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I know that / and + are used in urls, so having those will do weird things to our pages, but why not @?

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Probably so the usernames won't be email addresses or something like that. Also that tag :P
But why would you want @ in your username...
Could we please stop e.e?

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The reason is because you can log in with either your email address or username. If we allowed @ then it's not possible to tell (in the code) whether you are using a username or email.

For example one user could have the address [email protected] and a different user could use that as their username.

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That makes a lot of sense now.