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OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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2 letter names
by MyNameIsNot4Letter on Thu 27th Dec 2012 16:16 UTC
MyNameIsNot4Letter
Member since:
2011-01-09

Oh, i have one more request for the new system.

Allow people to have two letter names. I find it ridiculous that i cannot even use my real name because the system thinks people should have at least 4 letter names.

Sad part is i even know two people with 2 letter names. These guys (including myself) are simply F...shunned on the internet these days.

/Uni

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RE: 2 letter names
by flypig on Thu 27th Dec 2012 19:47 in reply to "2 letter names"
flypig Member since:
2005-07-13

I feel for you (although personally my problem is the opposite, with a name too long for some systems).

The following might be an interesting read, although it's a shame (as pointed out in the comments) it doesn't offer any solutions:

http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-...

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RE[2]: 2 letter names
by WereCatf on Thu 27th Dec 2012 20:08 in reply to "RE: 2 letter names"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

The following might be an interesting read, although it's a shame (as pointed out in the comments) it doesn't offer any solutions:


Allowing users to change their names whenever they have the need for it and using UTF-8 or UTF-16 generally covers most different characters, and those two solve almost all the issues mentioned. Then just define the maximum length of the name as something more reasonable, like e.g. 1024 characters, and minimum length as 1.

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