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.


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 :)

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