[Design] Cosmo Username Conventions
randy at osafoundation.org
Tue Dec 12 14:10:39 PST 2006
Brian Moseley wrote:
> On 12/12/06, Reid Ellis <rae at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>> Ideal solution:
>> username is always lowercase
>> original capitalization is stored in the database in the user
>> this avoids any SQL TOUPPER (always tolower the input text via
>> see "BoB" everywhere. You might also want to strip away punctuation
>> and whitespace, so that "Boba Fett!!" is mapped to "bobafett".
>> For extra points, allow the user to edit the stored, case sensitive
>> username and treat it as a separate entity from the all-lowercase
>> name (a la Mac OS X installer screen).
> i dunno. i think that stuff is useful for myspace, but for what we're
> doing? i'm not convinced, but maybe i'm on the fence.
I'm on board with storing the username as lowercase, and it wouldn't be
that hard to add an additional field for a user "displayname".
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