As you may know I am planning on integrating the elYsiun forum and the elYsiun main website more.
Now this also means that the membership system will be joined. However I will need to add some extra fields, and delete some other fields out of the users profiles. This is not much of a deal since I can change these details myself for the 40 or so current members of the elYsiun main website, and everyone else can fill this in wether or not he / she likes it.
However there is one thing which is troublesome, and that is the nickname size. For some services it is required for me to enforce a size limit of 11 chars.
Currently there are 66 registered members who have a nickname larger than 11 characters, and thus those will need to change their nicknames (I will ofourse add an option in the profile page to do this).
However, another option would also be to litterly cut a part of the nickname away when the members use these services. A problem with this however is that nicknames wouldn’t be ‘unique’ anymore and impersonation would be rather simple.
Anyways, I would really like to take your opinion in this matter into consideration. Though my final descision may be different than yours.
Please if you have any comments, post them in here.
Thanks and Greetings,
p.s. new members are already restricted to have a nickname smaller or equal to 11 characters. And I have e-mailed all members who currently still have a nickname larger than 11 characters to please look at this topic.
Also note that I have activated nickname changing (just go to your profile and edit it). If you decide to change it you are also already restricted to the 11 characters size limit