There are three ways that you can search for user profiles:

Option 1

Most users have either Firstname.Lastname or Firstname.lastname (Note: This is case sensitive) as their username. Each user gets a user page by default. Typing “User: Firstname.Lastname” or “User: Firstname.lastname” in the search box will bring up the page of the user if their username follows this format. However, older users (pre-2011) did not have their user page auto-created so if you are searching for someone with an older account you may not be able to find them this way.

Option 2

If the user’s username does not follow the standard format, you may also find them by:

  • Search the person’s name from the main search box in the upper right of the page.
  • On the results screen, uncheck all boxes except User and List redirects and press the search button again.
  • You should be able to find matching names where the user has a non-standard username.

Option 3

If neither of the above work you can also:

  • Go to Special:ListUsers which lists all users to a maximum of 500 per page.
  • Go to the range of the person you are looking for.
  • Use the Find on this page feature in your browser (Ctrl-F) which will find the information you entered if it appears on that page.