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08 February 2015 @ 08:14 am
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Unfortunate usernames
Marissa Lingenmrissa on February 8th, 2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
Our college email convention was first initial last name, and there was a very nice woman in my class named Trish Hiscock.
El Coyote Gordo: boobiessupergee on February 8th, 2015 03:39 pm (UTC)
There's a Hiscock Street in our neighborhood. We're just as happy not to live on Hiscock.
blue shark of friendliness: cpuckd on February 8th, 2015 07:40 pm (UTC)
The MIT example is a bit unfair, since AFAIK you're still able to choose your username rather than having it auto-generated. (This has resulted in the accounts folks having to tell incoming students "this is an email address you're going to put on your resume, and you can't change it, so maybe you don't want to be bonghit420@mit.edu".)

A couple of older examples I've heard of: OSU used to be last name unless there was a reason not to. Richard Root was given rroot, but Doug Core lost several files before they let him change his. Another school had a "first 6 of last name, first initial, middle initial" scheme; as with Megan Finger's username, this worked very badly for Mary Elizabeth Cummings (cumminme@).
The Weasel King: pic#32302970theweaselking on February 9th, 2015 06:51 pm (UTC)
I went to school with a molson@ and a satan@ because of the policies.