It seems that I often come across posters on these boards with, say, five or even ten thousand posts but whose name I don’t recognize. I just assume they’ve changed their board name from one that I might have recalled. More generally, I sometimes wonder if poster X might actually be the erstwhile poster Y but who’s opted to change names. Although hardly a major annoyance, I do find this type of thing frustrating, i.e. not being sure if the poster really is so and so.
With the above in mind, and as an aid for those with fallible memories, is it possible to see a listing of all a poster’s board names when you click on their name; perhaps under the “View Public Profile” heading? The advantages of doing so seem self evident to me and I don’t see any liabilities unless someone’s changed their name as part of a “fresh start”. But, I’m sure it would be possible to let people opt out of having all their names, past and present, displayed publicly (as in: ‘check here if you want your previous screen names kept private’).
Is this something that could/should be done?