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pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,099
Has anyone else noticed that there are a lot of new members with odd, impossible to remember, impossible to use without copy and paste, names?

For example, I’m just Pansyface, but a new member might appear and have a name like Pansyface13cV261pD.

Is there a reason for this?

Am I just old fashioned?

Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,380
    edited 2 August
    I've noticed that as well.. no idea why.  Better than their email addresses, which it was once upon a time.  Or was that just the auto title?  

    A few just look like they smashed the keyboard with a hand or two.  Or maybe they let their cat name them, by waking across the keyboard?
    Utah, USA.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 993
    It almost looks like the password is added to the username...
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,380
    You could be right.. that very first password that is emailed.
    Utah, USA.
  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener EssexPosts: 1,060
    When you register does the website offer to generate a username? Maybe that's where it comes from.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,099
    I support Blue Onion’s theory.

    Here is an example.😊

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 238
    Auto-titled when you register, hence my name.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,380
    Ahh.. thanks for the explaination.  Surely it could just generate random plant names instead?  Along with an adjective?  GreyTulip, LaceyHosta, FatCucumber, SordidRose?
    Utah, USA.
  • HeliosHelios Posts: 57
    Agree, it makes it very difficult to address anyone or even, as @pansyface says, remember their name.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 5,726
    I thought it strange as well - noticed it just in the last month or so? 
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,194
    Presumably it's easy to change your username, if you become a regular poster?  
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