I have seen that changing our display name is very easy.
I just wanted to ask, how will it look like, and whether this change comes with any unexpected side-effects.
Does it update the displayed name on previous posts, or just on posts published thereafter?
Furthermore, does it impact
- the reputation?
- the ability to edit previous posts?
- the "share link" to previous posts?
- what happens to a "share link" after I edit a previous answer, while already having an updated display name?
I expect that these things should not bring any surprise based on software glitches, considering who the people are behind the StackExchange network.
What I am thinking about is maybe something intentionally implemented, some limitation necessitated by a policy, by an intent to maintain credibility, or a spam countermeasure, that I, as a novice user would not have thought about.
So, is there anything that I should be prepared for, after I have changed my displayed name?