Member Rara Avis
I'm afraid you're a day late and dollar short, Parker.
This thread explains the how's and why's of the Name Change Operation you heard about.
Not to despair, however. The software worked without a flaw, and now that's it's been written there's no good reason not to use it. Periodically, that is. To run a sweep of the database, I have to shut down the forums and obviously we don't want to do that very often. I'm figuring about once a month. In the next week or two, I'll try to put together a system to make it work, then I'll post in Announcements again, I hope in time for a March 1 sweep.
Be patient, Parker, and keep your eye on the Announcements forum.