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Re: My username is...

by Adam Kensai (Sexton)
on Aug 26, 2002 at 14:08 UTC ( #192869=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My username is...

This seems a good time to ask, why do most people have all lowercase names? I've been wondering this for some time now ^_^. ~lc(Adam)

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Re: Re: My username is...
by higle (Chaplain) on Aug 26, 2002 at 14:27 UTC
    Shift key... too... far away...

       : )

Re: Re: My username is...
by katykat (Beadle) on Aug 26, 2002 at 14:25 UTC
    I just think its more relaxing to the eye.
Re: Re: My username is...
by strfry() (Monk) on Aug 27, 2002 at 17:44 UTC

      that's because lower case names are, on average, superior to upper case names!

      ah! that's what I did wrong. i knew it was something. still, spelling Ovid with a lower-case 'o' somehow seems disrespectful to the original.


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Re: Re: My username is...
by LeGo (Chaplain) on Aug 26, 2002 at 16:29 UTC
    Good observation... I never noticed people ussually had all lower case. I wish I could answer the questions but I use the shift key when typing my tag.


Re: Re: My username is...
by orkysoft (Friar) on Aug 26, 2002 at 21:32 UTC

    I usually for some reason think that a username is case-insensitive. otherwise im very precise about capitals and punctuation ;-)

    Lur: "But if this cape shrinks, consider your species extinct!"

Re: Re: My username is...
by r0b (Pilgrim) on Aug 27, 2002 at 23:40 UTC
    All lowercase is very popular in the *nix world and everyone knows all the best perl hackers use *nix ;)

    eval pack "h*", "072796e647022245d445f475454494c5e622b3";

      Most Unixes used to assume that if you used uppercase characters for your username that you were on an uppercase only terminal.

      Checking with Linux, if I use all uppercase for the username it assumes that my terminal is uppercase only. If I start with uppercase then go to lowercase it assumes a mixed case terminal.

      However, it's still a case of why bother with the shift key?

Re: Re: My username is...
by flounder99 (Friar) on Aug 28, 2002 at 13:19 UTC



Re: Re: My username is...
by elwarren (Curate) on Aug 29, 2002 at 18:11 UTC
    Because we program in lower case?

    Because commands and files in unix are lower case?

    Because if it was properly Capitalized it would be a proper name, which most usernames are not?

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