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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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


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).

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

testing ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone still having problems?

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.

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

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

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

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

Quick test to see what name comes up

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.

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

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

Nope - didn't work

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 22:57:28


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....

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

Using Chrome, on a Mac.

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.

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