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Old 03-20-2011, 08:58 AM
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In a completely unrelated matter, can I change my name to "Francesco Antonio José de Lorenzana y Buitrón"?
While I don't approve of this - #Bob's_your-uncle36914 is a username of great subtlety that should live in infamy for ever - it did prompt me to try something.

Turns out you can't register a new user with the name Francesco Antonio José de Lorenzana y Buitrón. It's truncated to Francesco Antonio José de.

Firstly, we should be ashamed of truncating the Archbishop of Toledo, Primate of Spain, and Ambassador of King Charles IV to the Holy See. Secondly, the glorious admins of :ff: have relaxed one restriction after another (number of smilies in a post, length of custom user titles, etc) and nothing has gone wrong. At least nothing that can officially be traced back to these actions.

So ... what's the current maximum length of a username, and can it be increased?
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Free Francesco Antonio José de Lorenzana y Buitrón!
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Minimum is 3 characters, maximum is 25. Yes it can be changed, no it won't be. It's bad enough as it is.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:46 PM
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You fail to recognize that it is actually pronounced "Throatwarbler-Mangrove."

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Firstly, we should be ashamed of truncating the Archbishop of Toledo, Primate of Spain, and Ambassador of King Charles IV to the Holy See. Secondly, the glorious admins of :ff: have relaxed one restriction after another (number of smilies in a post, length of custom user titles, etc) and nothing has gone wrong.
To heap travesty upon disaster, one can't even have Francesco Antonio José de Lorenzana y Buitrón as a user title. What kind of caged forum existence is this?

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This thread is the second result on Google for Francesco Antonio José de Lorenzana y Buitrón. The first is The History Blog. Congratulations, gentlemen.
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Yes it can be changed, no it won't be. It's bad enough as it is.
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