Sign Up - Usernames, Passwords, and Email

Creating a LakeWire account is easy and takes less than one minute. Here's everything you need to know about the Sign Up process:


Usernames are important, so there are a few things you might want to consider before choosing one.

  • Shorter is Better: The community exchanges ideas via messages that contain up to 140 characters of text. Longer Usernames consume more space, and leave less room for idea expression. Like complicated Usernames, longer ones can be harder to remember. These things might affect how often you are included in community conversations.
  • Case Sensitivity: Usernames are case sensitive in that they may contain uppercase and lowercase letters. When you create a message, or are mentioned in a message, you username will be displayed accordingly. However, you can Login with all lowercase or uppcase letters. Using a combination of uppercase and lowercase is a personal preference and one that you might consider.
  • Minimum of 3 Characters: The minimum length of a Username is 3 characters.
  • Maximum of 15 Characters: The maximum length of a Username is 15 characters.
  • Special Characters: Usernames may only contain letters, numbers, and the underscore '_' sign.


For security purposes, you must provide a password to log into your LakeWire account.

  • Minimum of 8 Characters: The minimum length of a password is 8 characters.
  • At least 1 Number: Passwords must contain at least 1 number.
  • Maximum of 32 Characters: The maximum length of a password is 8 characters.
  • Special Characters: Passwords may contain characters and numbers, as well as the special characters located on most keyboards. Just pick a password you can remember!

Email Address

You must provide an email address in the Sign Up form. We'll need to verify your email before you start exchanging ideas with the LakeWire community because:

  • Security: We need to make sure you're a real person (not an Internet bot).
  • Forgot Password: If you forget your password, we will send you an email with a link that enables you to reset it.
  • Account Problem: If there is a problem with your account, we need to be able to contact you.