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Old 12-15-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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Odd usernames - do we need a rule regarding the choice of the username


Hello,

referring to this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...al-4175441529/ post #9 I asked myself if it is useful to have a username like "@@@@@". There are other odd names around and I feel that those became more and more within the last few months.

Don't we need a rule for useful usernames? For example only [a-zA-Z0-9_] and/or only one "@" or "%" etc. per name?

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Old 12-15-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Why?
Do the "odd" usernames cause you any problems?
Personally, I wanted to call myself Little Jonny Tables (google it)...
 
Old 12-15-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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Why?
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.
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Why didn't you do it?

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Old 12-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 12-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #5
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Don't get me wrong, there is nothing to say against "funny" or "amusing" usernames.

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Old 12-15-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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Don't we need a rule for useful usernames?
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.
 
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:31 PM   #7
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...%FE%F0-690524/



And...

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It's Bobby Tables.

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Old 12-15-2012, 03:35 PM   #8
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It's Bobby Tables.
well, that explains why I didn't understand the joke.

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Did it confuse the username field with the captcha field or something?
 
Old 12-15-2012, 03:40 PM   #10
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Did it confuse the username field with the captcha field or something?
it has zero posts as yet, probably a spammer.

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:22 AM   #11
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My opinion is nice/funny see every kind of username. Without restriction.
 
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:42 AM   #12
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well, that explains why I didn't understand the joke.

Markus
Yes, sorry, I was referring to this:
http://xkcd.com/327/
 
  


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