What's a "group nickname" or "short name"? Can it be changed? Javier Vegas March 07, 2016 17:57 Follow Your group's nickname, or short name, is the unique identifier of your group on the BigTent platform. It is a 4 to 12 character (letters and numbers only) abbreviation for your group, which becomes part of your group’s forum email address, Public Page URL, and subgroup short names. NOTE: Changing the group short name will also change forum email addresses, Public Page URL, and subgroup short names. Please consider this before making a change to the short name and communicate changes to your group's members so that they may update their email address books and bookmarks with the new forum email address(es) and Public Page URL.