Changing user names might not be a good idea

We discussed having @bill change to @tozier, but when I try Discourse tells me:

If you change your username, all prior quotes of your posts and @name 
mentions will be broken. Are you absolutely sure you want to? 

It’s not completely clear if they’ll be orphaned or broken-but-reconnected properly. Fearing the former, which also seems likely because the latter would be harder, I said “no.”

Possibly @vgabruzzo will know if I’m wrong about this or if there’s a quick fix.

Nah, that’s OK. I just grew up with half the boys in school named Mike and the other half named Bill, so I figured I’d let other folks have a chance.

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