Sorry but I am a webmaster of a site with 2.5 million users a year, and I just have to say that I was totally annoyed by the registration rules here. Im going to give this feedback, which I hope will be read by the owners of this forum, and taken with the respect that is intended.
The username I use everywhere on the internet is HLT or HLTcom. I dont own www.hlt.com. That being said, your arbitrary rules for registration drove me up the wall:
Username try 1: HLT Response: "Usernames cannot be all capitals, they are annoying". The only thing annoying is this rule.
Username try 2: HLT Response: "Username is too short". What? Why?
Username try 3: HLTcom Response: "Username cannot contain "com". LORD! Give me a break!
Username try 4: HLTc Response: "Approved" Response: "Emails from HOTMAIL not allowed" Are you kidding me?
Try number 5: HLTc + personal email address that i really dont want to give out because I have gone 5 years without getting junk mail sent to it: Response: Approved.