For a long time here at BZPower, staff members have been barred from changing their names. This was changed a few years ago so that staff members could change names, but not on their own whims; rather, all changes had to be approved by the administration. Members could change their names every 90 days, Premier members every 45, and OBZPCs every 30.
And for a very long period of time, staff members going into their settings saw a list of options—except for "Display Name." Alas, the price of having even the barest modicum of power to our credit on this slice of the Internet meant that we had to give up the ability to change our names, a power which I made a habit of abusing in earlier years as I went by moniker after moniker, many of which I'd just as soon forget.
All this changed at some point. Now, if I go into my settings, there it sits, as if it had never left:
Two mysteries surround this screenshot. To whit:
- Would it have done anything if I had entered a new display name and my password?
- If it lets me, why is the limit set at 90 days instead of a) the OBZPC 30, or b) a longer length of time, as set by the administration?
SHOULD I TRY IT?
(before anyone says anything, I know this probably belongs in the tracker, but I felt as if it makes for a funny blog post anyway)