The reasons for the username update are inadequate and Discord loses some of its best boons with this. By implementing this change, you are doing three very bad things:
- Removing the ability for non-Latin language users to have a username in their language (basically, any language that does not use 7-bit ASCII such as Arabic, Japanese, etc)
- Creates username scarcity
- Encourage "username squatting", aka allows the potential for people to steal the usernames of high-profile individuals who use Discord
Do not implement these changes. You are alienating so many people with this.
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