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Display name already in use

Dhaval J. Patel
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I tried using registering myself on this website using my real name i.e Dhaval Patel but it says this display name is already in use. Does every person need a unique name to join this coderanch I dont care if any Dhaval Patel joined this forum before, does that mean that any other Dhaval Patel can never join ?? Bad programming i would say I am afraid my username would be locked because i have used a fancy name dj instead of my real name. Please help
Bear Bibeault
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Welcome to the Ranch.
Dj Patel wrote:Bad programming i would say

No, quite intentional. If multiple people use the same display name, how would anyone be able to tell them apart?

P.S. A helpful hint: if you have an issue, it'd be better to ask for help with it rather than introducing yourself with insults.


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Henry Wong
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Bear Bibeault wrote:P.S. A helpful hint: if you have an issue, it'd be better to ask for help with it rather than introducing yourself with insults.


Agreed.


Also, see http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/ChoosingRanchNames

Henry


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Dhaval J. Patel
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Henry Wong wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:P.S. A helpful hint: if you have an issue, it'd be better to ask for help with it rather than introducing yourself with insults.


Agreed.


Also, see http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/ChoosingRanchNames

Henry


Thanks for the link Henry. It helped.
and I'm sorry for my words. I did not mean to insult anyone or this forum. This is a wonderful forum, it has helped me hundreds of times, and I love JavaRanch. Just got frustrated when i was registering. Did not know there were logical reasons behind it. I'm sorry.
Thank you for your help Its great to be a part of JavaRanch
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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