My DAAO provides a space for members to store and organise their research, find other members, receive notifications and organise their profile.
Member and Moderator names
Use of a real name allows contributions to be more easily traced to an individual. This will enable other researchers to find you, discuss your research and/or invite you to Projects. However, you may prefer not to use your real name in an online environment. You have the option to set how you display your name when you edit your profile.
While it is possible to rename accounts (see ‘Changing your username’ below), a record of the previous name will still exist.
Like other public sites such as Wikipedia, we ask that you do not register a username that includes the name of an identifiable living person unless it is your real name. This includes implying a relationship with another person. If you share a name with a well-known person, you need to make it clear that you are not the well-known person of that name. Such usernames may be blocked by a site administrator as a precaution, until we can verify your identity. Please don’t take offense if we query, we’re trying to prevent somebody from impersonating you!How to manage your name and identity
Mouse over the ‘Participate tab’ on the home page and select the ‘My DAAO’ link. Once in your ‘MyDAAO space, click on ‘edit my profile’ from the navigation box on left of screen. You can now edit your profile.
Name: if you enter a first name and last name, they will be publicly displayed. If you do not enter your first name and last name your ‘userid’ will be your public face.
Important: Give as much detailed information on your research interests as possible, so relevant researchers can find you and, if you are a Moderator, you’ll recieve relevant notifications.