Get rid of the four digit tag numbers at the end of usernames

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  • sterd

    I'm so sad I missed this thread in its heyday. poochyena is of course completely right. Usernames are unique, since they need to uniquely identify users (at login). If they don't uniquely identify a user (at login), they aren't usernames, but something else. In this case a display name, I guess.

    As a matter of fact, your username is actually your email address, since that is what you use to log in. Simple as that. Take this from a software developer of ~20 years.

    So Discord, please stop calling things the wrong names. "Username" is an old and recognized term meaning a very specific thing. No need to re-define it, it just sparks confusion like in this thread. A display name is not a username. Just call it "Display name" like every other service ever. Keep the tag if you feel people are too stupid to just use the email address when adding friends (which has never been a problem before...)

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  • Tear ❀

    It's 4 numbers, if it's that much effort to remember it, why don't you just take a screenshot of it or write it in a note on your phone? Christ, first world problems much?

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  • yeetus boi 110

    lol ive been reading this for ages and the fact that the same guy that started this like a yr ago is was still arguing like a couple of months ago

     

    pls keep arguing this is making my day

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  • midnight

    i just read this whole entire thread, this is simply amazing.

    poochychena or however u spell it is just so dumb 🧚🏼‍♀️✨

    its so funny how this has been going on for almost a year i love this thread

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  • golden

    my tag changed a few days ago and I've memorized it by looking at it once, jason#5630, (used to be yxergo#2242) 

    it's not hard to remember 4 numbers

    Trystannn#5505

    AsianLookingKid#1301

    it's not that hard

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  • Sahar

    This thread is fking painfull to read hahah

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  • drew

    I think we're all done with this thread and it's 10 months old now, it would be epic if we could stop leaving comments on it because it's starting to spam up my email inbox lol

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  • Ryanc

    Incredible. This is incredible. I don’t believe this exists. I will try to get Jon Bois to make a YT video on this forum.

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  • mauriciabad

    I'm a software developer and I confirm that having a username + a number is stupid. Many people already have unique names, and they don't need the number. 

    Discord should allow users to add friends JUST with the username. And if there's more people with the name, then display the number. Many times just by looking at the picture you know who is your friend. Having to say and write the number is very inconvenient and unnecessary.

    If the problem they are trying to solve is to let people use duplicate usernames, adding a number at the end doesn't solve it 😂 because you are forcing them to change the username. It's the same as if you tell them to add the numbers themselves to make the username unique. But letting them chose the number is a better option because they can easily remember it.

    This feature is a bad design. Discord should seriously consider fixing it.

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  • skel

    youre telling me that it would be less confusing for numbers to randomly appear after so many of an account name exists rather than just having numbers from the start? what about this makes it such a bad design? its obviously worked for everyone for 5 years now, why change it now? "If the problem they are trying to solve is to let people use duplicate usernames, adding a number at the end doesn't solve it 😂 because you are forcing them to change the username." this sentence literally does not make any sense. how are they forcing you to change the username?

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  • mauriciabad

    I didn't explain myself clearly. 

    I suggested that to search a user you shouldn't need the full username and number. In any other site, you can search users by parts of their username. In Discord, typing the number is mandatory, and it's pointless most of the time.
    The numbers would be there from the account creation, but you wouldn't need it unless someone has a duplicate username.

    You're right, it works, but it's inconvenient and could be improved. 

    Regarding the last paragraph, maybe with an example, it's clearer:

    If I want my username to be "superman", discord will attach "#1234" at the end, making my username in practice "superman#1234". If I want to share my username I can't say my username is "superman", because they won't be able to find me. They also need the number, so I'll have to say "superman#1234". This is why, in practice, they are forcing you to change your username. 

    And if you think about it, it's the same as if I set my username to "superman2020", because "superman" isn't available. In the end, if I want to share my username I'll have to say "superman2020", and it's the same as saying "superman#1234", but better because I chose the number and I'll remember it better.


    Just letting people find users by the username alone would stop annoying for me. Because my username is unique and saying the number always is a nonsense in my case.

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  • the epcot ball

    This is still rly funny

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  • Ryanc

    The thread had sparked up again. This is a fascinating argument of stupidity that will eventually be lost in the vastness of the internet.

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  • Grey ☰

    Please tell me this was a garbage attempt at a troll and you don't use Discord anymore.

     

    Please.

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  • mauriciabad

    For all the guys that are saying that this conversation is stupid, your attitude is toxic. The discussion you are creating is not constructive.

    I feel like this thread is like trying to convince people from the the medieval age that the earth is spherical and not flat.
    Everyone saying that the flat earth serves it's porpoise as a model, that there's no need to think about that, that he's the only one saying that so he must be wrong...

    It's impossible to make you understand the issue because you don't want to listen.

    You are blinded by your comfort. @poochyena is proposing an improvement, that none of you is even trying to understand. He's not obsessed, he's willing to help the community, one that replied to him with disrespect.

    It's very sad that discord has this type of community. Insulting someone because he's proposing an improvement. What the hell.

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  • kortooney

    Ok, I haven’t talked on this discussion post in months, and I am returning to it now.

