Arbitrary user names, or Nicknames have appeared in the program since the 3.3 version. The given function can't be substituted in the networks whose users often change one workplace for another because of their work activity. Now, having moved over to another computer, you simply need to replace the current Nickname by your own (remember to remove it from the previous computer beforehand), and your interlocutors can freely continue to communicate with you, maybe not even suspecting that you have changed your workstation.
Besides, Nicknames will help you to express your emotions, your state of mood and even your personality better, if, for example, your workstations don't have a descriptive name.
Some seconds after you have changed your Nickname this information will appear on all the computers in your network on which the Flashdeli is installed. When you activize the Nickname display mode, your interlocutors will see it in the User List at once. They will also be able to send you messages, using the current Nickname as an address.
There is special tab in the options window intended for work with Nicknames. In order to change the current Nickname you can use a special menu Nickname->Set Nickname.
Notice: If in your network Flashdeli analogues or its old versions (3.2 and is lower) are used for communication, note that they will NOT see your Nickname and won't be able to send messages on it. Nevertheless, the communication with the users of these programs is still possible, but the advantages of the Nicknames will not be used.
Attention: Don't use real network object names as Nicknames (computer or workstation names), and the Nicknames which are already in use!