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username minimum maximum characters

     

jackdack

6:47 am on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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hi

Just wondering from your experiences if you have any recommendations on setting either min or max number characters for a community site username/membername? Any recommendations?

Thanks

MichaelBluejay

6:05 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I don't see any problem with a min username of 1 char.
20 seems like a good max. It allows most first and last names to be used together, or a decent combination of many 2-3 words. If fitting the username into a certain area on the screen is a problem, you might want to chop the max down to 15 or so.

Passwords are another matter. I think min 6 is standard, and I would max at 20 here also. The only real reason to set a max on passwords is so that hackers can't flood your system by submitting multi-megabyte passwords.

[edited by: physics at 5:15 pm (utc) on Jun 9, 2010]
[edit reason] edited at users request [/edit]

jackdack

7:21 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Michael, thank you for the comments, sounds like good numbers to work with.
 

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