Discord is not a social media. Discord is a messaging platform. You need to get that in your head. With messaging platforms, accounts should be private. You can not look at someone on the street and be able to guess their phone number, for example. Now why does this matter here? Say i'm a popular streamer with a simple name, let's go with "pink". My current discord handle may look like "pink#3829". And while it shows my name, and just my name, someone would have to go through possibly 9998 different accounts before actually finding mine. Not to mention, if i wanted to hide it more, i could use fancy characters, and make my name "𝔭𝔦𝔫𝔨#3829" instead. Now not only will people have to brute to get the discriminator, they'll also have to find the correct font! It makes it effectively impossible for someone to correctly guess my name. Now let's look at the new user system. First of all, it would be basically impossible for me to get "@pink", but let's say i somehow did. Now everyone can easily guess my user, and with popular people, they will get harrassed. And in the more likely scenario that i don't get that username, someone else will have, and will highly likely be able to impersonate me, and even if they get banned, someone else will snipe it soon enough. Not to mention, i won't get to have a name that shows me accurately, it will have to have numbers with little to no meaning attached to it. And that still leaves us with the original problem, that you still have to tell people the specifics of your name. If this isn't enough to prove why this new system is a bad idea, then the people managing this site are clearly not cut out for running a messaging platform.
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