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  Post #1 (permalink)   11-22-2005, 02:01 AM
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May I ask why your system doesn't allow usernames to be less than four characters?
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   11-22-2005, 02:07 AM
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For the purpose of ensuring that new members create valid usernames.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   11-22-2005, 07:03 AM
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What is invalid about a three letter username? How is that less valid than abcdxyz?
 
 
 


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  Post #4 (permalink)   11-22-2005, 09:38 AM
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JanS, most would start using acronyms or initials, instead of full featured names. Knowing and communicating with a somewhat full name is better than with initials.

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  Post #5 (permalink)   11-22-2005, 10:14 AM
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JanS, most would start using acronyms or initials, instead of full featured names. Knowing and communicating with a somewhat full name is better than with initials.

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Sorry Art I have to play the devils advocate here ....sooo...

Unless the name was Joe...Jan....Al...etc... .
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  Post #6 (permalink)   11-22-2005, 10:34 AM
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Unless the name was Joe...Jan....Al...etc... .
True. In that case you either add an initial, or you think of another name.
The number of users who would abuse the 3 character names will be greater than the number of users with real 3 character names.
 
 
 
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