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Pinging without a dot

I am usually pinged with my full username [Dr. Shmuel]. However, sometimes people will remove the dot. I have it on record that rov (1, 2, 3) of the moderators have pinged me as [DrShmuel] without ...
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UserName when signing up

Why is it that when you sign up for this site you do not put in your username only when you sign up and it becomes UserXXXXX can you go on your profile and change it. I feel like it would be eaiser ...
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Avoiding duplication of usernames?

I see where we have a new user with the same username as mine. Would it be appropriate to ask him to change it to avoid confusion, or are there enough other cues (user ID number, rep) to make that ...
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Should we encourage real names?

Many sites nowadays, such as Google+ or Quora, require users to use their real name when registering. On this site, one advantage of this would be so people can recognize or connect with people they ...
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Anonymity on Mi Yodeya

What is the reason to allow for anonymity in our web community? Is it so that in case one makes a mistake they do not need to be embarrassed? In real life our Sages say (Avot 2:5) us: לא הביישן לומד "...