LadyGeek wrote:retiredjg - I see your point, but wouldn't your suggestion be better located in the forum policy, specifically in the Usernames (accounts) section?
It would not hurt to put it there, but I don't think it will reduce the number of times this issue occurs. People don't read. When they do read, they don't read that far down and they read less thoroughly as they go. And truthfully, who looks for policy on usernames before inventing their username?
If the decision makers don't see this as a problem, then don't do it. I know it should not be a problem (people should know better), but I also know it is a problem and it happens repeatedly and unless there is some software difficulty in doing it, it would not take much effort on someone's part to help avoid the problem.
Mostly, I just can't figure any logical argument not to do it. I'm a bit stumped.
Bottom line - this is not my forum and I don't get to make rules here. I do get to make suggestions and that is what I have done. You folks do what you think is best.