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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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Instructions

  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.

[edit] Current requests

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

[edit] Peter222

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)

[edit] MICGAGUH

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 (Gobble) 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 (Gobble) 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)

[edit] 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)

[edit] Homestar-winner

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)

[edit] guybrush20X6

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)

[edit] RocketMasterZ

I want this username.

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

[edit] TheHumstarRonner

TheHumstarRonner is too long, and I want spaces.

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

[edit] Weegee156

I want to have the same name that I do on the forum. It would just be alot more convenient for me. Thanks! — 97.127.49.58 (Talk | contribs) 01:26, 24 December 2009 (UTC) (left unsigned)

If this is really you, please log in to make the request. — DeFender1031*Talk 01:30, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit] 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)

[edit] McArbys

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)

[edit] HRjcm

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)

[edit] 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 (Gobble) 22:24, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

[edit] 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)

[edit] Fangoriously

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)

[edit] 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)

[edit] 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)

[edit] atimholt

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)

[edit] 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

[edit] 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)

[edit] Wasd98

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)

[edit] 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)

[edit] Fotoshop

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!

[edit] StrongAwesome74

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)

Done. — It's dot com 02:01, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

[edit] dj teh wiki

Just so i can sign in.

The user "dj teh wiki" does not exist. — It's dot com 12:54, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Nosyandsmall

I need a new username --Nosyandsmall 17:07, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Okay. But you need a name that's a name, not a sentence (yes, I realize the irony here). Also, it's too close to being the exact name of a main character, which we don't allow. How about Marzi? — It's dot com 02:53, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Sorry. But I will choose what I want. Okay? thank you :)--Nosyandsmall 12:21, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Then choose something else that you want, something that's an actual name. I'm not going to change your name to "I am Marzipan", or any sentence with "Marzipan" in it. — It's dot com 13:42, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
I don't care if it's not actual D: --Nosyandsmall 18:39, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
I don't think we're communicating here. I'm telling you I'm not going to change your name to any sentence with "Marzipan" in it. I'm suggesting "Marzi" as a compromise. It's a short, fun name that isn't the exact name of a main character, and it's very close to the one you were wanting. You don't have to accept my suggestion, but if you don't, then you need to give me another alternative. — It's dot com 20:17, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
How about Bubs Fan --Nosyandsmall 15:12, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
That's too close to the user Bubsfan, which is already registered. (I'd be willing to give you "Marzi" even though it's already registered because the account has no contributions.) Normally I think usernames with "fan" in the name are kind of meh, but "Marzifan" is kind of funny, being a play on words and all. How about that? If that's no good, then do you have a username you use elsewhere on the Internet you could use here? Or maybe a nickname someone gave you? — It's dot com 20:43, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
PERFECT!!!!! <3 --Nosyandsmall 09:33, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Done. — It's dot com 12:44, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Theycallmefree

Simplicity. I pretty much go by this everywhere now. free 00:19, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 21:54, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

[edit] A Stange Armless Chick

My old name just sounds dumb to me now, and people in real life who actually lost their arms might get offended.

Okay, I waited for like a month and my name still isn't PinkiePieFan! What did I do wrong?
Whoops. When I read this request, I got to thinking about all the people who would be offended (probably nobody) and then was distracted researching what this Pinkie Pie is that you're such a fan of, and then, well, I kind of forgot. Sorry. Done. — It's dot com 20:21, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Fangoriously (different)

I thought it sounded cool. If you say I can't have two forum accounts, I forgot about the first one when I made the second one. --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 11:00, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

I missed this before. Since you have continued to edit under the old name for a few years now, I'm just going to disregard this change request unless you renew it. — It's dot com 21:50, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Gfdgsgxgzgdrc

I hate my username. It's too long. I want to change it. Seriously386? Cool name. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc? Don't like it. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:01, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

