Suppose that a user of stackexchange changes their username from PurpleKiwi to FuchsiaCucumber

How do we get a permanent link to their user-profile which is still valid after the name change?


2 Answers 2


You can just copy the URL from your address bar.

This is yours: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/610179/samuel-muldoon

Note what happens when you replace that name with that of an infamous user: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/610179/glorfindel - it still links to your profile and automatically redirects to the right one.

Finally, there's a short form available of RobertLongson's one: https://meta.stackexchange.com/u/610179. You might need this one if you'd otherwise hit the maximum comment or chat message length.


Just use their id, that stays the same no matter what the display name. For instance yours is:


Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .