Changing Usernames That Could Be Confused With Organizations / Roles / People That The User Does Not Represent

The following has been added to the forum rules:

  • Don’t choose usernames that could be confused with organizations / roles / people that you don’t represent / have or are (e.g.: @qubesos, @itl, @core_team etc.)

Some affected users have already been messaged about this and others will be in the future. All one needs to do is to choose another username.

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Oh ok so I should change my username then somehow? Is it possible


I think you are fine. If you want to change your user name that should
be possible in your profile (@deeplow?).

It’s just my personal opinion, but I do not think there is any risk of
anyone sane thinking you are representing the US_GOVERNMENT. I am sure
we have federal employees monitoring what’s going on here, but I don’t
think they’d announce themselves this way.

At security conferences when you see guys with “US Government” on the
badge that is usually a CIA employee. While “Department of Defense”
usually means NSA.

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Why just monitor? Aren’t all contributions welcome???!?

In seriousness, I’ll requote something @adw said in another thread 1 that applies here and generally any social site on the internet:


Thanks just changed it

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@qubert (You probably need to cahnge that name, good though it is.)
This is great - you searched for a solution, worked it out for yourself,
and then posted back to help other users.
I wish more users were like you.

I never presume to speak for the Qubes team.
When I comment in the Forum or in the mailing lists I speak for myself.

The thought had crossed my mind immediately after I made the username. I’m unsure how to change it though. Do you think a moderator could help me out with that?

@deeplow could help you.

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Thank you! I’ll ask them.