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[TECH] Spaces in Usernames

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Master-Fett, Oct 23, 2004.

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  1. Master-Fett

    Master-Fett Jedi Master star 6

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    I really think it would be cooler if we had spaces in our usernames, why cant we?
     
  2. C-3PX

    C-3PX Jedi Master star 6

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    We could, but the king of the potato people wouldn't approve.
     
  3. FamousAmos

    FamousAmos VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I believe Snowboards aren't designed that way, the only people who do are people who had them that way on the old UBB boards. Not something that could change without reprogramming the boards, I think. Raven or zerosleep could tell you more about it :)
     
  4. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    If you don't have them now, you never will.
     
  5. -Lord-Vader-

    -Lord-Vader- Jedi Knight star 5

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    Zerosleep and change names like that.
     
  6. Darth Dark Helmet

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He can't add spaces though. Snowboard doesn't allow spaces in your username, no matter what changes Zerosleep can make.
     
  7. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Actually, zerosleep has fixed Gandy's spelling, and edited a few other usernames. He has access to the database, which means it is highly possible that he could add a space to someone's username.
     
  8. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Spaces signify rank, adding another imaginary layer of heirarchy to an imaginary community.
    Why mess with that?
     
  9. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    From my understanding the reason that spaces weren't allowed on this board is because someone can register "droideka27" and then register "droideka27 " (adding a space on the end) making it almost impossible to tell who the real poster was to the casual looker

    .... or at least that's what i heard. I wasn't around.
     
  10. Wes_Janson

    Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Mar 17, 2004
    From what Ive heard, that was thereason no attempt was made to bring back spaces mainly.
     
  11. UK Sullustian

    UK Sullustian Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Much like my reg date: It's merely there to make me more important then you.

    And crucially, more important then DarthAttourney.

    UKS
     
  12. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Both Jeff and Tracy are correct.
     
  13. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa

    Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Spaces signify that the said poster registered back in the UBB boards before these Snowboards came into focus. The names were then transferred over to this board, but they were never literally registered onto these boards. As some people have said, Snowboards just isn't designed that way.

    Some people say people with these spaces deserve extra respect or credibility, the truth is that they are the same trolling nerds we are, they just tend to be more of jackasses than us. That picture comes into play when the whole register date comes into focus. It's really kind of stupid if you think of it, considering 01ers call us 02ers newbies all the time although i did register in 01 under a different name. [face_mischief]

    [/rant]
     
  14. Darth Ludicrous

    Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have a space. and previous to the move to Snowboards, I had no registration date :(
    I should get an asterisk that says. *from the beginning
     
  15. Quixotic-Sith

    Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Feh. The 'dash' is the new 'space'. Stay fashionable, people...
     
  16. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    From my understanding the reason that spaces weren't allowed on this board is because someone can register "droideka27" and then register "droideka27 " (adding a space on the end) making it almost impossible to tell who the real poster was to the casual looker

    Wouldn't the highlight behind your username (like blue in the YJCC) show there was a space? :confused:
     
  17. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I don't mind, I've not got a space in my name!
     
  18. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wouldn't the highlight behind your username (like blue in the YJCC) show there was a space?

    I would assume so, but that's still going to be pretty easily mistaken for the real user if they have the same icon and sig.

    In short, it's just too problemmatic.
     
  19. Qui-Gon Gabe

    Qui-Gon Gabe Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 20, 2000
    Hey guys.

    //flexes username space
     
  20. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh man. He has a space AND a dash. Man you're SO cool!

     
  21. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think the coolest people have no dashes no underscores... and no spaces. hurrah!

    (sorry dashy :p )
     
  22. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    Nov 4, 1998
    Just a space shows class and civilisation. :p
     
  23. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree with Droideka on this.

     
  24. The J Man

    The J Man Jedi Master star 1

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    Jan 6, 2000
    Spaces OMG!!!
     
  25. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa

    Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Jan 23, 2002
    *flexes hyphen*
     
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