Would it be possible to put an apostrophe in my username?

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Would it be possible to put an apostrophe in my username?

Post by Jacobs-girl » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:38 am

When I signed up for my account, I don't think apostrophes were allowed, but as I confess that I am too pedantic in regards to grammar, Jacobs-girl without an apostrophe is irritating me. Is it possible to change it to Jacob's-girl?
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Re: Would it be possible to put an apostrophe in my username

Post by December » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:24 pm

Hmmm. I'll double-check with 24601, our Great Panjandrum of all things technical, but as far as I can make out, the system won't let us create usernames with apostrophes in them. Sorry about that -- I share your pain!

What about switching to Jacob-girl? (You know: like wolf-man or teapot). I grant you, it's a little infelicitous, but at least it's not out and out ungrammatical.
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Re: Would it be possible to put an apostrophe in my username

Post by 24601 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:23 pm

Sorry, using anything other than basic characters (letters, numbers and 'spacers' -- spacers are: space, -, +, _, [ and ].)

Other characters can really wreak havoc with the database.

December wrote: Hmmm. I'll double-check with 24601,our Great Panjandrum of all things technical
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Re: Would it be possible to put an apostrophe in my username

Post by December » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:48 am

the failed British WWII explosive experiment


Ha! I didn't know about this one....

(And yes, I'm always very careful around anything potentially explosive).
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Re: Would it be possible to put an apostrophe in my username

Post by Jacobs-girl » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:34 am

Thanks for checking but it's okay, I'll stick with Jacobs-girl for now. I'll just have to tell my inner grammar pedant to be quiet. :D
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