The Discord blog has a post named "Evolving Usernames on Discord". It says the # tags on everyone's usernames are going away and we will have to all have unique usernames. This makes me unhappy. I don't think I can stop you but I want you to know you're making at least one long-time user unhappy. I will be unhappy about the change even if I get my preferred username (unlikely).
I thought the # tags were one of the best part of Discord, because you can just have the username you want and not worry about it. The tags made Discord more like a chat app and less like Twitter or whatever. If you think you're going to "evolve" into attracting some other kind of user, Twitter expats or whatever, be aware that sometimes changing your product to capture a new type of customer can cause you to lose your own customers without succeeding at gaining the new ones. Just look what happened to Google Chat.
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