Like you yourself can see, the discriminator is a huge advantage of Discord over other platforms. It allows up to a thousand people to share the same name without conflicts. It allows account creation with unmatched ease. It solves problems that all other platforms have.
What's the apparent drawback? Sharing the name to invite a friend. It's not a problem with the discriminator system itself. It's the same problem that appears everywhere due to requirement of unique usernames. It's nothing new and nothing that the new system will fix.
If you truly think about it, all it changes is reintroducing the denominator back into the username. And what made Discord usernames special, that cleanness of separating ugly number from the name itself will be gone. Because instead of having a thousand of John Smiths with semi-hidden tags to distinguish them, we'll have a thousand of John Smiths with extra numbers attached to them. And instead of 2 layers of names, the main name and server nickname, we'll have 3 layers of names. The main name, the server nickname and a separate, forcibly unique name to be found by.
It doesn't fix the issue. It reintroduces the problems that you had already solved. Difficulty with finding unique name - if it could be one in a thousand before, now it needs to be one of a kind and impersonification. And the one thing that it's supposed to fix? It'll still be there.
Why not try something much easier? Solutions that are already tested on other platforms and would be an improvement instead of a step back. Like not making usernames case sensitive so John Smith and john smith need different discriminators? Half of the issue solved. But here's a much better one: A search engine for users. It can be an opt in feature for safety or privacy. It can have an in-between layer of "appear only when the discriminator is matching". And it solves the issue without degrading the whole system. If you're unsure how the name was capitalised, you'll see the similar results and have a better chance getting the one you're looking for. With a search engine, the denominator would keep it's function of distinguishing users without being an obstacle to find each other. Simple solution that appears everywhere. An improvement upon near perfect system. And yet you add complexity by removing functionality. I can't fathom it.
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