Change username


#1

Hello,

Maybe a bit of a silly question, but on other discourse sites I remember there was an option for this, I just can’t find it here.

Can one change their username? I made this account for a specific question, but have since started also using the forums outside of work, so I want to decouple my username from the company. I could just make a new account, but I would prefer not to lose my badges, topics and stats (Kinda silly I know :sweat_smile: )

If this isn’t possible afterall, I will need to make a new account, but I figured I might ask before taking that step.


#2

So it is possible, but:

Note that all @username references to that user in post text will be broken after the name change.


#3

That’s fine with me. How do I do it?


#4

It needs to be set by the admins to allow the changing of user names.


#5

The issue with allowing it means that as we grow many people may change their username leading to messy threads.

By default you have 3 days to change your username after sign up. After which you can only change your display name.


#6

I see. I guess Ill make a new account then. Thank you for your help regardless


#7

Ill be continuing from this account.