Get rid of the four digit tag numbers at the end of usernames

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  • Ten 🌈

    The discriminator exists so people can have the same exact username and you'll still be able to differentiate them from each other. It's literally there so people don't mistake you for anyone else with the same username and so they add YOU and not someone else.

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  • poochyena

    but I don't have my exact username. my exact username is poochyena, but I was given random 4 digits at the end. Skype lets me choose my own username and change my display name it whatever. Why can't discord?

    everyone on every other site can choose their own username, and they are all unique, so there is no worry about adding the wrong person.

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  • eXandric

    Discriminators are going to be come more common as the internet explodes. They are necessary to allow people to have similar names. Discord isn't the only major service to use this. Look at Blizzard's Battle Net. These are going to stay as Ten said. If you have Nitro you can change your discriminator to something easy to remember like #0001 or whatever.

     

    It's how their system works and would basically require them to redo everything they have done with discord to get rid of. They aren't just some random number added to your username. They ARE PART of your username.

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  • poochyena

    >They are necessary to allow people to have similar names.

    Can you explain this? How is it necessary?

    >It's how their system works and would basically require them to redo everything they have done with discord to get rid of.

    They better get on it then. I genuinely can't think of a stupider thing they could have done. Idk why I even use it tbh since I can't add anyone since no one knows what their username is, so they can't be added. Literally whats the point of a social media platform if you can't easily add people?

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  • eXandric

    Unfortunately I can't really go into why they decided to do it. It's a design choice. It lets people have more freedom for their name.

    With discriminators you have the ability to always have a username available to you because now the usernames are unique based on the words. 10,000 can now have the username ASDF if they really want.

    I do not foresee them ever changing this, it is becoming more popular in the online community and you should probably expect to see more services move to using the discriminator/new services starting up using it. Your discriminator will never change so it should not be to hard to memorize the four digits at the end of your username.

    I'm not sure I can provide you more information as I am just another Discord user, just wanted to try and help you out is all.

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  • poochyena

    >It lets people have more freedom for their name.

    wtf?
    On literally every other platform, I can have whatever username that is available
    On discord, I am forced to have random numbers added at the end that I can't choose.
    How is discord more free?

    >you have the ability to always have a username available to you

    That is true for every other platform too

    >10,000 can now have the username ASDF if they really want.

    no, they can't, as you just said, they are all unique. No one has a all letter username, thats the problem. It won't be ASDF, it will be ASDF#6482

    >Your discriminator will never change so it should not be to hard to memorize the four digits at the end of your username.

    and if I don't memorize it? Then what? I can't add people. So now i'm adding people to twitter, pillowfort, skype.... but not discord.

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  • Ten 🌈

    > Can you explain this? How is it necessary?

    Without the discriminator, if I change my username to poochyena like you, people wouldn't know who is who if I also decide to go and change my pfp. I could easily impersonate you and people wouldn't be able to add you properly because they can end up adding me as well. That's what we've been trying to explain from the beginning.

    Discord can't just go and change something so drastic and I doubt they would ever remove it because that would mean their system would HAVE to check all 150+ million accounts for who has the same usernames and have to notify and/or change possibly millions of accounts and that's not exactly an easy task to do nor would it be a smart move on their part.

    > How is discord more free? That is true for every other platform too

    Except on popular platforms like Twitter if a username you like is taken, you can't use it and are forced to add letters or numbers. On Discord a number is given to EVERYONE so EVERYONE can freely pick their usernames even if someone else has it. You don't even see the numbers when you chat. You only need it when you're adding someone so I don't see why the big fuss.

    > and if I don't memorize it? Then what? I can't add people. So now i'm adding people to twitter, pillowfort, skype.... but not discord.

    It's 4 numbers. How hard is it to memorize 4 numbers.

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  • poochyena

    >if I change my username to poochyena like you

    Not a single major website on the internet allows you to have the same username as another user. You can have the same display name, but not username, but thats true for discord too. Just have it set like literally every other site; don't let people use someone else's username.

    >Discord can't just go and change something so drastic

    They can. It was a stupid mistake that they have to fix sooner than later.

    >that would mean their system would HAVE to check all 150+ million accounts for who has the same usernames and have to notify and/or change possibly millions of accounts and that's not exactly an easy task to do nor would it be a smart move on their part.

    I've seen it done before, actually, when a game went from having 4 servers to 2, where some people had the same username as someone on one server as someone else on another server that got merged. They just notified the users and had them confirm they are active, and if both are, they both have to change their name.

    >On Discord a number is given to EVERYONE so EVERYONE can freely pick their usernames

    I was not allowed to freely pick my username. My username had numbers added at the end that I did not choose. On twitter, I was able to choose my entire username completely and only add numbers at the end if I wanted to.

    >It's 4 numbers. How hard is it to memorize 4 numbers.

    idk, tell that to the multiple people I tried to add who didn't even know there were numbers at the end of their username.

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  • QuestForYeezys

    no lol

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  • nomyriad

    Without numbers we'd end up seeing usernames like x_tom_88 because the simple, common ones will be taken quickly. Now, people can have the simplest username they like and it doesn't matter if it overlaps with others because the numbers make them unique. A lot of people would prefer to be able to make their username just their first name, or a popular character's name, without having to add extra random symbols on the end.

