July 26th, 2003

  • pne

Document allowable characters in usernames in FAQ 148?

FAQ #148 says that a username can only have 15 characters but doesn't say which characters.

I believe the allowed characters are a-z0-9_, and that A-Z and hyphen are sort-of allowed in that they are converted to a-z and underscore, respectively, on account creation (e.g. "The-King" becomes "the_king", and "IfUCJason" becomes "ifucjason", which is probably understood differently at first glance by most people).