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Why are certain characters banned?

0 votes

/, @ and the others.
Why can't we put it in our username?

Except Pokemaster. (I get it)

asked Sep 15, 2013 by PikaPals

1 Answer

4 votes

It's because the username is part of the URL (web address) when you go to your profile, e.g. http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/user/PikaPals

/ means a new folder so we can't use that in a username
+ is also a special character that replaces spaces, for example Mike's URL is /pokebase/user/~Holy+Name so if we allowed + then Holy Name and Holy+Name would both exist.
Not 100% sure about @ but it's generally a special character in many things.

answered Sep 15, 2013 by Pokemaster