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Title: Display Names
Description: 01-Oct-2009


Alex - October 1, 2009 04:19 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (www.runescape.com)

Members are now able to change their display name to something different from their username. This display name is the name by which other players will see you in all Jagex games and across all website features – from the hiscores to the forums. Your username will always remain the same, regardless of what you change your display name to, as this is what you use to log into the game and website. (NB: Everyone’s initial display name is the same as their username.)

Changing your display name
The ability to change display names is currently only available to members of either RuneScape or FunOrb. To change your display name, visit the Account Management section of RuneScape or FunOrb and select ‘Change your display name’. You can then change your display name to anything that is not currently in use by or ‘held’ for (see next paragraph) another player. (NB: Once you have changed your display name, you will be unable to do so again for 28 days, even to revert back to your previous display name, so make sure you are happy with your new name before confirming the change.)

After these 28 days, you will have a period of time in which you can revert back to your previous display name, should you wish. You will have at least 7 days after the 28 days to revert to your previous display name, as it will be ‘held’ for you and unavailable to anyone else in this time. Depending on how long that name was in your possession before you changed it, you may have more than 7 days to revert to your reserved name.

When you change your display name, an icon will appear next to it on your friends’ Friends Lists. This will inform your friends that you have just changed your name and, by hovering their mouse cursor over that icon, they will see what your previous display name was. It will take a while (up to 15 minutes) for your display name to be updated across the website, so your previous display name may still show on the hiscores or forums for this short time.

Offensive display names
Display names allow us to remove names we deem offensive. Previously, we were only able to ban accounts with offensive names; now, we will simply remove the offensive name from the account. Should this happen, you will receive a temporary display name in the form of a random string of numbers (such as “[#123456789]”), and you will not be able to log into the game until you choose a new name. Players who repeatedly choose offensive names will lose the privilege of being able to change their display name for one year, and will instead be assigned one by a Jagex moderator.

Finally, please be patient with the system at this time, as it will be under a lot of load by many players trying to access it. If you do not get a response, please try again at a later time.

Mod Duncan
Web Systems Developer

symeh - October 1, 2009 04:39 PM (GMT)
keeping my name :jester:

hehe it's funny people on cc who changed there name and want back :P

Nitro_Mike0 - October 1, 2009 04:47 PM (GMT)
i cant even get mine changed..i get internet explorer cannot display the page
:no:

Magik - October 1, 2009 05:28 PM (GMT)
Same with Firefox. It's probably because 2309495749386543298 people are trying to do the same thing.

Magik

Duplo M - October 1, 2009 06:08 PM (GMT)
That update doesnt matter to me... I'll never change my name! :P

Tom - October 1, 2009 06:31 PM (GMT)
I be High Speed Z nao

King Arthur - October 1, 2009 06:55 PM (GMT)
> YAY! I'm changing mine, in 28+7 days.
> BTW, there's a flaw on that system:

> Let's say I want to change mine to Mike Knight (:wub:), but there's already a Mike Knight on RS. Luckily, he wants to change his to Master Fexi, but there's already a Master Fexi. Luckily, he wants to change his name to Loolapalooza. But there's already a Loolapalooza. Luckily, he wants to change his name to K Arthur90, but there's already a K Arthur90... So no one changes their name. Ever...

Duplo M - October 1, 2009 07:33 PM (GMT)
LOL good observation!

Kerkennah - October 1, 2009 07:56 PM (GMT)
I wanna switch the names between my accounts kerkennah2 and kerkennah lool.

65dragon3 - October 1, 2009 09:32 PM (GMT)
ah yes gonna get confusing now :/

nickedemus16 - October 1, 2009 09:41 PM (GMT)
lol ill nvr change my name ill be nickedemus16 til the day i die!@

Donovan Kays - October 1, 2009 09:51 PM (GMT)
i like pokemon

oh name changing is cool

imp334 - October 1, 2009 09:56 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (King Arthur @ Oct 1 2009, 01:55 PM)
> YAY! I'm changing mine, in 28+7 days.
> BTW, there's a flaw on that system:

> Let's say I want to change mine to Mike Knight (:wub:), but there's already a Mike Knight on RS. Luckily, he wants to change his to Master Fexi, but there's already a Master Fexi. Luckily, he wants to change his name to Loolapalooza. But there's already a Loolapalooza. Luckily, he wants to change his name to K Arthur90, but there's already a K Arthur90... So no one changes their name. Ever...

