Wikipedia talk:Username policy

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Semi-protected edit request on 16 May 2015[edit]

JINU THOYAKKARAN Jinufuture (talk) 12:12, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done as you have not requested a change, but I suspect you are in the wrong place, as this page is only to discuss improvements to Wikipedia:Username policy.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Given the nature of this page, you will also need to reach consensus before any significant changes are implemented. - Arjayay (talk) 12:15, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Policy on identical looking accounts?[edit]

If someone had a username of ART1234, and someone tried to create a username of ΑRΤ1234 (the Α and Τ are Alpha and Tau in the second), is there a more specific policy than WP:IMPERSONATOR? I thought I remembered at one time a specific policy against the use of letters in other scripts that were identical in displayed pixels to Roman letters unless there were other things in the name.Naraht (talk) 20:42, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

The software would probably prevent it. If it's disruptively done, then we have the blocking policy. –xenotalk 21:20, 18 May 2015 (UTC)


But I need to create an account named as XY007 to prevent impersonation because I'm known as that on other projects. But it triggers AntiSpoof. Please help! IllogicMink talk about it 09:49, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Addition to ISU[edit]

Just to keep things proper, I have added a clarifying bullet to the WP:ISU section:

  • Personal usernames that imply shared access, such as "Jack and Jill", are not permitted.

WP:ISU focuses on corporate names and role accounts, but I occasionally run into personal usernames implying shared use. Typically they are spouses, dorm roommates, or siblings. I thought this needed to be addressed, so I added it. ~Amatulić (talk) 20:01, 24 June 2015 (UTC)