I see more and more peculiar new user names. I find that certain characters - like "@" - and user names resembling website addresses should be prohibited. Also, it should not be possible to create user names that use foreign symbols or characters, such as Chinese characters, which has occurred. Further restrictions could be considered, like user names including many numbers.
Totally with you on this.
I've seen a few Chinese ones lately, and even ones that I'm fairly certain are just the user's email address, leaving them wide open for spam.
Maybe they should be only letters, numbers and maybe dots or dashes.
Just a side note - When you report a profile you have the option to choose:
The username of this user is profane, sexually suggestive, offensive, or is otherwise inappropriate.
I don't know if too spammy, website like or non-English would be covered in this but you could certainly flag it anyway.
Agreed, it is really important to stay a step ahead of the spammers.
I have seen hubs addresses called (just an example) ww.KindleReaders - of course leaving out the other w to the 'address'- is this okay?
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