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Re: [directory-discuss] 8 character name limit?

From: John Sullivan
Subject: Re: [directory-discuss] 8 character name limit?
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:35:36 -0400
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Roger Pack <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello.
> I noticed with some dismay that my common choice of username
> (rogerdpack) wasn't allows for the gnu naming system.
> That would be ok, except that the login page, itself
> happily and gladly accepts longer than 8 characters long usernames.
> So for me this basically means that, in my memory, I'm going to have
> to special case "oh yeah, this one particular page requires me to
> enter the rather awkward rogerdpa".  Could I request that the problem
> be rectified in some way or another (the 2 that come to mind would be
> "disallow entry of > 8 character login names, or truncate them at
> input" or allow for > 8 character usernames would be a second).
> Cheers!

It will be rectified once we finish our authentication database
migration. Sorry for the inconvenience in the meantime!


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