Changing username

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Changing username
Changing usernames is possible on Miraheze. Users may request they be renamed across all Miraheze wikis.
Request a username change

Changing username (also known as user account renames) is possible on Miraheze and may be requested by any user. Stewards have the ability to rename users if requested. Username changes are effective globally and changing your username changes it across all Miraheze wikis. It is not possible to only request a username change on one wiki only.

Changing username allows you to keep all your edits and settings on one account unlike if you made a new account where old edits wouldn't be attributed to the new account. Stewards hold ultimate discretion over username changes.

Things to keep in mind[edit | edit source]

Before submitting a username change request
  • Username changes should usually be requested no more than once every 24 months.
    • There are some circumstances where a rename can be requested earlier than 24 months, it is not a hard rule.
  • You should pick a username which you won't want to change any time soon.
  • Requested usernames cannot violate the Username Policy (i.e. have offensive words, etc.). If they do, the request will be declined.
After submitting a username change request
  • Requests may take up to a few weeks to receive an answer. Please be patient.
During your rename
  • Depending on a number of factors, it may take from a few minutes up to a few hours to rename your account across all wikis.
  • While your rename is being processed, you will temporarily not be able to log into your account. This will usually not take more than a few minutes.
  • You'll be signed out from all sessions.

Further reading[edit | edit source]