I have just noticed that on couple communities (ELU, Money, Electronics and maybe others), the username is written in all-caps in the profile page. I would like to ask whether this is really necessary.

From what I have tried to get from Data Explorer, around 15-20% of users have a username consisting only of lowercase letters and such that it's not of form user... so they chose it intentionally.

Therefore, please follow the capitalization of the usernames as the people indicated in the user profiles:

Complete list of sites that have this "feature" as of 18 Feb 2015:

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    The capitalization happens in CSS using text-transform. You could probably fix it with a user script?
    – Steven V
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 19:17
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    @StevenV But this profile is not just for the user himself. If user links to say, their Wordpress profile from personal page, the impression visitors will get is that PIETER GOOSEN is how the user types his name. Some might consider this less than professional.
    – user259867
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 19:19
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    @StevenV Nice idea, but it will only change my username on my screen, not no the screens of other people. :(
    – yo'
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 19:20
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    to the close votee: This covers several sites at once, and it should be made clear whether specific site designs can allow for all-caps usernames or can not. This is something that has to be done on the SE level, and not on the per-site one.
    – yo'
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 20:14
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    My name is TRiG, and that small i is important to me.
    – TRiG
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 23:25
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    +1; though note that this is not an issue on MSE: i.sstatic.net/C4kf9.png, i.sstatic.net/cTWey.png
    – MTL
    Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 0:58
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    From meta.workplace, all caps in the user profile (no, I didn't like it there either)
    – user213963
    Commented Dec 20, 2014 at 7:06
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    Site-specific request on a recently graduated site: meta.movies.stackexchange.com/q/1651/49. Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 15:05

2 Answers 2


During the recent site conversions to a new LESS framework, we update the CSS to no longer uppercase usernames on the user profile page.


This is being fixed now. Stand by. We are in the middle of converting some of the older sites to a new CSS framework, so they may take a little longer.


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