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This thread discusses the differences.
Thanks for the pointer to the discussion of parens. In the context per my example, it would appear that the programmer may have cribbed it from some other code (as do we all).
The same name on every site (unless it is taken already)
A different name for every site
The same name for sites I don't care about, but different names on sites I do care about
Different names for sites I don't care about, but the same name on sites I do care about
The anonymous account
Someone else's username
Root, after hacking into the site
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