Account editor

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Tue Aug 21 09:13:41 EDT 2007

On 8/21/07, Aidan Steele <aidan at> wrote:
> However, I likewise found the term "alias" confusing at first. However,
> "display name" is probably no better on account of people wondering why they
> should know their buddies' display names to add them. Perhaps "custom[ised]
> alias"?

The problem with all of these is that they don't necessarily imply
that it is a local alias for *you* only; not what is displayed to your
buddies - there has been a fair amount of confusion about this in the
past; that is why we renamed it to "Local Alias" from "Alias".  I
think you'd be hard pressed to come up with something better than
"Local Alias" that conveys this intended meaning - if you do come up
with something, we'd be happy to consider it.


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