Username change

Asked by Jeffrey hathaway on 2020-01-29

I have used the username Rootdet for many years (over 15) and tried to change it here on launchpad after setting up an account.

It told me this error message:

The name 'rootdet' has been blocked by the Launchpad administrators. Contact Launchpad Support if you want to use this name.

I have occasionally ran into issues where noone likes names to begin with "root" and is supect that is the issue ere as well.

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2020-01-29
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2020-02-06

That's correct - there's a number of things like "root" and "admin" that we blacklist, to mitigate potential confusion or abuse. Unfortunately there's not functionality to add per-user exceptions to that, but also we try not to make such exceptions due to the work involved in managing them - apologies!

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