User Names - is it possible to change them?

I was just wondering if it is possible to change our user names?
Or is that a potential future update?
If not that’s ok though. Thanks!

I really wonder that. I don’t like mine but don’t want to create a new account.


It’s not possible, I’m afraid. A new user can change it for the first day or so, but after that it’s locked.

There are several reasons for it. One is to prevent @mentions and links breaking, another is to keep the continuity of recognisable names and faces, and another is to prevent people from changing names and pretending to be someone else.

I hope that makes sense. I know it’s frustrating, but if you really want to change your username you’ll need to reregister with a different email address.


What about second day? [name_f]My[/name_f] brother (@al_lynnie) sent you an email about this, he wants to change it. He created his account 21 hours ago.

We tried. It doesn’t change :slightly_frowning_face:

@penelope_lynson I may be able to change it, what would you like it to be?

It changed! Thanks @katinka!