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confusion among similar-looking usernames
August 22, 2000 9:21 AM   Subscribe

Back when I was a regular on the #jeopardy IRC channel, I'd occasionally use the nickname a1exbot to cause confusion with alexbot. Oh, it was great fun. But efaper's attempt to create a straw man's troll for efader is less cool.

Probably no way to counter this. Maybe user profiles can have a born-on date like so many bottles of Bud? This way, old-timers can get the cred they deserve (teehee!), and it can be clear whether a username had been generated that morning for immoral purposes.
posted by luke to Etiquette/Policy at 9:21 AM (1 comment total)

Yeah, I've been keeping track of users' join dates, but I didn't start until feb of this year, so the real old school people will have to be lumped together (I think there were a couple hundred in the db before I started keeping track). I'll add it to the user page soon.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:08 AM on August 22, 2000


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