Odd usernames - do we need a rule regarding the choice of the username
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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, Slackware Current AMD64, 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.