Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

Anonymous usernames


I'm a member here, equal with everyone else here.  I don't set any policies or anything. 

I just want to offer a suggestion to my brother and sister procrastinators.

This is a unique forum in that there is more than one kind of member here.

  • A large percentage of the membership use this website as a "peer support" resource.
  • Another large percentage of the membership uses this forum for a 12step-oriented focus.
  • (I don't know the percentages, but it may be close to half and half. I really don't know).
  • What is important is that we are all procrastinators wanting to recover.
  • We all get along and support each other here!

If you want more info, please see the website owner's statement here:

Regardless of your reason for being here, I would suggest that you consider your own anonymity.

Even if you're *not* using this as a "12step fellowship", you might want to embrace anonymity.

Do you have a professional life?  Do you want your business associates to know that you are a procrastinator?

These forums are open to be googled.

For some of you, this may not worry you, and that is your choice.  You don't have to change anything if you don't want to.

But for others, it might be prudent to make your username anonymous.

I suggest using some common sense and change your username to
something that is not your real name ... AND ... not any of your other online personas.

You can change your username by logging in, then looking at the upper left corner of your screen, and click on "My account" to see your profile.  Then, while inside your profile, click the edit tab to change your username.  This will change your username on all your past, present, and future posts.

[It won't change the text of your prior posts.  It won't change how anyone has replied to you.  But at least it will change the username at the bottom of each of your own posts.]

Just a suggestion.

Anonymous User Name - Good Advice

Hi movingalong

I've taken your advice about the user name - it is now different to any of my other online Ids. I was quite surprised when I Googled it and found a long out-of-date profile of mine on another site.


Anonymise birthday too!

You make a very good point, movingalong. I have just changed my username as a result of your advice.

I would also say people should use an anonymised birthdate on here as well - I'm using the date I signed up, but you could also use a different date that's relatively close to your birth date (not necessarily in the same year!) - this would help make you a lot less easy to identify too!