(Understanding that I know I made a boo-boo)

I've undergone a bit of a re-branding as an independent developer and, after noticing that one can change their username, I figured I would change my StackExchange username to reflect this.

However; in my late-night, code-frenzied haste, I pascal-cased my new name: BracketWorks (when I meant simply to put Bracketworks)

I submitted, and immediately noticed. (post-submission, of course)

"Oh well, I'll just fix that."
        - last words

Of course, I recoiled in horror when confronted with a page telling me to wait until early September to do so.

Now, such a limitation makes sense; we can't have people synchronizing their usernames with their social networking status updates.

However what is one to do when faced with such a situation?

Perhaps "change-of-character-case" should be permitted? Alternatively, to whom should I inquire about making such a change preemptively?

(I understand some may scoff at this concern, but I goofed up and would just like to fix it)

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    I've gone ahead and made the change for you so that you don't have to wait until september. I'll leave the rest of the questions to be answered by the devs. – Zypher Aug 10 '11 at 17:26

What you could try (and I emphasise try) is change your name on Super User (where I notice it's still your old name) and then on your accounts tab select the

Copy Super User profile to all Stack Exchange accounts

This used to work but I don't know if they've closed the loop hole. If not what have you lost? Your name on Super User is correct.

You can edit the rest of your profile information later.

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  • Thanks @ChrisF - Thanks for the suggestion. Zypher has changed the SO profile for me now. – Dan Lugg Aug 10 '11 at 18:21
  • @BracketWorks - you could still see if works. If it does your profile here should update. – ChrisF Aug 10 '11 at 18:22
  • Yeop @ChrisF - Zypher changed SO, I changed meta, logged into SU and the change propagated. Not 100% on what's happening behind the scenes, but it worked. Thanks again! – Dan Lugg Aug 10 '11 at 18:26

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