How do I change my Ask Ubuntu username? I pressed enter by accident and now I have this one.


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You can change the display name easily. Go to your user profile page, and look for:


Click the edit button, and you should be able to change it via this:

Display Name editing bit

Then press one of the orange buttons at the bottom of the page: 'Save Profile' or 'Save and copy....' - your choice really.

Also this might occur if you try changing it to often: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: - Display name may only be changed once every 30 days; you may change again on Mar 14 at 16:23

Which now means I cannot change the capital W... :(

  • Thanks, this worked for me
    – rajlego
    Feb 12, 2014 at 20:38
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    In that case, the little tick to the left of my answer is what you need to press - it closes the question as answered, and would mean slightly less bad statistics on Meta... :)
    – Wilf
    Feb 12, 2014 at 20:40
  • @rajlego: If this answer was helpful to you, then please consider marking it as the accepted answer so others may more easily find it in the future. This is also a polite way to thank the person answering your question for helping you out.
    – kiri
    Feb 13, 2014 at 21:34
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    Thanks for tellin me, I wouldn't have known :)
    – rajlego
    Feb 14, 2014 at 1:16

You should be able to change it from your profile page (shortcut).

But if you can't change it, let me know what you want it to be and I can edit it for you.

  • Thanks for the offer
    – rajlego
    Feb 12, 2014 at 20:38
  • Uh oh It's not letting me, can you change it to rajlego please?
    – rajlego
    Feb 12, 2014 at 20:41
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    I've made the edit. Welcome.
    – Oli Mod
    Feb 13, 2014 at 1:21

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