    It also removes any possibility of adding the wrong person. I remember on skype typing some names in and getting a dozen results, and you'd have to know where the person lives or see a familiar profile pic to know which one to choose. 

    If you tend to mass add people on discord for networking, wouldn't a server be better for that than adding them as friends anyway? Or if it's someone you really wanna talk to, just take a few seconds to look up the number.

    Also, with Discord Nitro you can set the numbers to something different, so if you have real trouble memorising them you can change it to an easier to remember number. 

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  • poochyena

    >Without numbers we'd end up seeing usernames like x_tom_88 because the simple, common ones will be taken quickly.

    How is x_tom_88 worse than tom#4245?

    >it doesn't matter if it overlaps with others

    It does, two people can't both be tom#4245

    >A lot of people would prefer to be able to make their username just their first name, or a popular character's name, without having to add extra random symbols on the end.

    Exactly!!! Like me! I don't want discord adding random numbers at the end of my username.

    >I remember on skype typing some names in and getting a dozen results

    Right, because it would search for display name and username. If search was fixed to just search for username, that wouldn't be a problem

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  • Nut4NatureDoggo

    Dude if you don’t like the way discord does their stuff, don’t use it. No one else that I have seen is complaining about this other than you.

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  • Nut4NatureDoggo

    And plus, whenever you are talking to someone in dm or in a server you don’t see their discriminator unless you click on their name to see their profile

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  • poochyena

    This is literally made to give suggestions..

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  • Nut4NatureDoggo

    Did I ever say it wasn’t?

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  • poochyena

    yea, you are suggesting that I shouldn't suggest change and just quit.

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  • Nut4NatureDoggo

    Never said that. All I am doing is giving my opinion about your suggestion, if you don’t like it, ignore me.

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  • nomyriad

    > How is x_tom_88 worse than tom#4245?

    Because x_tom_88 is now on display whenever they direct message someone. The #4245 is never shown in messages, people will always just see "Tom"

    >A lot of people would prefer to be able to make their username just their first name, or a popular character's name, without having to add extra random symbols on the end.

    To expand on this, this would mean only 1 person can ever be displayed as 'Tom'. You can't set a nickname in DMs. With the current method, anyone can be displayed as just 'Tom' if they like

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  • poochyena

    >Because x_tom_88 is now on display whenever they direct message someone.

    Why wouldn't x_tom_88 just change his display name to tom?

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  • nomyriad

    You can't set a display name in direct messages. which might be another suggestion I suppose, lmao

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  • poochyena

    well, that would be suggestion #2 then. Works on skype and twitter.

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  • Macro225

    Look, open your mind and listen. The #XXXX is for you to be able to have the name you want and being capable to be repetead with another user, is like your dogtag. Other big companies as Blizzard use this so, there you have it, if you are not happy with it, go to skype. 

    So, with this system, Tom can have the same name as Tom but ne will be Tom#0001 and the other Tom#0002. This #XXXX is just for finding the friend you want to add, when added, You will not see it anymore. So you are not poochyena#XXXX you are poochyena and the #XXXX is just to find you. Many people has said it already and if discord is so big as an app is for something.

    Not happy? Use skype or open your mind. 

    Thanks and have a nice day

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  • Fade

    you don't ever see the #xxxx ever, unless you click on someones profile.... dummy

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  • sully

    how is it that hard to memorize four numbers

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  • Penny Lane

    Maybe you can try memorizing the four numbers by writing them down and figured out how they mean something to you. Like number association. Like if your number it 2964 ... maybe you know someone with a birthday on the 29th, your favourite month is June and you have 4 PS4 controllers. If you look up studies, the human mind is programmed to easily remember a sequence of 3 or 4 numbers rather easily (which is why phone numbers are set up this way) And instead of wasting energy being annoyed by this, you can focus on trying to memorize your digits. I am sorry you’ve been struggling with this though. I hope you’re able to enjoy discord once you get past this. I do realize this is an older post but I came across it in a search and felt compelled to respond lol. Hope you’re well! ☺️

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  • poochyena

    No thanks. I'm not going to put more effort into discord for literally no reason than any other platform. Discord doesn't deserve it. They made an awful decision and should own up to it and stop pretending it was smart.

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  • lewd

    sounds like discord isnt for you. just memorize the four numbers its really not that hard lol. i love the fact we can have any username we want thanks to the number tag feature. plus anyone familiar with discord knows each username comes with numbers so im not sure why youre embarrassed to tell people your discord tag lmao.

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  • poochyena

    > i love the fact we can have any username we want

    We can't. I wanted poochyena, but I was forced to take poochyena#some numbers

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  • Celeron

    That's not the case, poochyena is your actual username. The numbers behind it are your discriminator. I'm not sure what you want Discord to do if many people want to have the same name.

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  • poochyena

    no, poochyena is my display name. poochyena#1412 is my username.

    a million people can have the same display name on twitter, youtube, skype, etc.

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