Increase nick length

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netspirit
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Post by netspirit »

I find the nick length allowed in undernet quite prohibitive. On other IRC servers, the nicks are allowed to be longer. I think 15 characters would be appropriate.

zonker
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Location: Varna, Bulgaria

Post by zonker »

Think so.
br, zonker

UserAccess
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Post by UserAccess »

On 2002-04-01 09:28, netspirit wrote:
I find the nick length allowed in undernet quite prohibitive. On other IRC servers, the nicks are allowed to be longer. I think 15 characters would be appropriate.


well...I think that 9 characters are enough.You say that in other servers the characters of a nickname are 15...well...You can go there if u want...I think 9 is enough.Thank you!
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Freeman^
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Post by Freeman^ »

No 9 c. are not enough. I can't write FreeManAFK :smile: ... 10 c. are eneough !

somedood
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Post by somedood »

9 is NOT enough. 15 is much better in my opinion and I'm sure many will agree that 9 isn't enough. I don't think it should be like DALnet which allows what.. 30 characters or something? But 15 would be nice.

UserAccess
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Post by UserAccess »

Hmm....al i hear is DalNet DalNet DalNet , i still think that 9 characters are enough...and if those who don`t like this on Undernet , than they should connect from now on only in Dalnet and that`s it (my opinion)
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Kahr
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Post by Kahr »

9 charakters can be a too little from time to time. And why send users off to other networks when they spesifically ask for something? They post their ideas, and what do other users do? They diss them and tries to send them off to somewhere else. Well, newsflash, boneheads! They have just the same right to be here as you have!

Personally, I think it's a good idea to have more charakters in the nick length. Couldn't you guys think of even ONE simple reason why users don't move to Dal.net simply because they want other nicks? Have you never stopped to think that people might actually be FOUND of UnderNet?

These are ideas, not demands. Stop treating people like hello just because the post their wishes and ideas. Usually they are not the stupid ones in the case, YOU are for answering them in such trend you do!

Have a further nice day
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UserAccess
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Post by UserAccess »

yeah...but i just said also my opinion...cause theuy`ve been answered , and they are still keep pushing it...that`s why i got a little angry , they always compare DalNet with undernet...that doesn`t matter...i still dissagree , i think that 9 is enough , and all must concentrate and put their ideeas in 9 characters

Have a nice day!
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Kahr
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Post by Kahr »

Well, could you shear your opinion on why you think 9 charakters are so enough? Why would it be so bad if we actually were allowed more charakters, like 15 for instance. I have been on a network that allowed a total of 30 charakters. There was no other difference than that from UnderNet (I will not mention that network for personal reasons).

Personally, I don't need more than nine chakaters (as you can see, Kahr only uses four :Þ). But I've vitnessed people that could use for instance, only ONE single charakter more. Would it hurt that much to give this opportunity to them? These are only ideas of improving out network. Of course, some people would be against it, for their spesific reasons. I am only asking this of them: Why are you against this?

The admins of undernet ask for ways to improve our belovet network. Though some might compare UnderNet to other networks (Like Dal.net), it is simply because they want some of their good stuff on our network. Well, if we took all the good parts from all networks in the world, and put it on a different network, wouldn't the result then be pretty #@£$ good?

Only trying to discuss 8)
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UserAccess
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Post by UserAccess »

As i said in the last reply...we must all concentrate and put a nick in 9 characters...if the lamers are dumb and can`t do that , that`s not my problem and i`m trying to make also a discussion :) (my opinion)
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Kahr
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Post by Kahr »

Hehe. Some people thing nine are enough, but some thing nine isn't enough. As I asked, why is it so important to keep the nine charakters if it helps people? It isn't a bad thing. There will be nothing changed except the fact that there will be some more charakters for nicks.

What's not to like about it? 8)
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UserAccess
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Post by UserAccess »

I think i`ll get out of this forum :) i still dissagree about the nick lenght :P this is me c ya
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Dogbert
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Post by Dogbert »

More typing!!!

/whois 123456789 vs /whois 123456789012345

With the current 9 char setup, there are still over 10^13 unique nicks available. So saying we are "out of nicks" isn't a valid argument to increase the size. Yes many of these combinations are gibberish, but I still think any user can come new onto the network and come up with a unique meaningful nickname in 9 characters. Add 6 characters and you'll get AIM syndrome with popular nicks. I'd rather talk to M_n_M or M-n-M (etc.. you could probably sit down and come up with hundreds) than Eminem2912982. The pros don't outweigh the cons in this case.

imo.

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Kahr
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Post by Kahr »

I mean, who the @£$€ cares if one have longer nicks, where one actually have a Nick-ID like Eminem167548149. It doesn't matter.

And for heavens sake, are you worried about typing? If the person is in the channel, you could just type E then hit the tab and search for the nick.
I thought about everyone knew about this by now.

I still think 15 charakters would do us better. Of course, you could come up with millions of different combination with 9 charakters, but one place is the limit. And you have to know like, hundreds of different languages if you wish to have a nick with meaning when you combine in different ways when all english or your own language nicks are taken.

I still don't get why the HELL so many people are against the increasing of charakters.

This is me, over and out :P
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AzUanXP
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Post by AzUanXP »

the 9 character for nickname is SMART, i don't think a nickname more than 9 character useful.
like other network the allow until 30 character. you can type a word for it such as ILoveUSoMuch and whatsoever :))
a long character for nickname cause the channel screen will be disrupted.
And sometime will cause more "monkey" to spell many kinds of words :P