BBC iD: name change to 30 characters or under
When Ian first introduced BBC iD in October Boilerplated had a rant about the length of names being displayed. He (or she?) felt that some users had names which were too long and unwieldy.
Simon Cross who is leading our BBC iD team commented at the time that we were monitoring this and that we might make some adjustments.
So we're decided to limit the name that displays when you leave a comment to thirty characters or under. This morning that change has been implemented.
We have also fixed a few bugs, which means that the name that you now choose to display in BBC iD should display correctly. This may mean that some of you may see a different name to the one you are used to. Remember that the name you choose in BBCiD is how you'll be known across BBC Online. If you are unhappy about the name which is being displayed (for example if you feel it's revealing too much personal information) then go back into your iD settings and change the name to something you are comfortable with.
If you have a name which is that is longer than 30 characters this will be cut short to fit with the 30 character limit. We estimate this will affect a very small proportion of people who use BBC blogs, message boards and communities. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause, but these changes should result in a better and more consistent experience across BBC sites, particularly in terms of look and feel.
Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online