Tried to signup to start playing, got:
Username is too short (minimum is 5 characters)
Why do people do this?
I imagine it’s to stop people from fighting over 2 and 3 letter names.
I’m always sad to lose my 3-letter name. I feel a good deal of ownership over it being that it’s my actual middle name!
Yeah, I’ve been jfb pretty much everywhere since 1992.
it’s one thing to lose my preferred nick to another Douglas Adams fan, but i was rather peeved when some couple named zander and emily decided they wanted a joint twitter account named ‘zem’ (: (they seem to have since given up on it; the current zem@twitter is someone whose actual name is zem, which arguably gives her a greater moral right to it)
“zem” for Zander and Emily seems entirely legitimate to me.
I also had this sad moment :( Enough services do this that I’ve a canonical 6-letter extension: cmrx64.
I hate to break it to you, but there are sites insisting that your username should be more than 8 characters long ^^
He just upgrades: cmrx1024
more than 8
1024 brings him exactly at 8 which some sites still refuse :D (hint: count the chars in my nick). He would have to upgrade to cmrx16384 which isn’t that catchy anymore ;)
It’s an “Excalibur test” as mentioned in The Last Starfighter. I am amused by this.
The copy on this website is just so well written. The API descriptions, the FAQ, everything.