After editing a golf code style answer I decided to change my display name to make a stupid joke by taking a name (and an avatar) close to a famous golf pro player. So far so good, but when I decided to get back my usual name few hours later there was a red message :

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So my question is :

  • Is it possible to put a red warning before to accept a name change telling something like : "Display name may only be changed once every 30 days. Are you sure that this is what you want ? Check the spelling before to press ok."?
  • Is it possible to allow the changes in the first 24h, for example, in a way to be able to correct some misspelling?

N.B. The positive side of the story is that I won't participate in TeX.SX in the next 30 days. And I needed a cure ...

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    maybe better suited for meta.stackexchange.com as it is not specific to tex.se? – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz May 24 '18 at 19:32
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    (I hope the sun glasses are drawn with Tikz :) – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz May 24 '18 at 19:33
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    That's why one should only use one's true name. ;-) I think @samcarter and CarLaTeX will agree on that ;-) – user121799 May 25 '18 at 4:08
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    @marmot ... until you find out that car mats are made in latex... – CarLaTeX May 25 '18 at 4:40
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this question should be moved to meta.stackexchange.com, because it is not specific to TeX.SE, as samcarter said. – CarLaTeX May 25 '18 at 4:42
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    @Tikzer Maybe if you ask the moderators they can change it at once (However I like Tikzer Woods :):):)). – CarLaTeX May 25 '18 at 4:45
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    For French people MajesTikZ may also be an option ;-) – user121799 May 25 '18 at 5:49
  • @marmot Why is this off-topic exactly? It seems very on-topic to me and to highlight something of a problem: people shouldn't be stuck with a typo for 30 days! – cfr May 27 '18 at 21:41
  • @CarLaTeX Why is this off-topic? – cfr May 27 '18 at 21:41
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    I don't know what this is intended to prevent, but 24 hours might be too long. However, surely 5 minutes or so would be very reasonable and certainly a warning should be given before the first change, in case somebody is changing to something specific to some special occasion or something without realising they'll be stuck as 'TurkeyTriumph!' until February .... – cfr May 27 '18 at 21:43
  • @cfr Please read my previous comment, and samcarter's one. – CarLaTeX May 28 '18 at 4:41
  • @CarLaTeX I already read them. Re. samcarter's comment. I don't think that makes it off-topic. We have other topics which are by no means specific to TeX SE and not everyone is going to feel comfortable posting on meta meta. Re. your comment: that doesn't make it off-topic. The fact that moderators can do X does not make a feature request to enable users to do X invalid. You might think the request is a bad idea, but that doesn't make it off-topic. It seems to me a rather good idea: it's surely ridiculous for mods to have to correct silly typos. If you oppose the request, say so or downvote. – cfr May 28 '18 at 20:24
  • @cfr For my previous comment I intended my second one. – CarLaTeX May 28 '18 at 20:29
  • @CarLaTeX But people haven't voted to move it anywhere. People have voted to close it. And anyway, this is completely inconsistent with out treatment of other topics on TeX's meta. – cfr May 28 '18 at 20:35
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    I'm voting to close this question as it is a duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/q/45200/237989 – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Jun 14 '18 at 16:49

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