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Green check.png This page is an official policy on the English Wikinews. It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow. When editing this page, please ensure that your revision reflects consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.

Usernames on Wikinews are important: all of your edits are attributed to your username, and your user talk page is a central point for other Wikinewsies to contact you.

Don't create user names that are offensive or attempt to impersonate another user. Such accounts may be blocked, and you might be asked to change your username to something else. Also please don't create a username that has the at sign (@) or is your email address (there is another character similar to @ you can use).

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Username policy


Out of courtesy to other users, please do not create usernames that may be misleading or confusing. For example, a username of "Username" is confusing. If you are unsure, please ask here.

Changing username

You can now request a Bureaucrat to change your username to another one, if the new username doesn't already exist.