I was looking for some answer and comments on a question where I found that there are tags to some users who are not in the comments.

I first thought the users deleted their accounts but I realized that the display names were changed.

How would I know for example when I check the users page (here) that some users change their display names (I just guessed using the reputation and some other info in the user's accounts to know who is)

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    Only moderators can see the full history of a user's display names. Others will have to use memory or context/links to figure it out. – rm -rf May 26 '15 at 3:09
  • @TheToad, thanks. I remember now:) – Algohi May 26 '15 at 3:32
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    Closely related question – m_goldberg May 26 '15 at 4:15
  • @m_goldberg it is not closely related, I can say it is a duplicate. the question answered what I asked about. Thanks – Algohi May 26 '15 at 4:34
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    @TheToad Or just guess – Dr. belisarius May 28 '15 at 0:58
  • There's the WayBack Machine. Searches don't work (it seems), but the "Users" button does. – Michael E2 May 30 '15 at 18:08
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    The chat preserves old user names, but links them to the current account. – Yves Klett Jun 2 '15 at 9:18
  • …that is, if the user in question also participates in the chatroom. – J. M.'s ennui Jun 2 '15 at 15:50

Use this to recover the list of former names for a given user.


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