Hi Arnaud, As you guessed, historically, there was a time when Twitter screen names were longer than 15 characters, though that's no longer the case.
Taylor On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 6:26 AM, Arnaud Meunier < arnaud.meun...@twitoaster.com> wrote: > Enjoying a free Saturday afternoon, I was playing with @Anywhere and I > noticed something quite strange related to Twitter Usernames. The > @Anywhere documentation says "A Twitter screen name is an '@' symbol > followed by 1 to 20 alphanumeric characters, including underscores" > > The problem is… I thought a Twitter Username could not exceed 15 > characters? Try to create / change your username to something longer > than 15 chars: you can’t. But @Anywhere JS is still trying to add > Hovercards to these strings (@15+ chars) that cannot match any Twitter > User. > > Is it a bug? A confusion with “Real Names”? A necessity because of a > previous policy (can’t remember if you could create 15+ chars > Usernames in the past)? Or do you plan to allow usernames longer than > 15 chars in a near future? > > Was just wondering :) >