[SOLVED] Re: Issue with creation of an account (invalid username?)

Follow-up: I re-applied using a different username, given the following
further feedback on IRC:

	<mneptok>	Firefox can't find the server at www.knocte.com.
	<mneptok>	http://mneptok.com
	<knocte>	mneptok: ??
	<knocte>	mneptok: do you mean I could get that username if I had the
	<mneptok>	i'm "mneptok" on IRC, IM, Skype, and every host i use ecept
GNOME. i had to use initials here.
	<mneptok>	;)
	<mneptok>	if i cannot use :mneptok" then you cannot use "knocte" :)
	<knocte>	mneptok: right, that's why I'm advocating to at least use my
lastname, not some weird incarnation
	<knocte>	you at least could use your initials
	<knocte>	but my initials? aa ?
	<bkor>	not easily connectable to your name
	<bkor>	this is in the FAQ
	<mneptok>	i think the question WRT to last name only is "what do we do
when someone wants 'smith'?"
	<knocte>	bkor: exactly, this is why I want my lastname
	<knocte>	but smith is not MAX_LENGTH
	<knocte>	my problem is that my lastname doesn't allow more letters for
my name
	<knocte>	it's a special case
	<bkor>	happens more often
	<bkor>	anyway, have you tried putting in the 1st letter of your name +
	<mneptok>	there is no MIN_LENGTH, so "smith" would be valid. and
confusing. and setting a "last name only" precedent would make the
argument against "smith" more difficult.
	<knocte>	bkor: aaragonese ?
	<bkor>	knocte: if a is your first name, yes
	<knocte>	mneptok: my point is that one cannot advocate a
"lastname-only" username with "Smith" because len (Smith) != 10
	<knocte>	bkor: sorry but that username sounds ridiculous
	<bkor>	ok, so I guess we have come to a conclusion now
	<mneptok>	knocte: there is no MIN_LENGTH
	<knocte>	mneptok: sorry but I don't think you understand me. Smith can
be preceded by letters, my lastname not
	<mneptok>	knocte: "last name only" is not a precedent i am willing to set.
	<bkor>	mneptok: mango allows more characters than official policy
	<bkor>	just to avoid discussions
	<bkor>	official is less, then we allow more
	<mneptok>	so aaragoneses would work
	<bkor>	yes
	<mneptok>	so there it is.
	<knocte>	ok, re-applying
	<knocte>	thx

El 15/03/10 20:49, "Andrés G. Aragoneses" escribió:
> Hello.
> May I request a bit of help here? In IRC, mneptok advised me to write to
> this e-mail account about my problem registering my new Git account with
> Mango.
> Please see below the conversation for more information. Thanks in advance.
> 	<knocte>	hello, I think mango ( https://mango.gnome.org/new_account.php
> ) is not working for me, anyone who could help?
> 	<mneptok>	could you be more specific than "not working?"
> 	<knocte>	mneptok: yes, when I submit the form the word UserName is
> highlighted in red, and I see a text at the top that says "Note: Please
> read the following page first: http://live.gnome.org/NewAccounts.";, yet
> it doesn't tell me what's wrong with the username, and I've already read
> that page
> 	<mneptok>	what are you putting as a username?
> 	<knocte>	I guess that the form validation code is wrong, it may be
> refusing usernames with length == 10, when the rule is to be 10 as
> maximum, so > 10 should be the forbidden
> 	<knocte>	my lastname: aragoneses
> 	<mneptok>	no diacriticals?
> 	<knocte>	mneptok: no
> 	<knocte>	I'm trying to look at mango's sources but I don't find the
> line where it validates the username.. :/
> 	<mneptok>	knocte: do you have an existing GNOME account for
> CVS/SVN/git, an e-mail alias, etc?
> 	<knocte>	mneptok: I guess not, but I have the impression that my
> patches have been committed by the maintainers using the "knocte"
> username, can you check if that's relevant?
> 	<knocte>	my email is knocte at gmail dot com
> 	<mneptok>	i think what is causing it then is the use of the last name
> alone. we prefer something more uniquely identifiable.
> 	<knocte>	thing is, my lastname is already the maximum number of characters
> 	<knocte>	when I worked for novell, my username in the mono repo was
> "aaragoneses"
> 	<knocte>	but that is 11
> 	<knocte>	and that is way too ugly (two 'a' at the beginning)
> 	<mneptok>	right, so maybe "aaragon" or something?
> 	<knocte>	huh, I don't know
> 	<knocte>	is it really a problem to just have aragoneses? it's a pretty
> uncommon lastname
> 	<mneptok>	not a call i'm willing to make on my own
> 	<knocte>	(even in my country)
> 	<knocte>	mneptok: who should we talk with then?
> 	<mneptok>	knocte: gnome-infrastructure@
> 	<mneptok>	knocte: but i'm not really sure this rises to the level of
> needing the sysadmin team to review the request. is an alternate
> username really that big of an issue?
> 	<knocte>	mneptok: I would definitely prefer to have less different
> usernames in my head, it really helps also to be able to have your
> source code/patches identified by a single username to improve googability
> 	<knocte>	if I cannot get "knocte" as my username, I want to definitely
> try at least with my lastname

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