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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

As I was just logging onto TP, I noticed that we have a new member ... Sam I Am from Canada. Sound familiar? This seems to suggest that there may not be an inbuilt feature to prevent the duplication of user names

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 11y

She uses underscores rather than spaces in her name - that isn't obvious on the home page, since there's an underline for the link, but it's highly doubtful she'd be mistaken for the real Sam when posting on the forums or anywhere else.

That said, we might still want to treat spaces and underscores as equivalent when checking if the name is allowed. But I'll leave that decision for Peter and/or Sam.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Hmm interesting. It's always hard to weed out lookalike names. I mean, someone could also use an l instead of the I and it would be Sam l Am, which also looks a lot like his name :) But yes, it may be worth treating underscores as spaces. There's another user going by the name of I Am Sam

But none of them have 'admin' as a title!

4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Yes. It's all food for thought as membership numbers swell

5. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

green eggs and ham?

6. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

green eggs and ham?

Not sure if there's a limit on how many letters can be in a User Name, Brendan. Incuding spaces, the above counts 18

7. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

I sort of have a copycat....there's a mtlgal floating about....lol, I am no longer original!

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

But you are still our favorite mtlchica!

9. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

woud   show up in a username?

10. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

But you are still our favorite mtlchica!

lol, awwww shucks