Suddenly my forum posts are showing my userID - 399319 - instead of my handle - APC. If I go into my Profile it still says 399319, but if I actually edit my handle it says the value is APC . It's getting lost somewhere in translation.
This is a known and ongoing issue, see here... Handle and email disappeared
It's been raised loads of times before but never has it been completely fixed <sad smiley, I'd put one in but they've lost the box of emoticons too...>
Dang! I'd noticed the smilies were being absorbed. I know people think they're trivial, but they are a vital means of communication, especially in a multi-lingual environment where people might easily not know when you're joking.
Anyway, my handle is back, for the time being.