Forums > Administrators' noticeboard archive > NB: What is a "valid username"

In attempting to set up an account, no matter what I put into the Username space, I alway seem to get a red X instead of the checkmark in the green circle.

Can anyone offer a solution?

  • I don't know how wikia actually monitors username registrations, aside from preventing you signing up with one already in use. I would just make sure that somebody is not already using your name. This doesn't affect registration, but keep in mind that Wookieepedia admins reserve the right to block you if you sign up with an obviously inappropriate/offensive name. If you keep having trouble, you might want to contact wikia. —Xwing328(Talk) 15:16, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
  • As a corollary to that, you can reach wikia by signing onto the #wikia IRC channel, or by going to a staff member's talk page, such as Sannse, or by going to central Wikia at and looking around for Help links. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 06:56, 3 October 2008 (UTC)