Can we change this users name? This looks silly

  • The correct way to deal with this is usually to flag one of the user's posts for moderator attention and explain the situation. As it is, I don't think that's particularly offensive.
    – ArtOfCode
    Commented Sep 10, 2016 at 22:17
  • Ah. Thanks. @ArtOfCode
    – user527600
    Commented Sep 10, 2016 at 22:17
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    Why is rabies offensive? I don't see why someone would be offended by that, it is just silly.
    – Mark Kirby
    Commented Sep 10, 2016 at 22:19
  • LOLZ. i'l go edit this post now
    – user527600
    Commented Sep 10, 2016 at 22:19

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If their username contained profanity or explicit content (yes, this has happened before with other users) then indeed it should be flagged. But the name of a viral disease?

Should we ban "flu" then?

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    Sorry :P @nathanosman
    – user527600
    Commented Sep 10, 2016 at 23:45

Even if the name were something silly, like Bob The Builder, we would still have no right as mods to go and change it or even to ask the person to the change it. So long as it is nothing offensive or profane, we really have no reason to bother anyone over a name.

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