Alert for ISCians - Name Change PolicyI am announcing this on behalf of the Webmasters.
The Webmasters have issued a policy on the change of name, this referring to the name which you enter at your profile account and which subsequently appears as your name for all your posts, across all sections.
As per this new policy, a member will be allowed to change his/her name only once in 12 months. When you use the 'Change Name' button and put in a new name, you can correct it right away, but only within 10 minutes. This is to enable you to change it in case there was a spelling error or you changed your mind & wanted to retain the earlier name or put in some other name.
Where is the Change Name feature?Go to: your Dashboard>> Manage Profile>>Edit Profile. Next to the 'Name' box, you will see the 'Change Name' blue button. Click on that and you will be taken to the page where the rules regarding changing your name at ISC is listed.
Read these rules carefully and then only proceed if you wish to change the name.
What if I want to change the name more than once?There may arise a time when you have a genuine reason to change your name more than once. In that case, you can contact the webmasters via the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of the page.
What names are not allowed?An offensive word(s) cannot be used as a name(s). Any name which hurts the sentiments of anyone else will not be allowed. Avoid silly, funny names as well.
What happens if a name is unacceptable?The Webmasters have the discretion and authority to judge & decide the validity of a name. As per their judgement, if the name is not liked, then they will change it to your user ID.
Note that this policy is applicable to every ISCian, including editors. As per the instructions of the Webmasters, preferably you should use your real name. You can add your initials if you so wish or use the expanded full name.
If you have any query related to the new 'Change Name' feature or the policy governing its use, you may post it in this thread. Please do not ask which name will be adjudged as funny, silly, inappropriate, offensive, etc. As is stated in the text of the rules, the Webmasters will decide on a name's validity.