You can rename any personal or community journal to another username as long as:
- the other username is unregistered;
- the other username is deleted and purged;
- the other username is a personal journal under your control
If an unregistered username does not fit LiveJournal's format guidelines, or an inactive account has not been deleted-and-purged, the username is not available for use
LiveJournal does provide a list of usernames
which have been deleted and purged, and as such are available for you to use in renaming your account.
If the username you want is not available because it is currently registered by someone else, you can create a subscription
to be notified if and when it is purged. (Note that you need to replace "exampleusername" in the URL with the username that you wish to be notified about.)
If you have created your account recently and have few or no entries, you may want to create a new journal
.If you want to hide your journal from someone who has found your username, renaming your journal is not the best choice.
Comments and your community entries will display your new username; people may also be able to find you based on your community memberships, interests, friends list, etc. Instead, you can hide your journal by deleting the existing journal
and creating an entirely new journal
, or making the existing journal Friends-Only or Private