Since April, I’ve been asking Twitter to fix a problem.
Bet I’m not the only one coming up with bug fix requests and ideas. They must have bug fix requests coming out their ears. I appreciate that. But they’re ignoring me completely. So I’m going to publicly stamp my feet and have a bit of a strop, and hope something happens.
I signed up for Twitter in December 2006. At that point, I selected the username “thatcanadiangirl” because I’m original like that. The system didn’t complain about it and I went on my merry way using Twitter. Later on, I tried to change some of my settings, but this wasn’t possible. Documented on Flickr and emailed Twitter flagging up the bug. No response.
I coped with it figuring changing my full name wasn’t exactly important. But curiosity killed the cat and a few months later, I figured out I was now able to change my settings! So woohoo, go add my real name in there or a URL or something!
But nooo, Twitter had fixed this the lazy way. By truncating my username to 15 characters with no regards for us existing 16 char users. Umm, do I cut a foot off your body because you’re too tall to fit in my front door?
So now my username is “thatcanadiangir”, without the L. I probably miss half my @replies but Twitter isn’t fussed. No replies to emails I sent again.
So here I am, with an incomplete username and no response from my otherwise beloved Twitter, sobbing into my beer, alone in the corner.