At 9/9/06 12:27 PM, The_Crook wrote:
Why aren't you allowing spaces, That way we woulden't need underscores anyway.
Two reasons instantly spring to mind..
1. spaces suck in usernames. If you have to validate something in a URL through a link that contains a username, you have to provide URL encoding workarounds, which don't always work too well through e-mail clients.
2. That would defeat the point in changing names so that they only contain alphanumerics and hyphens. More on WHY we're doing that later.