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Why displayName have changed? Edited

Since few moths ago, I've detected that some characters like [ ] hace been replaced e.g.:

My displayName si configured to be Jack Nolddor [Sweet Bananas] but is displayed here since a while as Jack Nolddor -Sweet Bananas- is this a bug? or is an intended changed? If so why?




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Daniel Eads Atlassian Team Sep 30, 2019

Hey @Jack Nolddor -Sweet Bananas- ,

Per Usernames, privacy, alter egos, and you:

Note: Usernames no longer support (parentheses) or [brackets] and users will be unable to tag you if you try to use them. Use -dashes- or {curly brackets} instead!


That was an accurate response ;)


Hi @Jack Nolddor -Sweet Bananas- ,

This is an intended change. If I remember right, it is because some characters were causing problems when trying to mention them, so they removed them.

Thanks! No idea why but my name now is displayed correctly.

... and displayed incorrectly again... :(

@Jack Nolddor -Sweet Bananas- I recommend using the fancy curly braces. {Sweet Bananas} will work! And it will add that extra level of {sophistication} to your posts. 

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