Also related UUID displayed instead of username

There's a bug where my name is messed up, that's besides the point. Please change my name to 'Alex' (no quotes) because it looks bad.

I don't want my name to be stuck like this until August 13th.

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    You should stick with it. I think a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae is a very nice name.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 8:45
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    Oddly, your gravatar also appears to be broken.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 8:47
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    What does "a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae" mean?
    – Valorum
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 11:40
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    @Valorum: It is a UUID, a randomly generated identifier. It doesn’t mean anything a priori.
    – chirlu
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:34
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    I'd laught if a moderator rename you " 'Alex' (no quotes) because it looks bad"
    – Fabich
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 14:01
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    I just noticed you'd already posted a question on MSE about this issue. Please include this relevant background information in the future.
    – Null Mod
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 15:17
  • @Null Ok I'll make sure to do that :) Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 17:04

2 Answers 2



Oddly enough, the name field already had 'Alex' in it. I had to change your avatar to the Identicon in order to change your name. You should be able to change your avatar if you want.

Let us know if you have any other problems.

  • Thank you. That name was really annoying Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 16:51

A moderator can change your name under exigent circumstances.

Given that your name seems to have been changed to a random string by accident, you would seem to have good reason to get a reset. A list of moderators for our Stack Exchange can be found here. You have sufficient reputation to contact them in chat, or you can wait for them to respond to this question.

  • You have 25k rep, right? I thought users at 25K had mod tools Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 7:12
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    @a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae - We have significant privileges, but not as many as "diamond moderators." For example, I can cast close and delete votes, and edit posts and tag wikis freely.
    – Adamant
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 7:12
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    @a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae - Well, you may not want to accept this in any case. A moderator will probably post an answer after they have decided what to do about your situation.
    – Adamant
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 7:43

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