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https://askubuntu.com/users/593258/rabies

Can we change this users name? This looks silly

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  • 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
    Sep 10 '16 at 22:17
  • Ah. Thanks. @ArtOfCode
    – user527600
    Sep 10 '16 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
    Sep 10 '16 at 22:19
  • LOLZ. i'l go edit this post now
    – user527600
    Sep 10 '16 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
    Sep 10 '16 at 23:45
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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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