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Restrictions on usernames

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This post asks to disallow usernames with only periods and spaces. I would like to propose disallowing any឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵឵ username with more than one consecutive space. Furthermore, usernames that have more whitespace/blank characters than non-blank characters should also be disallowed. Such usernames make it extremely hard to click on user profiles and ping them in comments for little benefit. To demonstrate this, I have changed my own username to U+17B5 ().

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I would go as far as suggesting to limit them ASCII chars only (1 comment)
Agreed (1 comment)

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I've declined this, for the same reason that I've declined other similar Unicode-related "bugs" before. They're not really bugs, just a product of how easy Unicode is to abuse.

The solution: don't do this. Expect your username to be reset to something not-unhelpful if you do.

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Precisely because Unicode is easy to abuse there should be a filter/restriction/whatever (12 comments)
Is it really that hard...? (5 comments)

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