How about "Garbles"? — It's dot com 01:06, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
Sorry. -- Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:10, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
For what? I'm not very inclined to change your name to "Seriously386" because it's very similar to other usernames. (If you tried to create a new account with that name, the system wouldn't let you.) So I'm making a suggestion for something that is unique and pronounceable, with the benefit that it references your current name so it's easy to keep track of the change. — It's dot com 01:25, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
How 'bout "Jorb386"? -- Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 02:43, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
Nah. How about "Garbles"? That's how I already pronounce "Gfdgsgxgzgdrc". — It's dot com 02:56, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
I don't really like that name. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 02:58, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
Then let's stay with the one you have. You've become rather established under it. — It's dot com 03:05, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
If you like "established" names, How about "Rasmoh"? Is that established enough? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 03:17, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
I don't know what that means, so I guess not. — It's dot com 03:27, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
By "established" he means that YOU, as a user on this wiki, have made enough edits and have developed enough of a personality under your current name that anything which doesn't imply a connection to your current name would confuse other users. For the record, I kinda like the name "Garbles". — DeFender1031*Talk 03:43, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
Actually the word "garble" means to mix words up to make a new word, like "cookie" and "look" = "lookie". -- Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 00:05, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm not sure what word you're thinking of (portmanteau maybe?), but garble means "to mix up ... to such an extent as to make ... incomprehensible." "Gfdgsgxgzgdrc" is a bunch of letters garbled together. — It's dot com 00:39, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
OH okay I get it now. But still I like the name "Jorb386" better than my old username. AND I never actually tried to pronounce my username, but if I had to pronounce it, It would prolly sound like "guff-duh-guzz-guh-xuh-guh-zuh-guh-derk". PLEASE change my name to Jorb386. I wont edit until atleast someone does. -- Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:45, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
You shouldn't give an ultimatum if you don't want your bluff called. The problem I have with Jorb386 is almost identical to the one I have with Seriously386. You're basically taking a name that's already been registered and slapping a number on it. There's a reason the system won't let you do that (names should be unique). How about "Gfgdrc" or "Gfdrc386"? — It's dot com 01:58, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Or groovepossum? Sorry, But that's already the name of my forum account. -- Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 02:52, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Already the name of your forum account? You registered it last night. I've changed it to Gfdgsgxgzgdrc to match your wiki account. — It's dot com 03:04, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Okay, No username change for me. :( Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 00:41, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
Now I'm having trouble logging into the forum. :( Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:24, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

[edit] What-eez-it-stwong-bayad

My current username is way too long.

"Homsar" already exists as a user, and is pretty generic as a Homestar Runner Wiki user name besides. --Jay (Gobble) 08:54, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
In fact, I'm pretty sure we have a rule against naming yourself after the main characters specifically. --DorianGray 08:56, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
Will this be okay? Even though he is a character he is minor. Also even though it is 14 characters long it's easier to type. What-eez-it-stwong-bayad (Talk | contribs) 17:57, 21 March 2012 (UTC) (left unsigned)
How about just "What-eez-it"? It's close too your current name and not too long. — DeFender1031*Talk 18:15, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Done. — It's dot com 19:30, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

[edit] The For Real Deal

As cool as my username is, I'd like for it to be paharwell, which is the username I use pretty much everywhere else on yon Internets. So, for consistency's sake, I will let this one go. You know what they say, if you love a username, set it free... The For Real Deal 22:14, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

P.S. Oh yeah. Seems I saw something about usernames having to start with a capital letter? If so, that's cool. Paharwell will work just fine. Thanks a mil!

Done (and yes, it must be capitalized). — It's dot com 03:55, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, sir. :) Paharwell 08:53, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Jdaniels15

I was a little hasty in picking my username. I didn't check the username and sig policies first. DeFender informed me that I must use my actual username in my sig, instead of a "handle" like I do in other wikis. I would like to be ToaJuaraevo01. ToaJuaraevo01 File:Homsar-in-motion.gif 17:53, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 21:35, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
Ok, Thanks! ToaJuaraevo01 File:Homsar-in-motion.gif 12:10, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

[edit] 20eric06

I don't want to be associated with this name anymore. -20eric06 00:38, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Done. Sorry I missed it before. — It's dot com 21:45, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

[edit] EXDigimat

Hello, I would like to use "Digimat" instead of "EXDigimat". Thanks

There's no user by either of those names. RickTommy (edits) 11:49, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Hello Rick. I am sure there is. I entered eXDigimat but whenever I log in, it is EXDigimat. Shall I just create a new user with the correct name? thanks
It looks like you created an account with Wikipedia two days ago. This is not Wikipedia, and you have not created an account with us yet. Actually, it looks like you have already made your suggestion in the right place over there. It's not the first time someone has come here looking to change their Wikipedia user name. The Knights Who Say Ni 14:40, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
By the way, the reason you had a problem in the first place is that MediaWiki (the software that both Wikipedia and this wiki run on) does not allow usernames to begin with a lowercase letter. — It's dot com 02:47, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Ninhead629

I want my friends to find this page, since I've changed my other user names to fit it, too. I mainly think that the mashup of all the letters and numbers is difficult to read and that my new name has a better flow to it. Thanks for your help.

Done. — It's dot com 02:57, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Mee

Since that's the username I tend to take on most wikis I use these deisdays. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 14:46, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 21:42, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

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