No...
If you decide to change your name, Jagex keeps your old name on hold for you for the 28+7 days. This means that if you change your name to Mike Knight, and there's already someone named Mike Knight, or there was within the last 35 days, Too bad, you have to find a different name.

I'm kinda dissapointed this is a mems only update :(

Kerkennah - October 1, 2009 10:00 PM (GMT)
so if i update my name, then decide to keep it after a month, someone could get the name i have now, thats dumb

King Arthur - October 1, 2009 10:27 PM (GMT)
> What I meant, Imp, is that one of those people would have to change their DN (Display Name) to something else, before any could change their nicks

Animal - October 1, 2009 11:39 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (King Arthur @ Oct 1 2009, 01:55 PM)
> YAY! I'm changing mine, in 28+7 days.
> BTW, there's a flaw on that system:

> Let's say I want to change mine to Mike Knight (:wub:), but there's already a Mike Knight on RS. Luckily, he wants to change his to Master Fexi, but there's already a Master Fexi. Luckily, he wants to change his name to Loolapalooza. But there's already a Loolapalooza. Luckily, he wants to change his name to K Arthur90, but there's already a K Arthur90... So no one changes their name. Ever...

Nonono please don't, I would be deeply disturbed if your RSN was my real life name.
Stalker.

Dylan - October 2, 2009 02:32 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (imp334 @ Oct 2 2009, 07:56 AM)
I'm kinda dissapointed this is a mems only update :(

same. f2p for 7 years and like all ive got is runecrafting and fog

over 7 years.

Animal - October 2, 2009 02:54 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Dylan @ Oct 1 2009, 09:32 PM)
QUOTE (imp334 @ Oct 2 2009, 07:56 AM)
I'm kinda dissapointed this is a mems only update :(

same. f2p for 7 years and like all ive got is runecrafting and fog

over 7 years.

You just said 6 in CC. :o

Sick - October 2, 2009 06:52 AM (GMT)
this is a fairly rare update.. so if i changed my name... how would all my friends know? would my name change on their friends list?

Tom - October 2, 2009 12:30 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Sick @ Oct 2 2009, 01:52 AM)
this is a fairly rare update.. so if i changed my name... how would all my friends know? would my name change on their friends list?

You can see a thingy if they just changed the name on the fl.

You will need to ask who they were thou.

Dylan - October 2, 2009 12:54 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Animal @ Oct 2 2009, 12:54 PM)
QUOTE (Dylan @ Oct 1 2009, 09:32 PM)
QUOTE (imp334 @ Oct 2 2009, 07:56 AM)
I'm kinda dissapointed this is a mems only update :(

same. f2p for 7 years and like all ive got is runecrafting and fog

over 7 years.

You just said 6 in CC. :o

7 in a month or so.

Old faintman - October 2, 2009 03:42 PM (GMT)
lolz.. they are noobs who wants to change name.
Ill keep mine for ever :P


Fainteh :ninja:

Sick - October 3, 2009 01:34 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Tom @ Oct 2 2009, 07:30 AM)
QUOTE (Sick @ Oct 2 2009, 01:52 AM)
this is a fairly rare update.. so if i changed my name... how would all my friends know? would my name change on their friends list?

You can see a thingy if they just changed the name on the fl.

You will need to ask who they were thou.

yeah tom i found that out with jss. it has something there and if you hover over it, it says something like "previously known as ____"

emad - October 3, 2009 05:11 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Dylan @ Oct 1 2009, 09:32 PM)
QUOTE (imp334 @ Oct 2 2009, 07:56 AM)
I'm kinda dissapointed this is a mems only update :(

same. f2p for 7 years and like all ive got is runecrafting and fog

over 7 years.

Then pay the 6 dollars?

Dylan - October 3, 2009 05:35 AM (GMT)
i r not allowed.

and its about 10 - 15 bucks here, plus ive got better games to spend money on.

Animal - October 3, 2009 05:39 AM (GMT)
$8.20 for me, loyalty discount ftw.

KaylaLauren - October 3, 2009 12:56 PM (GMT)
changed mine to jtKayla but stupid whore th3 sun g0d changed his to KaylaJt and they look too similar lol

Sick - October 3, 2009 02:01 PM (GMT)
wasnt th3 sun g0d here at one stage?

emad - October 3, 2009 09:20 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Dylan @ Oct 3 2009, 12:35 AM)
i r not allowed.

and its about 10 - 15 bucks here, plus ive got better games to spend money on.

then dont complain




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