If we used UUIDs to identify people instead of their public profile URI it would be easier, unfortunately it has been designed in a way where the handle *is* your public identifier
So different at, different account :/
(and yep it sucks)
@Elisa @elise @AgathaSorceress This was semi-historical wasn't it? Like someone in the early net days figured it would use less space and be easier to remember for everyone to have unique, immutable usernames, and then sort of by tradition of design it stayed that way (I heard it from a databases prof but idk if it's actually true)
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