Odd usernames - do we need a rule regarding the choice of the username
LQ Suggestions & FeedbackDo you have a suggestion for this site or an idea that will make the site better? This forum is for you.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUM - Information and status updates will also be posted here.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
Do the "odd" usernames cause you any problems?
When I answer someones question here and adress the person by his/her username, I want to take the person seriously. This is difficult for me when I have to type a series of special characters as the username.
Personally, I wanted to call myself Little Jonny Tables (google it)...
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
I lack the ability to google and post on here on this device, but google something like "little jonny drop table" and you should find to what I was refering -- I was kidding.
I can understand what you mean but I like to see diverse usernames. Perhaps it, if people can be judged by their choice of name, it's woth letting them choose it?
I am making light of this a little and mean no offence.
As long as a nick doesn't conflict with any LQ Rules, Netiquette and if it's not commonly thought offensive then I'd say it's OK. Handles reflect whatever the user reads into it, not what you make of it. Phrased differently: judge your fellow LQ members by their questions, not their chosen user name.