View Full Version : Question: 36 Characters

December 20th, 2009, 8:41 AM
I come with the assumption that at least one administrator came to a decision of thirty six characters maximum for names. I'm just wondering why such an apparently arbitrary number?
If there's no particular reason or if the admins didn't choose it (coding limitation or somesuch?) so be it.

I am not asking for the limit to be changed... because chances are someone's going to take it that way, somehow, possibly even if I say this.

December 21st, 2009, 4:49 AM
All forms usually have a 36 character spacing for first names.

As in triple barrelled names.. blahblahblah-hehehehehehe-moomoomoo
A single name can have 11 characters triple that, then add the hyphens.

Hiroshi Sotomura
December 21st, 2009, 5:02 AM
When they say "a picture says a thousand words", they weren't lying:
I'm not joking though - that will happen. (I could just turn on word wrap, but then double-liner names would be… ick.) You're right though - it's very, very arbitrary.

December 21st, 2009, 5:06 AM
You think I didn't know the thread was for me?

Hiroshi Sotomura
December 21st, 2009, 5:09 AM
Actually, that was a very, very big coincidence. (http://tf2wiki.net/w/images/b/be/Announcer_cart_attacker_finalwarning5.wav) >> <<