[invalid] Increase maximum length for usernames

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This is a feature request. Feature requests can be voted up by supporters.
Current Priority: +24
Topic Starter
Kodora
As title says. Would be nice to raise this limit to 16 - not sure why it was shorten, but due to this people used to shorten their usernames in ugly way by removing space between 2 words (just for example), + we already have some players with longer usernames, like OTO or Hito. Thought?
Stefan
Since the examples you gave has a space between it looks actually quite nice. What does she should say? :P

About the Request: It's not really needed since there is really rarely someone with over 12+ Letters.
Hiryuu
They shortened it?
Topic Starter
Kodora

Stefan wrote:

About the Request: It's not really needed since there is really rarely someone with over 12+ Letters.
Some people just like long usernames :) - i guess it won't hurt if it will be increased at least by 1 character.

ShinseinaTenshi wrote:

They shortened it?
I requesting this since it's not always can be done in a pretty way.
Marcin
But... It was decreased because it was breaking forum appearance D:
IIRC of course.
Topic Starter
Kodora

Marcin wrote:

But... It was decreased because it was breaking forum appearance D:
IIRC of course.
p/2189252/ looks as usual as for me D:

EDIT: Oh probably i see. Some people like Tapdaincingmetroid have their usernames a bit offscreen on site due to being long. But, 16 characters are still looks perfectly visible here (same to xXCrystalMoonAnimeXx - 16 characters of her username not go offscreen). I guess it shouldn't be a problem to increase current limit by 1?
Chewin
frk u, i like "Kodora"
Kurusugawa Himeko
i think16 characters of username is better
anzo-nii
Why not let the forum adapt to such long names? like having a smaller font.

I tried to reduce the username font size from 250% to 180% (reduction percentage changes according to the username length. Of course, only long usernames without spaces)

And I ended up with this...
Trash Boat
if this is applied, it won't be no longer rare the fact that you may find an user called TheMostCoolestUserNameThatIHadEver, or something like that
peppy
The issue gets a love more grave if you consider larger characters, when people abuse the width of characters to make even longer names (and this is how I decided the current limit in the first place). Keep in mind that profiles aren't the only place that usernames are displayed, too.
Oinari-sama
April Fool 2014:

[peppy] Changed the maximum username character limit to 256 characters

=> While in fact displays everything longer than current limit as ~ (like older windows lol)
Topic Starter
Kodora

peppy wrote:

The issue gets a love more grave if you consider larger characters, when people abuse the width of characters to make even longer names (and this is how I decided the current limit in the first place).
I am not sure, but, as i said, 16 looks pretty fine everywhere. Most of 10+ characters usernames needs space anyway, so it won't looks bad.

About abuse potential - i doubt that people will use new characters limit for this. Absolute majority of active people who arrived before current limit was implimented have pretty nice usernames what didn't break anything (Kurusugawa Himeko, lol), and i really doubt that someone active will seriosly keep with ugly username like "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" (i don't saw any active person on forum with username like this). Actually, it will be impossible to abuse with 16 characters limit anyway. (16S - not goes offscreen)

peppy wrote:

Keep in mind that profiles aren't the only place that usernames are displayed, too.
Oh, is there are problems in other places about it?

Hana Kana wrote:

Why not let the forum adapt to such long names? like having a smaller font.

I tried to reduce the username font size from 250% to 180% (reduction percentage changes according to the username length. Of course, only long usernames without spaces)
If problem is only about this it would be really awesome solution imo. :)
Topic Starter
Kodora
Bump
Sea_Food

peppy wrote:

The issue gets a love more grave if you consider larger characters, when people abuse the width of characters to make even longer names (and this is how I decided the current limit in the first place). Keep in mind that profiles aren't the only place that usernames are displayed, too.
How about use a "Maximum name size" limit like in many other games? Name must fit into a certain size box of pixels. Like "W" equals like 3 of "i"s.
Topic Starter
Kodora
Bump ._.
Topic Starter
Kodora
Bump :|
Stefan

Kodora wrote:

Actually, it will be impossible to abuse with 16 characters limit anyway. (16S - not goes offscreen)
https://osu.ppy.sh/u/wwwwwwwwwwwwww has 14 w.
Kuchibiiru
-w- Most names go off screen because of the width of the letter itself, Like 'G' and 'W' :P
Topic Starter
Kodora

Stefan wrote:

Kodora wrote:

Actually, it will be impossible to abuse with 16 characters limit anyway. (16S - not goes offscreen)
https://osu.ppy.sh/u/wwwwwwwwwwwwww has 14 w.
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