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

From: Tim Anglade <timanglade@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:03:29 +0200
Message-ID: <60d0f3ab0910190303w37b77f23ld27777ac8bd2ba22@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
While we're on the subject of stupid sign-up forms… A French friend of
mine's last name is “Gay”. Guess how many times he's been asked to
email a scan of his ID by a Social Networking platform?

It's not just stupid syntax rules, it's also stupid, culturally-biased
rules that need to be addressed.

That being said, the issue may not be that straightforward to fix.
Whether it's having a very short name or having an unusual one; how do
you efficiently let people sign up freely in their own name, without
letting the trolls roam free?

Received on Monday, 19 October 2009 10:04:05 UTC

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