HRWiki:Changing username

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The user name users choose for themselves is not set in stone. On request, bureaucrats can change user account settings and article histories such that all previous edits of a given user are attributed to the new name using Special:Renameuser. Note: You must make the request from the account you want renamed; anonymous requests (except users whose usernames begin with a lowercase letter and therefore cannot log in) are ignored for security reasons.

Requesting a change

To have your name changed, please make your request on this page. Please follow the procedure carefully or your request will not be fulfilled. With rare exceptions, multiple name-change requests by the same user will not be honored.


  1. Check if the new name you want does not exist (Special:Listusers). Do not create an account under the new name. (If you already created the new account, don't worry. We can do some stuff and fix it, but it's still recommended that you don't.)
  2. Sign in with the account that you want renamed.
    Of course, this is not possible if your account has a lowercase first letter. If you can't log in, then skip this step.
  3. Add your request to the bottom of the section below. Use the following template: {{renameuser|Old username|New username}}
  4. Once your request is dealt with, all edits from your old account will be reattributed to your new account.
  5. Move and redirect your user page and talk page to the new name if it has not already been done.

Current requests

Please use this template for new requests: {{renameuser|Old username|New username}}


I don't really like my username. To many 2's. If you get rid of one it'll bother me less. Thank you.-PeterImage:Petersig.png

On your user page, you state "I also despise my username", which says to me that you would not want to be stuck with Peter22. In order to avoid having to change your name a second time, I'm just going to wait till you come up with something you like as opposed to something that doesn't bother you as much. — It's dot com 03:53, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
The excessive two's are the only reasons I dislike it. If I have one less I'd be fine with it and probably wouldn't change it again. Peter22 would not bother me at all.-PeterImage:Petersig.png
That's not what you said above. Your signature is just "Peter", so how about that? — It's dot com 04:16, 15 June 2008 (UTC)


Make the color of mine red, yellow, blue and purple. User:MICGAGUH

Um, wrong page. Try HRWiki:Signature. That was written when this looked like a simple request for a sig, but I don't know that putting in all the periods really helps anything. --Jay (Talk) 19:21, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, this is for changing the actual username. For what comes up when you type "~~~~", then you can ask anybody, or change it yourself anytime. But only Bureaucrats can change your username. Thy Not Dennis (t/c) 19:32, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Well, Mr. I Can't Get A Good Username Here, instead of adding periods to your name, why don't we come up with a good username for you instead. Having to enter all those periods when you log in or when someone mentions you by name would probably get real old real fast. — It's dot com 19:29, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Okay how about The Username Searcher? User:MICGAGUH
MICGAGUH, you have the opportunity to think for a while about your username, and you should take this opportunity to do that. You don't have to have a username that implies you can't get a good username. Unless that's what you really want, in which case, I can't change it. But say so and a Bureaucrat will. Thy Not Dennis (t/c) 15:16, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
Uh, what's a Bureaucrat? User:MICGAGUH
I'm a bureaucrat, but that's really not important. What is important is that you need to pick an actual name if you expect it to get changed. — It's dot com 17:05, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
I already got user files on Wikipedia and the Super Mario Wiki! I'm not saying who, but I'm not using those names! User:MICGAGUH
Why not? I have a Wikipedia account and my user name there is similar to my user name here (not identical because it's too common and someone else already claimed it, but similar enough.) --Jay (Talk) 18:54, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Also, who cares what your names are there. The only thing that's relevant here is tht you pick an actual name for this wiki. — It's dot com 19:46, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
If you really want me to, change into Freakazoid or fight King Hippo in Punch-Out!! Wii User: MICGAGUH
Pick the one you want. Change the template at the top of this thread. Be aware that I'm not going to change your name more than once, so be sure you like what you go with. — It's dot com 02:40, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

E.L. Cool

No one called me E.L. Cool in a long time. Also, I switched to the shorter form on most other sites. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 21:18, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Done. I don't think I've ever tested changing a sysop's name before. It should be fine, but let me know if anything went awry permissions-wise. — It's dot com 23:22, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! Looks like everything is in place. Even tried to delete a page and it's all cool. My sig is literally on almost every talk page. Should that stay, or can some bot fix it? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 07:40, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
There's no need to fix it en masse, especially since this was less of a name change and more of just a style change. Better and easier to just let the redirect do its thing. — It's dot com 22:35, 2 October 2009 (UTC)


