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RE: RE: Forged usernames! (i forged my nick)

by merlyn (Sage)
on Aug 15, 2000 at 08:01 UTC ( #27878=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: Forged usernames! (i forged my nick)
in thread Forged usernames!

And to fill out the story, {space}merlyn is me. I was looking at Hot{space}Potatoe, or whomever that is, wondering how to type the space on a /tell in the chatterbox. And then I thought spaces should be illegal in user names (didn't we already decide that, or was it LONG names that are illegal?). I tried creating merlyn{space} and was happy that this was rejected, but then when I created {space}merlyn, woo hoo!

I think all whitespace should be illegal in names. There's too much stuff around here that counts on a solid name. What a mess if this could continue!

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker


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RE: RE: RE: Forged usernames! (i forged my nick)
by BigJoe (Curate) on Aug 15, 2000 at 16:20 UTC
    It's them damned MS spaces. I think anyone with a space in there name should get it replaced by %20 no matter what. Like " merlyn" would be %20merlyn. That would deter people from doing this plus make them stand out if they tried.

    --BigJoe

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