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Re: SocialWeb anti-pattern wiki? today's annoyance: name too long/short/weird to fit

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 17:59:33 +0100
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org, foaf-dev Friend of a <foaf-dev@lists.foaf-project.org>, chaals@opera.com, tandm@xanadu.net
Message-Id: <1255885173.21900.9.camel@ophelia2.g5n.co.uk>
On Sun, 2009-10-18 at 12:32 +0200, Dan Brickley wrote:
> Greenpeace's site just refused to let me sign up, because my first
> name - Dan - is too short. See screenshot at
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/danbri/4022025450/ ...

That's one of the stupidest forms I've seen in a long while. My first
name is 4 letters long (and despite what some assume, not a shortened
form of Tobias in my case). My wife (Anna) would have problems too.

I wonder if their executive director has ever tried using their website?

Toby A Inkster
Received on Sunday, 18 October 2009 17:00:24 UTC

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