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Thread: Current username capitalization causes confusion

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    Current username capitalization causes confusion

    My "old" way of capitalizing my username (currently used on these forums) would often cause some problems when users mistook the lower case "Q" for a lower case "G". I now go by "IQAndreas" online which has solved this issue.

    Would it be possible to update my username case to match other forums, and help avoid typos?

    I realize forum policy is to not allow username changes, but in this case, it's for a practical reason, not just a whim. In addition, transferring over 56 posts to a new account would be inefficient.

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    Re: Current username capitalization causes confusion

    I'm not at all sure that misplacing a lowercase g for a q is of any practical use. If your post's get quoted then the username is transferred properly.

    Posts are not transferred to new accounts anyway, so is completely moot.

    I see no reason to change your username.

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    Re: Current username capitalization causes confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    I'm not at all sure that misplacing a lowercase g for a q is of any practical use. If your post's get quoted then the username is transferred properly.
    You are correct, on forum replies it does not matter.

    The problem comes in when people on the forums search for me via other means, when they have to manually type in my username somewhere else.

    For instance, two I have gotten are "I was unable to find you on GitHub." or "I added access for you on the private pages of the wiki," when in fact, they added the account 'igandreas', leaving me still without access.

    It's minor things, but they become a constant annoyance which can be avoided with one little change in capitalization.

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    Re: Current username capitalization causes confusion

    Hi - sorry for the delay in someone getting back to you.

    That's a fair point. I've redone your username so that it now appears as IQAndreas.

    Good luck!

    Please do not PM me about your forum account unless you have been asked to. The correct place to contact an admin about your account is here.

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