Username vs Screen-name - two very different things (how to properly 'tag' a user)
By Joliet Jake
January 13, 2018 6:38am CST
I see this pop up often, so I guess many people don't know the difference. I'll use myself for an example. My screen-name is JJ. My username is JolietJake. If you try to tag me by adding an '@' to my screen-name (@JJ), I will never get notified of it, and anyone clicking it will be taken to the 'Whoops!' page as if I do not exist here. For me to get notified (and for a link to go to my profile) you have to use the username, @JolietJake. Always use the username (that already has '@' in front of it) to tag a user or to direct others to their profile *This message brought to you courtesy of SomeGuyTyping@InHisBed.Room that keeps getting directed to non-existent profiles
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• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jan 18
When we get to know people, it's very natural to give them a 'first' name. But, on a website such as this one, a first name means absolutely nothing at all. That's like asking someone you know, 'How's Sue doing?' They look at you inquisitively and reply back, 'Which Sue are you talking about?' There are millions of Sues in the world, but our username is 'one specific person.' Noone else can use that handle. kobesbuddy? Who in their right mind would want that name?