YoniMatopoeia Mon 24-Feb-14 23:00:49

It won't let me do it. I was also updating my surname and postcode, and that does not seem to have saved either

On firefox

MrsSteptoe Tue 25-Feb-14 12:05:07

I'm having the same problem using Chrome. Can't save change of nickname, can't save password change either. Tried logging out and logging back in again, but it still seems to change only when it feels like it.

I daren't post anything now in case my alternative nn comes up - I use my alternative name for threads that deal with more personal issues, so I really don't want it linked to MrsSteptoe.

MrsSteptoe Tue 25-Feb-14 12:06:44

Quick test to see what name comes up

MrsSteptoe Tue 25-Feb-14 12:07:00

Nope, changed it, theoretically saved account chagnes, but still comes up as MrsSteptoe.

SarahAndFuck Tue 25-Feb-14 12:12:27

Did anyone else get offered a name that's never been theirs?

One of the names that came up when I was changing mine was 'SadOldBag' and that's never been one of my names.

Well, not on here anyway, although I suspect I might have been called it behind my back once or twice grin

YuccanLiederHorticulture Tue 25-Feb-14 12:15:58

I had this recently too but got it working on about the 5th attempt.
It would be great if the namechange screen had a drop-down list for you to pick a previously used name from. I always worry about accidentally mistyping and inadvertently creating a new name just one letter different than the old name.

ForgiveMeFather Tue 25-Feb-14 13:18:49

Anyone still having problems?

MrsSteptoe Tue 25-Feb-14 14:23:16

Yes, me... just tried it again and nada

MrsSteptoe Tue 25-Feb-14 14:24:17

Annoying because I want to contribute something to a thread where I really think I have something of value to say, but I do need to nc for it

VelvetDuvet Tue 25-Feb-14 17:25:08

I've name changed today. Initially it didn't change it and showed my original name as i was typing until I pressed 'Post Message' then it changed to the new NN

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