Xeno Series Wiki:Username policy
When creating an account, the most important decision to make is that of choosing a username. In general, users can pick any name they want. However, there are some rules, which this policy details.
A username is not okay if:
- It is clearly offensive. Hard swears, controversial statements, and direct insults are not acceptable usernames.
- It is entirely incomprehensible. A username of "jf408c6zf04jf749g4j" is very difficult for other users to work with. Naming yourself after a Xenoblade Chronicles X music track is not an excuse.
- It is mostly non-Roman characters. While we value the efforts of users who specialize in non-Roman languages, we ask that your username is something that we don't have to copy-paste in order to refer to it.
- It is excessively long. Overly long usernames can misalign wiki elements and waste people's time (reading and writing). Wikipedia blocks usernames longer than 40 characters, so try to stay under 30.
- It is so similar to another user's that it is easy to confuse the two. This goes double if that other user has significant contributions or holds a staff position.
If a user signs up with a username that breaks these rules, a staff member should take action.
- Post on the user's talk page and basically explain "your name is bad w.r.t. [the policy], tell us what you want instead".
- If the name is real bad, block them immediately and indefinitely. If it's borderline, let them be unless they show no signs of responding to the rename request.
- Once a new name has been selected, a bureaucrat can go to Special:RenameUser and carry it out, unblocking the user if necessary.
- The user might instead make a second account under an acceptable username. Not what we asked for, but it's not a huge deal. Block the old one if it wasn't already.
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