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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.

Anothernamevariant Tue 25-Feb-14 19:03:01

I'm struggling with name changes today too - nearly outed myself!

AuntJobiska Tue 25-Feb-14 19:39:13

testing ...

AuntJobiska Tue 25-Feb-14 19:40:06

Be warned, VelvetDuvet: it doesn't always change to the new name that you've set. More often, it just sticks to the name that it seems to be stuck on (IYSWIM).

Ambrosius Tue 25-Feb-14 19:45:41


Northernlurker Tue 25-Feb-14 22:09:56

I've had this too. It did let me namechange but it looked like it hadn't and it was only after opening and closing the window a couple of times and posting that the changed name seemed to 'stick'. V weird. That's using IE by the way.

MrsSteptoe Tue 25-Feb-14 22:21:40

The pattern isn't consistent. Sometimes it looks like you haven't namechanged but you have; sometimes it looks like your namechange has failed, and it has failed, tested by completing a post that sticks to the first name. I agree that closing the window a couple of times sometimes fixes it.

HeatherMoor Wed 26-Feb-14 21:50:22

I'm having this problem on ipad/safari desktop site

KateSisTestingNCMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Feb-14 11:54:12

So my test has just worked, but that obviously doesn't help you guys for whom it doesn't work!

We'll ask tech to take a look, but they have got two other fairly large things (technical term that) on the go, so it may be a wee while before they get to look at it.

If you get yourself in a NC pickle in the mean time, do let us know and we can try and help you out.

Anniecarrieson Thu 27-Feb-14 16:03:38

Safari on macbook pro, too.
Change name, go to post - see old name.
Repeat about 10 times then voila, new name appears in message box.

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