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User ID 8 characters max...why?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chadi, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. chadi

    chadi BANNED

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    Why is the user id limited to 8 characters max? Is there a way to re-configure this to allow a little more? Please let me know.
     
  2. jcn

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    It's most likely a holdover from traditional unix systems where usernames are limited to 8 characters. Since a cpanel username creates a unix username, the 8 character limitation makes sense, since not all *nix operating systems support long usernames (though I think some do now).
     
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    Use the search button and for the keywords put
    username length
    and you will find everything you want to know.


    Thaphantom, I think the search problem is that the search button is almost the same color as the background so nobody sees it.
     
  4. chadi

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    relax your ATTITUDE
     
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    I wouldn't say 5k, maybe 1k. ;)

    It's true though. There are many questions that have been asked and answered several times. Use of the search function could cut that down a little. Some people probably don't see it though because it is hard to notice if you're not looking for it. Also, some people, expecially newbies, may have trouble picking the right words to search for. In some cases they may not know what to search for. There have even been times when I was looking for something I knew was here and took a while to find it.
     
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    I suggest you silence your tampon complainin' attitude. No one asked you. You provided no help and have no value for your opinion.
     
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