"Your User ID now appears next to your contributions. Edit your User ID"

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Hello,

On my profile page (and any other page for that matter) I get this little yellow banner "telling" me to change my username. To be frank, it's puzzling me a little. What is it exactly? (check in the picture, right on the top)

Thanks


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Vincent Fournols

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Hello EIM,

What happens when you click on "Edit your user ID"? What does it prompt you to do?
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ElMaruecan82
IMDb member since November 2004
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur4234119/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur4234119/reviews - 1,360 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur4234119/ratings -  1,360 titles
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur4234119/lists - 899 lists

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Movies Named After Boats (or Ships)
by ElMaruecan82 | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024344621/

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Hi ElM. I posted an announcement about the update here: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-id-update

I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble updating your name. I'll have customer support contact you so we can figure out what the problem is and how to resolve it.

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Thanks but when I click on your link, I get a red banner telling me that I don't have access to that content.
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Hi ElM. Here is the content from the announcement:

IMDb ID update

We are making an update this week that may impact you.

We are updating all mentions of 'IMDb ID' and 'nickname' on IMDb and changing them to 'User ID' for consistency.

How this change may affect you:
The label associated with your public reviews, lists, and ratings will now be your User ID and it will be consistent with how you are represented on Your Activity page (https://www.imdb.com/profile). If you don't have any public reviews, public lists, or public ratings, then the change won't affect you.

You can update your User ID by visiting the Change your User ID page in the Account Settings section here: https://www.imdb.com/registration/changenick
You can also update the text shown in the description field of Your Activity page (https://www.imdb.com/activity/changedescription). You may decide to do this if you want to share information with others on IMDb, e.g., social media links.

Why are we making this update? So that your User ID -- your publicly displayed name -- is consistent everywhere your account is publicly represented on IMDb. You will still have a private contact name (real name) that will appear (only in your view) in the navigation bar in the upper right of every IMDb page and will be used for helpdesk and emails you receive from IMDb. 


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Hi Karen, Official Rep

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-id-update
Thanks but when I click on your link, I get a red banner telling me that I don't have access to that content.


Karen, Official Rep
We are updating all mentions of 'IMDb ID' and 'nickname' on IMDb and changing them to 'User ID' for consistency.
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/contributor-contact
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/contributor-contact?topic-reply-list[settings][filter_by]=al...
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bob the moo
IMDb member since February 2001
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/reviews - 8,875 Reviews

https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=bob+the+moo - 298 titles
https://www.imdb.com/search/name?bio_author=bob+the+moo - 22 names
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I have asked here and the Old Boards a gazillion times to change links
'plot_author=' to https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/plot
'bio_author=' to https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1002035/bio

and add to
Quick Links
Ratings ....... Lists
Watchlist .... Checkins
Reviews ..... Poll Responses
Plots ............ Bios

Sos WE can get back to the User Profile page and see what else he has done
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You don't need to change your ID. They are just giving you the opportunity.
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Thanks for sharing this :)
Maybe I'm reading too much into it and it's no big deal, but since my username always appeared next to my contributions, I didn't get why they had to inform me about something I already knew.
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And as far as I am concerned, I hardly use the lists!
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The banner was intended as an 'FYI' but given the confusion it has caused we've removed it.

When we updated to 'User ID' we also made the 'byline' that appears by opinion content (e.g., reviews) appear the same as the ID that appears on Your Activity page.

In the past, some IMDb users had one User ID on their Activity page and had chosen to display a different one by their reviews. The intent of the alert box was to make everyone aware that they could manually update (edit) that ID if they wanted to, based on what they would like to have appearing next to opinion content.
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'Confusion' is the right word, i'm glad it wasn't something on the 'problem' side.
Anyway, thanks for all the involvement, yeah my page doesn't "wear the yellow ribbon" anymore :)
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John Ford for ever ;)