We’d prefer everyone to have their own unique display name in the Café Writer Community Forums.
This is the name that appears immediately below your head shot in forum messages that you post, and in listings of message threads in which you participate.
What the website is now doing at signup is creating display names that are just people’s first names. So, we’re seeing Mike and Jeff and John, not full names (first+last). These truncated names will become very confusing as the community grows, especially if two or more members share the same first name.
Please edit your “Display Name” so that it reflects your whole name. (Feel free to embellish your display name with extra words or graphic characters if you like.)
To change your display name:
- Click the “Profile” button near the top of any of the forum pages.
- Click the “Edit Profile” tab to the left of your Overview Information.
- You’ll see a space labeled Display Name. Please set to your preferred full name you’d like to use in the forum.
- Click the button “Update Profile” at the bottom of the form.
This is not exactly a request. If we see first names only on forum posts, we’ll eventually edit the user’s profile to reflect their full name. But we hate having to do that to people’s profiles.