So obviously the proposed changes to the Discord usernames are unpopular at best and could be catastrophic at worst for Discord as a company. I myself do not support them.
In the blog post, it mentions that a big reason for the change is difficulty adding friends due to case sensitivity and the discriminators.
In response to that, I think a different solution is possible. As you may know Steam has a system for adding friends called friend codes, it provides a unique code to users that they can share with their friends so they can add each other without having to remember their display name or scroll through hundreds, or even thousands of profiles with similar or identical names.
My solution would be similar to this, however, instead of using a unique number sequence my idea would implement a sort of hybrid between Steams's friend codes and an idea the app "What 3 words" uses whereupon every discord account would be assigned 3 or more random words from the English (or it could be localised based on region) dictionary in a unique sequence (e.g user 1 could be assigned "banana horse cola", user 2 could be assigned "peanut water fist", and user 3 could be assigned "cola peanut banana"). The app What 3 Words uses this system in a way that allows the world to be mapped in 3x3 metre squares each with its own unique identifier that makes it easier for other people and emergency services to find a location that someone in need is in. Discord could implement this idea in a similar way and if properly implemented this would remove almost any confusion when adding friends in regards to case sensitivity and discriminators and would also allow for an easy-to-remember and unique code to give to their friends not to mention that the English dictionary alone has so many words in it that any combination of the 3 would likely never run out in the foreseeable lifetime of Discord as a company.
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