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General Changing name linked to device

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DBEAU, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. DBEAU

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    I was writing some reviews for apps in the market and it showed my first name as being the one who wrote it, obviously. I also noticed that other people had unusual names showing up that were obviously not first names.

    I'm wondering how I would go about changing my display name in the marketplace. I'd prefer to have something like my forum handle show up for my reviews and such.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. Caddyman

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    might be the nickname linked to your google acct? not sure.
     
  3. DBEAU

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    I went into my gmail account and changed my names around and posted another review and nothing changed. It still shows my first name. I wonder where else it could be deriving my name from.
     
  4. Caddyman

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    It could take up to an hour or more for googles dns servers to propagate the change, def not instant.
     
  5. DBEAU

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    Good point. I'll check it later tonight and post the results. Thanks for your help.
     
  6. Solitary

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    id think its gmail. My first name shows up too
     
  7. DBEAU

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    You were right, it goes by the name you have in your gmail account settings.

    for future reference... In your gmail account settings, there is a spot for a nickname(optional). It seems the eris will pull this nickname first for identifying you in certain applications and if the 'nickname' is blank, it will pull your first name.

    Thanks for all your help.
     

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