Usernames > 16 characters

Paul Richards paul at
Wed Aug 13 03:00:30 PDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-08-13 at 06:44, Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:
> -On [20030813 00:32], Matthew Dillon (dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> >    Jeroen_Ruigrok_van_der_Werven   |
> My name is quite unusual and normal in the Netherlands at least.  Usual
> in that it has standard things like: van, der, de.  Unusual in that it
> is a double last name (due to ancient nobility of my family).
> But a cousin of mine's name is: Marcel Broekhoven, which is a pretty
> typical Dutch example (goes for Germans as well) and is just slightly
> over 16 characters.
> The Indians have typical names like:
> Pratap Radumarsingh, which is something like 19 characters.  I doubt you
> will get many cases which are over 32 characters.

Would anyone actually want a username of that length though? 16 would be
more than enough typing to login in the morning!


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