    We’re not listening? What? If you see my earlier posts in this discussion explaining things as thoroughly as I could, and everyone else who explained things in this thread, poochyena fought back every single time.

    Both of you are stuck with the mindset that the tag is part of the username. Me and countless others have tried to explain otherwise. This is not a discussion if poochyena is not making the slightest attempt to open their mind and consider that the username, may indeed be seperate from the tag.

    You guys are the toxic people here. We have wasted our time and effort to explain to you how doing this is completely unnecessary, and I can’t believe it’s still getting comments when this post was made years ago. Have you read this entire thread and seen everything going on?

    One more thing: You guys aren’t stupid. A lot of people are saying that, but you aren’t stupid. And I’m not insulting you, either. I believe you guys are just misinformed people, and I wish for the day that someone will be able to educate you on this matter.

    Good day.

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  • abbreviatedend

    Ok, so here goes my take for anyone who comes here.

    A while back, when Discord was getting started, the developers had a problem. Many people were going to want the same username, but would not be able to get it.

    One way to solve this is like Twitter and the other examples. You could let users figure out a unique username. If bob was taken, you'd have to do bob1 or bob2 or so on. Then they could choose whatever display name they want.

    The problem here is, many people are either lazy or not really interested in finding a new username. So Discord said all right. We'll let everybody choose any username, even if another user has it already. Because multiple people can be called Bob, we'll stick a four digit random number at the end. If you want your own number, you can pay for that.

    You say this has no benefit. The benefit is that new users (and existing users) don't have to think when they choose a username. They can enter whatever they want.

    I do not claim that this is a superior system to others. In fact it is just as viable a system as any other (including a unique username system). Since you, personally, may not be familiar with it, you may be confused by it. It is however a design decision consciously made by the Discord team. It works exactly as intended and takes the headache of finding a unique username away from the user. Personally I like it, because I don't want to deal with figuring out a warp on my username.

    If you don't like the system, that is fine. It is your personal opinion. But many, many people do like it, or see nothing wrong with it at the least. So it has continued without issue.

    If having complete autonomy over your username is so important to you, please choose another service. The system here is neither (from most people's perspective) stupid or redundant. It actually solves a problem. It may not be a problem that you have. But it is a problem some people have.

    Cheers!

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  • golden

    mauriciabad is kind of right tho, my username is retro#3526, people should be able to search up retro and then there would be a list like

    retro#3526

    retro#3566

    and whatever

     

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  • Sahar

    Yes!
    It is so simple I dont know why we have 6 pages.
    or everyone should have a unique username and a display name,
    and then you can search for people username for more accurate search 
    and also have a list if you search by nickname then you can tell someone, I have a border collie dog profile picture.

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  • kortooney

    You know what? I’m just going to give up. Username + tag is a design choice made by the Discord team that has worked for years. I’m not sure where all these people supporting the idea came from, but just to let you know, you have wasted people’s time trying to explain how things work around here. Really, I’m sure the only people who complain about this sort of thing are new to Discord and just aren’t used to the system. If you would rather not be involved in it, just don’t use it. It’s so simple. This entire thread is chaos, and I’m tired of dealing with people who refuse to listen. We all are.

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  • cuteapoot

    As much as poochyena seems overly stubborn about all of this, if you go to Discord and click to copy your username, it includes the tag. My username, according to Discord, is cuteapoot#1220

    Poochyena started this whole thing being upset that they couldn't choose for their username to just be "poochyena." With a name like that, there was going to be a high chance that it would have been taken before they even signed up. So without the random tag, they would have been forced to choose a number, which would have become part of their username and could not be separated out into the "display name + unique identifier" format Discord uses. I personally really like the way Discord does it, because even if the #1220 is technically part of my username, within Discord itself it doesn't look like it is. I only see the full "cuteapoot#1220" when I copy/paste my username from Discord.

    You all spent too much time arguing about the definition of a username instead of focusing on the real debate, which is whether it's better to force someone to choose a unique username themselves and set a separate display name, or let people choose the display name they want and assign random numbers in a half-hidden way like Discord does.

    I like not having the extra step of having to figure out a unique username myself if I'm just going to override it with a display name that's the same username without the unique numbers at the end. Poochyena seems to feel otherwise. I doubt Discord is going to change their system ever, so at this point the best any of us can do is choose to accept things as they are or just stop using Discord (which is probably going to be more and more difficult as it becomes more and more common for communities to use it).

    Sorry for the extra ping, everyone. Hopefully this helps instead of just being more noise.

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  • Moth Man

    The number is NOT part of your name.

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  • casxxo

    lmfao this thread thoo

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  • spoopyshqrp

    This was entertaining as heck.

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  • NWordSayer69

    what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

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  • drew

    cuteapoot, nice comment good point

    everyone else please stop replying to this thread it spams up my email inbox and i can't turn it off

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  • e_block

    Why.

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  • e_block

    Just unsubcribe from it.

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  • e_block

    It looks like @poochyena hasn't been active for 7 months now!

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  • e_block

    This was the funniest thread I have ever seen.

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