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To suggest all user names are restricted to 8 letters & easily abbreviated?

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LikeIcan Sat 20-Jun-15 11:58:32

It's a bit annoying having to type out a really long user name - have a user name that's easy on the eye and the finger - or if you insist on going over the top, choose a name that can be easily abbreviated.

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Sat 20-Jun-15 11:59:32


LindyHemming Sat 20-Jun-15 12:00:38

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FarelyKnuts Sat 20-Jun-15 12:00:50


GlitzAndGigglesx Sat 20-Jun-15 12:01:40

I don't want to be known as GAG grin. If it's a long name I just pick out a word

RockyRoadster Sat 20-Jun-15 12:01:47


DevonFolk Sat 20-Jun-15 12:02:14

YANU. Just copy and paste

dangerrabbit Sat 20-Jun-15 12:02:33

YABU grin

ShakesBootyFlabWobbles Sat 20-Jun-15 12:02:57

I am not going to shake my B.O. so YABU

DevonFolk Sat 20-Jun-15 12:02:59

Bugger yaBu

Ohfourfoxache Sat 20-Jun-15 12:04:07

With so many users?

Yeah, that'll work a treat grin

Longestfuckingusernameever1234 Sat 20-Jun-15 12:04:55


Usernames are half the fun

Quitepossiblyasockpuppetaswell Sat 20-Jun-15 12:07:22

I agree Longest

MardyBra Sat 20-Jun-15 12:07:30

Oh look. I win!

LikeIcan Sat 20-Jun-15 12:07:54

Pourquo - I could make a roast dinner in the time it takes me to type your full name - it's too long!

EmpressOfJurisfiction Sat 20-Jun-15 12:08:44

You want the ChaosTR Rules. She decreed that all usernames should have capitals in the appropriate places and be easily abbreviated.

MardyBra Sat 20-Jun-15 12:09:11

(I realise Euphemia also has 8 letters but no logical abbreviation) apart from the unwieldy "euph"

MardyBra Sat 20-Jun-15 12:09:49

Not sure what happened with my brackets there.

JassyRadlett Sat 20-Jun-15 12:10:06

If I dropped to Jassy people would still write it Jessy. So YANBU, it wouldn't make a blind but of difference, just a slightly less interesting username.

I always get sad if I'm on the phone and I can't see the end of a really long username, though, cos I'm always convinced it must be brilliant.

IlikelongusernamesaandIambored Sat 20-Jun-15 12:10:10

I agree with Longest and Quite

JassyRadlett Sat 20-Jun-15 12:11:31

Pourquo - I could make a roast dinner in the time it takes me to type your full name - it's too long!

But easily shortened to the 8-letter Pourquoi. grin

MardyBra Sat 20-Jun-15 12:13:54

Yanbu by the way but about 4 years late.

See page 3 of this thread

MardyBra Sat 20-Jun-15 12:14:46

There's no problem with a long name though as long as there is an easy abbreviation.

ghostyslovesheep Sat 20-Jun-15 12:14:51



MardyBra Sat 20-Jun-15 12:15:55

You'd lose a lot of the inventiveness of user names (like pourquois) if a strict 8 letter limit were imposed.

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