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

lol

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:

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Thanks just changed it

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