I think it looks better. And that's about it. Homestar-Winner (talk) 04:41, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 15:22, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, DC! But now I'm having trouble logging in on Firefox for some reason: See? When I type in "Homestar-Winner" is loads as "Homestar-winner". Now I'm logged in using Safari. Do you has the solution? Homestar-Winner (talk) 17:03, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Clear your cache? — It's dot com 17:18, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Or your dns cache? (Windows: in CMD, ipconfig /flushdns -- Linux/Ubuntu: Click Here) ColdReactive 17:34, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Hey, DC, no matter what I do, it still keeps logging me in as "Homestar-winner" in Firefox. If it isn't too much trouble, could you maybe change my user name back to "Homestar-winner" so I can start editing in Firefox again? That has been the reason why I haven't made many edits lately... Homestar-Winner (talk) 16:08, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Instead of just treating the symptom, I think we should try to figure out what the problem is instead. Close all Firefox tabs except for a blank one. Go to Tools > Clear Recent History. Choose Everything from the drop-down menu and make sure all the checkboxes are checked. Then press Clear Now. Close Firefox, and for good measure restart your computer. Then try again. — It's dot com 19:58, 26 October 2009 (UTC)


Need it changed due to this "no small letters first" thing.

The user "guybrush20X6" does not exist. — It's dot com 19:58, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Just read that thing about signing in seperatly on the forum and the wiki. Do I just create a wiki acount?
Yep. They're separate databases. — It's dot com 18:58, 28 October 2009 (UTC)


I want this username.

Done. — It's dot com 17:22, 4 December 2009 (UTC)


TheHumstarRonner is too long, and I want spaces.

Done. — It's dot com 17:22, 4 December 2009 (UTC)


I want to have the same name that I do on the forum. It would just be alot more convenient for me. Thanks! — (Talk | contribs) 01:26, 24 December 2009 (UTC) (left unsigned)

If this is really you, please log in to make the request. — Defender1031Talk 01:30, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Jc iindyysgvxc

I want my Youtube username over my Wikipedia username. Jc iindyysgvxc 21:27, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 04:27, 29 December 2009 (UTC)


I created this account when I had some confusion in the Tales of the McArby title, It would be more accurate, which would be a load off my mind, plus my sig would be truthful on my name. -- The McArby!

Done. — It's dot com 03:59, 5 January 2010 (UTC)


About two years ago, I had my name changed so it would reflect my HRFWiki username, however, I had no idea the accounts would be linked after the purge and I'd have no access to my previous one there, and my current one isn't really appropriate for the fanstuff wiki and may cause confusion. So when you get back, could it be possible for you to rename my new cross-account to JCM, so it could be more recognizable to both sides from now on? I promise I won't bother you anymore after this. JCM 23:15, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 22:39, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

proffesor tor coolguy

thanks to the system change I can't log in! please change!

No such user, Stu. There is a "Professor Tor Coolguy" created in 2007, and a "Proffessor tor coolguy" created yesterday, though. --Jay (Talk) 22:24, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Ms. 1-Up Pie

I made my account back when I didn't know 1-Up was a character. A boring one, at that. To avoid confusion as to my character preferences and because Power Pie sounds cooler, I'd like a name change. Ms. 1-Up Pie 17:24, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Done. Forum too? — It's dot com 01:48, 11 February 2010 (UTC)


I think it looks neat, and it will match my sig. --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 03:48, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, no. Usernames are restricted to letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, apostrophes, and periods. — It's dot com 00:47, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
I won't edit until it's changed to Fangoriously5 --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 12:58, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Why do you need to change it?
I'd like to know the answer to that too. What's wrong with your name the way it is? — It's dot com 16:38, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
I like the number 5--FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 22:14, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
You've been using this name for over a year. I see no particular reason to go through the hassle of a name change just to add a numeral that makes your name less readable. — It's dot com 22:25, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Im a bell

