cis software people are always like
"lol lets not add a way to change your username"
"lets make past username history available to anyone"
"lets make username changes into microtransactions"
"im sure it will be fine lol, who needs to change their name anyway"

hi reddit, mojang and microsoft 👁️👁️

this is a threat :blob_cat_knife:

@AgathaSorceress I wonder if there is a really technical reason for that


@elise @AgathaSorceress
you'd have to federate the change, which is tricky since its the only way of addressing you

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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