A chameleon is a user that regularly changes their username, forum avatar, profile picture, and/or other principal identifiers.

It is difficult to track chameleons; they are often mistaken for multiple users. In some cases, Chameleons may even be forgotten entirely  if done without consulting with others.

Examples of ChameleonsEdit


-Asap (aspiring)


Each MAL user is assigned an ID when they sign up. Their user ID is permanent, and doesn't change with their username.

Therefore, it is possible to keep track of chamelions by entering their user ID behind the following URL: ""

A user's ID can be found by opening the 'All Comments' section on their profile and looking at the URL. It is the number after the "?id="

It would be best practice to add this information to their pages on this wiki.