I have Minecraft, and when i try and join a server, it says my username is longer than 16 characters. I think it is trying to use my full email address. Is this the case? What else would cause this error, and what options do I have to try and resolve this?

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    Is your username longer than 16 chars? – It'sNotALie. Sep 2 '13 at 9:09
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    Is this a problem join a specific server, or joining any server? – SevenSidedDie Sep 2 '13 at 20:29

This (obviously) occurs when your username is longer than 16 characters....

And this means any character: Any letter, punctuation mark, number, or symbol.

So, If I did "MyUSERNAMEIS12345!!!!!!!" (24 characters), it would display the above-mentioned error.

Minecraft would never need your full email address while joining servers, so I don't suppose the problem is with that. Check your username length.

  • What if you merged your Minecraft account with your Mojang account? You need to use your email to log into Minecraft then. – aman207 Dec 18 '13 at 19:01
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    @aman207 - Doesn't make a difference. Minecraft checks your username (ign) not your email. – RetroCraft Nov 17 '14 at 21:29
  • @Titilolo3 As < said, when you login (I go through this every login) I input my email. When I play, my username is displayed, not my email. – user92092 Dec 1 '14 at 9:53

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