|This page describes one of Memory Beta's policies and guidelines|
Please read through the policy below to familiarize yourself with our common practices and rules. If you have any questions, suggestions, or complaints, please post them on the talk page.
No offensive usernames
The sole purpose of usernames is for logging in and for facilitating communication between members. Offensive or inflammatory usernames are not permitted on Memory Beta, and will be changed by Chops or Lieutenant Ayala. This policy is admittedly arbitrary, but is a right reserved by the project founders to ensure harmonious collaboration between members.
No usernames similar to others
Additionally, to avoid confusion do not use a username similar to those of already existing users. If your username is considered too similar to an existing one, you may be asked to create a different one.
Users who register names that are designed to impersonate other members may be banned immediately, and the IP block may be left in place (see Bans and Blocks).
The wiki software allows you to use a signature different from your username. This feature is allowed here, although we don't encourage elaborate signatures as they take up space with code.