I've recently begun to use Bellstrom as my default online pseudonym, and I think it sounds a bit better than Im a bell. Also, I once had a terrible user character on the HRFWiki, and the WUW, but that's not important, by that name, and I'm trying to forget that... Thing. Im a bell 02:04, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 05:19, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Dr. Savage

This is to fit my name on other wedsites, and my X-box live name. Thanks! --_-Dr. S-_ 22:49, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Due to a database issue, I will not be changing any more names until after the next upgrade. It looks like they're close to a release candidate, and then it's usually a month until the stable release. So, it could be a while, sorry. — It's dot com 03:21, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
Done. — It's dot com 16:00, 13 May 2010 (UTC)


Funny story about that name. Some website or other, I just wanted 'timholt.' It was taken. So I went for 'thetimholt.' It was also taken.

The user "atimholt" doesn't exist. The users "timholt" and "thetimholt" don't exist either. StrongAwesome 02:25, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Power Pie

I don't wanna be named after food anymore. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie

Sorry, only one name change per customer. By the way, you never answered my question above about the forum. — It's dot com 01:49, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
Fine, I'll just make my sig say Power P. Yeah, forum too. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie

Jeremy Visser

Making my name consistent with my Wikipedia alter ego. :-) — Jeremy 08:19, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 16:00, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! — Jeremy 02:39, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
But I thought you said above that you weren't going to change anymore usernames until the next MediaWiki upgrade? RickTommy (edits) 04:45, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
I noticed that those users only had edits here at the knowledge base (none at the fanstuff). It's only a problem if the user has activity on both wikis. — It's dot com 18:20, 16 May 2010 (UTC)


When I joined HRWiki, I couldn't really think of a good username, so I just put down Wasd98. I've been regretting it ever since. I really wanted to change my name to something related to H*R, then I saw this page and was like "Hallelujah"! And I love the Biz Cas Fri series so that's why I wanted to do Rondleman. Please change it! It would be awesome! Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 02:08, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 04:14, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Movie Magic Man

My current name stopped applying to me a few years ago, and my name on almost everything else has gone to Cash Money. cash money tc 18:56, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 20:31, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks cash money tc 20:51, 27 December 2010 (UTC)


When I signed up for an account at the Homestar Runner Wiki, my username "Fotoshop" was three years old. Now it is five.

While the phonetic source is obvious, the origin of the name, per se, is not. I formulated the username when I was in the third grade, for a Club Penguin account, as a roundabout means of bragging about my (rudimentary) skills with Photoshop. Of course, nobody who played Club Penguin knew what Photoshop was. As my devotion to Club Penguin declined, I began to use the name "Fotoshop" for other websites. Almost immediately, "Fotoshop" became my main handle. However, as I veered away from Photoshop and toward the open-source GIMP, and began to realize the utter simplicity and uncleverness of the username, "Fotoshop" began to seem less appealing and relevant. I began to despise the name.

I proceeded to experiment with other usernames when I finally settled on "Fuchsiania", the name of one of five hundred achievements in a Flash game of mine. I choose this name because 1) it's a portmanteau (I like those), 2) it's relevant, as I mentioned earlier, 3) it begins with the same letter as "Fotoshop", softening the transition, as I find that many people tend to associate by initials, and 4) it's easier to form a consistent visual identity than Fotoshop.

Now, I ask, can you please change my username on both the wiki and the forum to Fuchsiania, if you may be so kind?

Thank you in advance,
Fotoshop — 04:24, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Done. Just one question: how do you pronounce it? Okay, actually two questions: it's a portmanteau of fuchsia and what? — It's dot com 19:16, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Thank you, thank you! It's pronounced [fjuʃieɪniɐ], essentially the first syllable of "fuchsia" ("fyoosh") concatenated with "i" ("ee"), followed by "ania" ("ania" >_>). It's a portmanteau of Fuchsia and mania. Pardon me if my writing is unclear; I'm still a bit delirious with excitement (OMG, It's dot com wrote to me!). Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you very, very much, fuchsiania!


The numbers there have always bugged me. It felt too much like some online gamer name. I feel this is more simple. Please and thank you! StrongAwesome 01:49, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

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