Ken, I’m pretty sure there are a lot of glitches to iron out. Different people see/get different options. For me there is an edit function on my own posts, I hover the cursor over the upper right corner of my post, on a line to the right of my name/time entry, and the reply arrow appears along with a 3 dot menu icon, the only item brought up by that submenu is the edit function. (For me, among other problems, is I have no notifications icon, and can’t see when I’ve been messaged or have any other notifications.)
Guess Im old school, but going through the trouble to ‘log in/subscribe’ and not being comfortable with the world knowing it is ‘you’ seems a bit rich. I am here because I believe in the message and am anxious to let the world know!
Click on “My Account” in the upper left corner, “Forum Account” on the left (may be near the bottom if on a mobile device), “Edit Profile” next to “View Profile”, and then under “Last Name”, there’s an option that says “Public Change“. Click on Change, and you can restrict who can see your last name – Public, All Members, or Only Me. Then, click “Save Changes”.
(There’s also a nickname choice but that doesn’t seem to be used…)