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sanjeev c mehra
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Hello Sheriff,

I have got message to update my display name.

I am not able to use my name, sanjeev mehra and gets message that name is already used.

I opted my name as sanjeev student mehra, can you please suggest how can I address the issue.

Thanks,
Sanjeev.
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I tried to PM same message, but getting error message - unable to find your user ID or display name.
 
Stephan van Hulst
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That name has already been taken, and your current display name does not conform to our naming policy. You can pick any name that is not taken and appears real.
 
Tim Cooke
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Perhaps you have a middle name or initial? For example: If I found that "Tim Cooke" was taken, then I might try "Tim R Cooke", or "T Cooke".

As an aside, the PM you received originated from a generic "Staff" account which does not accept incoming messages which is why you had trouble sending it a message.
 
Henry Wong
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I am not sure if this is relevant, but since this topic has been migrated over from a forum with an active book promotion...

http://www.coderanch.com/t/660306/Wiki/Book-Promotions-Rules

Accounts with active name challenges are not eligible for book promotions. Please fix prior to the end of the promotion, or the system will reject any post for consideration.

Henry
 
Campbell Ritchie
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Sorry I am late coming to this thread, but there is a link on the naming policy page which makes suggestions about what to do if your name is already taken. You should also discuss naming problems with a mod, who will be able to help you.

And yes, you still do have to change your displayed name.
 
sanjeev c mehra
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updated my display name ... bit disappointed with such situation and policy which beyond my understanding... thanks everyone for your posts and helpful messages.
 
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