Usernames and display names

In Mobius Grid, you have:

  • A username, your unique Mobius Grid account name that you choose when you register your account. Once chosen, you cannot change your username.
  • A display name is shown to others inworld and on your profile. You can change your display name as often as once a week. In addition, you can always reset it to its default, your username.

Your username and your display name are totally separate. If you haven't set a display name, then it defaults to your username.

Logging in with your username

Most Viewers requires a single username. However, some third-party viewers still have fields for a first name and a last name.

Using a Viewer with separate first and last Name login fields

If you are a Mobius Grid Resident with a single-word username:

  1. Enter your username in the First Name field.
  2. Enter resident in the Last Name field.

For example, if your username is jaffa1897, enter:

First name: jaffa1897 Last name: resident

If you are a Mobius Grid Resident with both a first and last name, simply enter your first name and last name in the corresponding fields.

For example, if your Mobius Grid name is Joe Smith, enter: First name: Joe Last name: Smith

Using a Viewer with a single name login field

If you are a Resident with a single-word username, simply enter that username along with your password and log in as usual.

If you are a Resident who has a first and last name, you have two options:

  • Enter your original first and last name (in lowercase, separated by a period) into the field provided OR
  • Enter your original first and last name separated by a single space (case sensitive).

For example, if your MG name is Serra Royale: Username:

serra.royale
OR
serra royale
OR

Serra Royale

Then enter your password into the Password field and log in.

Showing or hiding others' usernames

You can't control the display of your username to other Residents, but you can control whether you see others' usernames and whether you see your own name.

To show or hide usernames inworld, both above other avatars and in chat:

  1. Log into Mobius Grid.
  2. Choose Me > Preferences from the top menu.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Select the Usernames checkbox. If the box is checked, usernames are shown. If the box is not checked, usernames are hidden.
  5. Click OK.

Display names

Your display name is:

  1. A name you choose shown to other avatars in Mobius Grid.
  2. A string of charactersup to 31 characters long that contains at least one alphanumeric character.
  3. Distinct from the username you use to log in.
  4. Not necessarily unique; other avatars may have the same display name as you.

Allowed characters

In addition to letters and numbers, you can use the following characters in your display name:

  • ' (apostrophe)
  • - (hyphen-minus)
  • . (full stop)
  • : (colon)
  • · (middle dot)

Setting or changing your display name

You can change your display name once every seven days, but you can Reset it at any time, which makes it appear as your “Legacy” Mobius Grid first name and last name, or your username.

To set or change your display name:

  1. Log into Mobius Grid.
  2. In the Viewer, click Me > Profile… or profile1.jpg in the toolbar.
  3. Depending on your viewer click your username or a button of a wrench next to it to open the Change Display Name window.
  4. Type the desired display name in the field under New Display Name.
  5. Type the name again to confirm.
  6. Click Save.

Note: Changes to your display name may take up to 24 hours to propagate throughout all of Mobius Grid's systems.

Showing or hiding others' display names

To show or hide display names inworld, both in chat and overall avatars:

  1. Log into Mobius Grid.
  2. Choose Me > Preferences from the top menu.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Select the View Display Names checkbox. If the box is checked, display names are shown. If the box is unchecked, display names are hidden.
  5. Click OK.

Information for content creators and merchants

Both username and display name are visible on objects

Object properties and build tools show both the username and the display name of an object's owner and creator. During Gloebit and other transactions, both your username and display name are visible. Display names on objects change when you change your display name, although it may take up to one day for the change to appear everywhere.

Search covers both usernames and display names

When you search for a Resident, search results contain both display names and usernames so that you can easily determine which John Smith you're really looking for.

If customers know your username, don't set your display name to avoid confusion

To emphasize your username, don't set your display name; this way your display name and username match. As a precaution, you may also advise your customers that they should only pay avatars/objects matching your username.

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