^ Your username has been changed. You’ll need to use the new username the next time you log in.
Just recently, we found that the sign-up process was only allowing digits and numbers. This is now fixed, so usernames with other characters such as -, ~, Ã© and spaces are now allowed.
If anyone here was affected and would like accents or other characters in their username, please post here.
To check if the username you’d like is available, go into Advanced Search, enter the username into the “Search by User Name” field. If it appears in the drop-down list, then it’s taken. If so, try a search on it anyway, leaving the other fields blank. If you get no posts, then we may be able to make it available if that user has not logged in for a few years and never made a single post.