Changing your Fellowship username is actually possible; it will take some manual work (also from your side), depending on the amount of data you created in the Fellowship services.
Please note that this procedure has some disadvantages, notably:
- You won't be able to access data on Fellowship services using the old username anymore, so you have to update your client-side software configuration, and possibly other public information (e.g. if you published your old username or email alias somewhere)
- For some Fellowship services, it is not possible to preserve your old username data; e.g. the Fellowship jabber account data (contact list, etc) can't be preserved, so you will have to start over with a fresh account.
If you understood the above, and you are still interested, please let us know your desired new username, and follow these instructions:
- If you created any protected pages in the Fellowship wiki (i.e. pages with access control rules that prevent other users from reading/writing their content), please back up these data, as you won't be able to access them when logged in with the new username
- If you have a blog on blogs.fsfe.org, please:
- log into your blog administration dashboard at https://blogs.fsfe.org/wp-login.php
- back up attachments and other media files you uploaded on the blog:
- go to "Media" and download the relevant content. You will have to import these contents manually in your new blog
- back up your blog posts, comments, and articles:
- go to "Tools -> Export" and create a WXR file (Wordpress eXtended RSS) to export your blog contents.
- You will be able to import this file in your new blog as soon as it is created (just follow the instructions contained in the xml file created by the Export procedure).
When you have finished these tasks, please don't change anything else in your Fellowship account, write to email@example.com and we will deactivate the old username, migrate data in the relevant Fellowship services, activate the new username and send you further instructions.