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♕ ｐｅａｃｈｅｓ． (
2012-04-11 11:32 pm (UTC)
I will fully admit to having a lot of usernames/journals made within the short time I've been on dw (and this post is making me think about going through and deleting some so they can be used without the issue of trading) I just have a lot of characters that I want to play someday and think of awesome usernames that are available.
That said, my biggest issue with username hoarding is when someone creates 5+ usernames for
and isn't planning on using them. Like you said in the post: it's one thing if they play that character in a couple different places and have to use different journals for each place. It's another thing if they just wanted to create that many so they could take all of the possibly awesome usernames for one character in a Highlandering type of mindset.
It definitely is a tricky situation, especially since people can use variations of e-mail addresses (which most people do in order to do labeling via gmail, myself included) because - as far as I know - you guys can't really keep track of e-mails attached to accounts if they have the +username thing added to them.
BASICALLY I have no idea how to fix this, am guilty of it myself to an extent, and hope that you guys can find a solution for this because it can be really frustrating. And I'm glad you're trying to tackle it.
And now I'm going to go through my usernames and see which ones I can free up for others to snag.
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