Early 90's children's book about a girl who travelled back in time has a Community Wiki name which is credited to "Richard". Clicking through reveals Valorum (who, indeed, once used that other name). Why isn't the name updated here?

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    This is an old bug.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Aug 11, 2021 at 20:37
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    Unless I'm mistaken, that's not the correct use of the term deadname, but I can understand how that could happen to somebody who had changed their name for those reasons.
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    Aug 11, 2021 at 20:37
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    Are you happy now?
    – Valorum
    Aug 11, 2021 at 21:09
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    I am satisfied.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Aug 11, 2021 at 21:14
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    @FuzzyBoots - Then go in peace, my son, and spread joy into the world.
    – Valorum
    Aug 11, 2021 at 21:24

1 Answer 1


When a Community Wiki post is created or edited, a copy of the primary author’s username is stored. Therefore, it won’t be changed by that user updating their name (or deleting their account).

Only an edit (even the most trivial) will update the name on these posts.

See also my MSE answer saying the same — but with screenshots!

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    Ooh. With screenshots. How can anyone resist that kind of temptation?
    – Valorum
    Aug 12, 2021 at 20:39

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