Account Creation Improvement Project/Testing content/Account creation form/Redesign 1

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Our username policy

Do not use a username that is promotional, misleading, or offensive.
  • promotional usernames:
    • containing existing company, organization, group, or website names (including non-profit organizations)
    • containing domain names or email addresses
  • misleading usernames:
    • close to names of celebrities, notable world figures or events, or known Wikipedians
    • containing words like "bot" or "script" which refer to automated editing processes
    • containing titles like "admin" or "sysop", which imply authority on Wikipedia
  • offensive usernames

For technical reasons, a username cannot include the #, / and \ symbols. Any underscores will be converted to spaces. The first letter of a username is automatically capitalized.


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We're writing the world's largest online encyclopedia.
And you can join in right now.

  • It's completely free. It takes just seconds—scroll down to the form below, enter the CAPTCHA, and simply choose a username and password and (optionally) enter your email address, then click the "create account" button.
  • There are so many benefits. Once you've started editing, you'll be able to start new articles, upload images, rename pages and more. As an editor, your edits will be assigned to your username, enabling you to build an identity within the community.


  1. Enter the wavy words that appear below in the box, without any spaces, to prove that you're a human.
  2. Pick a unique username that isn't promotional, misleading, or offensive. (see the pros and cons of using your real name)
  3. For your own security, choose a strong password that would be difficult to guess. (learn about using strong passwords)
  4. In case you lose your password, it's a good idea to enter your email address.
  5. Finally, simply click the "Create Account" button.